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Professor PosterFriday, September 21st, 2018 at 1:18pm
Here's a really cool "Poster From The Past" for t'day!
It was 52 years ago September 21st,1966 that Lightnin' Hopkins open his six night run at the Matrix nightclub here on Fillmore Street in San Francisco . This one pre-dates BB King as being the "King of the Blues".
A number of books erroneously state that the Jefferson Airplane provided support all week there, whereas they did not play the first two nights - support came from JC Burris.
Just thought y'all would Dig this one! Haven't a clue who created it.... probably someone at the Matrix. Seeing that it's just a simple piece, maybe the printer laid it out!?

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Professor PosterThursday, September 20th, 2018 at 3:26pm
The first issue of Zap Comix was the product of R. Crumb who, along with friends, sold that first issue on the streets of the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco back in 1968. Robert Crumb was the lone artist for the first two issues of Zap Comix.
Soon after, other artists, namely S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin, and Victor Moscoso (the latter two were already well known as rock concert poster artists) met Crumb and were invited to draw some strips for a future issue of Zap Comix. Later, Gilbert Shelton (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) would join them and later still, Spain Rodriguez and Robert Williams.
Although there were a few earlier books (the term underground comix hadn’t even been invented yet), Crumb’s "Zap Comix" is generally considered the one that started the whole underground comix movement. The series has been published continuously ever since that first issue in 1968. The last one, #15 (sixteenth in the series), was first published in 2005. An "Original" first printing of this number #1 issue in excellent condition can bring as much as SEVERAL GRAND +.... :-O

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Professor Poster added 2 new photos.Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 3:09pm
"Yesterday and Today"
A Great man I grew up with that helped to make me the Man that I am today. Many Thanks to you Sir Paul. (Y) <3

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Professor PosterWednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:16pm
On this "Poster From The Past" the central image is a black and white photograph of a man wearing Mickey Mouse ears and standing in front of a picture frame containing a picture made up of a large Mickey Mouse watch with a wire running to an electric socket in a wall with a checkerboard floor beneath it. His hands are open and extended toward the viewer. A snail is crawling out of a mouse hole in the wall. The man in the poster is David Johnson. He was very well known in the Bay Area hippie music scene. He was known as Mickey Mouse and almost always wore his mouse ears.

It was 49 years ago on this day back in 1969, that Taj Mahal, along with the blues legend Buddy Guy and Spooky Tooth, were playing at the Fillmore West for four nights of dance/concerts. This is BG Fillmore poster number #192 in the series which was created by the very talented and local rock artist... Randy Tuten. It was printed only once.

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Professor PosterWednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:37am
It AMAZES me where Facebook used to allow literally thousands of followers (nearly 27,000!!) of Professor Poster to see the Posters that I put up each day, to now only a few hundred'! What a disappointment...
Perhaps that is why I post on over two dozen different pages. Still, it would be nice to have the viewing audience that I had just a few short years ago. It would help out if you all share a few of YOUR favorite posts when they come about. Even better if you (if you haven't already) turn someone onto this page so they too can enjoy these "Posters From The Past" as well. In any case, if you're reading this, you are one of the folks that Still get a chance to ENJOY these old Psychedelic Masterpieces! Cheers to you ALL, and remember....
... "When the music is finally finished and the crowd is all long gone, within the Posters lies the memories that linger and Live on"

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Professor PosterTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 1:50pm
The central image we have here is a cow with a heart on top of his head and an arrow through the heart on this "Poster From The Past". The cow has a very human shaped mouth and eyes, with pierced ears and large earrings. The cow is laughing. Next to the drawing of the cow are the words "Bulls Eye". The classic style of lettering of the performers names are an outstanding example of Psychedelic graphics that need some de-cyphering in order to read it! But that is part of the mystic and pleasure of the posters of this period. Many psychedelic posters have their origins in advertising images. This one is derived from a French cheese company logo known as "la Vache Qui Rit" which is usually translated as we all know as "The Laughing Cow".

