BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY - Tues, March 1, 1966 at the MATRIX (S.F. venue) - First / Only printing handbill - 8 1/2" x 10 15/32" - Black gestetner type printing on salmon pink / mauve construction paper - Artwork by Ray Anderson (See The Art of Rock, page 167, plate 2.124 for a similar example of his work) - Janis had not yet joined the band - I've only seen three copies of this handbill thus far! (I owned all three at one point) - Light aging in the construction paper, small light stain on the backside that does not penetrate to the front side, a few minor small handling bends, has penciled note from underground comix artist great George Metzger, of "Moondog" fame on backside only - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ copy (some of the light bends were pressed out of the paper with an iron) - Inquire
(Low quality scan posted below has a slightly different color)
FD-14-OHB-A BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. (with Janis Joplin) - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - June 24 & 25, 1966 Family Dog Presents at the Avalon Ballroom - First printing Concert Handbill on thick paper or very thin card stock with blank backside - 5 5/8" x 7 5/8" - This is the "gold Family Dog logo" version - Staple hole at top center edge and bottom center edge (a tiny stain at this location), some blue ink at the "I" at top of image (possibly from printing process), small green felt tip mark at "B" below the image, minor bumps - Rare - Beautiful B / B- to B copy - Inquire for Current Price / Availability
FD-17A-OHB-A LOVE - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.(with Janis Joplin) - July 15 & 16, 1966 Family Dog Presents at the Avalon Ballroom - First / Only Printing handbill on paper stock - 8 1/2" x 11" - Artwork by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse with a collaged image from Franz Stuck (Snake Lady image, also appears on two other Family Dog concert handbills & posters) - Rare - Copy A) Tiny amount of foxing at upper left corner (hardly visible on close inspection), minor aging in the paper - Beautiful B+ copy - Inquire for Current Price / Availability - Copy B) 6" diagonal bend at lower right corner area, a few small minor handling bends - Beautiful B / B+ to B+ copy - 145.00 I also have a First / Only Printing poster - Inquire for Current Price / Availability
FD-29 JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. (with Janis Joplin) - ELECTRIC TRAIN - Oct 7 & 8, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom (FD #29-RP-3 in the series of Family Dog posters, as numbered by Eric King) - 2nd Printing poster of this Mouse & Kelley artwork of the "Girl with Green Hair", Art Nouveau in psychedelicized form (fewer copies of the 2nd printing than the 1st printing were produced by Bindweed Press) - 14 1/4" x 20" - Printed by The Bindweed Press - Only 1,000 copies of the 2nd printing rolled off the presses back in the 60's - Has thumbtack hole at upper right and upper left corners, clean, light paper aging - Will look great in a frame as is! - Beautiful B+ / A- copy - Inquire for Current Price / Availability
(Scan below is a handbill, which features the same colors and imagery as the poster)
FD-38-OHB-A BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - LEE MICHAELS - OXFORD CIRCLE - Dec 9-10, 1966 Family Dog Presents at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing Concert Handbill printed on thin paper stock - 8 17/32" x 11" - Artwork by Victor Moscoso - A couple of thin press wrinkles at bottom edge ticket outlets area - Pristine A- copy - Inquire for Availability / Price - 2nd Copy has 1/2" diameter, very light stain at right margin edge, tiny bit of scotch magic tape at edge in three places, light aging in the paper - Good filler copy in B condition - 75.00
FD-68-OPC-A - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - MOUNT RUSHMORE - June 29 through July 2, 1967 Family Dog Presents at the Avalon Ballroom - First / Only printing concert handbill / postcard back - 4 15/16" x 7 1/32" - Victor Moscoso's whirling psychedelic yin yang of lettering & artwork! - Pristine A- copy (dark brown backside) 20.00 - 2nd copy has brown backside - Pristine A- shape - 15.00
