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    Frank Zappa/Mothers, Alice Cooper 1969 Seattle, WA Psychedelic Concert Poster. An original concert-advertising psychedelic poster for The Mothers of Invention featuring Frank Zappa (pictured in the middle in perhaps a yearbook photo) playing at the Seattle Center Arena on Saturday, April 19, 1969. The opening acts were Canada's The Guess Who and up & coming new artist Alice Cooper.

    Poster artist John Moehring is the real star here, with a creation that simply dazzles with its richness, the huge number of colors used and its Aquarian psychedelic artwork. It's a true stunner, of higher quality than almost any psychedelic concert poster you'll find, printed on thick, high-quality, textured stock that's also glossy, with the brightly colored inks have almost a 3D effect to them. Most 60's advertising posters were printed on the cheap, but this was decidedly not. Fans of John Moehring are all nodding their heads; he was to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as Gary Grimshaw was to Detroit. Within the clasped hands under Zappa, it says "John Moehring #34." Measures 17" x 22 3/4" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: The talent line-up was decidedly eclectic, with Zappa being the avant-garde, weird risk-taker, Alice Cooper on the cusp of his shock-rock career and the Guess Who emerging as a singles-oriented Top 40 act with their first hit, "These Eyes," having just entered Billboard's charts two weeks ago. Such was the case with many rock tours in the 1960's.

    Condition details: The poster's main problem is a 6 ¼" fold/crease in the upper right corner area, which dissects the "Guess" in "Guess Who." Poster in otherwise excellent shape. Tiny half-inch crease in lower right corner, but benign and completely buried in the color. Extremely minor surface crease in Frank's hair and a couple of other places, very harmless. Colors still strong, deep and rich.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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