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 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.

I ALSO BUY AND TRADE VINTAGE ROCK POSTERS AND RELATED ITEMS. IF YOU HAVE ANY TO SELL, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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

Reference Sources for Rock Posters

Condition and Grading

Ordering Information

OK, on to the lists! Select whatever categories interest you.

UPDATE 7/21/2016: Update today to remove sold inventory and add a few new items. More to come as time permits.

See the announcements below regarding the upcoming TRPS poster show in October, and the KUSF record swap at the end of August. I don't list records on this website (yet!), but for customers who are interested in 1960s-70s LP records and are looking for a few specific items, send me your want list and I'll take a look. Best to keep it realistic I don't have extra box of Chocolate Watchband or 13th Floor Elevators LPs lying around but for classic 60s LPs, I have a fairly extensive stock, especially of Bay Area items. Maybe one of these days, I'll actually get around to listing some LPs.

OK, NOW on to the lists! Select whatever categories interest you.

Posters--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 6/26/2016)

Posters--Family Dog and Related (last updated 6/26/2016)

Posters--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 7/21/2016)

Posters--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 8/22/2016)

Posters --More "Recent" Stuff (late 1970's to the present) (last updated 8/22/2016)

Handbills--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 9/23/2016)

Handbills--Family Dog and Related (last updated 8/2/2016)

Handbills--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 8/2/2016)

Handbills--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 8/2/2016)

Handbills --More Recent Stuff (last updated 2/14/2016)

Original Artwork, Artists' Proofs, and Similar Items (last updated 1/27/2015)

Books, Magazines, and Programs (last updated 7/21/2016)

Buttons and Other Promotional Items (last updated 8/2/2016)

Tickets (last updated 2/14/2016)

...And All the Stuff That Wouldn't Fit Anywhere Else. (last updated 8/2/2016)

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SUCH

KUSF RECORD SWAP AUGUST 28th

I'll be selling again at the KUSF record swap on August 28th at McLaren Hall, USF. For information on this event, click here. I don't usually bring posters to the show, but do bring an extensive lot of vinyl records, so if that's your thing, feel free to stop by.

2016 TRPS POSTER SHOW, OCTOBER 22ND, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The 2016 annual TRPS poster show in Golden Gate Park has been confirmed for October 22nd, 2016. This is the premiere poster collector event of the year with many artists, collectors, hippies, and dealers in attendance. I hope to have my usual corner booth at this event. Check the TRPS website here for announcements and additional information. TRPS is also sponsoring its annual "Rock Art By the Bay" artists show on Saturday, August 6th, at the Mission Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Yours truly at the 2013 TRPS poster show: