Grateful Dead – Mothers – Quicksilver – BG-09 First Printing Fillmore Poster
Here's a beautiful first printing of BG-09, the Fillmore Poster for the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Mothers of Invention in mid 1966. This poster was folded in quarters to take home from the show by Ralph Gleason , but has sat flattened for 40+ years making the creases subtle. There are single pinholes in the top corners, but otherwise this is stunning with no flaws at all. As bright an impression as you could hope to find. And how about that incredible lineup ? Approximately 14" x 20" and of course with the #72 union logo. 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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