Antone's 21st Anniversary, 7/10-2-/1996, Antone's, Austin, TX; featuring a whole lot of Texas performers including Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton, CJ Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin, Guy Forsyth, Lazy Lester, Snooky Prior, etc....this list goes on and on! This somewhat oversize 19" x 24" poster by Austin artist Danny Garrett is orange and blue on thin white paper and features a great portrait of STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN; for an illustration, click here. Great poster; this copy unfortunately suffers from significant edge damage, which shows up clearly in the illustration; the good news, however, is that all this damage is in the margins, so this poster could be matted and framed so that the damage doesn't show, and would make a great wall display. Asking $70, would be a good deal more if this poster was in better condition. Good deal for someone who wants to put a cool image on the wall.
Savoy Brown, Atomic Rooster, Chicken Shack, 11/8/1971, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX; very attractive and scarce poster by Austin artist Bill Narum. Size approx 17.5" x 22.5" on fairly thin off-white stock, pink background with dark, purple-blue border, nice background of concentric circles with stars in the center, and a drawing of a woman in the center, sort of 40s cartoon style, dangling a cigarette with a quotation baloon saying "wang dang doodle." Very nicely done. Poster is basically NM but for a very teeny worn spot in the lower LH corner, far outside the image where a little corner paper has worn away. Hardly noticeable at all and very unobtrusive, would be invisible if framed. Nice poster, asking $325.
Greezy Wheels, Too Smooth, 10/31-11/1, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX; 11 x 17 image by Jim Franklin with pale orange background; B & W center image with cross-hatched drawing of orange pumpkin carved with the image of an armadillo; cool poster, NM $60.
Asleep at the Wheel, Greezy Wheels, 12/31/1975, New Years Eve, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX; 11.5" x 17.5" on glossy poster stock; cool image by Danny Garrett of a vehicle that appears to be a hybrid between an old Western stagecoach and a modern chopper motorcycle with a load of speakers on top. Purple drawing with orange to yellow horizontal split fountain over the lettering. Cool poster, NM $70.00.
Uranium Savages, 5/29/1976, Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, TX, "3rd Annual George Majewski Look Alike contest, 12" x 18" B & W poster with great images by Kerry Awn of Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Newman, one standard image and a second of Alfred E with long hair and a beard. Neat drawing. Light restoration, corner repair etc, looks like a clean VG+ poster as restored, Asking $65.
"The Great World's Fair," 6/4-6/1976, Fredericksburg, TX, featuring Marcia Ball, Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas), Linda Hargrove, Wagon Aces, ray Campi, Alvin Crow, New Grass Revival, others; 11" x 17" B & W poster on medium poster stock with hand-drawn cartoon art featuring a cartoon rendering of a country fair, with images of band, beer stand, running armadillo, etc. For an illustration, click here. Fairly scarce poster with a nice local Texas lineup, VG+; pinholes and slight paper age, asking $100.
Soap Creek monthly calendar poster, 2/1978 by Austin artist Kerry Awn; featured artists include Paul Ray & the Cobras (early Stevie Ray Vaughan), Jimmy Vaughan & the T-Birds, Alvin Crow, Marcia Ball, Gatemouth Brown, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, others; 11.5" x 16.5" black on pink paper features a drawing of a baby labeled "poster child of the month," nice NM- /VG+ poster, $120.
Soap Creek monthly calendar poster, 7/1978 by Austin artist Kerry Awn, featured artists include Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan), the Cobras (ditto), Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Greezy Wheels, Kinky Friedman, others; 11" x 16.5" poster features an all-American fisherman with a rod and reel, the caption Fisherman's Friend, and the quote "keep a stiff rod" yeah, there's weird and then there's Austin weird; nice poster in NM-/VG+ condition, $125.
