Cream / MC5 – 1967 First Printing Grande Ballroom ‘Creamsicle’ Concert Poster, in Mint Condition (Eric Clapton)

A spectacular mint condition first printing of Gary Grimshaw’s celebrated ‘Creamsicle’ poster, advertising two October 1967 shows at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom featuring Cream, with the MC5, Rationals and Apostles.  One of the most sought-after posters of the psychedelic era, this poster was nicknamed Creamsicle, because of the similarity of its’ color scheme to the 1960s ice cream bar of the same name.

These shows took place just three weeks before the release of Cream’s acclaimed album Disraeli Gears, which featured “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love.”  Wikipedia notes: Writing for the BBC, Chris Jones described the album as “a perfect encapsulation of the point where the blues got psychedelic and in turn got heavy.”  Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic describes the album as “a quintessential heavy rock album of the ’60s”. Dave Swanson of Ultimate Clsasic Rock believes the album to be “their masterpiece”.

Printed in a small quantity on thin stock, few copies of this classic have survived.  This superb example is fresh as the day it was printed, with no flaws at all.  12″ x 22″.  An extraordinary example.  With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

$8,000.00

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