Continental Club, Austin Texas, February 1983, ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN B & W ARTWORK for a monthly calendar flyer for this legendary Austin music club. Artists featured that month include Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Butch Hancock, Leroi Brothers, bluesman W.C. Clark, and others. Artwork is 18" x 24" black india ink on art paper, all hand lettered with some cartoon drawing including one of George Washington(!). Artist's credit is "Ranza and Barbara Inc. In Friona." For an illustration, click here. This is a rather remarkable item from the heyday of the Austin club scene, featuring its most famous bar band player (Stevie Ray Vaughn) in one of the most legendary clubs in a town full of them. Asking $600 for this item; truly one of a kind.
VG-16, Big Joe Williams, Conqueroo, 3/1-2/1968, Vulcan Gas Co., Austin, TX; large 21 x 28 poster; blue-green split fountain on thin pale greenish-brownish-white stock; typical psychedelic lettering for this series; large Vulcan Gas logo in the center of what looks to be an explosion or something of the sort; nice image that grows on you but is not as bright as some of the others in the series. 2 copies available here, both are decent looking but have had extensive restoration to repair a missing piece in the upper LH corner, including reconstructing some missing lettering. They look pretty good now, one copy has less corner reconstruction but a fairly large stain in the lower part of the image, while the other has more restoration but only a small bottom stain, probably the better looking of the two. Your choice, $135 each. (*)
Savoy Brown, Atomic Rooster, Chicken Shack, 11/8/1971, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX; very attractive and scarce poster by Austin artist Bill Narum. Size approx 17.5" x 22.5" on fairly thin off-white stock, pink background with dark, purple-blue border, nice background of concentric circles with stars in the center, and a drawing of a woman in the center, sort of 40s cartoon style, dangling a cigarette with a quotation baloon saying "wang dang doodle." Very nicely done. Poster is basically NM but for a very teeny worn spot in the lower LH corner, far outside the image where a little corner paper has worn away. Hardly noticeable at all and very unobtrusive, would be invisible if framed. Nice poster, asking $325.
"Inner Tube" Surf Shop, 1974, Austin; Texas; promotional poster for "Austin's Only Surf Shop" by Texas Artist Rick Turner; kinda funny, but this is a really nice poster, folks--about 12 x 18; with central image of tropical island, palm trees and surfer. Clearly a strong Rick Griffin incluence, especially in the choice and blending of colors, but distinctive too. A really fine image; $50.
Turtles Restaurant, Austin, Texas, 10/1974 menu/promotional poster by Austin artist Ken Featherston, 11" x 16" blue and yellow image on poster stock with beautiful detailed image of turtle with mountains in background. Featherston did some of the most intricate/detailed posters for the Armadillo WHQ and other Austin venues and his work is very collectible today. Copy is clean VG+ with pinholes in upper corners and one small discoloration spot (1/8") in RH margin area outside image. Nice, unusual item. $65.
New Riders of the Purple Sage, 3/1-2/1974, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX; 11.5" x 17.5" B & W image by Michael Arth with a drawing of Mt. Rushmore with the New Riders faces on the mountain; nice mid-70s NRPS poster, 2 copies, NM/NM- $60 each. (*)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, 8/2/1975, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX; 11" x 17" poster by Guy Juke; horizontal format showing a very disreputable looking Commander at the piano with a cigarette dangling out of his mouth; nice NM copy $90.
Uranium Savages, 5/29/1976, Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, TX, "3rd Annual George Majewski Look Alike contest, 12" x 18" B & W poster with great images by Kerry Awn of Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Newman, one standard image and a second of Alfred E with long hair and a beard. Neat drawing. Light restoration, corner repair etc, looks like a clean VG+ poster as restored, Asking $65.
Talking Heads, 9/9/1976, Bronco Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX; very uncommon 11" x 17" B & W poster with center cartoon drawing of a bunch of freaked out looking people with their mouths open (I guess "talking heads,' eh?). Typeset lettering at bottom. This poster was a bit tattered looking when I got it but it is sufficiently unusual and interesting that I had it restored, some missing paper rebuilt, tears repaired etc. and it came out looking great in fact, much better than I thought it would. I'd say the overall appearance is around VG++ now and it would frame up very nicely if desired. Again, there is a fair amount of paper repair, so please take that into consideration. Asking $125.
Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin, Texas, 3/3/1983, Club Foot, Austin, TX, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, Joe "King" Carrasco, Paul Ray, others; 11.5" x 15" on thick poster stock; image by Guy Juke featuring piano keys on left, and yellow/green/blue split fountain on the right with white-on black lettering featuring this who's who of vintage Austin music. NM-; very faint discoloration in upper LH and lower LH corner area, otherwise very clean. Rare poster for this important annual awards event. $295.
Clifton Chenier, 9/26-30/1978, Antone's, Austin, TX; 11 x 17 poster by Danny Garret; reverse image of Chenier playing his accordion, with black background and orange-to-green split fountain lettering at the top for Antone's and date. Original poster (Antone's has reprinted a lot of stuff), VG+; minor surface wear, but overall nice, no pinholes, $165.00.
Albert Collins, Albert King, 11/4-5/1983, Antone's, Austin, TX.; 11 x 17 poster by Danny Garret for these two blues legends at an equally legendary blues club; B & W on thick glossy poster stock with very nice drawings of both artists and faintly art-deco lettering, like a 1940s style poster. Original (Antones has reprinted a lot of stuff). NM-/VG+; $165.00
Farm Aid II, 7/4/1986, Memorial Stadium, University of Texas, Austin, TX; 11"x 17" typeset poster in red, white, and blue with image of a tractor with a musical note as the rear wheel, with an American flag flying from the stem of the note. Small typeset list of a gazillion major bands and artists, including Neil Young, The Blasters, Dave Mason, X, Brian Setzer, Steppenwolf, Los Lobos, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous T-Birds, Roger McGuinn, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, John Bon Jovi, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Ron Wood & Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and... Bob Dylan! This is only a partial listing, there are a LOT more artists, including a lot of them from Texas; check the internet for a complete list of artists who actually played this event (not sure all of them did, but the vast majority of those listed appear to have actually played there). Anyway, here's a VG+ copy of this important poster; single tack hole top & bottom center; otherwise clean. $395.
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ruth Brown, The Clovers, Chuck Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, mc Margot Kidder, 10/14-15/1988, Austin Opera House, Austin, TX; "R & B Benefit Concert," benefit for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. very large approx 25" x 29 " B & W poster with nice image of a dancing woman in an old style country or almost flamenco dress, by Julie Speed, signed by the artist, very nice Stevie Ray Vaughn item with classic Austin lineup from the peak of his career. NM $325.
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble w. Miss Lou Ann Barton; Rocky Hill, 4/27-28/1979, Fitzgeralds, Austin, TX; small sized poster/large flyer, 8.5" x 14" for this early Stevie Ray Vaughn show. Artwork by Bill Narum, who also co-produced the show; pink and black with very nice artwork, hard to describe, almost has sort of a jet-age look to it, with small head shots of the 3 principal performers; Narum did some very nice work around this time. This is one of the better early Stevie Ray items I've run across in several trips to Austin over the last few years, NM condition, asking $150.
Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 11/28/1989, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM; great 19" x 26" silkscreen poster on thick black stock; silver-gray inner border and center lettering in dark blue, with guitars showing Indian symbols and other Indian motifs. Signed and numbered by artist Brian Salvador Curley, #34/100. NM-, a few minor storage wrinkles, not bad overall, asking $225.00
John Fogerty, 8/10/2004, Austin City Limits, KLRU Studio 6A, Austin, TX; fabulous limited edition poster commemorating the 30th anniversary of this long running TV show; approx. 15" x 24." Silkscreened on thick stock brilliant yellow to red split fountain center background; center image of a skeleton with a sombrero playing a guitar, purple rays spread out to an ornate border. Limited edition signed and numbered by the artist, Brian Salvador Curley, this poster is numbered 36/150 and is in beautiful NM condition, $175.00.
The Stooges, Spoon, Kings of Leon, Paolo Nutini, A Fine Frenzy, 3/17/2007, Stubbs, Austin, TX (SXSW 2007). Although fairly recent, this poster is really cool and one of the best Iggy posters I've seen, ever. 15" x 20" on thick cardboard stock, background has small black and red circular bands radiating from the center, with a brown and black image of Iggy taken from a photo; in the front is what looks like a spiked dog collar dangling from a chain, with the lettering in red in the center. The word "Esquiree" is in script at the bottom apparently that magazine sponsored that event. Only copy of this I've seen; acquired down in Austin. VG+/VG; minor creasing and tack holes, $200.
Turner Falls Pop Festival, 8/879/1970, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, listing performers including The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Mason Proffit, Bloodrock, Pacific Gas & Electric, Sugarloaf, Others; 14.5" x 22" B & W on thick cardboard stock, like a boxing style poster. Big hand flashing the peace sign at the lower corner, with the words "2 days of Peace and Music" (yes, this was shortly after Woodstock....). Another one I keep thinking was in the AOR but I can't find it now. Very rare and interesting poster because this festival was cancelled and never happened. There's an interesting article on it that I found online. Meanwhile, here's a very rare poster, clean except for minor paper age and a 1" by one-half inch or so missing piece of board in the diagonal corner. Asking $400 for this, probably aren't many of these still left around.
Movie Poster, "Go Go Mania," 1965, American International Pictures (AIP), large format movie poster for this music-oriented movie featuring The Beatles, Spencer Davis Group, Matt Monro, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, The Rockin' Berries, The Four Pennies, The Nashville Teens, The Fourmost, The Honeycombs, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Peter and Gordon, Billie Davis Sounds Incorporated, and Tommy Quickly and the San Remo Four....whew!!! "The International Beat That's Rockin' the World." Top shows views of four mop-top kids from the eyes up, reverse white on black lettering for the groups, go-go girls at the sides and bottoms. Neat period piece. Folded in eighths for distribution but otherwise in good shape, VG+ or so overall. Would look great framed for a room with a British Invasion or 60's hipster theme. $100.
Bob Dylan, 1966 poster by Milton Glaser, approximately 24" x 36"; this is a fairly well known image with a silhouette of Dylan's face, multicolored psychedelic hair, and the word "Dylan" at the bottom in small block letters. I believe this was included as a promotional poster with one of Dylan's LPs around that time period, hence they almost always come folded in sixths, as does this one. Other than the folds, this one is in nice condition with only a wee bit of minor age, solid VG+ $35.
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, Eleventh House featuring Larry Coryell, 11/18/1975, Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI.; 11x 17 poster; white lettering and photo on purplish wine-colored background, cool close-up photo of Zappa's face, with a hand reaching out twirling his mustache, I guess...nice NM- copy, slight insignificant corner crease in lower RH corner, otherwise very clean. First copy of this poster I've seen, $225.
Cream, MC5, Rationals, 10/14/1967, the late Gary Grimshaw's masterpiece featuring a yellow background, psychedelic green lettering and photo of the band members, pink center background, a classic; originals are super rare and go for thousands of dollars. Gary reprinted this poster in 1992 in conjunction with L'Imagerie Gallery in Southern California; this is a really nice NM copy of this authorized reprint, personally signed by Gary; would frame beautifully or fill that hole in your collection until you win the lottery and can afford to bid on an original next time one comes up at auction, this copy only $75.
Grateful Dead, 10/22-31/1980, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY; this is the famous poster with the painting of male and female skeletons on each side of the famous hall; supposedly this poster was offensive to the operators and was banned by the promoter and most copies destroyed, but durned if they just don't keep turnin' up, folks.... 2 copies available, Copy 1 is a nice NM/NM- original, not a reprint or bootleg, this copy has been authenticated as original by one of the experts on the poster, asking $450 for this one, a bargain by comparison to some of the other copies I've seen around. Copy 2 is an odd one that has a slightly more reddish tint to the area around the skeletons and the top of the music hall banner; I have always been suspicious of this one and am not really sure if it is a later printing or a bootleg. It has a hard to see crease in the center but is otherwise NM- or so. Asking $250 for this one. (*)
"Celebration for Young Americans," 1/21/1989, Washington, DC, this was a special concert billed as a tribute to rhythm and blues artists, in connection with the "bicentennial presidential inaugural" of Bush I (I kid you not!) in 1989, and featured an incredible lineup of artists including Ruth Brown, Steve Cropper, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon. Donald "Duck" Dunn, Anton Fig, Eddie Floyd, Chuck Jackson, Etta James, Dr. John, Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore, the New Jersey Horns, Billy Preston, Percy Sledge, Koko Taylor, Jimmy Vaughn, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Joe Louis Walker, and Ron Wood, with other artists including Lafayette Leake, Cash McCall.....an incredible lineup. Supposedly the video of this event, once thought lost, is available via internet sources. This is an 18" x 24" poster, nice scratchboard-type image with white stars on black sky and white instruments, with ribbon lettering spelling out R & BG; typeset lettering at the bottom. Very nice poster for an incredible lineup, NM- $150.
"Grand Ole' Opry," "Direct From Nashville, Tennessee," with Leroy Van Dyke, Susan Haney, the Auctioneers Band, and Clem Appleknocker, 7/7/1962 or 1973, Norman County Fair, Ada, OK; classic boxing-style poster with black and orange background, photos of all the performers, event dates and location at the top. For an image of this poster, click here. There are internet references to these folks playing together in 1973 at another venue, but the poster looks like something from the mid-60s so I am not entirely sure which date it is. Asking $150, reasonable for an old boxing style poster. Extra shipping charge as must be shipped flat.
Denny's Music, 1970 Promotional poster for Portland music equipment store - Artwork by late, great Catherine E. Weinstein (aka Thunderbitch aka Hedda Goldspace), 21 3/16" x 15" - Low print run due to the electric spectrum of vibrant colors, likely only 200 to 500 max. This copy came from Weinstein's personal archive following her demise in 2003. VG/VG+ clean but has a 9" diagonal crease at upper left corner of image area. $200.00.
The Outer Edge, circa 1968-1969, promotional poster for Oregon band / A&M Enterprises for Headwater Booking - 17 1/2" x 23" - Artwork by "Hedda Goldspace, The Cosmic Galootess" (the late, great Catherine E. Weinstein aka Thunderbitch); untrimmed - full colors! (yellow, dark purple, light purple, dark turquoise, orange, white and black). Shows Photo of band surrounded by artwork & artistic lettering, NM-/VG+ condition, $235.00
Cold Blood, Stoneground, 6/20-21/1971, Springer's, Portland, OR; 12"x 21.5" design by the late Bruce Weber, arguably his best/most colorful image with collage featuring old-timey image of women and young girls, with the famous photo of Geronimo in the background. This one shows a lot of influence from Randy Tuten's style. These two copies are from the 1989 limited edition second printing of 300 done by Weber and were PERSONALLY SIGNED by Weber "copyright Bruce F. Weber 1971" vertically in the yellow margin. One is a standard trimmed version and the other has a 1/4" white margin around the edge, very nice image, NM- $200 each. (*)
Santana, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Money, Ronnie Montrose & Gamma, 8/31/1980, Albuquerque Sports Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico; "Stadium Jam 80"; nice large poster, approx. 17.5" x 23", full color image featuring big green hot air balloon against blue sky background, fairly commercial but nevertheless appealing image, nice NM- copy, slight rippling to paper but otherwise very clean, $ 50.
The Band, 11/9/1983, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO; 11.25 x 17.7" advertising poster for what is billed as a "reunion tour" show, with B & W image of the group in the middle and typeset lettering on brown stock. Nondescript typical commercial advertising poster, with school posting stamp in in upper center image, front VG, back has numerous old tape pulls and stains, one of which shows through slightly when placed over a dark background; basically an unusual Band item for collectors of that band, $35.
Theo Bikel, 5/3-4/63, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC; presented by Sol Hurok; 14" x 22" poster on thick cardboard stock with photo of Bikel playing guitar and boxing-style imprint letters. printed by Artcraft Litho, New York. For illustration of the image, click here. Nice VG+ condition with corner pinholes and slight general age; nice overall. Interesting very early, very rare poster for this jazz/folk artist. Asking $160. This includes charge for flat rate shipping since this will have to be shipped flat rather than rolled in a tube.
Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 20th Anniversary Celebration, 1972-1992, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Archie Shepp, Al Green, Charles Brown, James Cotton, Maria Muldaur, Son Seals, Snooky Pryor, Sonny Rollins, Robert Jr. Lockwood, and many others, 9/11-13/1992, various venues around Ann Arbor, Mich; nice poster by Gary Grimshaw, similar to the posters he did for the first Ann Arbor festivals in the early 1970s, dark blue outer border, orange accent line and purplish iner border, with photos of the best known performers and typeset lettering at the bottom. This copy is NM and is SIGNED in person by the late Gary Grimshaw in silver ink at the bottom. Nice attractive poster and signature, $65.
