Original super rare 1st printing 14" x 20" concert poster for Jefferson Airplane with the Grateful Dead at the Carousel Ballroom In San Francisco, CA on 3/15-17/1968. Art by Alton Kelley, image ("Sore Thumb") is featured in the Art of Rock on page 182 (plate 2.172).Here is a chance to acquire what is quite simply one of the most famous and most popular posters of the entire psychedelic era! The Alton Kelley design pokes fun at the D. The Carousel Ballroom was a short-lived venture launched by several of the San Francisco bands who set out to manage their own music venue. The experiment, which only spanned a few months in 1968, failed due to the band's obvious lack of financial prowess. That, paired with the questionable ethics of one time Dead manager Ron Rakow, led to the Carousel Ballroom's demise. Additionally, Bill Graham did not take well to the competition and did everything he could to make sure the venture failed. The fate of the Carousel was sealed when Bill Graham bought the floundering concert hall and renamed it the Fillmore West. Although the Carousel was short lived, it inspired a series of posters that are amongst the best of the entire genre of 1960's psychedelic concert posters. This is the epitome of a blue chip poster. A famous design, a famous band, and ultra rare. A super poster that will bring you joy now, and even greater satisfaction with each passing year! Measurements: Approximately 14" wide, 20" long. Not in mint condition; Some creases, yellowed back side. 100% of proceed from this sale will be donated to San Francisco Senior & Disability Action (SDAction.
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The item "SORE THUMBJEFFERSON AIRPLANE, GRATEFUL DEAD MAR 15-17, 1968 ALTON KELLEY POSTER" is in sale since Saturday, September 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Posters". The seller is "yuji94118" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States.