Here is a batch of the new Bill Graham/Fillmore posters for more recent events. Most of them were actually posted for the shows and therefore have staple damage in the corners; they are offered here at a fraction of the typical mint copy prices. The Fillmore and New Bill Graham series are becoming increasingly popular and are still being produced.
#F-9, Jesse Johnson, Freaky Executives, 4/22/88, Fillmore, orange and blue swirl design with photo of Jesse Johnson in center; VG+/VG; staple damage in corners; 2 copies, $6.00 each. (*)
#F-25, Graham Parker, Aslan, 6/11/88, Fillmore; dark cream background with image of Mona Lisa and modernistic stylized guitar; VG+/VG staple damage; $6.00.
#F-28, The Mission UK, the Zarkons, 6/17/88, The Fillmore; black and white poster on glossy stock with artsy photo of woman standing in window of old fortress wall or something like that. VG $6.00.
#F-71, Bill Graham Presents Annual Cristimas Party, 12/22/88, Fillmore; poster for private event at the Fillmore given out to BGP employees and guests who attended; black with red and green Fillmore logo and list of employee events, including talk by Bill Graham; nice NM $30.
#F-74, Toots & the Maytals, Joe Higgs and his Band, Thaddeus, 2/3/89, Fillmore; nice reggae show poster with pale green borders, purple center and orange lettering. NM copy $32.50.
#F-77, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Proclaimers, The Connells, Slammin' Watusi, 2/17/89, Fillmore; color photo of Lassie-like dog with milkbone-shaped lettering. VG+/VG $6.00.
#F-79, Sugar Minot and Abashanti, Pato Banton and His Band, The Sugarbeats, 3/4/89, Fillmore; "Reggaefest '89"; irregular rectangular blocks of green, red and yellow color form the background; irregular black lettering over that; nice Reggae poster from the Fillmore series, NM condition, $12.00.
#F-85, Graham Parker solo, Pierce Turner, Genuine Diamelles, 3/31/89, Fillmore; dark blue and green image with view of Statue of Liberty from a boat. 2 copies, VG/VG+ (staple damage) $6.00 each. (*)
#F-140, Ken Kesey & the Merry Pranksters, "Twister," 5/26-27/94, Fillmore, SF; color collage image featuring, among other things, a photo of Kesey in a wizard's outfit. NM- $45.
#F-250, Hot Tuna, Alvin Youngblood Hart's Garage Band, 12/31/96, Fillmore; woodsy cartoonish scene with owl, redwood trees, forest animals with whoopee hats, confetti, champagne, etc., happy hippies waving at them, another owl carrying off a guy with a chainsaw; a bit too cutesy for me, but a nice item for Hot Tuna fans, 2 NM- copies, $20 each. (*) BGP #176, David Bowie, 9/15-16/97, Warfield, San Francisco; photo of a woman's face with big piercing blue eyes the pupils of which are two different sizes. 2 nice NM copies, $40 each. ( *)
No #, Santana, Ruben Blades, 6/13/1987, Greek Theatre, U.C. Berkeley, this was a Bill Graham show but not part of the numbered series; nice 20 x 24 poster pale blue and brown background with brick red photos of the performers; nice Santana item; NM $25.00.
This venue started out as the new Family Dog but is no longer associated with Chet Helms; they have issued numbered posters for several in what began as the New Family Dog series but now has changed into something else entirely. Some interesting band lineups on some of these posters; check them out..
MHP #27, Unbroken Chain, Third World, Merle Haggard, Michael Rose, Wendy Shaw, Mermen (my favorite current band!); 2/97 (various dates), Maritime Hall, San Francisco, red border with cool watercolor image by Lee Conklin, nice to see him still doing art these days; outer border and lettering appear to be computer generated. Nice NM- $17.
Moby Grape, What on Earth, MC Bob Broznan, 10/31/1977, Boulder Creek Theater, Boulder Creek (Santa Cruz), CA; Second Annual KFAT Halloween Party; 11" x 17" poster by Jim Phillips in red, yellow, and black, with incredibly cool image of super-ugly old witch stirring a bubbling pot with the neck of a guitar; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 4.103. This is almost definitely Jim Phillips' most iconic image and in my opinion one of the coolest posters of the entire 1975-90 period. Not well known before the Art of Rock came out, it was prominently featured therein and became harder and harder to obtain as its popularity spread. Ultimately it was reprinted in a larger size; however, this is the ORIGINAL poster, numbered #251 on the back (apparently all of them were stamp- numbered) and SIGNED BY JIM PHILLIPS in pencil on the front as well. Asking $595 for this copy; yeah it is expensive, but this is the first extra I've had in a long time and the image is just so cool....
Dinosaurs, 1/22/83, Keystone, Palo Alto, CA & 2/18/83, Inn of the Beginning, Cotati (Sonoma County), CA (# D-4). Bright orange and electric blue poster by the late Alton Kelley, with the skeleton of a Triceratops or some similar horned dinosaur; personally signed by Kelley in silver sharpie; small, attractive signature; NM-/VG+, a wee bit of storage age, minor corner creasing but no pinholes and colors bright, asking $85.
Dinosaurs, 4/24/1983, Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA & 3/25/1983, Country Club, Reseda, CA; (#D-6) another great design by the late Alton Kelley; bright yellow background, border and lettering in dark purple-to-blue split fountain design, lettering that looks like a film strip and drawing of a stegosaurus dinosaur in the center. Signed by Alton Kelley in gold sharpie; nice attractive signature. Condition VG+, no pinholes and colors good, a little bit of corner creasing (not bad) and couple small discoloration spots at bottom of imate (also not bad), asking $85.
"South Bay Surf Band Reunion 1986" with The Bel-Airs, Eddie & the Showmen, P.J. & the Galaxies, Dave Marks & the Marksmen, Paul Johnson & the Packards, The Halibuts, 10/25/86, Alpine Village Clubhouse, Torrance, CA, 11 x 17 dark blue on thin glossy stock, poster is a collaboration by Rick Griffin and Randy Tuten, cool center image by Griffin a guitar playing surfer noseriding through the tube, nice lettering by Tuten. Obscure poster that doesn't show up often, nice item for fans of surf music or Rick Griffin's art, NM $55.
Grateful Dead, 8/17/1986, Boreal Ridge, Donner Summit (Sierra Nevada), California. Billed as the "The Highest Grateful Dead Concert in the World." Concert was canceled due to Jerry Garcia's ill health. 13 1/8" x 20" on high-gloss stock with image of snowy mountains with a red skull rising above the horizon; Kelley-style lettering at the top but it was not one of his posters. There must have been a lot of posters left over when the show was canceled, which were then retailed commerically. 2 copies, basically NM- (were rolled but otherwise clean), $ 35.00 each (*)
Emmylou Harris, 8/24/77, Chumash Auditorium, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, nice large size 17" x 22" poster, blue on off-white paper stock; art-deco lettering and image of ocean liner with photo of Emmylou in bottom left center of image. Nice NM- copy, $35.00
"Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones"; circa early -mid 1970s, nice 12" x 18.5" poster for the movie of that name featuring a great vintage photo of Mick Jagger in full stage regalia, obviously screaming as only he can...contains info touting the movie and its "exclusive limited engagement" with extra-special sound system, and so on. Nice item for Stones fans, VG+; clean except for one wrinkle in upper RH margin area. $40.
Jokers Motorcycle Club, 8/22/1987, Second Annual Lake County Poker Run, size approximately 17" x 22" orange and black lettering with a hand holding a royal flush with the Joker on top, couple guys on choppers at the side, this isn't usually my thing but it is a cool poster and after all it does offer "live music." Probably a pretty rare item. Lots of damages, folds along the edges where it was squeezed into too small of a frame, 3" rip at the top gives it authenticity. For illustration, clickhere. Color is even, lighting in illustration makes it look darker than life. Asking $45.
Berkeley Jazz Festival 1980, great jazz/fusion lineup including Keith Jarrett, 5/22, Zellerbach Auditorium; Osar Peterson Trio, Art Blakeley, Betty Carter, 5/23, Berkeley Community Theatre; Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Harvey Mason, Ralph Macdonald, Abe Laboriel, Jorge Dalto, Chick Corea & Friends, Andy Narell Quartet, 5/24, Greek Theatre; Stanley Clark, Herbie Hancock, Jon Lucien, Alphonse Mouzon, Devadip Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Peter Appelbaum & the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, 5/25, Greek Theatre; an all star lineup. Poster is approx. 15" x 22.5, on very thin glossy stock that does not age very well, nice design; for image, click here I have 6 copies available, in varying condition, clean and no pinholes but with storage damage due to the thin, thin paper. 1 fairly nice NM- with very slight storage wear, $27.50; 1 NM-/VG+ clean but for some minor storage wear, $25; 1 VG+ clean, but for 4" diagonal margin crease in lower LH corner outside image, $15, another one similar but with a diagonal crease at LH side of image, also $15; another one similar with some storage ripples and creasing, $15; 1 VG+ with scuff in upper LH corner and a little bit of minor storage wear, $12.50. All of these are probably better than they sound in the description. (*)
Rolling Stones, 1982, Italy; Italian poster stating "ciao 2001, Rolling Stones, Inserto Speciale A Colori"; apparently advertising a color insert to some newspaper or magazine; red- pink dot matrix background, lettering in white, yellow, and blue. An interesting item for some Stones completist, probably hard to find, but unfortunately badly wrinkles with staple pulls in corners; a couple of edge tears. Hard to price something like this, does $8.50 sound right to you?
Sons of Champlin, Pablo Cruise, 11/28/75, Marin Veterans Aud., San Rafael, CA; 11" x 17" (Thanksgiving show), blue on white paper with rendering of the "Sons of Champlin" album cover and lettering that appears to be by Randy Tuten, although not signed. Presented by Bill Graham. Nice local Marin item, NM $40.
David Crosby/Graham Nash, 11/21-14/7? (probably '72-76), Zellerbach Auditorium, U.C. Berkeley; 11 x 17 balck on thin white paper with Randy Tuten lettering andn nice photo of Crosby and Nash, NM $45.
Crosby, Stills & Nash, 9/8/1984, Candlestick Park, San Francisco, "doubleheader" of sorts with a San Francisco Giants baseball game followed by a CSN concert; very attractive full color poster with drawing of the ball park, and old time baseball player, and an old-style "wooden ship" atop the crest of a wave. For illustration, see For illustration, clickhere. 17" x 25" on thin glossy stock, NM/NM- $75.00.
Dave Mason, Kenny Loggins, Charlie, 7/30/77, Greek Theatre, U.C. Berkeley; co-produced by Bill Graham; nice 10 x 12 brown on thin glossy paper with drawings of Mason and Loggins and nice shaded lettering; commercial but nice NM $15.
The Tubes, 2/15/78, Stockton Civic Aud., B & W 11" x 17.25" poster; Bill Graham presents; has Tubes "toothpaste" logo and "Spend Valentine's Day a Day Late with the Tubes" and hearts containing the lettering against a black center background with black lines of decreasing width as they move out to the border. Nice NM poster only $35. Vintage Tubes item.
Margo St. James' Hookers Ball, 10/29/1979, S.F. Civic Auditorium; approximately 11" x 16.5" poster on poster stock , with Hookers' Ball logo of hands held over a woman's face like opera glasses; black background with pale orange split fountain image and typeset lettering. Featured Linda Tillery (ex-Loading Zone), Queen Ida, other local artists plus "guest stars to be announced." One of the earlier posters for this annual San Francisco event sponsored by the well known prostitute/activist; the wild and crazy ...er, activities... at these events were legendary especially in the early days; have one NM copy $32.50; one closer to VG+ $25.00. (*)
Doobie Brothers, Dixie Dregs, 7/17/80, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Baltimore, MD.; 13 X 20" on poster stock., background image of blue sky and clouds with big yellow-red sun on top and Doobie Brothers winged "DB" logo at the top, typeset lettering for show info at bottom. VG+; small pinholes in corner, otherwise clean, $15.
Journey, Santana, Toto, 6/26/82 [Note: slight possibility this is 1976 but I don't think so], Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA, Bill Graham presents Day on the Green #1; 15 x 22 red background with white block letters; nondescript art but fairly hard poster to find as these were printed in limited quantities by BGP for posting at ticket outlets and on telephone poles in the East Bay and weren't sold commercially. Nice NM- poster; good item for Santana Collectors, $45.
Huey Lewis & the News, The Romantics, Citadel, 2/19/84, Feaster Center, Fairmont State College (region unknown), black/blue background with technical-schematic type drawing of electric guitar; high quality printing on glossy stock. NM $25.
Grateful Dead, 9/30-10/19/1981, various venues, tour poster for the 1981 European Tour; approximately 22.5" x 27", cream colored background with center image of a skull and crossbones in a desert sand dune, with a single red rose in front of it; art by Stanley Mouse. This is a decent poster, was produced in quantity back then and never considered especially rare, but a nice decoration for any Deadhead's wall, asking $40 for it, NM- condition.
Grateful Dead, 10/22/1990, Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany; approximately 232.5" x 33.5" on thin paper with the famous Rick Griffin image that looks like a circus poster with a tiger and brontosaurus in the background, and show info and sponsorship information at the bottom. I am not 100% sure of the story behind this poster. One mega-poster outlet has it listed for $455, and a few greedy people on eBay have it listed even higher than that. Given the quantity of these posters that one sees "out there" on the Internet, I doubt that it is a real pre-show gig poster. My best guess is that it is more of a souvenir-type item that was sold on the 1990 tour. My source for these copies obtained them not long after the show and the speculation is that they were printed in Europe around that time. If anyone has any more solid, non-speculative information about this poster, let me know. Meanwhile, I have 2 NM- copies available and am going to put them out at $80 each. (*)
Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, "Tangled Tales" promo poster 2009; nice 11" x 17" poster for this LP on Surfdog records with nice blurred artsy photo of Dan wearing a red jacket sitting behind the wheel of a red car; color, attractive poster; Dan's death was a big event here in Marin County, where he was very much a local citizen of Mill Valley. Nice NM- poster, $15.00.
Diana Ross, 4/27/79, Market Square Arena (Ohio-Indiana area?), dark, dark blue background on very high quality glossy stock with large white typeset letters for Diana Ross 1979 Tour; inset of 3 small photos of Diana emphasizing eyes. Nice poster, NM $60.
Kiss, 2/16/84, Market Square Arena (Ohio-Indiana Area?), black/purple split fountain background, logo lettering in orange-red split fountain; high quality printing; very nice poster. NM $100.
The Band, Jerry Garcia Band, Etta James, Kate Wolf, Norton Buffalo, 7/24/83, Grass Valley, CA; "Sierra Sun" music festival; this is another one of those that I keep thinking is in The Art of Rock, but I guess it isn't 'cause I can't find it now; anyway, I used to have some of these a few years back sold out; now I have a few more copies; features an attractive color central drawing of a Sierra Nevada meadow; lettering below; a bit commercial but has a nice overall look and feel to it. NM $75. (*)
Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, George "Harmonica" Smith, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Carey Bell Blues Band, Earl King, Roomful of Blues, Jimmy McCracklin, Sonny Rhodes, Little Milton, others, 9/12-13/1981, Stanyan & Haight Sts, San Francisco, CA, 9th Annual San Francisco Blues Festival, 18.5" x 22.5" beautifully silkscreened poster on very thick posterboard in copper, purple, brown and black with central image of Koko Taylor. This is one of the very nicest posters done in the lengthy series for the longest running blues festival in the US, which went from 1973 to 2009. A spectacular artsy poster, much nice than the thin ones that they did in the 1990s on; it is illustrated on the festival's website but they are long since out of it, but I have two gorgrous NM copies here, asking $135 each. NOTE: This includes an extra shipping charge as these are extremely thick and have to be shipped flat packed, at significant additional cost. (*)
B.B. King, Albert King, Nick Gravenites, Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Larry Arkansas Davis, many others, 8/27-28/88, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; "JJ's Second Annual Blues Festival and Barbecue"; nice lineup for this 80's blues event; large 18 x 25 poster on this paper stock featuring nice albeit somewhat commercial airbrush image of bluesman's hands picking an electric guitar; typeset lettering at bottom. VG+; near mint except for some minor corner wrinkles outside of image, due to improper storage. Nice blues festival poster, first one I've seen, $35.00.
Albert King, Nick Gravenites, Elving Bishop, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, others, 8/27/88; B.B. King, Larry "Arkansas" Davis, Little John Chrisley, Others, 8/28/88, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, ""JJ's Second Annual Blues Festival"; 18 x 25" poster, color on thin white glossy paper with upper iamge of hand playing and electric hollow body guitar with nighttime city buildings in the background, typeset lettering for bands and dates below, nice overall image if a bit commercial, NM-, minor diagonal storage dings in a couple of the corners from the rigors of storage, otherwise very clean, $25.
Chris Isaak, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Psychefunkefus, Buck Naked & the Bare Bottom Boys, 10/27/90, San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Hall, "Exotic-Erotic Halloween Ball'--very cool looking poster with dayglo image of the Wolfman embracing a scantily clad lady. For an image of the poster, click here. Colors are dayglo and much brighter than image appears. NM $25.
Henry Miller Centennial Celebration, 10/26 thru 10/31/91, various venues, including Fowler Museum, UCLA; Scottish Rite Temple, San Francisco, and Big Sur. Very nice large 16" 27.75" poster; yellow and black with purplish black photo of Hentry Miller on thick white poster stock; art by David Singer; very nice clean style as typical for Singer's art. Nice item for fans of David Singer or Henry Miller; 2 copies available, $25 each. (*)
John Lee Hooker, Hot Tuna with Bob Weir, Dr. John, Lisa Kindred, Roy Rogers, Joe Louis Walker, Wavy Gravy, 1/25/92, Berkeley Community Theatre, "Blues Against Blindness"; absolutely fantastic poster; a collaboration of Kelley and R. Crumb; large double-size poster featuring orange caricature of old bluesman sitting in a chair playing acoustic guitar, clearly done by R. Crumb; with orange lettering, against a dark blue background with miniature versions of the Crumb design in pale blue repeated over and over as a background. These posters are very special; they were silkscreened in an edition of only 200 and sold at the show, where they quickly sold out. Very high quality printing and paper. I attended this show and bought several copies of this poster there before they sold out. I have hoarded these two since then; first time I've offered them for sale. They are numbered ##195/200 and 196/200 and are in beautiful NM condition; stored here for the last 7 years. Because so few of these were made, they command a high price and I am asking $550 each for these two, which includes an extra shipping charge as they will have to be shipped flat. They are wonderful, you will like them! (*)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3/9/89, Austin Opera House, Austin, TX; 3/11/89, The Ensemble, Houston, TX; 11" x 17" B & W poster by Frank Kozik with nude woman in the center and neo- psychedelic lettering typical of Kozik's earlier, punkier stuff around the edge. Small spot on the woman's rump, otherwise clean. Offset printed on light poster stock. NOTE: There is a colored edition of this poster also available on the internet, signed by Kozik. I think it is likely that this B & W version was an original printing (not signed) but I am not absolutely sure. If anyone out there knows the printing history on these early Kozik posters, please share the information with me. Until then, asking $75.
Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, 5/19-21/1991, various Texas venues, early full color design by Frank Kozik (litho, not silkscreen), with an atypical Art Nouveau image of a woman carrying a skull, surrounded by more punkish swirly style lettering more typical of Kozik's early stuff. Really nice poster, I really love it. NM $40.
2d Annual Surf Stomp with The Worm Farm Band, Highway 84, Murphy's Planet, plus special guests, 9/10/93, Miramar Beach Restaurant, Half Moon Bay, CA, benefit for the Surfrider Foundation; 10.25" x 16" on thick poster stock with blue-brick red split fountain printing; checkerboard background on white with typeset lettering and logos of various sponsors, mostly local surf shops including Jeff Clark's Maverick's surf shop. Many of you who know me personally are aware that I am a big fan of instrumental surf-type music, especially the Mermen, so how could I resist picking up a small stash of these when they turned up at a local flea market? I have 3 for sale, including 2 that are basically NM/NM-, asking $15 each, and one that is similar but for a small unobtrusive 1/8" poke hole in the lower portion of the image, asking $10 for that one. (*).
Inner Circle, Dub Congress, 3/8/98, Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA; 11"x 17" telephone style poster; black on thin yellow stock with photos of the artists; nice reggae poster; VG+; minor removeable tape in corners, otherwise clean. $12.50.
The Mermen, Bloom, H-Fi and the Roadburners, 12/21/94 (don't think it could be 2005, too late...) , Paradise Lounge, San Francisco; 8.5" x 14" telephone pole flyer/poster for an early appearance of my favorite local band. Not much art, just printed lettering with the club logo at the top. 2 NM copies, $10 each. (*)
Vida (ex Black Flag), Third Eye Blind, Apple Pork Four, 3/2/95, Preacher Boy & The Natural Blues, Spanking Violets, Elvis Herselvis, 3/3/95, Super Diamond, The Naughty Ones, 3/4/95, Paradise Lounge, San Francisco; 8.5" x 14" telephone flyer;/poster; B & W lettering on thin paper stock, no art to speak of; main attraction here is an early club appearance of Third Eye Blind; NM $7.50.
Los Angelitos, Supernaturals, 54/50, Baby Snufkin, Liar, Mumblin' Jim, other local bands, ?/26-27/96, Paradise Lounge, San Francisco, very nice 11 x 22.5 poster by Gordon & Shirtsleeve on thick glossy stock; image shows a brown very muscular camel smoking a cigarette sitting on a beach with sand and palm trees in the background, a takeoff on the Camel Cigarette ads but very well done. Nice NM poster, $15. May have to be shipped flat at extra shipping charge.
Mirv, Flower SF, Walrus, Giant Robot, Jojo, Cake, other local bands, ?/26-27/06, The Transmission Theater, San Francisco, 10 x 20 poster by Gordon & Shirtsleeve on very thick glossy poster stock, black with multicolored outline head-on photo of a hot rod or dragster. Nice NM poster, $10. May have to be shipped flat at extra shipping ch arge.
Projekct Two (Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn), 3/20/98, Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA; 11" x 17" telephone-pole style poster; black on thin red paper with photo. Nice oddball King Crimson item; VG+; tape on corners (removable if you want to); otherwise minor wear $15.
Michelle Shocked and the Anointed Earls, 3/22-23/98, Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA; 11" x 17" telephone-style poster, black on thin green stock with photo of Michelle Shocked. 2 copies, both VG+; removeable tape in corner and minor wear. One is SIGNED BY MICHELLE SHOCKED to the original owner, $15; one unsigned $7.50.
Dub Syndicate, 4/3/98, Palookaville, Santa Cruz, 11" x 17" telephone-pole style poster; black on bright pink paper with photo of the artist; VG; minor removeable tape in corners, $10.
Ho'Opi Brothers, Ledward Kaapana, 4/11/98, Palookaville, Santa Cruz, "Voices of Old Hawaii" show featuring these highly regarded Hawaiian musicians; 11" x 17 telephone-style poster; black on thin pink paper with photos of the artists; SIGNED BY TWO OF THE ARTISTS (hard to read signatures) to the original owner; VG+; removeable tape in the corners; otherwise clean. Very nice Hawaiian music poster, $12.50.
Butthole Surfers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 1993 U.S. Tour, super-cool silkscreen poster by Frank Kozik with glowing skull superimposed over a burning cross; two crossed pistons labeled "love" and "hate"; a classic Frank Kozik poster; 2 nice NM copies, $30 each. (*)
Grand Slam Rock Jam, 8/8/93, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; cool poster by Pacific Northwest artist Bob Masse in bright orange and blue with floral borders and center stained glass window shape with caption "Free Concert--lotsa bands, free music, free drugs, free girls--NOT!!!" Cool, humorous poster in the psychedelic style. Multiple copies available; NM $10 each. (*)
The Denison-Kimball Trio (featuring Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard), 5/8/95, DNA Lounge, San Francisco; very cool silkscreen poster by Gordon & Shirtsleeve in the Frank Kozik style; 3 panels; one shows fingers on a guitar fretboard, the center a cocktail glass and ashtray with a smoking cigarette butt, and the third 3 hands playing the bongos. Cool poster... NM- (corner ding) signed "Gordon" in pencil, $25.
Stanley Mouse, 2001, "Fink Different"; uncut 14" x 19" sheet of 8 color handbills for what appears to be some kind of a show or advertisement, says "Mouse and Colorspan at Seybold, San Francisco 2001." The image is really cool with this the image of a big disgusting giant mouse with bloodshot eyes (like Big Daddy Roth's "Rat Fink" character) and a big red "M" on his T- Shirt (instead of "RF") seated at a computer eating an apple. Great colors, really cool item; not a common Mouse image. Asking $60.
Hog Farm "Pig-Nic" 9/2-3/95, Laytonville, CA; featuring Taj Mahal, Pele Juju, Linda Tillery, Dr. Loco & the Rockin' Jalapeno Band, Ratdog Review, Leftover Salmon, Second Sight, and others, with special guests Wavy Gravy and KEN KESEY. I went to one of these events early on and they were big fun; outdoors in the woods listening to some fine music and swimming in the river when things got too hot...this poster was co-produced by Bill Graham and the Hog Farm, features a design of a hog standing atop a stage that looks a little like Rick Griffin's early Hog Farm design based on the Royal Baking Powder can, only this one is set in the middle of the woods, and a bit crudely done, but still nice red/orange/yellow split fountain border with blue and green accents and typeset lettering. A nice souvenir of what was no doubt a fine event. 2 copies available, NM-/VG+; basically mint except for a small light drip or stain spot at the top of each. Might be removable but I haven't tried it; not a big deal. Asking $25 each for these nice Kesey-related items. (*)
Mirv, Flower SF, Walrus, Giant Robot, Jojo, Cake, Her Majesty the Baby, Train, Sunfur, Katharine Chase, 3(?) 27/96, Transmission Theater, S.F.; cool image by Gordon & Shirtsleeve wit black background, outline of car in wavy green and red, and yellow & blue lettering; has some paper stuck on the margin, probably removable, overall condition as is VG+; $10.
Tribal Disco Noise, Spike 1000, Much, 96 Decibel Freaks, 6/29/96, Berkeley Square, nice silkscreen by Gordon & Shirtsleeve with red background, dancing Shiva or Buddha holding microphone, NM $15. Kai Kln, Spike 1000, Smitten, 7/25/96, Bottom of the Hill, S.F.; nice black, blue-gray and green silkscreen with photo of woman whom I don't recognize; nice art by Gordon & Shirtsleeve, 2 copies NM $10 each. (*)
Heavy Into Jeff, Van Gogh's Daughter, Gun and Doll show, 10/11/96(?); Transmission Theatre, S.F.; nice silkscreen by Gordon & Shirtsleeve in the Frank Kozik style, orange background with black and red photo of John Travolta and some girl from one of his early disco movies, doctored up to show devil horns coming out of his head. 3 copies, NM $20 each. (*)
Summer of Love 30th Anniversary Celebration, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; 10/12/97; various commemorative posters were done for this event but this one was the free one that was posted around and handed out at the show; blue background and red/orange lettering and art marred only by one beer bottle and the slogan "it's Miller time" commemorating the corporate sponsor....well, it is the '90's after all. I have a bunch of NM copies of this poster; good souvenir, only $5.00 each. (*)
Hootie & the Blowfish, Speech, 11/25/9? (recent); Rose Garden, Portland, OR; commercial Bill Graham poster of the type typically put up on telephone poles these days to publicize upcoming shows; black on bright orange stock with photo of band. 2 copies, NM $35 each. (*)
Dave Matthews Band, 11/25/94 (seems early but that's what it dates out to), Roseland Theater, I think that's Roseland, Wash. 11 x 17 commercial telephone-pole poster, black ink on orange dayglo stock; VERY bright, Photo of Matthews band, but mainly lettering. Nice NM copy, $10. Most of these get put up on telephone poles and don't turn up in this condition.
26th Annual San Francisco Blues Festival, 9/19-20/98, Ft. Mason, SF; featuring Robert Cray, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Mavis Staples, Jimmy McCracklin, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Barbara Dane, Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas, Tommy Castro, Magic Slim, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Roy Rogers, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, many others; green background with photo image of man wearing turban playing guitar (sorry, slipped my mind who he is at the moment..) Nice poster in this very collectible series, NM $25.00. ``
Burning Spear, Pato Benton, Third World, The Skatelites, Shinehead, Mutabaruka, others, 10/7-8/2000. Golden Gate Park, S.F.; nice color lettering and photo of rastaman pounding on a drum; commercial but cool poster. NM $10.
Summer of Love Poster and Photograph Exhibition; 10/20/2005-1/28/2006, California Historical Society, San Francisco; very nice opening show poster by STANLEY MOUSE; these were given to attendees (including yours truly) at the show opening party, at which a good time was had by all. Poster is 15" x 27" on very thick poster stock, full color, and features an image of a woman reclining in a field of plants apparently sunning herself; background sky is composed of pink and blue bars and has "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" in black and white psychedelic lettering at the top; show info is in typeset lettering at bottom. High quality print job; almost looks silkscreened. Nice poster. 2 copies, NM $25 each (*)
Metallica, Moonalice, 9/11/2009, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA; nice program for the special benefit concert given by Metallica to benefit the "Marin Rocks" project being developed by the Marin History Museum (with some input from yours truly). Beautiful high quality commemorative poster done in limited signed and numbered edition of 500 by prominent local rock poster artist Dave Hunter, with image of a griffin done in gold, copper, and silver black inks with a rippled effect in the paper background; have 1extra copy in beautiful NM condition that I picked up at the show. Outstanding image and essential for Metallica fans, asking $150.
Bob Weir & the Marin Symphony Orchestra, 5/7/2011, Marin Center, San Rafael, CA; "First Fusion" show with the Symphony doing the music of Grateful Dead, really cool poster by great Seattle artist Scott McDougall, 13" x 19" full color with center image of a skeleton in a tuxedo with a conductor's baton, looking like he's conducting and orchestra; lettering shows Griffin/Kelley influence, nice NM copy, $25.
Spring paddleboard surf races, 5/19/1985, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii; nice 12" x 16.5" poster, blue and green silkscreen on pale pink-brick red art stock, image of paddleboarder, taken from the top, NM $10.
Memorial Day Paddleboard race, 5/27/1990, Turtle Bay Hilton, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii; 17 x 23" poster, silkscreened red and blue on white art stock, with a muscular paddleboarder in front of a paddleboard, with crossed Hawaiian and American flage, rather attractive, nice NM poster, $17.50.
Memorial Day Paddleboard race, 1991, Turtle Bay Hilton, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii; 16 x 22.5" poster, silkscreened white on dark slate blue, with rear-view image of a paddleboarder paddling across the ocean; nice image, NM poster, $15
Shoreline challenge Kayak or Paddleboard paddling competition, 4/6/1991. Healini Canoe Club, Oahu, Hawaii, 19 x 24.5" blud, turquoise, and green silkscreen poster on nice art stock, featuring the image of a Hawaiian paddling an oper surf kayak or paddleboard against a turquoise blue ocean, with a border of leaves. Nice, very attractive poster, NM-/VG+ slight corner age outside margins, $25.
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