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Grateful Dead Memorial Day Show 1st printing

Lot 0196
Heading: (Carousel Ballroom)
Author: Kelly, Alton
Title: Memorial: With the Grateful Dead, Charlie Musselwhite, Petris at the Carousel Ballroom May 30 - June 1, 1968
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Prodigious Productions
Date Published: 1968

Original lithograph concert poster. 49.5x34 cm (19½x13½"). First Printing.

One of the classic Grateful Dead images of the psychedelic era, used to promote the 1968 Memorial Day shows at the Carousel Ballroom. The Carousel was run by several San Francisco area bands, including the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane, in an effort to produce concerts independently of Bill Graham. Unfortunately, the bands were poor managers, and within six weeks of these Memorial Day shows, Bill Graham had purchased the Carousel and renamed it the Fillmore West. The image is featured in "The Art Of Rock", plate 2.160


General light wear with areas of light creasing, pinholes to top and bottom edges, tears with loss at 2 corners, a few small abraded areas, unobtrusive wax drippings near left edge; about very good.

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Grateful Dead Memorial Day Show 1st printing

Estimate $300 - $500Feb 22, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA