The Doors – FD-64 First Printing Family Dog Poster
A beautiful, virtually Mint condition first printing of FD-64, the poster advertising a series of concerts with The Doors, The Miller Blues Band (Steve Miller,) and The Daily Flash at the Avalon Ballroom, produced by the Family Dog. This poster, known as the "Pink Panther," is the last of the four Doors posters designed by the great Victor Moscoso, and it is the absolutely first printing, as designated by Eric King in his guide as FD-64-OP-1 (Eric King has authenticated this poster, lightly in pencil, on the back.) 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. Gleason would pick up the posters at the shows he was reviewing, and this one is flawless except for some ultra superficial handling, only visible on the back. On request, we will gladly provide a certificate of authenticity stating that this poster came from the Ralph J. Gleason Collection. 13.969" X 20.031"
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