This is a very rare original/first print poster from the historic Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco. The Carousel was an old swing joint that the Grateful Dead & Jefferson Airplane used to promote shows in early 1968, as at the time they had become disenchanted with Bill Graham. The experiment lasted for six months, at which point Bill Graham took over and renamed the venue the Fillmore West.
This poster was used to promote the 1968 Valentine's Day Dance Concert that featured the Grateful Dead and Country Joe & The Fish. This very popular sixties image, "Be Mine", was designed by Stanley Mouse, and is featured in "The Art Of Rock", plate 2.174.This highly sought after poster was originally owned by Paree Bakhtiar "Love" Blair, who ran the'Love Burger' stand in the old Pall Mall at 1568 Haight Street. Love was an avid poster collector, and this is a true original. It is in excellent condition, has been professionally cleaned and linen mounted, and is ready to be framed. The poster measures 10.75"x 11", the mat is 12.5"x 12.75". It has a slight fold line just to left of center that was unable to be completely removed during restoration, but does not affect its wonderful appearance. The item "Rare Original 1968 Be Mine Grateful Dead/Country Joe Concert Poster" is in sale since Thursday, July 14, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "wharfratmd" and is located in Union Bridge, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.