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    Country Joe And The Fish - Group of Four Concert Posters (1966-67). Comprising two for shows at the Jabberwock in Berkeley, artwork by Tom Weller. 1. For a show dated October, 1966. Measures 13.75" x 19.5". In Good to Very Good condition, with some loss to the left-hand corners, pinholes to corners, tape residue to lower edge. 2. A poster for five shows, dated November 6-10, 1966. Measures 13.75" x 19.5". In Very Good condition with tape residue to corners and edges, pinholes to corners, toning to light areas, and an address sticker on the verso. The two others comprise: 3. "Country Joe At The Matrix" by John Adams for shows dated September 23-29, 1966, with support act the New Age. Measures 14.75" x 22". In Very Good condition with loss to left-hand corners, pinholes , wear and nicks to edges, general toning. 4. "Joyful Alternative", artwork by John H. Myers for a show at California Hall, San Francisco dated April 13, 1967. Measures 13" x 19.5". In Very Good condition with pinholes to corners, wear to corners and edges, some areas of black discoloration to borders. 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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