An first printing concert handbill advertising the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom, June 11 & 12, 1966. This famous Wes Wilson designed handbill is FD 12 in the Family Dog Series, was only printed once, and is commonly known as ‘The Quick and The Dead’. This example has been […]
A rare 11″ x 14″ photograph of the Quicksilver Messenger Service taken by Herb Greene in 1967. 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 […]
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 […]
A rare ticket order form/handbill for 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”. If you’ve seen the film, you know the story. Jimi Hendrix smashing and burning his guitar in his first US concert; The Who destroying their […]
A stunning factory sealed first pressing of the self titled debut album by Quicksilver Messenger Service on Capitol Records, with the foil Rick Griffin album cover. This is by far the best example of this we’ve ever seen, with fully intact shrink wrap and perfect square corners (other than a tiny breach to the bottom […]
A very rare original 58 page concert program from the 1969 Woodstock Festival. This beautiful program documents the most important and legendary rock festival ever. With full credits, essays, and individual pages dedicated to virtually every act on the bill, this extremely rare artifact beautifully captures “3 Days of Peace & Music,” as the concert […]
An extremely rare original backstage pass from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival–one of only three we know to have survived. This legendary three day festival featured the first US performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the first West Coast show by The Who, and performances by the Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, Buffalo […]
A beautiful first printing of FD-89 (OP-1), the Rick Griffin designed poster advertising Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Sons of Champlin and Taj Mahal at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom, in October 1967. This is one of Griffin’s most sought-after designs, and this example, in near mint condition, is as nice as you’re likely to ever find. […]
A tambourine used by Quicksilver Messenger Service singer Dino Valenti on April 4, 1970 at the Fillmore East, and thrown to a fan; and a concert program from the show. Excerpts from the letter of authenticity of music critic and label executive Alan Edwards tell the story best (read the whole letter, below–it’s hysterical)– “..my […]
A rare virtually mint condition handbill for FLUXFEST held March 31, 1967 at San Francisco’s Longshoreman’s Hall and featuring performances by Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Wildflower and the SF Mime Troupe. This near mint condition beauty has the barest traces of handling but is crisp and clean, and measures 7.5″ X 10.25″. Scarce
A superb example of Rick Griffin & Alton Kelley’s classic double-size concert poster advertising a series of concerts at San Francisco’s Fillmore East by The Who (with James Cotton and Magic Sam); Creedence Clearwater Revival (with It’s A Beautiful Day and Albert Collins); the Grateful Dead (with Kaleidoscope and Albert Collins); and Quicksilver Messenger Service […]
A stunning 1968 first printing concert poster for Traffic, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Crumbs at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; artwork by John Van Hamersveld. This is one of our favorite psychedelic posters ever, with eye-popping artwork and unique type created by Van Hamersveld. Evidently Van Hamersveld stood on top of a table to […]
A rare set of Rolling Stone magazine, issues #1 – 105, bound in a limited edition of seven volumes and gifted by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to former Warner Bros. Records president Joe Smith. Wenner and legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph J. Gleason launched Rolling Stone with their debut issue on November […]
Red label, full shrink, unplayed with promo hole.
UK private press with gatefold custom cover. Great early live tracks.
Italian limited edition private press with stamped generic cover & insert. (generic cover has slight foxing)