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Professor PosterTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 5:26pm
We're headed down south for this "Poster From The Past"!
The Vulcan Gas Company (usually called simply The Vulcan) was the first successful psychedelic music venue in Austin, Texas. The Vulcan opened its doors in the fall of 1967, and closed in the summer of 1970.. The club had homemade benches and old church pews for the audience. The main floor, in front of the stage, was used for dancing. Smoking marijuana inside the club was discouraged and rare. Alcohol was also discouraged, but common. The Vulcan was never able to get a liquor license, since Houston White, one of the owners, had been convicted (conviction later overturned) for selling some acid to an undercover cop. For much of the history, concerts were advertised with both large posters and letter sized handbills, similar to those produced for concerts at the Avalon Ballroom and The Fillmore. Gradually, the larger posters were sacrificed to save cost, and eventually the handbills were abandoned for the same reason.

It was 48 years ago on this day back in 1968, that Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, along with Shiva's Headband and Winter, performed at Hemisfair Theatre of Performing Arts San Antonio, Texas. This rock poster was created by Vulcan Gas Company and printed just once to my knowledge..

Righteous piece t'share with a friend!
Not my neighborhood, but still.....
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Professor PosterTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 5:02pm
Let's take time to acknowledge and send greetings and best wishes on the occasion of the 77th birthday of Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack who was born on this date November 21, 1940 in New Orleans, LA. We all know him better as the one and only: "Dr. John.... The Night Tripper"!

Here's live performance of a little tune that we all know and enjoy! T'night, he'll be having "Such a Night"!

......... Professor Poster
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Professor PosterMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 10:55pm
Is this where YOU reside?

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Professor PosterMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 10:33pm
While really not much of a psychedelic poster to speak of, the line-up of bands and and the program for the evening of this gig leaves nothing to smirk at. It is taken from a Victorian woodcut, a chiseled block of wood about an inch high (type high) used as a printers standby for odd jobs, there would have been a hole cut in the center of the drum for the compositor to set type in. This image, and similar ones, were widely disseminated through 'clip books' in the sixties, many of which were for artists to copy photographically, or cut out and 'paste-up'. The artist for this poster would have found the art in such a book, which lends to the non-psychedelic connotation..... I think that the look in the drummer's eye however IS somewhat psychedelicized though!

This "Poster From The Past" was used to promote a benefit for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, referred to as "snick"), which was presided over by Stokely Carmichael (future Honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Party). This event took place 51 (!*!*!) years ago on November 20, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium, and featured (look out now) the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, James Cotton Chicago Blues Band and Johnny Talbot & De Thangs. Jon Hendricks was master of ceremonies. Admission was only $2.50 and doors opened at 3PM! Although not technically included in the BG series, if I were putting the BG/Fillmore set together I would consider it a "must have". Printed only once and the artist that created it is still unknown to this day.

Share this historical poster with a friend.
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Professor PosterMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 4:37pm
May we ALL have a Wonderful and Joyous Holiday Season... (Y)

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Professor PosterMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 3:55pm
There is a heck of a lot going on, and a lot to look at in this "Poster From The Past" so let's get right to it! The central image is a carefully drawn portrait of Native American (perhaps a Chief) with a pair of hands holding a broken arrow, the symbol of unwillingness to make war. Below him is a heart below which is a drawing of another native American wearing buckskin clothing and in an elaborate headdress. Next to him is a nude woman. To the left of that is another heart within which is the man on the Quaker Oats box. To the right is another heart within which are additional Native Americans and yet another heart within which is a human face topped with ram's horns. Pointing in both directions at the bottom are nine arrows.There are a couple of strange looking birds at the top with one hand and one wing that flank the Chief on both sides. This poster is keeping with the Hippie fascination with the Native Americans societies as an idealized back to nature way of life.

It was 47 years ago on this day back in 1970, that Love, Arthur Lee, The James Gang and Black Sabbath, played the first of the two week shows of dance/concerts at the Fillmore West. The second week of shows started on the 26th and included Sha Na Na, Elvin Bishop and Tower of Power. This stunning rock poster was created by the very talented (and great guy t'boot) Norman Orr. and is a double sized as well as a double week poster. It is listed as BG Fillmore numbers #257 & 258 in the series and was printed just once.

Go on ….. Share the Chief with a friend!
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