Love – Captain Beefheart – Big Brother – Mint Hupmobile 8 Family Dog FD-9 Poster

A virtually mint first printing of FD-9, the Family Dog poster for Love, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, and Big Brother & The Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) at the Avalon Ballroom in May, 1966. This first printing is printed on vellum, and has the large union logo and number "72" in the lower right corner. Designed by Wes Wilson, this poster is known as "Hupmobile 8." This example, in exceptional condition, is the finest we've ever seen. This poster was originally owned by Ralph J. Gleason (1917-1975;) one of the most influential music critics of all time. A central figure in the San Francisco rock scene, he 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. When the organizers of the Monterey Pop Festival had trouble recruiting the San Francisco bands, they turned to Gleason and Bill Graham, who were able to convince the major acts to come on board. We purchased this and the rest of Gleason's poster collection directly from his family.

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