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    Cold Blood/Cat Mother Hells Angels Annual Party Longshoreman's Hall Concert Poster AOR-4.13 Signed By Randy Tuten (1971). Later printing, for a San Francisco show to benefit the Clap Clinic, dated June 23. The poster is signed in silver felt pen by artist Randy Tuten. Measures 11.75" x 20". In Very Good Plus condition with a small crease to the upper left corner, light wear to edges. COAs from Country Joe And The Fish And Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: The Country Joe McDonald Collection.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.335 (illus.).


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    Arguably the most political figure associated with 1967's "Summer of Love," Country Joe McDonald led Country Joe and the Fish, a Psych/Folk Rock act that was an influential part of the late-1960s San Francisco music scene. Formed in 1965, Country Joe and the Fish began as a Folk duo heavily influenced by the work of Woody Guthrie. Soon, they were a full-fledged electric Rock act. McDonald used his music as a something of a political platform, protesting the establishment and the Vietnam War. In 1967, the band released their second studio album, I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die. The LP's title track is to- this-day considered the ultimate Vietnam War protest song, and was written by McDonald in twenty minutes for an anti-war theatrical play. Aside from being an instant classic of a protest song, coupled with "The 'Fish' Cheer," it is essentially Woodstock's defining moment. Country Joe's post-Fish career has been incredibly prolific, with nearly three-dozen albums released since 1969. Acerbic and original where many acts of the day were glorified pop groups, Country Joe McDonald is a countercultural icon. Heritage Auctions is proud to present a selection of memorabilia from his personal collection, never offered before at auction anywhere.



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