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    Country Joe And The Fish - Group Of Five Family Dog Concert Posters Signed By Country Joe McDonald (Family Dog, 1966-68). All are original concert posters featuring Country Joe And The Fish in the line-up. Four are signed in black felt pen "Country Joe McDonald Peace & Love", comprising: 1. An FD-35 Avalon Ballroom poster, artwork by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, for two shows dated November 18-19, 1966. Measures 13.5" x 20". In Very Good condition with pinholes and slight loss to corners, wear to corners and edges. 2 An FD-61 Avalon Ballroom poster, art by Rick Griffin, for three shows dated November 19-21. In Very Good Plus condition with minor wear and some toning. 3. An FD-36 Avalon Ballroom poster for two shows dated, November 25-26, 1966, including Big Brother And The Holding Company and Quicksilver Messenger Service on the line-up. In Very Good Plus condition with minimal wear. 4. An FD-31 Avalon Ballroom Daily Flash concert poster, Type B first printing, additionally signed by artist Alton Kelley. In Very Good condition, with pinholes to corners, a water stain to lower right corner, wear to corners and edges. 5. An FD-103 Avalon Ballroom poster "Heavy", for three shows dated January 26-28, 1968. The poster is signed by artist Alton Kelley. In Very Good Plus condition, with minimal wear to edges and corners. All measure approximately 14" x 20". COAs from Country Joe And The Fish And Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: 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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