Soap Creek monthly calendar poster, 5/79 by Austin artist Kerry Awn; featured artists include Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Cobras (ditto), Fabulous T-Birds, Marcia Ball, Uranium Savages, Delbert McClinton, others; 11" x 16.5" poster, black on yellow poster stock with nice image of a sultry Texas belle in honor of Mother's Day; nice image, NM-/VG+ $150.
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), 7/27/1978, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX, 11.5" x 17.5" nice black and dark yellow image by Guy Juke with great line drawing of Bobby Weir looking handsome and pensive, very nice and detailed, with nice lettering in a faintly art-deco style, not sure exactly how to describe it, very nice vintage portrait of Weir is the cool thing. Condition VG/VG+; some overall paper age and a few bits of damage in the margin area single tack hole in corners, couple of spots where tape was carefully removed, minor margin ding at top. Decent copy overall, $235.
Continental Club Monthly Calendar, April 1981, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Leroi Brothers, Cobras, other local bands, 11" x 16.5"black on slate blue poster stock with punkish collage graphics at top, artists typed in in the calendar blocks; classic early calendar poster for Stevie Ray Vaughan at one of Austin's most famous music clubs, still there and going strong. VG+; clean with a minor «" tear in LH margin, hard to see; great souvenir of early 80s Austin when the music scene there was going full blast! $125.
Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin, Texas, 3/3/1983, Club Foot, Austin, TX, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, Joe "King" Carrasco, Paul Ray, others; 11.5" x 15" on thick poster stock; image by Guy Juke featuring piano keys on left, and yellow/green/blue split fountain on the right with white-on black lettering featuring this who's who of vintage Austin music. NM-; very faint discoloration in upper LH and lower LH corner area, otherwise very clean. Rare poster for this important annual awards event. $295.
Clifton Chenier, 9/26-30/1978, Antone's, Austin, TX; 11 x 17 poster by Danny Garret; reverse image of Chenier playing his accordion, with black background and orange-to-green split fountain lettering at the top for Antone's and date. Original poster (Antone's has reprinted a lot of stuff), VG+; minor surface wear, but overall nice, no pinholes, $165.00.
Albert Collins, Albert King, 11/4-5/1983, Antone's, Austin, TX.; 11 x 17 poster by Danny Garret for these two blues legends at an equally legendary blues club; B & W on thick glossy poster stock with very nice drawings of both artists and faintly art-deco lettering, like a 1940s style poster. Original (Antones has reprinted a lot of stuff). NM-/VG+; $165.00
Farm Aid II, 7/4/1986, Memorial Stadium, University of Texas, Austin, TX; 11"x 17" typeset poster in red, white, and blue with image of a tractor with a musical note as the rear wheel, with an American flag flying from the stem of the note. Small typeset list of a gazillion major bands and artists, including Neil Young, The Blasters, Dave Mason, X, Brian Setzer, Steppenwolf, Los Lobos, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous T-Birds, Roger McGuinn, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, John Bon Jovi, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Ron Wood & Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and... Bob Dylan! This is only a partial listing, there are a LOT more artists, including a lot of them from Texas; check the internet for a complete list of artists who actually played this event (not sure all of them did, but the vast majority of those listed appear to have actually played there). Anyway, here's a VG+ copy of this important poster; single tack hole top & bottom center; otherwise clean. $395.
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ruth Brown, The Clovers, Chuck Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, mc Margot Kidder, 10/14-15/1988, Austin Opera House, Austin, TX; "R & B Benefit Concert," benefit for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. very large approx 25" x 29 " B & W poster with nice image of a dancing woman in an old style country or almost flamenco dress, by Julie Speed, signed by the artist, very nice Stevie Ray Vaughn item with classic Austin lineup from the peak of his career. NM $325.
John Fogerty, 8/10/2004, Austin City Limits, KLRU Studio 6A, Austin, TX; fabulous limited edition poster commemorating the 30th anniversary of this long running TV show; approx. 15" x 24." Silkscreened on thick stock brilliant yellow to red split fountain center background; center image of a skeleton with a sombrero playing a guitar, purple rays spread out to an ornate border. Limited edition signed and numbered by the artist, Brian Salvador Curley, this poster is numbered 36/150 and is in beautiful NM condition, $175.00.
