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Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collection to debut at Turner auction June 27

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio
A 1994 poster for Bill Graham’s Rolling Stones Trick or Treat concert at the Oakland Stadium, 18½in high x 28in. Estimate $100-$200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Rock ‘n’ Roll Memorabilia from a Roadie on Saturday, June 27, featuring over 130 posters and memorabilia from a man who has worked with renowned musicians like the Grateful Dead for many years. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

With items from the 1960s to 2000s, but mostly from the 1960s-1970s, the posters include famous musicians and rock groups such as the Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Jerry Garcia, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Neon Rose, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver, Country Joe and the Fish, Phil Lesh & Friends, and Incubus. Other posters of Motown, soul and blues musicians include Sam and Dave, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, Ray Charles, Martha and the Vandellas, Reverend Horton Heat and others.

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio
Jimi Hendrix poster, BG-105, 1968 Rick Griffin ‘Flying Eyeball’ second printing, 21½in x 14in. Estimate: $400-$500. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Event posters include the Hookers Ball, Joint Show, TRPS Festival, Avalon Ballroom and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The wide range of memorabilia includes Grateful Dead tickets, magazines, calendars and paraphernalia; show and backstage passes; concert and promotional photos; Bill Graham Presents and other vintage handbills; Antone’s (Austin, Texas) R&B calendars; vintage Playboy and Mad magazines; the first issue of Mother Jones; and more. A signed photo of Jackson Browne, Grateful Dead signatures, and an Al Capp drawing of Earthquake McGoon are also included in the sale.

Among the auction highlights are a painting of a skull band by Stanley Mouse (Stanley George Miller, also known as Mouse), an American artist renowned for his 1960s psychedelic rock concert poster designs; an unused 1965 Beatles ticket; the 1968 Jimi Hendrix “Flying Eyeball” poster; and a “Keep on Truckin’ … ” poster by cartoonist R. Crumb.

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio
Keep On Truckin’…, early 1970s poster by cartoonist R. Crumb, 22in x 34in. Estimate $100-$200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction will be featured live on multiple platforms:  LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, iCollector, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website:

Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale:

– Lot 42: Jimi Hendrix with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers poster, BG-105 1968, “Flying Eyeball” designed by Rick Griffin, second printing. Estimate $400-$500.

– Lot 85: Framed unused Beatles ticket from their 1965 Dress Circle concert at the San Francisco Cow Palace. Estimate $300-$500.

– Lot 1: A 1994 poster for Bill Graham’s Rolling Stones Trick or Treat concert with special guest Seal at the Oakland Stadium. Estimate $100-$200.

– Lot 4: A 1995 Pearl Jam and Bad Religion poster for a concert in San Francisco, “sponsored by no one,” 33 by 21½ inches. Estimate $100-$200.

– Lot 23: Boxing-style poster for Sam and Dave’s Double Dynamite show at La Chic Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Estimate $100-$200.

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio
Sam and Dave, ‘Double Dynamite’ at the La Chic Club Fort Worth, Texas, vintage boxing-style poster, 23½in x 18in. Estimate $100-$200. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 18: Signed Jackson Browne boxing-style poster for the 1974 release of the album Late for the Sky, 16 by 24inches. Estimate $200-$400.

– Lot 129: A large early 1970s Keep On Truckin’ poster by cartoonist R. Crumb. Estimate $100-$200.

– Lot 131: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival billboard, 1977, 72 by 48 inches, oil on board. Estimate: $100-$200.

– Lot 111:  Ten vintage Bill Graham Presents postcard handbills, 8 by 5 inches. Estimate $100-$200.

– Lot 87: Stanley Mouse (b. 1940), Skull Band, oil on canvas. Estimate $4,000-$6,000.

Roadie’s rock ’n’ roll collectio
Stanley Mouse (B. 1940, ‘Skull Band,’ oil on canvas, 24in x 36in. Estimate $4,000-$6,000. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

– Lot 31: A 1982 Hatch Show print of a Grand Ole Opry poster for Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, 20½ by 24¾ inches. Estimate $80-$120.

– Lot 32: A 1978 R. Gotsch poster for the Hooker’s Masquerade Ball, Tea Lautrec lithograph, San Francisco, 29 by 20 inches. Estimate $80-$120.

– Lot 58: A 1969 second printing of Janis Joplin’s Winterland concert poster by Randy Tuten, 21 by 14 1/8inches. Estimate $80-$120.

– Lot 72: Eight backstage passes to a Grateful Dead concert. Estimate $100-$200.

For more information, contact Stephen Turner, president of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, at 415-964-5250 or

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