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    BG-109 Cream 1968 Winterland & Fillmore Concert Poster Signed by Lee Conklin. First-printing San Francisco concert poster for Cream, Big Black and the Loading Zone performing at both Winterland and the Fillmore Auditoriums on the weekend of February 29 thru March 3, 1968. Known as BG-109 in the Bill Graham numbered series, this poster was signed by the poster's creator, Lee Conklin, in the blue area right above the ticket into.

    Cream was at the peak of their performing powers, not ready for their farewell tour yet (later this year). Their classic psychedelic album Disraeli Gears was in the top 10 of Billboard's Top LP's chart, and "Sunshine of Your Love" was still in the top 40 of the magazine's Hot 100 chart.

    Amazingly, this is the first time Heritage has ever offered this poster for sale by itself, in any condition. So to be able to offer this popular gem finally, and in this condition, and signed by the poster artist to boot, is a privilege indeed.

    Measures 14" x 21" and grades to a very strong Mint Minus. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: The S.F. Bay Area was getting a heavy dose of Cream at this moment, with the band appearing on two straight weekends for Bill Graham at both the Fillmore and Winterland auditoriums. This poster, done by Conklin, sold tickets for the first weekend; the second weekend's poster was a Stanley Mouse creation. Fans can always debate which they like better, but one obvious difference is the use of color... Mouse opted for a simple cream-colored background (get it?), while Conklin got very colorful using lavender, purple, white, red and yellow on a blue background.

    Condition details: The tiniest of edge bumps in the blue margin to the right of the sun; the tiniest of corner bumps down in lower left; and a minute surface crease or imperfection down in the lower right corner, including a couple of dark marks which could just be from the printer. Most dealers would call this mint.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock - Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.126 (illus.).


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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