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Professor PosterThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 4:07pm

Here is Family Dog Poster number #76 entitled "High-Yo-Silver". The central image is a drawing of human figures, horses' heads and trees. The border is made up of marijuana leaves. How nice!

It was 50 silvery years ago on this day back in 1967, that The Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Other Half and Melvin Q. Watchpocket, played their fine musical sets at the Avalon Ballroom, right here in our fair city of San Francisco. This rock poster was created by Jack Hatfield and was printed only once. The picture seen here of the poster certainly...

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Professor PosterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:45pm

Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, whose songs have been recorded by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many other classic rockers, died 79 Years ago today at age 27. The first member of the infamous "27 Club". As the story goes, Robert Johnson met his end in 1938 at the bottom of strychnine-laced bottle of whiskey. He was playing a county dance in Greenwood, Mississippi, when a woman gave him a poisoned drink. In some versions, the woman is the wife of a jealous bar owner who tricks her into poisoning Johnson. In others she is...

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Professor PosterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:07pm

The always pleasing posters from the Grateful Dead never cease to amaze and this is by no means an exception. This event and favorite "Poster From The Past" of many took place 30 years ago on this day back in 1987. The Grateful Dead at Telluride Town Park, in Colorado. This venue offered, and still does, great camping facilities with all sorts of other amenities for amusement including softball fields, a frisbee golf course, sand volleyball courts, a skate park, soccer fields, a public outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, kid's fishing pond, Imagination Station playground, basketball courts and...

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Professor PosterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 4:40pm

Here is a Beautiful "Poster for the Present" designed for the 45th Anniversary of Woodstock. It was created by my old Poster-pal and legendary rock artist from the Great North West.... Bob Masse Studios, which features his classic style and includes a very famous image taken from the stage of John Sebastian during his set. Bob also designed the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock Poster and the Heroes of Woodstock Tour poster the same year.
Check out his FB page t'see more of his truly fine work!
Worth the visit! (Y)

.......... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 3:11am

It was 40 years ago on August 16th,1977 that Elvis left the building for the last time. The world was a better place with him in it! Really, what more can be said about the "King" that hasn't been said?
He is missed and loved by a sea of humanity! (Y)

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Professor PosterTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:44pm

This is a lesser seen poster for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival by artist David Edward Byrd. The Original Woodstock Poster with the Wallkill, New York location. While away for a month in the Caribbean & unreachable, the town of Woodstock forbade the show & it had to be moved to Max Yasgur's farm. Therefor a new poster. Many people like this one much more than the famous "Dove on the Guitar Neck" poster that we're all used to seeing. How about you, which one do you you prefer? Check the other one out at Professor Poster's page along...

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Professor PosterTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 2:56pm

The Family Dog On The Great Highway (FDGH) opened on June 13, 1969 with the Jefferson Airplane. The site was at one time the Edgewater Ballroom, then a Roller Skating rink and later on a model slot-cat track, part of the "Playland At The Beach's" amusement park complex here in S.F. Despite the dominance of the Fillmore West, many fine bands played the smaller FDGH in the Summer of 1969. However, after a "strike" involving Light Show operators that August, the Family Dog was once again in dire financial straits. While the Family Dog continued to put on shows in...

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Professor PosterTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 3:42am

Today we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the
"Woodstock Music & Art Fair".
It went from August 15th to August 18th, 1969. (Y)

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Professor PosterMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 5:12pm

Tad Hunter aka The San Andreas Fault, created this handbill for the Family Dog during it's stint out on the Great Highway across from the Pacific Ocean, for a three day gig that finished up on this day 47 years ago back in 1970. Fairly simple in design with the famous FD logo created by Wes Wilson with "Chief Emmet". On the bill that night was It's a Beautiful Day, Osceola, Saw Buck and Temporary Optics. As cash was fairly tight for the Dog during these times generally only single colored handbills were done. Just the same, it's a cool...

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Professor PosterMonday, August 14th, 2017 at 12:03am

While "The WHO" were playing in Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands to the tune of hundreds of Dollar$ a ticket, I spent the day with a few thousand others (comfortable too) over at Sigmund Stern Grove for a FREE CONCERT with the bands "WAR" & "MALO" bring'in down the house. Both bands were Fabulous as one would think!....But what was a wonderful thing to experience such a diverse group of people from all of the different neighborhood of our fair city of San Francisco and surrounding areas getting along just famously. This was definitely a home grown day with...

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