The Stooges, Spoon, Kings of Leon, Paolo Nutini, A Fine Frenzy, 3/17/2007, Stubbs, Austin, TX (SXSW 2007). Although fairly recent, this poster is really cool and one of the best Iggy posters I've seen, ever. 15" x 20" on thick cardboard stock, background has small black and red circular bands radiating from the center, with a brown and black image of Iggy taken from a photo; in the front is what looks like a spiked dog collar dangling from a chain, with the lettering in red in the center. Asking $200; great item for framing.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 4/15/1984, Austin Opera House; Austin, TX; 11" x 17" poster; black and brown on aged-looking cream stock, with nice image of SRC playing guitar; for an illustration, click here. CAVEAT EMPTOR: As best I can determine, this appears to be a fantasy poster for a real Austin gig, created by the artist after the fact. The artist apparently sells this and other similar fantasy posters on etsy. I purchased 2 of them in a large accumulation of Texas stuff and upon finding that they are not vintage originals, I am posting them here at $25 each, the same price they were offered at by the artist in 2017. They'd look good framed on a wall, but are not to be confused with regular vintage SRV gig posters (*)
Warner's Sound Music Event, SXSW 2012, featuring Gary Clark Jr., Dr. John, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kimbra, Ed Sheeran, Punch Bros, 3/14/2012, La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX; 12" x 16" on thin glossy paper with a yellow background photo of a long haired guy in a long sleeved plaid shirt and reverse-color white lettering; I went to this show and in retrospect it was quite a lineup, mixing the old and the new. It was also one of the loudest gigs I've ever attended, in part because I was standing almost up against the stage. This is a typical SXSW wall poster, posted the day before the gig and quickly ripped down or covered over thereafter by the next day's posters, but fortunately I had the foresight to take down a couple of these (and clean the tape off of them later). Offering this one for sale for $25, nice NM- copy with a story behind it.
First Atlanta International Pop Festival, 7/4-5/1969, famous event with an all-star billing, including LED ZEPPELIN, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dave Brubeck, Spirit, Delaney & Bonnie, and numerous other luminaries; poster is approx. 22" x 27", thin paper version; yellow background with bands listed in orange scrolls that fade away towards the center of the poster; large hand flashing the peace sign. Attractive poster for this historic event; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 4.183. One of those posters that should be in every collection, very nice NM/NM- copy, $650.
MC5, Chuck Berry, Sun Ra, Dr. John the Night Tripper, Johnny Winter, Stooges, Terry Reid, Amboy Dukes, Rationals, James Gang, numerous others, 5/30-31/1969, Michigan State Fairgrounds, "Detroit Rock & Roll Revival" poster by Gary Grimshaw; 17" x 22" poster by the late Gary Grimshaw; one of Gary's real masterpieces with color shading and lettering and a center design reminiscent of Rick Griffin's Aoxomoxoa poster. For illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 3.138. This copy grades about VG; no pinholes but several creases from careless rolling and a 2" tear that someone tried to fix with some tape on the reverse side, not too noticeable. Looks better than the description makes it sound; colors are strong and bold and this copy would frame up very nicely. An uncommon poster and very attractive, asking $375.
Turner Falls Pop Festival, 8/879/1970, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, listing performers including The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Mason Proffit, Bloodrock, Pacific Gas & Electric, Sugarloaf, Others; 14.5" x 22" B & W on thick cardboard stock, like a boxing style poster. Big hand flashing the peace sign at the lower corner, with the words "2 days of Peace and Music" (yes, this was shortly after Woodstock....). Another one I keep thinking was in the AOR but I can't find it now. Very rare and interesting poster because this festival was cancelled and never happened. There's an interesting article on it that I found online. Meanwhile, here's a very rare poster, clean except for minor paper age and a 1" by one-half inch or so missing piece of board in the diagonal corner. Asking $400 for this, probably aren't many of these still left around.
Movie Poster, "Go Go Mania," 1965, American International Pictures (AIP), large format movie poster for this music-oriented movie featuring The Beatles, Spencer Davis Group, Matt Monro, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, The Rockin' Berries, The Four Pennies, The Nashville Teens, The Fourmost, The Honeycombs, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Peter and Gordon, Billie Davis Sounds Incorporated, and Tommy Quickly and the San Remo Four....whew!!! "The International Beat That's Rockin' the World." Top shows views of four mop-top kids from the eyes up, reverse white on black lettering for the groups, go-go girls at the sides and bottoms. Neat period piece. Folded in eighths for distribution but otherwise in good shape, VG+ or so overall. Would look great framed for a room with a British Invasion or 60's hipster theme. $100.
Blue Cheer, Clear Light, 4/13/1968, Salt Lake Coliseum; Salt Lake City, Utah; large 22" x 28" blue and silver gray poster with sort of an irregular blue water color like lettering against a silver gray background, with a tiny pink dayglo dot at the far right with some of the show information. Somewhat unusual art, atypical for the period, fairly psychedelic but I have never personally been wild about this particular poster. These turn up from time to time; this one is VG+/NM-; minor corner creasing and edge wear but clean and presentable overall, asking $125.
Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, 11/28/1989, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM; great 19" x 26" silkscreen poster on thick black stock; silver-gray inner border and center lettering in dark blue, with guitars showing Indian symbols and other Indian motifs. Signed and numbered by artist Brian Salvador Curley, #34/100. NM-, a few minor storage wrinkles, not bad overall, asking $225.00
"Village Women Songwriters" event featuring Karen Bunin, Susan Osborne, Josie Kuhn, and Lucinda Williams; 2/16-18/1979 (most likely), Folk City (formerly Gerdes Folk City), 130 w. 3d St., New York; this is a "tweener" size 8.5" x 14" large handbill/small poster, B & W with drawing of an acoustic guitar at left and portraits of the artists in lower center. For an image of this poster, click here. This item's claim to fame is that it is a very early Lucinda Williams item, back in the days before she became a household name. Nice NM condition with minor age, $60.
Mike Bloomfield, If, Grease Ball Boogie, 9/12/1973, Halifax Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia; presented by Dalhousie Student Union; 18 x 22; light purple on thin white paper, mostly just typeset lettering with a graphic at top; one horizontal fold across center. Otherwise clean. Unusual venue, $32.00
War with Lee Oskar, Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Mayall, Mahogany Rush, Journey, Buddy Miles and His Earth Rockers, Danny Cox, Gran Max, 7/10/1971(?), -America Fairground, Topeka, Kansas; date assigment is not certain; possibly also 1976 but 1971 seems to fit better with Quicksilver although $8 admission fee is a bit steep for that year. 11"x 17" d lettering on white poster stock mixture of typeset and had lettering; top has drawing of long haired guy with a big hat and a T-Shirt saying "Boogie on it kicking out his very long legs. Good band lineup; unusual venue. 3 copies NM- or so, $48.00 each. (*)
"Celebration for Young Americans," 1/21/1989, Washington, DC, this was a special concert billed as a tribute to rhythm and blues artists, in connection with the "bicentennial presidential inaugural" of Bush I (I kid you not!) in 1989, and featured an incredible lineup of artists including Ruth Brown, Steve Cropper, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon. Donald "Duck" Dunn, Anton Fig, Eddie Floyd, Chuck Jackson, Etta James, Dr. John, Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore, the New Jersey Horns, Billy Preston, Percy Sledge, Koko Taylor, Jimmy Vaughn, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Joe Louis Walker, and Ron Wood, with other artists including Lafayette Leake, Cash McCall.....an incredible lineup. Supposedly the video of this event, once thought lost, is available via internet sources. This is an 18" x 24" poster, nice scratchboard-type image with white stars on black sky and white instruments, with ribbon lettering spelling out R & BG; typeset lettering at the bottom. Very nice poster for an incredible lineup, NM- $150.