Grateful Dead, 8/15-16/1987, Telluride, Colorado, 11 x 17 poster by Jack Rajca with skeleton in the middle of a desert agave field holding up a crystal ball, red roses in the borders. Signed by the artist in the image. Attractive, semi-official poster, some question exists as to whether the signed ones represent a later printing; either way this is a nice looking poster, NM $40.
Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton, Odetta, Peter Rowan, John Sebastian, Jeremy Steig, Happy Traum, Peter Yarrow, Ram Dass, others, 9/20/80, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, "Sing Out for Sight" benefit for SEVA foundation, 17.5" x 23" black & white poster featuring blown up Rick Griffin drawing (not credited, but unmistakeable) image of three eyeballs playing guitar, autoharp, and banjo, cool item, strong VG+ $75.
Beatles, "Let It Be" movie promotional poster, circa 1971; 14 x 21 poster in red and black with photos of the beatles from the LP of same name and red lettering against a black background. Says "Apple An Abkco Managed Company Presents Let It Be'"; United Artists logo at bottome, printed in Belgium but text and logos are all in English. I don't know much about Beatles memorabilia but perhaps one of you readers has more infomation on this item and will let me know. Definitely looks vintage, though. Nice NM- condition; asking $200.
Ten Years After, 11/22/70, HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii; yellow background with large "10" in center and photo of band within the "0"; printed on newspaper stock; VG; pinholes and machine folded in quarters; undoubtedly a very scarce item as are all early Hawaii posters. $100.
Mike Bloomfield & Mark Naftalin, 6/2/73, Rivoli Theatre, Indianapolis, Ind; GORGEOUS 17" x 23" poster in full color printed on quality coarse stock with an image that looks like a woman daydreaming after opening a box that says "now here...nowhere" For illustration of the image, click here. The poster looks much nicer than this image with deeper, more intense colors--plus which, most of them are cleaner than the one in this shot. One copy left; basically clean except that it was stored in a garage resulting in some dampness that shows in the form of a slight discoloration at the top, and some deterioration of the paper from the dampness. Last copy of the several I've had; very nice artwork, had never seen this before I stumbled into this batch. $125.
Kris Kristofferson, Billy Swan, 3/20/80(?)--a guess--could also be 1975 or 1986, Tipitina's, New Orleans, classic 14 x 22 boxing style poster from this famous venue for this folk-singer- turned-movie-star; read & blue lettering on white cardboard stock with a vintage photo of a smiling Kris (a little grey in his beard, but mostly dark haired at this point). Super cool looking poster and a must-have for any fans or collectors of his material. Condition VG+/VG; a couple of staple pull marks; this one literally must have been pulled off a telephone pole, but the overall condition is nice and the staple pulls give it somewhat of an air of authenticity. Very cool poster, $85. Ask for a photo if you're interested in it...
Eric Clapton/Delaney & Bonnie, circa 1970; generic European Tour poster; large size typical for these posters, featuring old timey photo of Delaney & Bonnie and lettering that looks a little like Randy Tuten. Poster is for Lippmann + Rau concerts. No specific gig imprinted. This is a pretty neat poster and a real score for any Clapton fan; 1 copy NM $300.
Rolling Stones, American Tour 1972, large European-sized tour poster featuring Airplane tail with Stones' "lips" logo on it; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 4.263. 2 copies available; #1 has a 1" tear in left margin and a stain in the lower corner area outside the image; $200; copy #2 is cleaner but has a wrinkled & worn area in the upper LH corner which to my way of thinking detracts more than the stuff on the first copy, only $125. (*)
Led Zeppelin, 1977?, movie poster for movie "The Song Remains the Same," large movie- poster size with black background, Zeppelin lettering like on the LP, and drawing featuring airplrt, airplane, guitarist, other things. Folded as is typical for movie posters, otherwise VG+ or so; a few minor storage flaws, $100.
King Crimson, "Discipline," circa 1981 original 20" x 25" promotional poster; brick red background with LP name in large back typeset letters and a Celtic geometric circle in black and silver ink in the upper RH portion of the image; condition basically VG+/VG with pinholes and minor ripples but colors are strong and would frame beautifully. Great item for a King Crimson collector. $40.00.
Lou Reed, 2006, Live in Brookyn CD, 19" x 21" promotional poster for release of this CD, printed on quality slick stock, has great color photo of a hard-ass looking Lou playing guitar. Nice NM copy, folded in quarters for distribution, as issued, probably an uncommon promo poster, $ 25.
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