Grateful Dead & Big Mama Thornton – 1968 The Bank Concert Poster / AOR 3.91

A scarce concert poster advertising October 1968 shows by the Grateful Dead and Big Mama Thornton at The Bank in Torrance, California, near Los Angeles.  The Dead had released their psychedelic masterpiece Anthem of the Sun just three months earlier, and had begun recording Aoxomoxoa the month before this show. Photos of Jerry Garcia and […]

Velvet Underground / Grateful Dead / Janis Joplin / Yardbirds / Etc. – Pinnacle Concert Handbill Advertising May 1968 Shows

A wonderful large psychedelic handbill advertising an incredible lineup of shows in May 1968 as part of the Pinnacle Concert series. Artists include Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), the Grateful Dead, Velvet Underground, the Yardbirds, Albert King, Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal, Chambers Brothers, Dr John the Night Tripper, B.B. King, […]

Grateful Dead – 1968 Shrine LA Small Concert Poster / Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal

A small card stock concert poster advertising two May 1968 shows by the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller Band and Taj Mahal at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, as part of the legendary Pinnacle concert series.  The Dead and Miller bands at that time were both at their psychedelic peak.  Artwork by John Van […]

Monterey Pop Festival – Superb 1967 Mint, Unused Foil Concert Poster / Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Byrds, Etc.

A very rare original concert poster advertising the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, in unused mint condition.  This is one of a small group of mint condition Monterey Pop posters recently discovered, one of which sold at auction in November 2022 for $30,000. (see second photograph) ‘Monterey Pop’ was arguably the most important music festival […]

Jimi Hendrix, Doors, Grateful Dead, Monterey Pop Festival – Mojo Navigator, Vol. 2 No. 2

A rare issue of Mojo Navigator, Vol 2, No 2, dated August 1967. Mojo Navigator was arguably the first rock fanzine; begun in 1966 by David Harris and Greg Shaw, it chronicled the San Francisco/Bay Area rock scene, and later, the rock music scene at large. Issues are extremely rare, as it was available only […]

Jerry Garcia – Garcia-Owned Test Pressing ‘Run for the Roses’ LP / Multiple COAs

Jerry Garcia’s personal test pressing of his 1982 solo album Run For the Roses.  This test pressing was sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. With a letter from Bonhams confirming that this test pressing was part of Lot 344 of the all-Garcia sale Alligator! A San […]

Grateful Dead – 1967 Mono Gold Label 1st Pressing Debut LP / Near Mint

A beautiful 1967 mono first pressing of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled debut album on Warner Bros, with the earliest gold labels. This psychedelic classic is rarely found in mono or with the scarce gold labels.  Finding one with a near mint cover and disc is near impossible.  The cover here has the lightest of wear, […]

Jimi Hendrix – 1969 ‘Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Ticket Stub & Concert Program / Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band

A concert program and ticket stub for Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Band of Gypsys shows, at New York’s Fillmore East on December 31, 1969, and January 1, 1970. Hendrix and his new group played two shows each night; this ticket stub is for the New Year’s Eve show, which began at 10:30 PM on December 31st. […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia-Owned ‘Skull & Roses’ Acetate LP / Perfect Provenance, 2 Letters of Authenticity (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal acetate of side 1/side 2 of the Grateful Dead’s 1971 self-titled double album, better known as Skull and Roses.  This acetate was sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. Wikipedia notes the album, “Although published without a title, it is generally known by the […]

Grateful Dead – Ken Kesey Signed & Inscribed 1966 ‘Acid Test’ Private Press LP

A very clean copy of the highly collectible 1966 album The Acid Test, featuring Ken Kesey and the Grateful Dead. Kesey has signed the front cover just to the left of his image, writing ‘My god look it’s Ken Kesey,’ with the end of the ‘y’ forming an arrow pointing to his face.  The psychedelic […]

Grateful Dead – Original Pressing of 1966 Debut 45 “Don’t Ease Me In/Stealin'”

A first pressing of The Grateful Dead’s ultra-rare debut single, “Don’t Ease Me In/Stealin,’” released in 1966 on the short lived Bay Area independent label, Scorpio Records. Though excellent bootlegs exist of this record, this is a genuine first pressing, with matte red labels (those on the bootleg are glossy) and “Commercial Recorders Inc.” etched […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia-Owned ‘Skull & Roses’ Test Pressings / 2 LP’s, Alternate Coupling/ Perfect Provenance, 2 Letters of Authenticity (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal test pressings of the Grateful Dead’s 1971 self-titled double album, better known as Skull and Roses.  These test pressings, with an unreleased alternate coupling, were sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. Wikipedia notes the album, “Although published without a title, it is generally […]

Grateful Dead / Ken Kesey – Rare 1966 Promotional Poster for ‘The Acid Test’ Private Press LP

A very rare promotional poster advertising the highly collectible 1966 album The Acid Test, featuring Ken Kesey and the Grateful Dead. The first recording session at the Bay Area studio Sound City was an in-studio Acid Test featuring Ken Kesey, the Grateful Dead, and members of the Merry Pranksters.  Sound City issued the results as […]

Grateful Dead – 1980 Radio City Music Hall Laminate Backstage Pass (From ‘Dead Ahead’ Shows)

A laminate backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s October, 1980 shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.  The Dead played Radio City from October 22-31, 1980; the last two concerts were filmed and released as the concert video Dead Ahead (photo of poster for these shows included for reference only.) This pass is from […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia’s Personal Backstage Pass For 15th Anniversary Warfield Concerts & Grateful Dead Business Card

Jerry Garcia’s personal laminate backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s 15th Anniversary Shows at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, given by Garcia to the band’s publicist. To mark the Dead’s 15th anniversary as a band, the group played a fifteen night stint at the Warfield.  As explained in the accompanying letter of authenticity: During 1979 and […]

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