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    Grateful Dead/Country Joe And The Fish/Howlin' Wolf - Group Of Four Bill Graham Concert Posters (Bill Graham, 1967-68). Comprising 1. A BG -134 first printing poster by Lee Conklin for the Grateful Dead at Fillmore West, August 27-September 1, 1968. Measures 14" x 21", in Good condition with touch-ups added to the lion's eyes, teeth and "Dead "lettering, wear to edges and corners. 2. A BG-113 original poster by Dana W. Johnson for a Country Joe and the Fish show at the Fillmore dated March 28-30, with opening acts Steppenwolf and Flamin' Groovies. The poster is signed in black felt pen "Country Joe McDonald Peace & Love". Measures 14" x 21". In Very Good condition with creases and wear, particularly to lower left corner, slight paper loss to lower edge, some toning. 3. A BG-120 original poster by Weisser for Country Joe and The Fish and Incredible String Band at the Fillmore, May 16-18, 1968. The poster is similarly signed by Country Joe in black felt pen. Measures 14" x 21". In Very Good Plus condition with minor wear to corners and edges. 4. A BG-59 poster by Peter Bailey for Country Joe And The Fish at Fillmore Auditorium, April 14-15, 1967, with opening act Loading Zone, This poster is also signed by Country Joe. Measures 13.25" x 21.75". In Near Mint Minus condition with minor wear to corners. 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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