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Family Dog Prints

About Prints

On offer here are scaled down, affordable reproductions of the original posters that are suitable for framing.  These are prints NOT full-sized posters.  Please click on the image to see a larger picture allowing you to examine the level of detail and condition as not all detail may reproduce with the pin point sharpness of an original.  They have been printed on 90gsm Xerox Colotech+ paper, colour fast for 150 years, using a Xerox Laser printer.  The prints have no border unless shown as part of the poster.

All Family Dog, Bill Graham, and Other prints on this site are £2.99 each.

Postage

Prints will be mailed flat between 2 stiffeners in a padded bag. Therefore, postage for a single item is relatively high as it has to be sent as a small parcel, but if you are purchasing multiple prints savings can be made.  For example, one print can be sent for the same cost as multiple prints up to 2kg in weight, second class within the UK.  Similar savings for multiple purchases will apply to international buyers. Postage rates are shown here.

A note on Family Dog

In June 1965, what is generally accepted as the start of the psychedelic music scene that emerged from San Francisco began at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada.  The initial events took place around performances given by the bohemian rock band, The Charlatans, who were based in San Francisco.  Two of the band members, Michael Ferguson and George Hunter, produced a poster to publicise their appearances, and this is acknowledged as the first psychedelic dance poster.  It is known as The Seed.

Among the attendees at the Red Dog over the summer were Luria Castell, Ellen Harman, Jack Towle, and Alton Kelly.  On returning to San Francisco they wanted to continue the experience they had witnessed which resulted in them promoting a dance at the Longshoremen’s Hall on 16 October 1965, featuring Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, The Great Society and The Marbles.  They called the event ‘A Tribute To Doctor Strange’.  This was a huge success with over 1,000 attendees and so they put on two further dances before the end of the year, ‘A Tribute To Sparkle Plenty’, and ‘A Tribute To Ming The Merciless’.  For promotion purposes, Castell, Harman, Kelly, and Towle called themselves The Family Dog.  Their communal house on Pine Street was known as the Dog House due to the prevalence of dogs living there.  (At the time it was hard to find landlords who would tolerate dogs and so dog owners tended to gravitate towards the few properties where dogs were allowed).  After the three dances, Castell, who was the driving force behind organising the dances, moved out of the Dog House, but promoted a further two events under The Family Dog name.  By this time the other three Family Dog members had taken off for Mexico and Castell was shortly to take the same route.  Before she left it was arranged that Chet Helms would take over the role of promoter for the Family Dog collective.  Helms formed a partnership with John Carpenter, the manager of The Great Society.  Helms managed Big Brother And The Holding Company, and both men wanted to promote dances featuring their bands.  Helms instigated Family Dog Productions from February 1966.

Under Helms management, the posters used to promote the dances were consecutively numbered, prefaced by the letters FD.  In September 1967, when Family Dog Productions also started shows in Denver, the Denver posters were given the prefix FDD with a new number series, although FDD001, 003, and 004 have dual numbering with the normal FD series.

Print – A Tribute To Doctor Strange, Longshoremen’s Hall, October 1965  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a poster for the first Family Dog dance concert at the Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco, 16 October 1965.  Artists billed are: Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans, The Marbles, and The Great Society.  The poster was designed by Alton Kelly and Ami Magill.  This print measures approx. 356mm x 270mm

Print – Sin Dance, Avalon Ballroom, April 1966, FD006  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 29-30 April 1966.  Artists billed are: The Grass Roots, Sons Of Adam, and Big Brother And The Holding Company.  However, the concerts were cancelled.  Only 500 posters were printed and it was never reprinted.  The snake lady shown in the poster featured in other Family Dog posters.  She was lifted from a painting called Die Suende (Sin) by the artist Franz Von Stuck, a work he copied and resold several times.  The poster was designed by Wes Wilson.  This print measures approx. 334mm x 236mm.

Print – Skeleton And Roses, Avalon Ballroom, September 1966, FD026  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a poster for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 16-17 September 1966.  Artists billed are: The Grateful Dead, and Oxford Circle.  The poster was designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly who took the illustration, originally created by Edmund Sullivan, from The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam.  The skeleton and roses image became iconic for the Grateful Dead who adopted it as an unofficial trade mark and used it as the basis for the cover of their self-titled 1971 double LP.  The record has now become known by the unofficial title of Skull and Roses.  This print measures approx. 391mm x 268mm

Print – The Woman With The Green Hair, Avalon Ballroom, October 1966, FD029  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 7-8 October 1966.  Artists billed are: Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother And The Holding Company, and The Electric Train.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly.  The image of the girl was created by Alphonse Mucha in 1896 bas an advertisement for JOB cigarette papers, but in his original she had brown hair and an off white dress.  This print measures approx. 382mm x 256mm.

Print – Gloria Swanson, Avalon Ballroom, October 1966, FD030  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 15-16 October 1966.  Artists billed are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, and The Sir Douglas Quintet.  The 16 October marked the Family Dog as being one year old.  On 15 October Jerry Garcia sat in with Big Brother.  In keeping with the surprise visit on Sunday mentioned on the poster, on 16 October a band including Pigpen, Garcia, David Getz, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, and John Cipollina played.  They were announced as the New Peanut Butter Sandwich.  The 13th Floor Elevators also played.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly.  This print measures approx. 391mm x 281mm

Print – Girl In The Red Circle, Avalon Ballroom, January 1967, FD045  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 27-28 January 1967.  Artists billed are: Grateful Dead, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly.  This print measures approx. 376mm x 257mm

Print – James Gurley, Avalon Ballroom, February 1967, FD048  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 17-18 February 1967.  It is billed as the Second Annual Tribal Stomp.  Artists appearing are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Oxford Circle.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly using a photograph by Bob Seidemann.  This print measures approx. 392mm x 272mm

Print – Peacock Ball, Avalon Ballroom, March 1967, FD051  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 10-11 March 1967.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Miller Blues Band, and The Daily Flash.  The poster was designed by Victor Moscoso.  This print measures approx. 391mm x 269mm

Print – From The Plains Of Quicksilver, Avalon Ballroom, March 1967, FD053  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 22-23 March 1967.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Miller Blues Band, and John Lee Hooker.  The poster was designed by Victor Moscoso utilising a photograph by Fred Roth.  This print measures approx. 385mm x 271mm.

