Grateful Dead, 2/27/90, Oakland Coliseum Arena, cloth backstage pass, unused; black with collage of classic GD images, red lettering. NM- $12.
38 Special, Tour De Force, no date given, but early 80's is probably right; nice green pass with black, blue and red horse logo "Long Island" stamped at bottom; unused. $6.00.
Bob Seeger & the Silver Bullet Band, The Distance Tour '83; Local/House/Promoter/Guest, unused pass $5.00.
David Grisman Quintet, 3/24/1996, Warfield, San Francisco; standard generic cloth pass for venue with "3-2496 All Access" stamped in ink, $8.50.
The Cars, 3/25/82, Meadowlands, Shake It Up '82, all area access, unused pass $5.00.
Doobie Bros, date unknown, probably '82-83, name written in magic marker; light green Doobies logo, unused. $3.00.
The Who, Long Live Rock, 12/2/79, Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Backstage, unused, $10.
The Who, 12/2/79, Pittsburgh Civic Arena, pink backstage pass with photos of the band members on it; unused with one minor discoloration mark, $15.
Charlie Daniels, Volunteer Jam IX; Nashville, TN, 1/22/83, Working Backstage pass; nice color art with raccoon in overalls and cowboy boots; unused $6.00.
Elton John, 1980 tour, Stage Crew, color; unused, $6.00.
Rod Stewart, The Concert (date unknown), backstage/no onstage pass, brown image, "cardiff 1" written in magic marker; unused, $5.00.
Rod Stewart, The Concert, State Free Access, orange photo of Rod, unused $7.00.
Joe Satriani, c. early 1990's(?); laminate (not cloth) backstage pass from Time Machine tour; front has a cool yellow-green background with Satriani jumping from one warped clock face to the next and a bunch more of them (clock faces) in the sky. $10.
Sons of Champlin, circa 1966-67, early 8" x 10" B&W promotional photo on slick stock; very early photo with mod-length hair; has "Trident Productions" name at lower RH corner, presumably dates from the period when they did the "Fat City" 45 on Verve, before they signed with Capitol. 2 available; nice item. $25 each. (*)
Bee Gees, original 8.5" x 11" ATCO black & white promotional photo circa 1969 or possibly earlier -- VERY EARLY official promo photo with ATCO name and logo at the bottom, shows the 5 band members looking very "mod" standing in an urban pose with the New York Stock exchange in the background! Neat original promotional photo, a few pinholes on the edges, otherwise clean and in good shape, $20.
Grace Slick, circa 1968 or so, 8.5 x 11 B & W photo of Grace standing at a microphone at a gig wearing a bandana and a white jacket with long fringe. Must have been produced as a promotional photo; several copies available, $5.00 each. (*)
Marty Balin, circa 1968 or so, 8.5 x 11 B & W photo of Marty looking very cool with long sideburns, open shirt, etc. Must have been produced as a promotional photo; several copies available, $5.00 each. (*)
Dinosaurs, circa mid-1980s, original official 8 x 10 glossy promotional photo of the band during the Merl Saunders era, inluding John Cipollina, Barry Melton, Merl Saunders, Peter Albin, and Spencer Dryden. Name of band and band members' biographies are at bottom. Nice memento of this excellent San Francisco band, the majority of whose members are now sadly deceased. Uncommon publicity photo as these guys were not exactly commercial mainstream. 2 NM copies, $15 each. (*)
Fleetwood Mac, 1988, official Warner bros 8" x 10" B & W photo with band name and WB logo at the bottom; photo of band in a super dressed-up mode with Stevie Nicks sporting heavily teased/frizzed hair per the style in the late 1980s. NM $15.
Brian Wilson, 1998, official Giant Records promo photo of an older Brian flashing a thin smile and looking perhaps a bit tired and confused after a difficult life, NM $15.
John Fogerty, 1998, official Reprise Records 8 x 10 promo photo, nice photo of a serious- looking JF cradling his guitar, NM $15.
Grateful Dead, official band stationery with "skull and roses" logo at top, circa early 1970s, 8.5 x 111" white paper; unused; cool vintage Dead item; 1 sheet with light crease (minor) across center, $15.
Pretenders, 1987, official Warner bros 8" x 10" B & W photo with band name and WB logo at the bottom; nice photo of the band huddling together in front of a brick wall, NM $13.
