The Fugs – 1967 Boxing-Style Concert Poster
A beautiful boxing-style cardboard concert poster from 1967 advertising The Fugs in concert at the Berkeley Community Theater, April 22. Measuring 13 3/4" x 22", this features a photograph by celebrated Rock photographer Joel Brodsky, and is in near mint condition. 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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