Paul Getchell

1960's Rock Concert Posters, Handbills, and Memorabilia

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I BUY, SELL, AND TRADE rock and roll-related concert posters, handbills, and related memorabilia. My special area of interest is 1960's psychedelic posters and handbills, but you'll see from this list that "related" is a pretty broad term, and that there are many more recent items, as well as some non-paper stuff, included as well.

I have been collecting this stuff for almost 40 years, and was one of the major contributors to the late Paul Grushkin's book The Art of Rock, which is the bible for rock art collectors.

If you've found this page, you probably already know about the large commercial dealers. My approach is different. Since this is primarily a labor of love, I tend to specialize in original rare and unusual items for serious collectors. My personal interest is in odd and unusual items from interesting and unusual venues, often featuring local groups rather than rock stars, and reflecting the culture of the time at the locale where the events were held. Most of the items listed here are TRUE originals; that is, vintage printings from before or at the time of the event. I do include some later printings from time to time if they are collectible in their own right. When I do include a reprint, or if I'm not sure about what printing I have, I'll include that information in the description.

Many of the items in this list were never produced for commercial sale or have been unavailable commercially for many years. Many are one-of-a kind items. And there's simply a lot of oddball stuff that somehow seems to fit in a list like this, even though it isn't strictly related to rock and roll.

A note about this website: As you can tell, I've gone pretty lo-tech here. No fancy graphics, dancing figures, mind-blowing psychedelic doodads, etc. There's something almost perversely rebellious (and therefore in the true spirit of the '60's) in keeping it simple, and most of my customers seem to like it that way. Similarly, I haven't included illustrations of most of the posters, in part because of copyright concerns. But once you've checked out these lists, I'm sure you'll agree that the quality of the items offered is as good as any other source on the Web. And since the items in this list aren't illustrated, you're free to ask any questions about them by e-mailing me; just click here. (NOTE: Please indicate in the message title that you're e-mailing about posters...I get numerous spam emails every day, and I don't want to inadvertently delete your inquiry! That's life on the Internet these days...) I can transmit digital images of posters if it is essential that you see them before deciding whether or not to buy. I also recommend the sources listed on the "references" page of this website for illustration and information about rock posters.


Before you peruse the lists, you should read the following:

Reference Sources for Rock Posters

Condition and Grading

Ordering Information

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UPDATE 11/3/2017: General inventory cleanup today, mostly to remove items sold last weekend at the TRPS show (see below). Maybe a few new items here and there as well....

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Posters--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 11/3/2017)

Posters--Family Dog and Related (last updated 11/3/2017)

Posters--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 11/3/2017)

Posters--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 11/3/2017)

Posters --More "Recent" Stuff (late 1970's to the present) (last updated 8/4/2017)

Handbills--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 11/3/2017)

Handbills--Family Dog and Related (last updated 11/3/2017)

Handbills--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 11/3/2017)

Handbills--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 10/24/2017)

Handbills --More Recent Stuff (last updated 10/16/2016)

Original Artwork, Artists' Proofs, and Similar Items (last updated 12/26/2016)

Books, Magazines, and Programs (last updated 10/29/2017)

Buttons and Other Promotional Items (last updated 11/3/2017)

Tickets (last updated 10/24/2017)

...And All the Stuff That Wouldn't Fit Anywhere Else. (last updated 7/27/2017)

The 2017 TRPS show on October 28 was exceptionally well attended, apparently due to media coverage in the Bay Area prior to the event. Hundreds of people attended. Thanks to all of my customers and friends who stopped by to add to their collections, or just to chat and say hello.

I will be selling records (and maybe a poster or two) at the upcoming KUSF Record Swap in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th. This is a good event, very worthwhile for music and vinyl record fans.

Yours truly at the recent 2017 TRPS poster show: