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Professor PosterThursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 5:12pm
Phew..... What a trip! This "Poster From The Past" is a real "Zinger".
The image here is two concentric circles making up the lettering. Above and below the circles are two copies of a photograph of Quicksilver Messenger Service. The one below the circle is upside-down. One of the most interesting effects ever achieved in a psychedelic poster attempting to simulate the visual effects of being stoned on LSD appears in the center of this poster where the shading of the Family Dog logo makes it appear as if one is looking through the surface of the poster onto another surface behind the poster.
It was 51 (you betcha) years ago on this day back in 1967, that Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Lee Hooker Blues Band and The Steve Miller Blues Band, left the audience begg'in for more at the Avalon Ballroom here in San Francisco. The great light show done by Ben Van Meter and his crew.

This is Family Dog number #53 in their series entitled "Plains of Quicksilver" and was printed two times. It was created by Victor Moscoso, the Master of Psychedelic Posters and Comics. Photo credits go to Fred Roth.

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Professor PosterWednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 7:41pm
I ran across this fairly rare handbill from the Family Dog's Store over seas, for the Dog's short-lived London venture in 1968. Not surprisingly, it didn't last all that long.
Surplus Avalon Ballroom posters and handbills etc. were sold there with the usual head shop ephemera. Posters sold at the store were stamped with the Family Dog name and London address on the back. I sure would like to run across anything from there for the archives here in "Posterville".
Anyone from across the pond remember the place?

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Professor PosterWednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 4:11pm
One of the most remarkable things about Rock Artist Lee Conklin’s work is the ability to put more lines in an area than anybody else. The central image here is made up of hundreds of tiny faces….all hand drawn. An interesting fact about this “Poster From The Past” is that it is easy to miss that there are several Larger faces made up of several smaller faces as well. Lee’s work has the ability to create images out of unexpected items. He didn’t simply draw something, he built everything out of the elements which were constantly surprising, interesting and amusing. Here’s a prime example of this.

It was on this day 50 years ago that this incredible dance/concert took place, beginning at the Fillmore Auditorium on the first night and moving to Winterland Arena the following two nights. Check it out…. Bands that performed were Moby Grape, Traffic, Lemon Pipers and Spirit . Light Show those nights was done by Glen McKay's "Headlights" (Y) What a show!
This is Fillmore poster number #112 in the series which was printed two times.

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Professor PosterWednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 3:31pm
Hoping you're having a Great and "Good Day Sunshine" on this, the first complete day of SPRING!

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Professor Poster shared Channel 5 News's post.Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 5:50pm
Long Overdue.....
And it's about freak'in time!!
Professor Poster says.....Good show Sir Ringo! (Y)
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Channel 5 News
Arise, Sir Ringo Starr! The Beatles legend has received a knighthood for services to music - it comes 21 years after bandmate Sir Paul McCartney was honoured with his.
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Professor PosterTuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 5:38pm
Alright then…. This is the poster that ALL Janis Joplin fans just LOVE and if possible, have hanging on their wall!
The image appears as a 1940's jukebox looking upward from the floor level. Within the arced and colored light bars of the jukebox are three great color photographs of Janis Joplin by the late and legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall. The center photo, in my opinion, is what I believe to be the most attractive photo of Janis ever taken! All told, this "Poster From The Past" was created as a collaboration of three artists including the photographer. Randy Tuten worked several times on posters with an artist named William "Daddy Bread" Bostedt who is also credited with this piece. It was his job to create the border of the image. In this case a simple but highly attractive Art Deco design. Randy filled in the rest placing Janis's photos in the center and finishing up with the lettering above her. A real Classic poster commemorating Janis appearance after leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company.

It was 49 years ago on this day back in 1969 that Janis Joplin and her Band, Savoy Brown and Aum began a four night series of dance/concerts beginning at the Winterland Arena for the first three nights and finishing up at the Fillmore West. This is BG Fillmore poster number #165 in the series and was printed three times.

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Professor PosterMonday, March 19th, 2018 at 8:30pm
One of the images which seem to have held great interest for psychedelic rock artists is that of a nude woman holding a large snake. Most of the uses of the image were taken from a painting entitled “Die Suende” (Sin) done by artist Franz Stock who worked i n Vienna during the early part of the 20th century. Here however Wes Wilson created his own version which I think is as good as anything Stock did!

It was 51 years ago today, (geese over half a century already!) that this dance/concert took place at the Winterland Arena on the 17th & 18th and the following night the 19th, at the Fillmore Auditorium here in our “City by the Bay”!
On the bill those nights were Chuck Berry (he passed away just a year ago yesterday), The Grateful Dead and Johnny Talbot & De Thangs.
This is BG poster number #55 in the series and was printed two times.

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