"Grand Ole' Opry," "Direct From Nashville, Tennessee," with Leroy Van Dyke, Susan Haney, the Auctioneers Band, and Clem Appleknocker, 7/7/1962 or 1973, Norman County Fair, Ada, OK; classic boxing-style poster with black and orange background, photos of all the performers, event dates and location at the top. For an image of this poster, click here. There are internet references to these folks playing together in 1973 at another venue, but the poster looks like something from the mid-60s so I am not entirely sure which date it is. Asking $150, reasonable for an old boxing style poster. Extra shipping charge as must be shipped flat.
Cold Blood, Stoneground, 6/20-21/1971, Springer's, Portland, OR; 12"x 21.5" design by the late Bruce Weber, arguably his best/most colorful image with collage featuring old-timey image of women and young girls, with the famous photo of Geronimo in the background. This one shows a lot of influence from Randy Tuten's style. These two copies are from the 1989 limited edition second printing of 300 done by Weber and were PERSONALLY SIGNED by Weber "copyright Bruce F. Weber 1971" vertically in the yellow margin. One is a standard trimmed version and the other has a 1/4" white margin around the edge, very nice image, NM- $200 each. (*)
The Band, 11/9/1983, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO; 11.25 x 17.7" advertising poster for what is billed as a "reunion tour" show, with B & W image of the group in the middle and typeset lettering on brown stock. Nondescript typical commercial advertising poster, with school posting stamp in in upper center image, front VG, back has numerous old tape pulls and stains, one of which shows through slightly when placed over a dark background; basically an unusual Band item for collectors of that band, $35.
Theo Bikel, 5/3-4/63, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC; presented by Sol Hurok; 14" x 22" poster on thick cardboard stock with photo of Bikel playing guitar and boxing-style imprint letters. printed by Artcraft Litho, New York. For illustration of the image, click here. Nice VG+ condition with corner pinholes and slight general age; nice overall. Interesting very early, very rare poster for this jazz/folk artist. Asking $160. This includes charge for flat rate shipping since this will have to be shipped flat rather than rolled in a tube.
Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 20th Anniversary Celebration, 1972-1992, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Archie Shepp, Al Green, Charles Brown, James Cotton, Maria Muldaur, Son Seals, Snooky Pryor, Sonny Rollins, Robert Jr. Lockwood, and many others, 9/11-13/1992, various venues around Ann Arbor, Mich; nice poster by Gary Grimshaw, similar to the posters he did for the first Ann Arbor festivals in the early 1970s, dark blue outer border, orange accent line and purplish iner border, with photos of the best known performers and typeset lettering at the bottom. This copy is NM and is SIGNED in person by the late Gary Grimshaw in silver ink at the bottom. Nice attractive poster and signature, $65.
Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton, Odetta, Peter Rowan, John Sebastian, Jeremy Steig, Happy Traum, Peter Yarrow, Ram Dass, others, 9/20/80, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, "Sing Out for Sight" benefit for SEVA foundation, 17.5" x 23" black & white poster featuring blown up Rick Griffin drawing (not credited, but unmistakeable) image of three eyeballs playing guitar, autoharp, and banjo, cool item, strong VG+ $75.
R.E.M, 9/13/1986, Mudd Island, Memphis, TN; large 22" x 30" poster on thin paper, photo of the band in the center and nice psychedelic color lettering and border by Rick Griffin and Randy Tuten. Originally published ass Philip Cushway Lithos #3. Nice NM/NM- condition SIGNED by Randy Tuten (no Griffin signature, too bad), $40, good price with the signature.
