Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Janis Joplin – Signed First-Ever Recording Contract / With Big Brother & the Holding Company and Mainstream Records

With a telegram from Mainstream Records owner and record producer Bob Shad concerning recording sessions for the band and the album cover for their first LP. From On the Road With Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke: In San Francisco [Janis Joplin is] already something of a local legend. She’s been singing with Big Brother […]

Janis Joplin / Stanley Mouse / Big Brother – Circa 1966 Mouse-Signed Receipt for Poster Design (w/very early full signature) + 1966 Matrix Handbill

A circa 1966 Mouse Studios receipt reading “Received 30.00 advance on account for poster design,” signed by legendary poster artist Stanley Mouse, with his very rare full signature and mouse drawing (the only example we’ve seen of Mouse signing his full name, legibly.) With a Mouse-designed handbill advertising a run of November 1966 Big Brother […]

Janis Joplin / Merry Pranksters / Hells Angels – 1966 Sokol Hall Concert Contract / Big Brother and the Holding Company (AOR 2.247 Show)

 A concert contract between Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin) and the Hells Angels (!), for a November 11, 1966 concert at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.  The Angels promoted this show, which featured Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters as the opening act–no idea what they did on stage.  The poster for this show […]

Janis Joplin – Beautifully Signed Bank Signature Card, With Photo, 1966 Tax Document (w/ Roger Epperson COA)

A United California Bank signature card beautifully signed by Janis Joplin, with her 1966 Internal Revenue Service tax extension form and a copy of a circa 1966 Mainstream Records publicity photo. Joplin carefully signed the signature card in blue ballpoint, as it was to be used as an exemplar for her signature.  The IRS ‘Application […]

Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Etc. – 1970 Trans Continental Pop Festival Concert Poster (AKA Festival Express)

An original concert poster advertising the Trans Continental Pop Festival’s two June 1970 dates at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto, Canada.  Performers included the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Ten Years Aftere, Delaney & Bonnie, Mountain and Buddy Guy. From Wikipedia: The Trans Continental Pop Festival was staged in three Canadian cities: Toronto, […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1966 Concert Contract, Signed By Peter Albin

A contract for Big Brother and the Holding Company’s November 11, 1966 show at the Trip Room in Sacramento, Ca., signed on behalf of the band by bassist and ‘leader’ Peter Albin, and promoter William Hall. This dates from the very early days of Big Brother; the band played their first show in January 1966, […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1967 Matrix Handbill (AOR 2.110)

A scarce handbill advertising a three day engagement by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin, at San Francisco’s Matrix club in April, 1967.  Great period artwork by Leidenthal; this is illustrated on a full page in the definitive reference The Art of Rock (reference number: AOR 2.110). In near mint condition, with […]

Woodstock Festival – Original 1969 ‘Press’ Backstage Pass (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin)

An original ‘Press’ backstage pass for the 1969 Woodstock Festival (short for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair – An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music.) The story of the Woodstock Festival and the artists who performed is familiar to any fan of 60’s rock– the rain, the mud, the crowd of 500,000 watching Jimi Hendrix, […]

Janis Joplin – Original Francesco Scavullo Photograph

A superb 8″ x 10″ photograph of Janis Joplin, shot in 1969 by legendary American fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo. Scavullo recalled “I had one fabulous afternoon with Janis Joplin. She stayed the whole afternoon. I loved photographing Janis. I loved meeting her, and she was so different from what I thought she was going to […]

Janis Joplin / Guy Peellaert – Original Signed ‘Rock Dreams’ Lithograph, #104/500

An original lithograph of Janis Joplin by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert, from A Portfolio of Rock Dreams, published in 1973.  This impressive limited edition lithograph was printed in 29 colors by Dietz Offizin of Lengmoos, Germany; and is hand signed by Peellaert, and hand-numbered 104/500.  It measures 29 1/4″ x 22 3/4″ (image size 21″ x 14 1/2″).  […]

Janis Joplin – Original Signed Herb Greene 11″ x 14″ Photograph

A rare vintage photograph of Janis Joplin, taken in 1967 by Herb Greene.  This is an original hand-printed photograph, made from the original negative, and signed by Herb Greene. Herb Greene is a legendary San Francisco photographer known especially for his relationship with the Grateful Dead and the local San Francisco scene. He has also […]

Monterey Pop Festival – 4 Rare Ticket Stubs (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Grateful Dead, etc)

A very rare set of 4 ticket stubs and a business card from the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.  Monterey Pop was arguably the most important rock festival ever–the seminal rock event of the “Summer of Love”. The 3 day festival had 5 separate concerts, each ticketed individually.  This set includes stubs from shows #1,2,3 and 5.  […]

Janis Joplin – Huge Jim Marshall 16″ x 20″ Original Photograph

A superb and very large hand printed 16″ x 20″ silver gelatin photograph of Janis Joplin by the legendary Jim Marshall.  Taken in 1968 backstage at San Francisco’s Winterland, this is one of Marshall’s classic images. This huge print is in mint condition, with Marshall’s studio stamp and negative number on the reverse.  In the […]

Monterey Pop Festival – Concert Program (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Etc.)

A very rare concert program from the Monterey International Pop Festival, held June 16-18, 1967 at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Monterey Pop was arguably the most important rock festival ever–the seminal rock event of the “Summer of Love”. If you’ve seen the film, you know the story. Jimi Hendrix smashing and burning his guitar in his […]

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