Another Birthday that we just can't pass up without some acknowledgement and Best Wishes..... Yes, one of our Doobie Smok'in Gurus and Funny man.... Tommy Chong is celebrating his 79th. So roll up a fat one and light'er up in his honor!
.....He'd love that!
.... Professor Poster
In late 1967, several Bay area bands including the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, formed together to produce dance/concerts independently of Chet Helms at the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium. Hence, the The Carousel Ballroom was opened for business. Ultimately, they were better musicians than they were businessmen, and in the summer of 1968, Bill Graham took over the Carousel and renamed it the Fillmore West.
This scarce "Poster From The Past" is from a Carousel Ballroom show from 49 years ago on this day back in 1968. Although the poster featured Big Brother &...
It was 47 years ago on this day in May 1970, that the Grateful Dead played their very first concert performance in England in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.Here's what they looked like on that day.
They later toured England again in '72 and recorded their "Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead" to create the album.
Photo credits go to Barry Wentzell.
..... Professor Poster
The Northern California Folk Rock Festival 2, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and the Aquarian Family Festival, at the Spartan Stadium practice field, both were held on Memorial Day weekend. These festivals had all the elements of the better-known shows…..80,000 people were said to have attended either one or the other. As at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix headlined the Folk Festival. Just as at Altamont, the Aquarian Festival hired Hells Angels for security with disastrous results…. no surprise there!
Both festivals were infused with 1960s counter cultural values, peace, love, drugs, sex.....but lacking famous films to commemorate them, they...
Very BEST wishes and tip of the hat to one of the most prolithic song writers/singers/artists of the 20th century on this his 76th birthday. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth Minnesota, on May 24,1941 known to us all as Bob Dylan! I know it's hard to choose, but what's your favorite song of his?
This is one of mine.... an anthem for my generation.
Recorded 53 years ago......
... Professor Poster
I just really think that this "Poster From The Past" by Wes Wilson was and is one of the best pieces he did back in the beginnings of his early Rock Art poster carrier. On this day in May 50 years ago back in 1967, An Art Exhibit at the J. Walter Thompson Co. in Los Angeles opened it doors. In an article that I found about this poster Wes went on to explain:
"I accepted the commission to do this poster back in 1967 close to the time that my rock posters had been featured in...
Holy Crap!!! .... Robert Crumb's Fritz the Cat Cover Original Art from the paperback comix just sold at Heritage Auctions for an amazing $717,000!!
Here, Fritz gets cozy with girlfriend Charlene in this famous cover image, taken from the oversized collection of stories first published by Ballantine in October, 1969. This book was so popular, it rated a second printing a month later! The image would go on to inspire a popular statue by Randy Bowen and Neil Surges in 2003 that quickly sold out.
This is perhaps one of the most famous and important single...
The fantastic fantasy image on this "Poster From The Past" is of a human foot with a shin which forms the neck of a human face. Above the toes is a pair of breasts one of which has a face in profile with a blue rose emerging from its mouth. The heal of the foot also has a face. The main face is made up of human figures, for example, the nose is the nude back, legs and buttocks of someone whose hands are holding open the eyes of the face. A pair of legs are dangling from the ear,...
It was on this day in May 47 years ago back in 1970 , that a "Royal" Dance/Concert took place and is advertised here on this "Poster From The Past". This gala event was with the two "KINGS of the Blues". Both BB and Albert King played and sang the blues for the beginning of four nights of some knockout shows at the Fillmore West here in San Francisco. They were joined there by Mendelbaum. Light show by Crimson Madness.
The central image on this poster is a collage of old engravings. The background is a room...
Now this is what I REALLY call a "Poster From The Past"!
It was early in the month of May, 141 years ago back in 1876, that Christys All Female Theatrical Group appeared in this "Amazonian Scene". Fifteen Unrivaled Lady Artists gloriously attired in red silver armor, spiked helmets, jeweled breast plates and more! A Grand, Gloriously Glittering & Gigantic display of Unique entertainment!
From the Grand Opera House in New York to the Music Hall in Shrewsbury Massachusetts . Great old lithographed poster for your viewing pleasure….. Dig those cool old costumes!