Dokken, 1987, official Elektra promotional 8" x 10" B & W photo with band and Elektra logos at the bottom; show poortrait of band with their "big hair" getup, nice NM photo, $13.
Metallica, 1988, Official Elektra promotional 8" x 10" B & W photo with band and Elektra logos at bottom, shows band in their "big hair" period sitting or kneeling positions with unsmiling expressions. Nice vintage promo photo $20.
Metallica, 1988, Official Elektra promotional 8" x 10" B & W photo with band and Elektra logos at bottom, shows band in their "big hair" period standing with smiling/mirthful expressions. Nice vintage promo photo $20.
Van Halen, 1988, official Warner Brothers promotional 8" x 10" photo with nice shadowed waist-up portrait of the band members, band name and WB logo at the bottom. Nice NM photo $17.50.
Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, 1988, official Geffen Records 8"x 10" promotional photo with nice full length portrait of the band standing against a graffiti covered wall. NM $15.00.
Keith Richards, circa 1980s, official Virgin records promotional 8" x 10" B&W photo with a smiling Keith holding his guitar, name and Virgin logo at the bottom. Nice NM photo $17.50.
Grateful Dead, circa 1980s, official Arista promotional 8" x 10" B & W glossy photo from the "Touch of Grey" period with Arista logo, Grateful Dead lettering and management/photo/press information in lower RH corner. Nice late-period Dead promo photo. Condition overall VG+; has a 2" diagonal corner crease in upper LH corner, slight wrinkles in lower margen edge, not too ad would frame up nicely. Hard to find official Dead promo photos like this. $25.00
Rolling Stones, 10/31/1994, Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA (Voodoo Lounge Tour); here's a totally unique item that almost defies description; a mask of sorts with a brown devil's face figure and the Rolling Stones logo. My understanding is that these were given out at the show and people were supposed to hold it up over their faces at some point in the proceedings for that Halloween feel (note date of show). It is about 14" long x 7" across. Click here for illustrations. The cool thing about it is that it is specific to this one show; the date is printed at the bottom. 4 copies, beautiful NM condition, even the eyes are intact where they are die cut to be punched out. Really a cool item for Stones fanatics, $45.00. (*)
Bill Graham Presents, 1979, approx. 8" x 11" spiral bound calendar for that year, B & W illustrations with dates noting important events in the BGP history; opening of the venues, important shows, etc. Nice copy with one small brown mark at the top cover, two inked-in events on one of the monthly pages, otherwise very clean better than this description sounds. Cool BGP related item, $15.00,
Bill Graham Presents, 25th Anniversary Calendar, 1966-1991, large oversize calendar, approx. 13" x 19", spiral bound, commemorating the anniversary of Bill Graham Presents, with each month annotated with important events in the history of BGP, all the way from Bill Graham's birthday, through the Fillmore years and up to events in the 1980s such as the fire and so on. Profusely illustrated with vintage photos, lots of other interesting information. Good condition; a crease on the back cover and small hints of wear here and there, but overall nice shape. Asking $25, neat item with all the events and dates. (Can probably be sent rolled in a large diameter tube.)
"Zam" (Zap Comix Jam), 1st ed Print Mint 1974, this is a miniature version of Zap Comix (5" x 7" size) 30 pp + color cover with panels by Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, typically disgusting stories by S. Clay Wilson, R. Crumb Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, etc. I am not a comic book collector and do not intend to start listing them here but this has a very nice color artwork and I got sucked in by the Griffin and Moscoso stuff. I do not know anything about the ridiculous grading system that has taken root in the comic book hobby, but this is in excellent condition, basically unused, asking $22 for it.
