Unbelievable condition for this very collectible print. As you can see from the Pictures this has been stored with great care for the last 49 years. There are no rips or stains and the corners are sharp. I have only seen 3 of these on the open market in the last 10 years, and this one is the cleanest. The Grateful Dead and Big Brother played at the Golden Gate Park to celebrate George's life in true Hells Angels style.
On the afternoon of Aug. 24th, 1967 Chocolate George was riding down Haight St. And went to make a turn right by the Straight Theatre. He hooked the front wheel of his bike on the bumper of the car in front of him (Ive heard said it was a 55 Chevy), which caused George to be thrown from his bike onto Haight St. Suffering a serious head injury.George was taken to the hospital, where he died that evening. Georges funeral was held on the next Monday morning, the 28th. The funeral procession actually wound its way down Haight St, past the site of Georges accident, with the procession gunning their engines as they passed the Straight Theatre, in a last salute to George. The funeral procession then headed to Cypress Lawn Cemetery, where George was cremated, and his ashes later scattered over Twin Peaks -- the 2nd highest peaks in SF, located almost in the geographic center of the city, offering almost a 360 degree view of SF.
After the funeral, everybody went to Golden Gate Park for Georges wake, or. As it was called on the posters announcing it. Almost all of the Haight community turned out, because George was a much loved fixture in The Haight. Several of the SF bands played that day, most notably Big Brother, and the Grateful Dead.
The Angels supplied the beer, and the Diggers supplied the food. It was a good send-off, indeed. George Hendricks, better known as Chocolate George.
Died on the 24th of august 1967 in a motorcycle accident. The item "Hells Angels Chocolate George Wail Poster NM condition Grateful Dead AOR 2.251" is in sale since Friday, September 09, 2016.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "wberry2001" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.