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    Chambers Bros. / MC5 1967 Grande Ballroom Poster by Gary Grimshaw CGC Graded 9.2 (AOR-3.140) Direct from the archives of legendary Detroit promoter "Uncle" Russ Gibb, and designed by the equally legendary Gary Grimshaw, this September 1 & 2, 1967 first-and-only-print concert poster has been graded 9.2 by CGC (Certified Guaranty Company). Measures 13 7/8 x 21 25/32". COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.299 (illus.).

    Special Note: Heritage is very proud to be representing concert posters and handbills this auction from the ARChive of Contemporary Music in New York City. ARC is a non-profit music library that has over five million artifacts in its collection, focusing on records and recorded music, but with extensive paper archives as well. Co-founder and Executive Directory B. George has been generous enough to consign a number of items to Heritage from the archives of the late Russ Gibb, the legendary Detroit promoter who passed away earlier this year. "Uncle Russ" was as important to Detroit's Grande Ballroom scene as

    Bill Graham was to the Fillmore Auditorium and Chet Helms to the Avalon Ballroom. The founders of ARC and the Ann Arbor/Detroit musical community have ties together that go back decades. Gibb also had a huge ace in the hole with the talents of legendary poster designer Gary Grimshaw, who created all of the posters shown here.

    ARC's credibility is impeccable. Current and past members of its Board of Advisors have included Keith Richards, Paul Simon and Martin Scorsese, and the late David Bowie, John Hammond, Ellie Greenwich, Lou Reed and Jerry Wexler.

    Since these items were bequeathed to ARC from Gibb's archives, they are all original, pre-concert first printings in fabulous condition. Which is why we had the posters immediately graded, with marvelous results. We hope you'll keep an eye toward the non-profit work of ARC in placing your generous bids for these beautiful pieces.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
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