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Professor PosterSunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 9:39pm

This interesting poster was used to advertise the Grand Opening shows at the Straight Theater here in San Francisco over three days in July 1967.
The striking graphics on this "Poster From The Past" included a Mayan-looking central image, and was designed by artist Frank Melton who billed himself as “Straight Theater Graphics ©”

It was 50 unbelievable years ago that this landmark Haight/Ashbury Dance Hall rolled out the Welcome Carpet with a lineup consisting of most of the big-name bands in the Bay Area at the time, and even included a sitar and jazz session...

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Professor PosterSunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 4:08pm

The "Day On The Green" was the name of a concert series in Oakland, California, presented by promoter Bill Graham and his company Bill Graham Presents. Held at the Oakland Coliseum Stadium, these events began in 1973 and continued into the early 1990s. The last Day On The Green overseen by Graham took place the same month as his death in a helicopter crash in 1991. There were a series of Day On The Green shows the following year in the wake of his demise, but no more have been promoted since then.

It was on this...

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Professor PosterSunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 2:28am

~*~*~*~ROLLING STONES BUSTED~*~*~*~

A little historical tid-bit here..... Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman appeared in a London courtroom 52 years ago on July 22, 1965. They were all found guilty of "insulting behavior" for urinating against a London gas station wall. They argued that the owner had refused to give them the key to the men's room, but they were fined five pounds each anyway. Let's face it, when ya gotta go........ya gotta go!

...... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterSaturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 11:23pm

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”
― Plato, The Republic

.... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterSaturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 7:32pm

As much as I love all of the posters in the entire Fillmore numbered series, I think what we have here is probably one of my top favorite pieces in the entire set of the 289 posters (the last two didn't take place at the Fillmore). It is BG number #18 and was printed an astounding FIVE times!
In my humble opinion this "Poster From The Past" is perhaps the very best of the pure LETTERING posters. It has appeared in a number of art books and articles about Psychedelic Art. This is a fine example of...

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Professor PosterSaturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 2:11pm

Here is probably one of the most notorious images" in the entire Family Dog series of posters on this "Poster From The Past". Here is FD number #17 entitled: "SNAKE LADY". The image is taken from a painting by 19th century Viennese artist named Franz (von) Stuck. It is appropriately named "Die Suende" or "SIN". The image of this woman shows up repeatedly in psychedelic posters…. at least four times in the Family Dog series alone. This was the third time.
Here we have a woman nude (of course) from the waist up surrounded and wrapped by...

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Professor PosterFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 7:50pm

Today marks what would have been a local Bay Area funny man's 66th birthday. Yes, someone that we ALL got to know and LOVE. We celebrate his life as if he were still here to keep us laughing.

You may remember him as one of these characters that he always did so well.
The Genie in Aladdin, Dr. Know in A.I. , Dr. Malcome Sayer in Awakenings, Hector in Being Human, Jack Moniker in Club Paradise, Doctor Cozy Carlisle in Dead Again, Dale Putley in Father’s Day, Batty Koda in the Rain Forrest, Adrian Cronauer in...

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Professor PosterFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 3:00pm

.....“Robert Crumb” 2002-03 Commissioned by Felix Dennis for his “Garden of Heroes & Villains” in Dorsington, England.
I thought this was pretty cool....

.... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 3:50pm

It was on this day 50 Mysterious years ago back in July 1967, that some truly "Strange Happenings" were taking place here in San Francisco, and not only in the streets but also at the California Hall!

This "Poster From The Past" was designed and created by the late and great rock artist Greg Irons and is quite popular, for good reason. The central image is of a devilish-looking man in a cape, and the deep maroon coloration gives this image a great visual effect. It is based on the comic book character from the sixties (Dr...

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Professor PosterThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 2:14am

Happy 70th birthday to my home boy Carlos Santana born on this day 20th July 1947, I have had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions and he is indeed quite a gentleman as well as the killer guitar player that we all admire so much. I can remember seeing the Santana Blues Band so many times in their early days here in San Francisco long before Woodstock. He has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time!...