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    Grateful Dead/Steve Miller Band - Ali Akbar College Of Music Benefit Concert Poster (1968). Rare. An unusual poster printed on glossy coated index card featuring a photograph by Peggy Barnett., for two shows at Berkeley Community Center, California, dated September 20 & 21, 1968, one a rock concert featuring the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller Band and Ace Of Cups. The other show an Indian concert featuring Ali Akbar Khan and Sri Shankar Ghosh. Measures 21" x 28". In Very Good condition, with pinholes to the corners, a small area of loss at the right edge, and a 3.5" tear at the top edge. COAs from Country Joe McDonald and Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: The Country Joe McDonald Collection.

    This collaboration of Rock and traditional Indian music acts probably came about from the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, who was studying with Tabla master Shankar Ghosh at the Ali Akbar Khan School of Music in 1968.


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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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