Paul Getchell

1960's Rock Concert Posters, Handbills, and Memorabilia

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I BUY, SELL, AND TRADE rock and roll-related concert posters, handbills, and related memorabilia. My special area of interest is 1960's psychedelic posters and handbills, but you'll see from this list that "related" is a pretty broad term, and that there are many more recent items, as well as some non-paper stuff, included as well.

I have been collecting this stuff for well over 40 years, and was one of the major contributors to the late Paul Grushkin's book The Art of Rock, which is the bible for rock art collectors.

If you've found this page, you probably already know about the large commercial dealers. My approach is different. Since this is primarily a labor of love, I tend to specialize in original rare and unusual items for serious collectors. My personal interest is in odd and unusual items from interesting and unusual venues, often featuring local groups rather than rock stars, and reflecting the culture of the time at the locale where the events were held. Most of the items listed here are TRUE originals; that is, vintage printings from before or at the time of the event. I do include some later printings from time to time if they are collectible in their own right. When I do include a reprint, or if I'm not sure about what printing I have, I'll include that information in the description.

Many of the items in this list were never produced for commercial sale or have been unavailable commercially for many years. Many are one-of-a kind items. And there's simply a lot of oddball stuff that somehow seems to fit in a list like this, even though it isn't strictly related to rock and roll.

A note about this website: As you can tell, I've gone pretty lo-tech here. No fancy graphics, dancing figures, mind-blowing psychedelic doodads, etc. There's something almost perversely rebellious (and therefore in the true spirit of the '60's) in keeping it simple, and most of my customers seem to like it that way. Similarly, I haven't included illustrations of most of the posters, in part because of copyright concerns. Illustrations of most of them are now readily available elswhere on the internet. But once you've checked out these lists, I'm sure you'll agree that the quality of the items offered is as good as any other source on the Web. And since the items in this list aren't illustrated, you're free to ask any questions about them by e-mailing me; just click here. (NOTE: Please indicate in the message title that you're e-mailing about posters...I get numerous spam emails every day, and I don't want to inadvertently delete your inquiry! That's life on the internet these days...) I can transmit digital images of posters if it is essential that you see them before deciding whether or not to buy. I also recommend the sources listed on the "references" page of this website for illustration and information about rock posters.


Before you peruse the lists, you should read the following:

Reference Sources for Rock Posters

Condition and Grading

Ordering Information

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UPDATE 10/22/2018: First of all, thanks to all of you who attended the recent TRPS poster show in San Francisco and stopped by my booth to say hello. The show was exceptionally well attended this year and I was frankly swamped at the booth, but still had a chance to say hello to quite a number of my customers who came from all over for the show. Sales were brisk, and today's update is necessary to remove numerous sold items from inventory. I've also added a few new things, and as time permits I hope to add some more in the weeks ahead. Best to all of you Paul.

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Posters--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 10/22/2018)

Posters--Family Dog and Related (last updated 10/22/2018)

Posters--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 10/22/2018)

Posters--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 10/22/2018)

Posters --More "Recent" Stuff (late 1970's to the present) (last updated 10/22/2018)

Handbills--Bill Graham and Miscellaneous Fillmore Auditorium (last updated 10/22/2018)

Handbills--Family Dog and Related (last updated 10/22/2018)

Handbills--Miscellaneous California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 10/22/2018)

Handbills--Miscellaneous Non-California (1960's and early '70's) (last updated 10/22/2018)

Handbills --More Recent Stuff (last updated 10/22/2018)

Original Artwork, Artists' Proofs, and Similar Items (last updated 12/26/2016)

Books, Magazines, and Programs (last updated 10/22/2018)

Buttons and Other Promotional Items (last updated 10/22/2018)

Tickets (last updated 10/22/2018)

...And All the Stuff That Wouldn't Fit Anywhere Else. (last updated 8/17/2018)

Yours truly at the 2017 TRPS poster show (don't have a good photo from this year yet):