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DescriptionGrateful Dead Anderson Theater Concert Handbill (Hell's Angels, 1970).
A silkscreened purple-on-green original concert-advertising flyer for a Grateful Dead show on November 23, 1970, in New York City. The Hell's Angels motorcycle club "presented" the show because it was a benefit concert for the New York chapter of that biker club.
The Anderson Theater was located at 66 2nd Avenue in Greenwich Village. To help promote the show and sell tickets, these promotional handouts were created using the silkscreen process, with different color schemes sometimes emerging. Very few remain today, and this purple-on-green is the best color combo we've seen yet, especially with that rolling psychedelic lettering.
It only cost a donation of $2.00 to see the Dead in the same month they released their classic album American Beauty, containing evergreens like "Box of Rain," "Friend of the Devil," "Sugar Magnolia" and, yes, "Truckin'." What a time to have seen them!
Measuring 9" x 12", this flyer was silkscreened onto light green cardstock and grades to Very Good with four corner bumps, surface smudges and creases in the lower left area, and general overall aging including a slight lightening of the paper along the right-hand edge. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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