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    BG-0 Grass Roots, Quicksilver Messenger Service 1966 Fillmore Concert Poster CGC-Graded 9.8. First-printing San Francisco concert poster for the Grass Roots, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Family Tree playing at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday and Saturday nights, April 22 and 23, 1966. Designed by Bonnie MacLean and known as BG-0 in the Bill Graham numbered series, this poster measures 12 5/8" x 18 5/8" and was graded 9.8 Near Mint/Mint by CGC (the Certified Guaranty Company). COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: This poster represents the peak of local law enforcement harassing Bill Graham before he became a respected member of the community through his well-run Fillmore concerts and civic-mindedness. At this point he was still very much an upstart and disrupter, and being denied a full-time permit to hold dance-concerts. According to his autobiography Bill Graham Presents, the cops pulled a paddy wagon up to the Fillmore on Friday night and moved in for the kill. Some teenagers were arrested for alcohol, and eventually Bill himself was arrested at 3:00 AM. So it's sort of appropriate that this poster is numbered "BG 0," even though it was the fourth official dance-concert Bill had presented at the Fillmore.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2021
    6th Saturday
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