It was 50 years ago on this day back in 1968, that Albert King, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Black Pearl, began three nights of dance/concerts at the Fillmore West here in the city that rocks... San Francisco! Light show provided by "Brotherhood of Light" which was awesome as usual.
This rock poster is number #137 in the old BG Fillmore series. Artwork created by the Master Big Five artist and old friend Rick Griffin. Rip August 18th, 1991. His art lives on!.

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Professor PosterTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 1:45pm
Today mark the 48th anniversary of the passing of the "Guitar God" Jimi Hendrix. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". His legacy and music will continue to live on LONG after we all, and our children's children are long gone.
RIP Jimi..... "Forever in our Hearts".

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Professor PosterMonday, September 17th, 2018 at 8:07pm
51 years ago on Septermber 16, 1967, Jimi Hendrix's debut album, "Are You Experienced" entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No.15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
How do you like this copy?

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Professor PosterMonday, September 17th, 2018 at 2:50pm
We see hand drawn artwork here of various members of the different bands on this "Poster From The Past". All are clearly recognizable as individuals. The lettering for the lead act, in this case Quicksilver Messenger Service, is VERY elaborately drawn and shaded. Really very well done indeed! John Cippolina stands out front and center along with Buddy Miles just below him!

It was 48 years ago on this day back in 1970, Along with The Quicksilver Messenger Service, Buddy Miles followed up with awesome performance as well as Robert Savage. All at the Fillmore West right here in downtown San Francisco, and for just $3.oo at the door! Beautiful light show as usual, provided by Little Princess #109. This poster is number #249 in the old BG series of posters credited to the very talented rock artist, Norman Orr. It was printed only once. A few days ago I posted another Great piece that he did.... check it out at my page if you missed it... I had the privledge of spending some time with him recently and found him to be such a cool and engaging gentleman. I look forward to our crossing paths again sometime in the future! (Y) His work is outstanding!

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Professor PosterMonday, September 17th, 2018 at 2:42pm
A Birthday remembrance to an old friend, hero, mentor, Psychedelic Brother and the Master Merry Prankster...... Ken Kesey! A brilliant individual and certainly an outstanding character of my generation. My older brother and I rode in the magic Bus "Further" with him and the crew down to Big Sur during my youth and I'll never forget it! So much could be said about this wonderful man but there's only so much room here. We definitely will not see another quite like him pass through this way again. Ken would have been 83 years old today. Born September 17, 1935 and passed over to the Great Beyond on November 10th, 2001. Gone yes, but certainly not or ever will be forgotten. (Y)

........RIP Chief
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Professor PosterSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 6:16pm
Another fine "Poster From The Past" featuring beautiful graphics, colors and lettering by our friend here in "Posterville" and Big Five Master artist Wes Wilson. It was 52 (!!!) years ago on this day back in 1966, that The Byrds, ("Eight Miles High") The Wildflower and a play entitled "The Dutchman" by Le Roi Jones and produced by The New Stage Company, performed at the Fillmore Auditorium here in our City by the Bay, San Francisco. This is BG number#28 in the old Fillmore series of posters and was printed four times! This is another one of those posters that is difficult to tell an original from a re-print.
Click the pic to see the full image! (Y)

Here they are doing one of their BIG Hits!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Il9q397lL0

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Professor PosterSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 2:18pm
Today, September 16, we celebrate the Blues pioneer and guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and bandleader Riley B. King. Universally regarded as the single most important guitar player of the last century. His unprecedented career earned him the nickname "King of the Blues". His big break came in 1948 when he appeared on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program out of Memphis. He was given the nickname "Beale Street Blues Boy" while working as a disc jockey and cutting his teeth on the local Blues circuit. It was eventually shortened to 'BB'. His trademark guitar "Lucille" was named after a woman who started a fight between two men who knocked over a kerosene stove and burned down the building BB was performing at in Twist, AR. He has called every one of his Gibson guitars Lucille since that night. He has released over 50 albums and played over 200 shows a year for over 40 years. A 15 time Grammy winner, he has influenced every guitar player who has come along including Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Truely, one of .... if not "the" greatest Blues musician who ever lived...
BB would have been 93 years old today.

