Big Brother & The Holding Company – Oxford Circle – FD-38 First Printing Family Dog Poster
Here's a beautiful first printing of FD-38, the Family Dog poster for Big Brother & The Holding Company, Oxford Circle and Lee Michaels, with artwork by the great Victor Moscoso. This poster is virtually mint, with only a small and faint edge crease keeping it from being perfect. There is a Lorin Gillette poster distributor stamp on the reverse. This is as fresh an example of this poster as you could ever hope to find; it has been stored in a stack of posters since the show, and has never been hung or exposed to prolonged sunlight. This poster comes the collection of the late Ralph J. Gleason (1917-1975;) one of the most influential jazz and pop music critics of all time. He was a central figure in the San Francisco rock scene, helped organize the Monterey Pop Festival, and co-founded Rolling Stone magazine. Bill Graham himself credited Gleason with suggesting the Fillmore Auditorium to him as a site for concerts, while the Family Dog met with Gleason at his home to discuss their idea to stage dance concerts, prior to their first show at the Longshoreman's Hall. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a poster from the personal collection of one of the key figures of the San Francisco Scene. On request, we will gladly provide a certificate of authenticity stating that this poster came from the Ralph J. Gleason Collection.
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