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    FD-38 Big Brother & Holding Co. 1966 Avalon Concert Poster CGC-Graded 9.6. First-printing San Francisco concert poster for Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, the Oxford Circle and Lee Michaels playing at the Avalon Ballroom on Friday and Saturday nights, December 9 & 10, 1966. Known as FD-38 in the Family Dog numbered series and nicknamed "Indian with the Swirling Eyes," this poster was designed by Victor Moscoso and graded 9.6 Near Mint Plus by CGC (the Certified Guaranty Company). COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Following these two nights of concerts, Big Brother would travel to Los Angeles on Sunday and record their debut Mainstream Records album, Big Brother and the Holding Company, over the next three days, December 12-14. So we certainly know exactly what they sounded like on this occasion.

    Davis, CA-based Oxford Circle are best known for being the opening act on the Grateful Dead's famous FD-26 "Skeleton & Roses" concert poster from 10 weeks earlier. And Lee Michaels was still a couple of years away from making career headway with A&M Records and eventually releasing the Top 10 hit "Do You Know What I Mean."


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