Print – Three Indian Dudes, Avalon Ballroom, March 1967, FD054  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 24-26 March 1967.  Artists billed are: Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Johnny Hammond And His Screaming Nighthawks.  Eric Burdon And The Animals put in a surprise appearance on 26 March using the Grateful Dead’s equipment.  The Charlatans also played all the dates.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 359mm x 266mm

Print – Goldrush, Avalon Ballroom, April 1967, FD058  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 21-22 April 1967.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Hammond And His Screaming Nighthawks, and Charles Lloyd.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 344mm x 236mm

Print – Motherload, Avalon Ballroom, May 1967, FD060  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 5-7 May 1967.  Artists billed are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, Sir Douglas Quintet, and The Orkustra.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin using a photograph by Bob Seidemann.  This print measures approx. 395mm x 279mm

Print – Magic Show, Avalon Ballroom, June 1967, FD065  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 8-11 June 1967.  Artists billed are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, Canned Heat Blues Band, and The Congress Of Wonders.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 360mm x 254mm

Print – Independance, Avalon Ballroom, April 1967, FD069  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 4 July 1967.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Siegal Schwall, and Phoenix.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 375mm x 266mm

Print – Smiling Hun, Avalon Ballroom, July 1967, FD073  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 27-30 July 1967.  Artists billed are: Blue Cheer, Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, and The Youngbloods.  The poster was designed by Tom Glass.  This print measures approx. 387mm x 279mm.

Print – Denver Opening, Denver Dog, September 1967, FD079 FDD001  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 8-9 September 1967.  It was the first show for the Denver Dog and in addition to being included in the Denver Dog numbering series the poster is also numbered in the Family Dog series.  Artists billed are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, Blue Cheer, and The Eighth Penny Matter.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 391mm x 276mm

Print – Flower Pot, Avalon Ballroom, October 1967, FD086  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 6-8 October 1967.  Artists billed are: Blue Cheer, Lee Michaels, and Clifton Chenier.  The poster was designed by Victor Moscoso.  This print measures approx. 392mm x 257mm

Print – Ohm, Avalon Ballroom, October 1967, FD088  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 20-22 October 1967.  Artists billed are: Van Morrison, The Daily Flash, and Hair.  The poster was designed by Wes Wilson.  This print measures approx. 391mm x 272mm

Print – Dance Dance, Avalon Ballroom, December 1967, FD096  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 15-17 December 1967.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Charlatans, and Congress Of Wonders.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly.  This print measures approx. 395mm x 217mm

Print – Eternal Reservoir, Avalon Ballroom, January 1968, FD101  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 12-14 January 1968.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver, Kaleidoscope, and Charley Musselwhite.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin.  This print measures approx. 370mm x 264mm

Print – It’s A Gas, Avalon Ballroom, April 1968, FD116  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 26-28 April 1968.  Artists billed are: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Charlatans, and It’s A Beautiful Day.  The poster was designed by Alton Kelly.  This print measures approx. 272mm x 385mm.

Print – Machanico Mandala, Avalon Ballroom, May / June 1968, FD121  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Avalon Ballroom, 31 May – 1 June 1968.  Artists billed are: Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk, Family Tree, AB Shky Blues Band, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.  The poster was designed by Paul Kagan and David Smith.  This print measures approx. 347mm x 270mm.

Print – Kitty, Denver Dog, October 1967, FDD005  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 6-7 October 1967.  Artists billed are: Buffalo Springfield, and The Eigth Penny Matter (sic).  The poster was designed by Bob Fried.  This print measures approx. 381mm x 258mm.

Print – Expansion, Denver Dog, November 1967, FDD011  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 10-11 November 1967.  Artists billed are: Other Half, and Sons Of Champlin.  The poster was designed by Mouse Kelly. This print measures approx. 405mm x 237mm

Print – Chaotic Licence, Denver Dog, November 1967, FDD012  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 17-18 November 1967.  Artists billed are: Chuck Berry, and The Sons Of Champlin.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin who, in this poster, played on the public’s difficulty in reading psychedelic writing.  He purposely created symbols that may have been psychedelic lettering, but are meaningless, so that an observer of the poster could spend a long time attempting to work out what they spell.  The actual details of the show are in a small white space in the bottom right hand corner of the poster.  This print measures approx. 370mm x 259mm

Print – Denver Splash, Denver Dog, December 1967, FDD013  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 1-2 December 1967.  Artists billed are: Jim Kweskin And The Jug Band, and Solid Muldoon.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. This print measures approx. 381mm x 274mm.

Print – Fireball, Denver Dog, December 1967, FDD014  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 8-9 December 1967.  Artists billed are: Canned Heat, and Siegel Schwall.  The poster was designed by Bob Fried.  This print measures approx. 390mm x 272mm

Print – Pay Attention aka Space Man, Denver Dog, December 1967, FDD018  £2.99 Add To Cart

This reproduction is of a Family Dog poster for the Denver Dog at 1601 West Evans, 29-31 December 1967.  Artists billed are: The Doors, Allmen Joy, and Gingerbread Blu.  The poster was designed by Rick Griffin. This print measures approx. 369mm x 220mm.

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