Pink Pussycat, Hollywood, CA, circa 1966, advertising flyer for merchandise from this legendary LA strip club, 3.5" x 6"; foldover that opens up to 6" x 7" black on pale pink stock, advertises "love-in shirt," "strippers kit," and diploma for an honorary professorship in the "Pink Pussycat College of Strip Tease." Seriously. Don't believe me? Click here and here for illustrations. I have 2 of these little gems available, condition NM-, $25 each (*)
Pink Pussycat, Hollywood, CA, circa 1962-66, flyer and application form for the "Pink Pussycat College of Strip Tease," from this legendary LA strip club; 3.5" x 6" foldover that opens up to 6" x 7" nice hipster graphics of cat and fishnet stocking on front; reverse contains an application form; inside is a description of the course ($100 fee, which was a lot of $ back then) and description of the topics covered including such gems as "elementary bumps and grinds," "fundamentals of taking it off," etc....you get the idea. Click here and here for illustrations. 2 of them available, asking $35 each. (*)
Johnny & the Hurricanes, "Rockin' Goose", promotional card hyping this 45 RPM record from Furniss Promotions in San Francisco. Size approx 7.5" x 8.75"; machine folded in half like a greeting card. The front shows cartoon drawings of two geese looking at each other with question marks over their heads and the words Rocking Goose at the bottom. When the card is opened there is a nursery rhyme on the inside that says "there was a young gosling from sproose/Who rocked till his feathers came loose/and sang, listen men, it'll make the top ten/on big top it's called rocking goose" (the last being the title of the 45 record being hyped here). Below that it says Johnny & the Hurricanes Big top it's a smash. Signed by Cathy Furniss of Furniss Promotions in SF. Apparently Cathy Furniss was an early SF trend-maker who hyped promising records she thought would make that. Unusual item in good shape. $12.
Manticore Records, Premiata Forneria Marconi (P.F.M.); Italian progressive rock band of the early-mid 1970s, press kit in Manticore jacket consisting of a band bio and an 8 x 10 glossy photo of the band; presumably a fairly rare item for a now-obscure prog rock band, nice VGF+ condition, $18.
The Addams Family, 1993 Hanna-Barbera press kit for the attempted animated revival of the 60s camp classic. Comes in a custom black and green folder; inside are a color and a black and white photo; a die-cut image of the animated characters and three 35 mm slides of animation from the show. The other side of the folder contains several sheets of info on the revival project, description of the characters for those who might not have been familiar with them (!?!), and best of all, a letter from the public relations liaison for the project to one Barry Hansen describing the project and offering the use of the song on the recipient's radio program. Hansen is best known by his radio name, DOCTOR DEMENTO, and this letter and press kit came out of his archives. Super-cool and unique, condition VG+ - NM, $40.
Grateful Dead, 1990, broadside lyrics of "Touch of Grey" by Robert Hunterr; approx. 7" x 17"; printed on high quality art paper with 2.75" color "steal your face" logo printed at top; bottom says "printed on the occasion of an evening honoring the literary legacy of The Grateful Dead. Black Oak Books [a bookstore in Corte Madera, Marin Couinty] thanks Paul Grushkin, Jerelyn Brandelius, David Gans, Blair Jackson, as well as Robert Hunter for making this possible." These were handed out at the event. Very nice obscure item for Deadheads, especially fans of this particular song. Uncommon these days...now more than 30 years ago, hard to believe. NM $40.
"Five Summer Stories Plus Four" (surfing movie, late 1970s); great 5" x 8" handbill (blank, no show info) with fabulous color airbrush art by the great RICK GRIFFIN; shows the original art with a surfer holding a piece of glowing purple surf was in the middle of a psychedelic "5"; with a larger image of a "4" with a center image of a psychedelic nude woman surfing down a waive. Beautiful NM item, $27.50.
Grateful Dead, 1987, Grateful Dead computer MOUSE PAD, approximately 8" x. 9.5", thick rubber-like material typically used for mouse pads, with modified Steal Your Face logo (roses at bottom of skull, earth and stars in the space in the skull, nice GD lettering at the top; copyright GDM (Grateful Dead Merchandising) 1987, reminiscent of Stanley Mouse's art but not sure it is. STILL SEALED in original plastic bag from Computer Expressions (company that made it), a bit of age to the bag, pad itself perfect. $20.
Mr. Natural address book, (2007); I kid you not! This is a small 3.75" x 5" spiral bound "name and address" notebook with a red cover featuring a Crumb drawing of Mr. Natural driving a smiling red tractor through a field of growing plants with the cover title "Twas Ever Thus." Published in 2007 by Pomegranite Press of Petaluma, CA; not sure if they are still commercially available or not, but a neat little item; this one unused and in NM- condition, $8.00.
Grateful Dead, 1972, original promotional "Europe '72" postcards with a stretched-out version of the album cover with the Mouse's "Ice Cream Kid" design. Attractive item for Grateful Dead or Mouse collectors; have 5 nice NM/NM- cards, $15 each. (*)
Grateful Dead, 1973,"Wake of the Flood" promotional stickers, have the image of the Rick Griffin painting used on the LP cover, approx. 4.25" square; unused; 1 VG+ (slight wrinkle at top) $5.00. (*)
Grateful Dead "Blues for Allah" circa 1976, color 4 x 4 sticker with famous Philip Garris image of skeleton playing the violin; black background. U4 available, unused $5.00 each (*).
Grateful Dead, 1978, classic skull & roses sticker, full color, similar but not quite identical to the one that came in the 1971 double LP redone by popular demand a few years later. Hard to find now, nice NM copy $15.00.
The Tubes, circa mid-1970s, "Tubes Rock" bumper sticker, approximately 3" x 15" size, orange dayglo with bright blue paintbrush-style lettering spelling out "Tubes Rock." For illustration of the image, click here. From the days when this San Francisco glitz-punk-disco-satirical band was at the top of the charts.... have a small quantity of these NM stickers, $8.00 each (*).
"Keep On Truckin" embroidered 2" x 4" cloth patch, with a yellow-gold background and flower-power lettering in bright blue, with an outline image of R. Crumb characters trucking along...you probably remember these. Probably circa early 1970's or whenever these things started being issues. Vintage $8.00 each, 11 of them available from an old head shop stash. (*)
Mr. Natural address book, (2007); I kid you not! This is a small 3.75" x 5" spiral bound "name and address" notebook with a red cover featuring a Crumb drawing of Mr. Natural driving a smiling red tractor through a field of growing plants with the cover title "Twas Ever Thus." Published in 2007 by Pomegranite Press of Petaluma, CA; not sure if they are still commercially available or not, but a neat little item; this one unused and in NM- condition, $5.00.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, late 70s, early 80s; 4" x 3" embroidered batch, white and blue lettering using the standard logo for the band, against a blue background, 2 available, $10 each. (*)
Bruce Springsteen, circa late 1970s-mid 1980s, unused bumper sticker for radio station "WBRUCE 102.3"; 3.25" x 11.5"; dark yellow on black background, presumably for some kind of specific radio station promotion; have about 5 nice NM copies, $6 each. (*)
Rolling Stones, 1981 tour, bumper sticker printed by radio station KMEL, San Francisco; with station's "camel" logo by Victor Moscoso and legend "salutes Rolling Stones 1981 Tour." Nice locally produced tour item for Stones collectors, 6 copies $6.00 each. ( *)
Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead, 1987, promotional bumper sticker for the "Dylan & the Dead" LP; black background with bright red and yellow lettering similar to the cover of the LP. No artist credit, but appears to be Rick Griffin lettering as it is very similar to his work on the LP cover. Promo item from CBS records with small Columbia Records logo in lower LH corner, have 3 copies, $8.50 each. (*)
Tribute to Chet Helms, 4/30/94, Maritime Hall, SF; Contributor's badge; nice laminate pass on bright orange-pink stock with lettering reminiscent of Stanley Mouse's early lettering giving the date and place of the event and a stamped serial number; this one is #174.. These passes were given out to people who paid $100 for premium tickets which gave them access to parts of the hall not available to the general public; they could hang out downstairs, etc. This was the first benefit for the late Chet Helms, when he needed money for medical bills or something. A bunch of people like Moby Grape played at this event, as I recall, and Ken Kesey was giving a reading downstairs. Nice, unusual item; not too many of these around. $7.50.
2d Rock Art Expo, 10/23/93, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, SF; red and purple Wes Wilson card for this event; many of the attendees remember these shows fondly. NM $2.00 each; dealer special 8 for $10.
Grateful Dead, 1970's, "good old Grateful Dead" metal "stickers"; these are printed on metal with an adhesive backing. NM condition. 3" across. $6.00. These aren't available commercially anymore. (*)
Steve Miller, 1988, program/flyer for "Born 2B Blue" tour; color with photo of Miller in suit and tie playing guitar on cover; lotsa info, ads, and tour dates inside. Very commerical. VG/VG+ $1.25.
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