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    Janis Joplin 1969 Concert Poster w/James Cotton Blues Band.
    Printed on orange paper with metallic blue-grey inks, this terrific-looking poster from Oklahoma City, OK advertises a concert by Janis Joplin with her not-yet-named Kozmic Blues Band.

    A "concert in the round," the poster announces. "Saturday, October 25," in the year of 1969, her only full year of touring solo. "8:00 PM in the Fairgrounds Arena." Ticket prices and some quaint locations are then given... like "Mother's" and "Little Jack's Record Shop." A Johnny Dark Production, with poster art by R. McIntosh and B.G. Vesper.

    Janis is depicted in no less than four photographs on the poster, even substituting for the "i" in her first name at the top. And then how can you beat that dreamy gaze into the camera in the poster's biggest photo? Maybe with that amazing shot of her singing at the microphone? Or are they all topped by the famous picture of her with that mischievous smile from the Cheap Thrills album sleeve?

    Luckily this sublime design wasn't wasted on just one concert... but it was wasted on only two. The same poster was used in Wichita, Kansas the night before... but is just as hard to find as this one.

    Measures 17.5'' x 22.5'', graded in Very Good Plus condition. Has a few small chips to the edges, a 1/2" tear on the top edge, a 1" piece of tape on the verso, and appears to have once gotten a little pressure when it was rolled, because it has half-a-dozen subtle vertical creases running from top to bottom. But check out the photo to see how benign these are - if you can see them at all. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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