FD-72-OP-1 BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - MOUNT RUSHMORE - CANNED HEAT - MOTHER EARTH - July 20-23, 1967 Family Dog Presents at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing Concert Poster - Has black lettering in the ticket outlets strip & illustration, vertical striations in the paper weave of the stock - One of THE quintessential Big Brother / Janis Joplin concert posters! - Features ornate artwork by Dennis Nolan of the faces of Big Brother - Beautiful B+ copy - Inquire for Price / Availability
FD-79-OPC-A BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - BLUE CHEER - EIGHTH PENNY MATTER - Sept 8 & 9, 1967 Family Dog Presents in Denver Colorado - First / Only Printing Concert Handbill on card stock with blank backside - 5 1/16" x 7 1/8" - A hallmark Rick Griffin artwork features an assortment of product carton comic characters with the Family Dog and Zig-Zag Man emerging from the crowd - Collectors usually refer to this card as FD-79 or FD-D-1 or D-1 -Uncommon card - Pristine A / A- shape - Inquire for Price / Availability
BG-14-OP-1 QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. (with Janis Joplin) - GREAT SOCIETY - GRATEFUL DEAD - CHARLATANS - SOPWITH CAMEL - JAYWALKERS - LOVE - GROUP B - July 1-3, 1966 Bill Graham Presents at the Fillmore Auditorium - First / Only Printing concert poster - Wes Wilson Artwork - Commonly referred to as BG-14 by collectors - Mauve, purple and white on vellum stock - Rare - Pristine B+ / A- copy - Inquire for Price / Availability
BG-136-OP-1 BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - SANTANA - CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Sept 12-14, 1968 Bill Graham Presents at Fillmore West - First / Only printing concert poster - 14 164" x 22 3/64" (approximate size) - Features infamous artwork known as the "Heart & Torch" and is the epitome of Rick Griffin's psychedelic concert poster zenith! - Rare - Beautiful A / A- copy - Inquire for availability
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY (with Janis Joplin) - THE CHARLATANS - July 28-30, 1967 at California Hall (see page 173, plate 2.139 in The Art of Rock) - First / Only printing handbill on card stock (blank backside) - 7" x 4 15/16" - Fantastic Greg Irons (RIP) artwork! - Pristine A- copy - Inquire for Price / Availability - 2nd copy) Minor handling bends visible from backside - Beautiful B+ shape - Inquire for Price / Availability
93 KHJ BOSS 30 - Feb 17, 1971 Los Angeles radio station top 30 listing features black and white photo of JANIS JOPLIN at microphone at top half of flyer. Me and Bobby McGee was on the charts (#11 that week). 11" x 3 1/4" UNfolded at center (as most all of them are for distribution) and in top shape - Ultra Rare - Pristine A / A- copy - 325.00
1970 WINTERLAND program / booklet for November 1970 - 8 15 / 16" x 5 31 / 32" - Features a black and white photo of JANIS JOPLIN on the back cover (just after she died) as a tribute. Inside this 16 page booklet are black and white photos and text of upcoming acts including BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO., Country Joe McDonald, Steve Miller, Chambers Bros, Guess Who, Roxy with Rita Coolidge, etc. - Artwork on front cover and interior lettering by Randy Tuten - Uncommon - Pristine A / A- shape - 65.00
TRAFFIC - BIG BROTHER - Wishful Thinking - June 29, 1970 at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah - First / Only Printing concert poster - 23" x 32 1/2" - Purple on yellow background illustration of fantastic cartoon characters ('40's style) and lettering by Rob Brown (Berkeley Barb cover artist in the late 60's, creator of the DRAGONS calendars in the late '90's, check out his new book "Dragon World" on his site at:
http://www.robbrownart.com ) - Only 1,000 copies of the poster were produced - Printed on thick index stock - Minor water stains at margin, light aging at edge, easily matted out - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B / B+ to B+- Inquire for Current Price / Availability
Scan photo taken in bright light, slightly different colors (click below):
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