In March of 1967, the Grateful Dead took a short break from playing their usual venues, the Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom, to play 7 nights at the short-lived Whiskey-A-Go-Go in San Francisco. Kantrowitz designed the poster for the shows, depicting Jesus. During this run of shows, Phil Lesh's 27th birthday and the release of the band's first album, making it a memorable time for the Dead. However, it's believed that the shows never took place and the the other "band" was actually a front to push drugs.
Features a quote from a song by Leonard Cohen entitled "Suzanne". This poster, measuring 14.5 x 22, is on uncoated paper stock similar to Fillmore posters. Like many Grateful Dead posters, this poster was probably on a Deadhead's wall and loved over the years. Certainly a rare poster and highly collectible for any Dead fan. The second poster, "58 Grateful Dead Songs Pictured", is also an original on similar paper stock and has been professionally restored as well.This is an earlier rendition of the infamous "100 Grateful Dead Songs Pictured", illustrated by Gary Kroman in 1981. Again, this is an ORIGINAL print and not a modern reprint. Because information on this particular version is scarce as hell, I would theorize that it's circa late 60's-mid 70's. This poster measures 18.5" x 12.5".
Both posters were professionally restored by the Poster Repair company in Baltimore, being gently cleaned and double mounted on Japanese MASA paper and pure cotton duck. The item "Lot of Rare Original 1967 Grateful Dead Whiskey a Go-Go Fillmore-Era Posters" is in sale since Monday, January 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters".miserables" and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.