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Professor PosterSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 7:25pm
This "Poster From The Past" brings Summer to an end.
This one is for Donovan's one night only concert performance on this day 52 years ago back in 1967. It was held at the Cow Palace just south of San Francisco in Daly City. It is a portrait of him in his primeโ€ฆ. In this uncredited photograph, he is surrounded by colorful flowers. This poster was created by the Masterful hand of the lovely Bonnie MacLean. It is number #86 in the old BG poster series and was printed two times.

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Professor PosterSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 4:30pm
"Autumn Equinox" 51 years ago on Sunday, September 22, 1968

Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead, Buddy Miles Express (Formerly Electric Flag), Youngbloods, Taj Mahal, Mother Earth, Sons Of Champlin, Ace Of Cups, Phoenix, & Curly Cooke's Hurdy Gurdy Band

Grandstands / Del Mar Fairgrounds --- Del Mar, California
Poster artwork by Rebecca Galdeano

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Professor PosterSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 1:51pm
Throughout the series of the many posters we see here, the artists have attempted to find unusual means of integrating their lettering into them. Dennis Noland, the artist who created this poster, probably has won the contest for the most successfully disguised lettering on a psychedelic poster with this image! The central image is a drawing of a human skull with a man's face in the opening of the nose. He formed the lettering of the words "Grateful Dead" with the teeth of the skull. Many people look at this poster and don't even realize that it's a Grateful Dead poster! Go on and take a good look and study it hard, and see if you can make out his great job of just about hiding the bands name in the smile of the skull. It's a tough one! .....Ya still got it?

It was 52 years ago on this day back in 1967, that The Grateful Dead and Mother Earth, played two nights of dance/concerts at the Family Dog's Denver venue in Colorado. Light show provided by The Diogenes Lantern Works. This "Poster From The Past" is the third poster in the Denver series and number #82 in the regular Family Dog poster series. It was printed two times.

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Professor PosterSunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 1:49pm
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 hadnโ€™t even been invented yet), Crumbโ€™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 PosterSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:46pm
The lovely and very talented artist of this rock concert poster, Bonnie MacLean created quite a few images based on human faces, perhaps because she drew them very well. The central image on this "Poster From The Past" is one of those faces viewed from chin to brow within a circle. Although occasionally these faces were strange looking, generally they were very ordinary and attractive, open looking and friendly, faces that looked very much like people who would practice the hippie ideals of love, peace and brotherhood. Concepts that Bonnie took seriously and tried to portray in her artwork.

It was 52 (what seem like short) years ago on this day back in 1967, that Blue Cheer, Vanilla Fudge and The Sunshine Company, began three nights of dance/concerts at The Fillmore Auditorium here in our city of San Francisco. Light show provided by "Holy See"!
Donovan's one night only concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City is also advertised here on the bottom of this poster for the 22nd. This is number #84 in the old BG Fillmore poster series and was printed only once.

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Professor PosterSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 4:07pm
Here's a really cool "Poster From The Past" for t'day!
It was 53 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 PosterFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 3:33pm
Photographed 49 Years Ago Today ... September 19, 1970 ... Former Alameda, California (Alameda High School) Resident Jim Morrison Of The Band The Doors ... Jim Morrison Is Notorious For Having Been A Free Spirit.

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Professor PosterFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 1:50pm
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Professor PosterThursday, September 19th, 2019 at 3:54pm
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 during the Bay Area hippie music scene. He was known as Mickey Mouse and almost always wore his mouse ears.

It was 50 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 18th, 2019 at 7:48pm
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 51 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 PosterWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 3:31pm
Today marks the 49th 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 PosterWednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 1:56pm
It AMAZES me where Facebook used to allow literally thousands of followers (nearly 30,000!!) 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 17th, 2019 at 10:05pm
A Happy 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. I rode in the magic Bus "Further" with him my older brother Ronnie 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 84 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)

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Professor PosterTuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 9:48pm
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 53 (!!!) 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 PosterTuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 3:54pm
52 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 PosterTuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 3:48pm
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 49 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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