Beatles, "Let It Be" movie promotional poster, circa 1971; 14 x 21 poster in red and black with photos of the beatles from the LP of same name and red lettering against a black background. Says "Apple An Abkco Managed Company Presents Let It Be'"; United Artists logo at bottome, printed in Belgium but text and logos are all in English. I don't know much about Beatles memorabilia but perhaps one of you readers has more infomation on this item and will let me know. Definitely looks vintage, though. Nice NM- condition; asking $200.
Kris Kristofferson, Billy Swan, 3/20/80(?)--a guess--could also be 1975 or 1986, Tipitina's, New Orleans, classic 14 x 22 boxing style poster from this famous venue for this folk-singer- turned-movie-star; read & blue lettering on white cardboard stock with a vintage photo of a smiling Kris (a little grey in his beard, but mostly dark haired at this point). Super cool looking poster and a must-have for any fans or collectors of his material. Condition VG+/VG; a couple of staple pull marks; this one literally must have been pulled off a telephone pole, but the overall condition is nice and the staple pulls give it somewhat of an air of authenticity. Very cool poster, $85. Ask for a photo if you're interested in it...***ITEM ON HOLD***
Eric Clapton/Delaney & Bonnie, circa 1970; generic European Tour poster; large size typical for these posters, featuring old timey photo of Delaney & Bonnie and lettering that looks a little like Randy Tuten. Poster is for Lippmann + Rau concerts. No specific gig imprinted. For illustration of the image, click here This is a pretty neat poster and a real score for any Clapton fan; 1 copy NM $300.
Rolling Stones, American Tour 1972, large European-sized tour poster featuring Airplane tail with Stones' "lips" logo on it; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 4.263. 2 copies available; #1 has a 1" tear in left margin and a stain in the lower corner area outside the image; $200; copy #2 is cleaner but has a wrinkled & worn area in the upper LH corner which to my way of thinking detracts more than the stuff on the first copy, only $125. (*)
Rolling Stones, 1977 World Tur; classic 20" x 27" horizontal poster on thin paper; image by Kelley and Mouse features a giant flying saucer orbiting the earth; with typical Kelley & Mouse lettering of that vintage; very cool and attractive poster, nice NM copy $135.
Led Zeppelin, 1977?, movie poster for movie "The Song Remains the Same," large movie- poster size with black background, Zeppelin lettering like on the LP, and drawing featuring airplrt, airplane, guitarist, other things. Folded as is typical for movie posters, otherwise VG+ or so; a few minor storage flaws, $100.
The Doors, 3/1/1969 (1986 reprint), Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, FL; approx 12.5" x 19.5"; great classic photo of the Doors from one of the early LPs; dark blue & white in the faces, red background. 1982 copyright indicates that it is a later printing; $50.
National Marijuana Day Sixth Annual Great Atlanta Pop Festival, 4/1/1995, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, featuring Black Uhuru, Cypress Hill, The Grapes, Nuclear Boy, Pusher, and Mojo Nixon (acoustic). Attractive 14" x 19.75" poster featuring color image of a h and holding a microphone and lit joint, for illustration of the image, click here; first one of these I've seen; basically a NM- poster but has two very teeny pinholes top and bottom; scarce and interesting item for collectors of marijuana-related stuff, $85.
