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    Country Joe And The Fish - Group Of Four Counterculture Posters (circa 1966-68). Comprising: 1. A Port Chicago Vigil Benefit poster AOR-2.137, for a show at California Hall, San Francisco, February 19, 1967. The line-up includes Country Joe And The Fish and Steve Miller Band. The poster is signed in gold felt pen by artists Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. Measures 13" x 21.75". In Very Good condition with loss to lower right corner, pinholes and tape marks to corners, stains to lower edge, toning to white areas of poster, and an address sticker on the verso. 2. A poster for the "The Joysday Machine / Programmed For A Disruptive Festival Of Joy - A Generally Loving Retaliation Against Absurd Attack", artwork by M. Rossman, December 1966. Measures 17.5" x 22.5". In Near Mint Minus condition. 3. "Turn On Tune In Drop Out Of The Game Of Life", by Om, circa late 1960s. Measures 13" x 20". In Very Good Plus condition with touch-ups to black lettering. 4. "Springfield Rifles", printed by "Hydrogen People", 1967. Measures 17" x 23". In Very Good Plus condition, with a 1" tear to the lower edge, some creases and wear to corners, fading to edges. 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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