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Professor PosterThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 2:41pm
Totally Beautiful portraits of the members of Big Brother and the Holding Company are surrounded by an elaborately drawn border is the subject of this "Poster From The Past". These portraits are drawn in and around a big red circle. Janis in the upper left, Peter Albin bassist upper right, David Getz drummer lower left, Sam Andrew Guitarist lower right and James Gurley Lead Guitar center with his baby boy... Hongo. This poster has always been a favorite of mine as I grew up personally knowing the members of the band as good friends of/with my older brother. Hence, they were sort of like my "Big Brothers" with Janis too of course. This is Family Dog poster number #72 entitled "Family Portrait".

And so it was on this day 51 short years ago back in in 1967, that four nights of shows at the Avalon Ballroom began with performances by Big Brother and the Holding Company of course, along with Mt. Rushmore, Canned Heat and Mother Earth. Light show provided by North American Ibis Alchemical Company.
This wonderful poster was done by the masterful rock artistry of Dennis Nolan. His face can also seen in the poster just below the baby in James Gurley's lap! It's tiny so take a good look! He is also the illustrator of many children's books. This poster was printed a total of three times.

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Professor PosterThursday, July 19th, 2018 at 2:25pm
It was 44 years ago on July 19,1974, The US Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10th. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge. The US Court of Appeal would overturn the deportation order in 1975 and Lennon was granted permanent resident status the following year.

..... Professor Poster
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Professor Poster shared Avalon's video.Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:26pm
Under the Sea with Psychedelic Sea Urchines! (Y)

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Avalon
Psychedelic! Awesome Fractal video by Adam Nixon
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Professor PosterWednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 5:32pm
The California Hall was a small venue that competed with shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon and was located at Polk &Turk Streets here in San Francisco. Big Brother and the Holding Company played the California Hall quite often, and many lesser-known Bay Area bands such as the Baytovens and the Hedds got their start there in 1965 and 1966.
This colorful piece was used to promote a couple of shows for the Steve Miller Blues Band, The Sunshine Company and the Anonymous Artist's of America's gig there some 51 years ago, on July 14th & 15th, 1967 . Light show was done by Bob Holt Lights. The price of admission was a astounding $2.00. I don't think you can even buy a bottle of water at these shows now for that these days!

This poster was designed and created by the late Greg Irons who was tragically hit and killed in a freak bus accident in Bancock, Thailand back on November 14, 1984. A great loss to the poster community at large. Alas we still have some of his GREAT artwork to remember him by. This poster was printed only once and is a "Poster From The Past" for today. Enjoy!

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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 9:20pm
The image on this "Poster From The Past" is of a collage made up of elements from old engravings. In the foreground between two rock formations is a stream with a small wooden bridge across it. Next to one end of the bridge is a baby in a cradle with a long legged bird standing on one leg on top of the cradle. Further to the rear is an ice surface with two men standing on it. Beyond that is a stone lighthouse view against a partly cloudy sky with several birds flying in it. A large yellow flower is atop of the lighthouse where it's beacon ought to be. Pretty cool!

It was 48 years ago on this day back in 1970, that the Steve Miller Band, along with Bo Diddley and Crow, played at the Fillmore West right in downtown San Francisco. Light show presented by The Deadly Nightshade. This poster was created by the "Gentleman" rock artist, David Singer and was printed only one time. It is number BG #246 in the old Fillmore poster series.

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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 7:51pm
Victor Moscoso's Joint Show poster from 1967.
Story over at the "Prof's" page!

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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:27pm
Stanley Mouse's Joint show poster from 1967.
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The roaches that spelled out "Joint Show" were real!

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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 5:04pm
Alton Kelly's Joint Show Poster from 1967.
Story over at the "Prof's" page.

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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 4:06pm
Wes Wilson's Joint Show poster from 1967.
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Professor PosterTuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 12:32pm
The Joint Show opened 51 years ago on July 17, 1967, in the Moore Gallery in San Francisco, California. It was the first art show to celebrate Psychedelic rock concert poster artists and their work. The show showcased the “BIG FIVE” rock artists of the times: Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, and Wes Wilson. Each of the five artists created a poster exclusively for the show, which was also made available for purchase. The show helped to create an acceptance of rock concert poster art in the larger art world and the museum community, and led to more gallery shows and the inclusion of these types of works into museum collections.
The Joint original/first print posters were printed on a variety of paper stocks. They were printed on glossy index stock, textured/vellum stock & foil stock (by far the rarest). In addition some of the glossy stock posters were labeled as "first edition 1500". This was done to generate interest in the posters (each artist also signed and numbered 50 of these for the show). They were actually printed at the same time as the glossy posters without the "1500" designation. We have Rick Griffin's piece pictured here but quite frankly, they are all MAGNIFICENT! I will the rest of them as well and they can be seen at my page throughout this day..

............. Professor Poster
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Professor Poster shared Dust-to-Digital's video.Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 7:38pm
Here is what the Maestro Robert Crumb has t'say bout today's Graphic Arts.... Well worth watching..... My sentiments exactly!
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Dust-to-Digital
Robert Crumb discusses Modern Package Design, Computer Graphics, and High Art vs. Low Art in this video from 2004.
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Professor PosterMonday, July 16th, 2018 at 7:37pm
Once again, rock artist David Singer gives us one more collage on this "Poster From The Past". Here we have the image of a desert scene with a mountain and a beautiful sky full of streak lighting. Added to this is an immense three armed Sagurao cactus and a figure of a man with his arms raised toward the heavens and his legs embedded into the desert floor. Quite an impressive image! One of the reasons for the widespread appeal of Singer's work is that it seems open to such a variety of interpretation. What do you make of this one?

And so it was on this day of July, back some 49 years ago in 1969 that BB King, the Elvin Bishop Group and the Love Sculpture From England, played at the Fillmore West for this mid week show. Over the following weekend, Country Joe and the Fish along with Joe Cocker and the Grease Band and Country Weather finished up the shows here in the heart of our fair City by the Bay. The Light show masterfully provided by the "Holy See". This fine poster is number BG #182 in the old Fillmore poster series and was printed only one time.

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Professor PosterMonday, July 16th, 2018 at 2:11pm
Remembering the Awesome Guitar Legend, Johnny Winter.
One of the killer musicians and Bluesman of our Generation.
Gone four years now and will ALWAYS be sorely missed. :'(
February 23, 1944 - July 16th 2014 RIP

OMG!! ....If you want some AWESOME Blues and Rock, Check out this Texas BAD BOY during his Prime in this incredible LIVE performance. No one quite like him... (Y)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqXYuWOoBl4

One of MY favorite pictures of da Man!

.......... Professor Poster
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Professor PosterMonday, July 16th, 2018 at 2:06pm
Another extraordinary image to decipher on this "Poster From The Past". Here we see two flesh tone colored eggs with tiny faces and birds for eyes. The edges of the eggs are cracking, but there is a talon in each of them making an impression on them from above as if they were soft like flesh. The eggs are sitting on something which is very elaborately drawn and includes several faces, but what that might be?..... a tree stump, a nesting something else is unclear. This something else is made up of predominantly vertical lines which widen and narrow to form the lettering. It almost seems that there ought to be a disclaimer with some of the descriptions of this artist's posters. This is number BG #129 in the old Fillmore poster series. It was created by master rock artist: Lee Conklin and was printed only one time.

It was on this day 50 (Uh Huh!!) years ago back in July of 1968 that six days of Dance/Concerts began at the Fillmore West, with performances by Big Brother and the Holding Company, Richie Havens, Illinois Speed Press, Sly and the Family Stone, Jeff Beck, and the Siegel-Schwall Band. What an incredible line-up wouln't you agree? Light show by Holy See was magnificent as usual!

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Professor PosterSunday, July 15th, 2018 at 3:38pm
A Grand Birthday wish we send out to one of the Original and founding fathers of Psychedelic Rock Art and my dear old friend .....None other than Robert Westley (Wes) Wilson born on this day July 15th, 1937 who celebrates his 81st trip around the sun!
Here we see the stylized poster (reminiscent of Wes's own BG #32 from back in 1966 ) that his son Jason has created for this very occasion. Well done! (Y)

We ALL appreciate EVERYTHING you've done over the past 50+ years enriching our art filled lives. THANK YOU more than we can say and hoping you have a incredibly wonderful day! 😉 (Y)

Cheers from your Pal.... Professor Poster
Check out his website here! Loads t'see!
http://www.wes-wilson.com/
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Professor PosterSunday, July 15th, 2018 at 3:10am
We're celebrating the birthday of one of the GREAT women and sweet songbirds in Rock music. Linda Ronstadt is 72 years young today!
Born July 15th, 1946.

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilations or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted thirty-eight Billboard Hot 100 singles with twenty-one reaching the top 40, ten to the top 10, three to No. 2, and "You're No Good" to No. 1. In the UK, her single "Blue Bayou" reached the UK Top 40 and the duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at No. 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted thirty-six albums, ten Top 10 albums, and three No. 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts. Now that's cook'in!

Linda's first hit record was "Different Drummer" which she recorded with The Stone Poneys, was written by The Monkees' Michael Nesmith.

This is one of my favorites that she performed... What's your favorite that she did?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgURAr8MVF0

This one with Chuck Berry and Keith Richards is also the BOMB!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERVLy-ltjHs

Have Always Loved this picture of her... <3

.... Professor Poster