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Professor PosterSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 2:07pm
Undoubtedly, here is the most famous poster from the 60's and Family Dog series, as well as the most recognized image ever used by the Grateful Dead.
The central image is a drawing done by Edward Joseph Sullivan, a late 19th and early 20th century artist. Sullivan created this drawing to illustrate one of the quatrains of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Mouse and Kelley added the color, as the original drawing was in black and white. A thorough examination of this poster shows the excellent lettering, fine use of the ribbon motif an ideal choice of coloring and perfect framing and balance in the design. The resulting poster has lived on through time and has increased in value at a dramatic pace. Since most of these posters were hung on walls at the time of the concerts, many exhibit severe damage and discoloration. Although the first printing had a print run of 2000 posters, finding a near mint original poster will require a lot of patience, as well as a fat wallet. A precedence setting price of over $50,000 for the Iconic Family Dog Poster took place most recently at auction! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Here is the link to the results of the sale!
https://auctions.concertpostergallery.com/1966_FD_26_OP_1_Avalon_Ballroom_Grateful_Dead_Conc-LOT6687.aspx

It was on this day 52 years ago (Holy Bones!) back in 1966, that the Grateful Dead and the Oxford Circle played for two nights of dance/concerts at one of San Francisco's most famous cathedrals of 60's Rock …. the Avalon Ballroom. This is Family Dog's "Poster From The Past" number #26 in their old series of posters not surprisingly entitled "Skeleton & Roses".
This iconic piece had three authorized printings and nearly a dozen unauthorized pirate printings in assorted sizes. THe handbill was printed only once. Credit for this awesome poster goes to the Dynamic Duo of Master Psychedelic poster artists of the time (or any time for that matter), Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley ……. Mouse Studios! Deserves a "Like"! (Y)

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Professor PosterSaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 8:35pm
Dig this White Haired Texas Bad Boy just whipp'in on that guitar!
Johnny Winter from Danish TV in 1970 with Tommy Shannon on bass and Uncle John Turner on Drums.... Just AWESOME!
Do yourself a favor and take the time to check this one out! (Y)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tyg5SJDpiQ

And if that's not enough for ya..... here's another kicker! :-O
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1E1EH6bXfA

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Professor PosterSaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 6:43pm
There are a couple of cool visual elements on this "Poster From The Past". The upper drawing is of a cowboy riding away on horseback from a woman. They are waving goodbye to each other. The lower drawing is of a caricature of the members of the band the Charlatans playing their instruments. This caricature which was drawn by Michael Ferguson and also appears on a number of posters for the Charlatans when they played other concerts and venues. George Hunter did the lettering on this poster. They were BOTH members of what has been documented as the first Psychedelic Rock band….. THE CHARLATANs!
This is the second Family Dog poster from their Denver venue at 1601 west Evans Street in Denver. It is Denver Dog #2 or FD-D79 entitled "Haw Haw" It is an over-sized piece that is 15" X 23", just a bit larger that the standard sized posters and was printed just once.

It was on this day 51 years ago in 1967, the The Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Charlatans and Superband played for three nights at the Denver Dog. The Denver Dog building is still standing, it's PT's, a strip club now. Also, a couple years ago, they tore down the hotel that most of the bands that played the Denver Dog stayed at, and there's a bank in it's place now. It was the same hotel that Canned Heat was busted at when they played the Denver Dog, and inspired their song "My Crime".

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Professor PosterSaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 2:05pm
Remembering Sweet Songbird Signe Toly Anderson Ettlin born this day. <3 <3

September 15, 1941 – January 28, 2016
Original member of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE.

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