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    Country Joe And The Fish - Eight Concert Handbills (1966-67). Including three for Country Joe And The Fish shows at the Jabberwock, Berkeley, in 1966, the first dated October 10-16; the second November 1-3; and the third November 7-10. Largest measures 8.5" x 11". The fourth item is an FD-37 handbill for Buffalo Springfield at the Avalon Ballroom, December 2, 1966. Measures 8.5" x 11". The fifth is for Country Joe And The Fish at Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, January 28, 1967. Measures 8.5" x 11.5" . The sixth and seventh are for two shows at the Matrix, San Francisco. One is for Country Joe shows dated September 23-29, 1966. The other is for Jefferson Airplane, October 24-27, 1966, AOR-1.112. Largest measures 8.5" x 11". The last is a handbill for a Country Joe show at the Straight Theater, San Francisco, November 3-4, 1967. Measures 8.5" x 11". The handbills range from Very Good to Very Good Plus condition with some creases, minor tears and general toning. COAs from Country Joe And The Fish and Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: From The Country Joe McDonald Collection.


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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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