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    Grateful Dead Fillmore Concert Poster BG-32 Signed By Country Joe McDonald (Bill Graham,1966). Designed by Wilson, mis-numbered as #16, but Eric King's definitive Poster Guide sets it as #32. This is a second printing poster on smooth cream-colored index for two San Francisco shows dated October 21 & 22, 1966. The line-up includes the Dead, Lightning Hopkins and Loading Zone. The poster is signed and inscribed in black marker beside the central image of Jerry Garcia "Country Joe McDonald, RIP Jerry, Peace & Love". Measures: 14" x 22.5". In Very Good Plus Condition, some rubs and wear to corners and edges. Remnants of four pieces of tape and paper to the back from the poster having been previously mounted. COAs from Heritage Auctions and Country Joe McDonald.

    Provenance: The Country Joe McDonald Collection.

    Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.119 (illus.).




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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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