Moody Blues – 1968

$300.00

Original Printing

Description

Bands/acts: Moody Blues, Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch
Venue: Fillmore West, San Francisco, California
Date: November 21-24, 1968
Artist: Rick Griffin & Alton Kelley
Promoter: Bill Graham
Series Number: BG146
Printing: 1st Printing (pre-concert)
Size: 14 x 21 7/8
Condition: NR.MT

This is an original pre-concert first print poster from November 21-24, 1968, featuring the Moody Blues, Chicago Transit Authority, and Frumious Bandersnatch, at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California.

The art on this fabulous piece is a joint venture between two of the giants of rock art, Rick Griffin and Alton Kelley. The central image (Kelley) is a take-off on an old advertising character called “Peter Pain”, which was featured in vintage ads for Ben Gay products. Griffin’s contribution is the text bubbles and amazing lettering contained within them.

The Moody Blues were one of the most well-known bands of the 60’s and 70’s with a portfolio of very popular FM fare. Chicago eventually dropped “Transit Authority” and went on to mainstream fame with a softening of the sound they produced at this point in time. Guitarist Terry Kath is very underrated among his peers in terms of the general public’s awareness. Check out the solo on YouTube from the July 21,1970, performance of “25 or 6 to 4” for a little historical perspective!

Print runs for the BG series are said to be around 3500 for the first printings. This is an over 50-year-old original in fantastic shape, the colors are bright, the corners are sharp, and there are no flaws, cuts, nicks, bends, or creases.

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