Smashing Pumpkins, date unknown, circa 2000s, print on fine quality art paper with man and woman and eagle or phoenix behind them, similar to some of their album covers but not exactly the same as any of their covers I could find; for illustration, click here . I have 2 nice NM copies, cool item for a Smashing Pumpkins fan, $18 each. (*)
New Riders of the Purple Sage, promotional poster for 1973 LP "The New Adventures of Panama Red," large format, approx. 24" x 27" on thin paper, with color image from the classic album cover with Panama Red astride his horse in the middle of the desert smoking a big joint., Very nice promotional poster, tiny bit of foxing in upper RH corner, otherwise NM-; 2 copies available, $55 each. (*)
Styx, circa 1977 promo poster or generic gig poster 15" x 22" on thin glossy stock, top two- thirds is a color photo of the band standing on what looks like a field of lava rocks or skulls or something (hard to tell), with the Styx circular lettering logo in the center. Bottom third is blank, preesumably for printing info for a specific gig or appearance or whatever. I thought that this was most likely a photo used on one of their LP covers but I couldn't find one that corresponded to this image. 2 copies NM- $12. (*)
King Crimson, "Discipline," circa 1981 original 20" x 25" promotional poster; brick red background with LP name in large back typeset letters and a Celtic geometric circle in black and silver ink in the upper RH portion of the image; condition basically VG+/VG with pinholes and minor ripples but colors are strong and would frame beautifully. Great item for a King Crimson collector. $20.00.
Jimi Hendrix Experience, release poster for the 1998 "BBC Sessions" CD; great early color photo of the Experience with Jimi in the center and a grove of trees in the background; has some corner wrinkles and some visible wrinkle wear at the top in the sky portion of the image; can send an image if necessary; would still frame up rather nicely, asking $12.
Led Zeppelin, 2018, official issue 50th anniversary promotional poster. 11" x 17" on thick poster stock with the Zep winged figure logo in white against a black background with "50th Anniversary in white and gold/brown ink. Reverse has the Zeppelin alchemist's symbols against a brown/gold background. This has the Atlantic Records and Swan Song logos in the lower corners and I believe was a promotional poster distributed to stores etc to promote sale of the Zeppelin catalog in connection with the 50th anniversary. I checked the Zeppelin website and did not see this poster listed there as a merchandise item, so I'm inclined to think it was distributed just for promotional purposes (but am not absolutely certain) came from as record store. Attractive little poster for fans of the band who do not want to shell out a small fortune for vintage Zeppelin posters. 3 copies available, NM/NM-, $25 each. (*)
Neil Young, 1989, "Freedom" LP promotional die cut cardboard standup for record store distribution; size approx 20" x 25", with large color photo like the album cover, nice and probably very hard to find; back folds out to standup, but this copy is unused. Very nice Neil Young item $75,00. NOTE: Very thick cardboard stock must be shipped flat packed which will run extra cost. Ask if this is a concern.
Frank Zappa, 1998, promotional poster advertising release of FZ's catalog on Rykodisc Records; 22" x 28" color poster on thin stock featuring crude cartoonish background similar to many of FZ's later releases, with illustrations of Hot Rats, Joe's Garage, Sheik Yerbouti and a couple of other albums that were released on Rykodisk at that time. Good item for Zappa collectors, 2 NM copies available, $25 each. (*)
Alligator Records, 20th Anniversary Collection; advertising poster for the 2-CD set issued by this great neo-blues label to commemorate their 1971-1991 anniversary; 20" x 21 7/8" on thin glossy paper with a nice rendering of the Alligator logo as used on the CD release; nice, and uncommon record store promo, NM- $25.00.
Lou Reed, 2006, Live in Brooklyn CD, 19" x 21" promotional poster for release of this CD, printed on quality slick stock, has great color photo of a hard-ass looking Lou playing guitar. Nice NM copy, folded in quarters for distribution, as issued, probably an uncommon promo poster, $ 25.
Grateful Dead, "Pacific Northwest Tour 73-74: Believe it If You Need It", record store promotional poster for this 2018 archival LP/CD release; size is 18" x 18" and is the same as the album cover (illustrated on the internet) with a Pacific Northwest Native American motif. Very attractive on high quality uncoated poster stock. Very nice item, NM $40.00.
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River, promotional poster for "True Love Cast Out All Evil" LP, 2010, Roky's last original LP; poster is 18" x 24", high quality printing on thick stock, medium chocolate brown background with center image of a tree with birds' heads at the tips of the branches; interesting and unusual artwork, a nice item for fans of the late great Roky Erickson; have about 7 NM copies of this poster, $ 20 each. (*)
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