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Rock Icons Super Poster Collection (31)

Rock Icons Super Poster Collection (31)

A collection of 31 absolutely fabulous rock posters, spanning four decades of the greatest of groups and spectacular music. Deadheads everywhere will greatly appreciate the variety of outstanding posters in this offering. 1.) dating from an extended gig at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, Sept 25 - October 14, 1980, with spectacular graphics and the famous marquee “They’re not the best at what they do, they’re the only ones that do what they do.” Created by famed Fillmore stage designer Dennis Larkin and Fillmore house artist Peter Barsotti, this poster is the rare first printing, and appears in The Art of Rock, p. 345, Ref. # 4.45. Multicolor on card, 19 1/2” x 28”; 2.) dating from 1968, and designed by celebrated poster artist Bob Fried, known as the “Trip and Ski”. This poster is quite rare, and announces a Feb. 22-24 concert at the Kings Beach Bowl in Lake Tahoe. Blue, black and orange on white card, 14” x 22”; 3.) 1969 Hawaii concert, “It’s A Beautiful Day”, rare 2nd printing. Multicolor on white paper, 12 1/4” x 20”; 4.) 1969 Avalon Ballroom show, by poster artist Rick Griffin, rare numbered European 2nd Edition, 1976. Multicolor on white paper, 22” x 26 1/2”; 5.) 1968 Fillmore West, also advertising The Who, Creedence, Albert Collings, Quicksilver and others. AOR BG 133, First Printing. Multicolor on white card, 22” x 28 1/2”; 6.) Nine (9) copies of a Madison Square Garden concert poster, with sensational King Kong pounding his chest atop the Garden. Multicolor on white paper, 16 1/2” x 24”; 7.) Five (5) copies of 1967 Grateful Dead Fan Club poster, “The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion”, AOR 2.192. Blue, green & black halftone on white card, 14” x 20”. Pink Floyd has thrilled audiences for forty years, and have sold more than 250 million records worldwide. This is a splendid and representative group of 5 posters: 1.) 1967, a pyschedelic delight, drawn by master poster artist Nicholas Kouninos for a concert of Pink Floyd, Procul Harem and H.P. Lovecraft at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West on Nov. 9, and shortly after at Winterland. Multicolor on card, 14” x 21”; 2.) an attractive 1970 poster for a show at the Fillmore West on April 29. Brown on heavy yellow paper, 14” x 22”; 3.) a 1971 appearance in San Diego. Black, shades of pink & halftone on white card, 14 1/2” x 21”; 4.) from a May 9 & 10, 1977 appearance at the Oakland Coliseum, presented by Bill Graham. This is a famous and justly celebrated poster, resulting from a collaboration between poster artists Randy Ruten and William Bostedt, and is included in Paul D. Grushkin’s magisterial Art of Rock, p. 346, Ref. # 4.47. Multicolor on card, 19 1/2” x 28”; 5.) a 1994 poster, from the Oakland Coliseum, April 20-22, featuring a neat multicolor outerspace photo montage on card stock, 13” x 19”. It’s hard to imagine finding a nicer group of Pink Floyd posters. The Doors are represented by four wonderful posters: 1.) 1967 Denver, Dec 29-30-31, “New Years Issue”. Multicolor on white card, 12 1/2” x 21 3/4”; 2.) 1967 Winterland, Dec. 26 - 31. “Six Days of Sound” with great illustration of earth goddess and giant peace sign. Featuring Big Brother, Chuck Berry, Quicksilver, Jefferson Airplane. Multicolor on white card, 14” x 21”; 3.) 1968 Northern California Folk-Rock Festival with great head shot of Jim Morrison, and also featuring the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother, etc. Multicolor on white card, 14” x 21 1/2”; 4.) 1969 Cow Palace, July 25 with Elvin Bishop. BG 186-2, a stunning item from poster legend Randy Tuten, boldly signed lower right by Tuten. Red, black & halftone on white card, 14” x 21 1/2”. Last but hardly least, an assortment of single posters from the 1960’s: 1.) 1967 Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Avalon Ballroom, also Taj Mahal. Eye-catching Rick Griffen cartoon sequence, FD-89, First Printing. Multicolor on white card, 14” x 21”; 2.) 1968 Iron Butterfly at the Fillmore West, BG-141,First Printing. Multicolor on white card, 14” x 21 1/2”; 3.) 1968 Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Fillmore West, also featuring Santana, BG-136, First Printing. Multicolor on white card, 14” x 22”; 4.) 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Fillmore West, also featuring John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, the famous “Flying Eyeball” poster, BG105-2, Second Printing. Multicolor on white card, 13 3/4” x 21 1/2”. And now perhaps the best part for any discerning collector - virtually all posters are free of tack holes or adhesive marks, and are NNMT - MINT throughout. A couple of posters show bending at the corners, mentioned only for complete accuracy.

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