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    Grateful Dead/Pink Floyd/Country Joe And The Fish - Group Of Five Concert Handbills (1966-1970). The five handbills comprise: 1. A green and purple "Danse Macabre" handbill designed by Ruth Garbell for a show at Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley on December 2, 1966. The line-up includes the Grateful Dead and Country Joe And The Fish. 2. A handbill designed by Michael Chechik for a KPFA Benefit show at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, on October 30, 1967, with the line-up comprising The Incredible Fish, Pink Floyd, Collectors and Sopwith Camel. It is numbered AOR-2.79 in the Art Of Rock. Measures 5.5" x 7.5". 3. A handbill for the Grateful Dead at the Euphoria Ballroom, San Raphael in 1970. The dates "July 14 + 16" have been added in red ink. The opening acts include New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Rubberduck Company. Numbered AOR-4.93 in the Art Of Rock. Measures approximately 6.25" x 8". 4. A handbill for Country Joe and Baltimore Steam Packet at Fairfax Park in Fairfax on May 5, 1967. It is numbered AOR-2.304 in the Art Of Rock. Mounted on a black piece of paper. Measures 5.75" x 8.5". 5. A four page flyer for 10th Annual Berkeley Folk Music Festival, June 30-July 4, 1967, with photos of the line-up including Doc Watson, Steve Miller Blues Band, Country Joe And The Fish, Richie Havens and Phil Spector. Measures 4.25" x 11" when folded. All are generally in Very Good condition, each is neatly annotated in pencil with an inventory number, all have general wear and toning commensurate with age. COA from Country Joe McDonald.

    Provenance: From 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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