On offer here are scaled down, affordable reproductions of the original posters that are suitable for framing. These are prints NOT full-
All Family Dog, Bill Graham, and Other prints on this site are £2.99 each.
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The artist Victor Moscoso saw that there was money to be made in psychedelic dance posters. His first poster was for The Family Dog (FD011) in June 1966, but he was not happy with it and left his name off the artwork. He produced a further four posters before the end of the year for The Family Dog. Not wishing to be dependent upon commissions from the family Dog or Bill Graham, he approached the newly opened Matrix club in December 1966 offering to do posters for them. The deal was that he would give them 200 copies of each poster, but remained free to print and sell others and retained copyright on the work. He called his imprint Neon Rose and also produced posters under this imprint not connected with The Matrix. There were 26 Neon Rose designated posters, consecutively numbered, prefaced by the letters NR.
Print – The Miller Blues Band, Matrix, January 1967, NR#2 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a Neon Rose poster for the Matrix, 10-
Print – Big Brother And The Holding Company, Matrix, January 1967, NR#3 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a Neon Rose poster for the Matrix, 17-
Print – Blues Project, Matrix, February 1967, NR#6 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a Neon Rose poster for the Matrix, 13-
Print – Chambers Brothers, Matrix, March and April 1967, NR#12 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a Neon Rose poster for the Matrix, 28-
Print – Julie Felix, Royal Albert Hall, April 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a poster for a concert by Julie Felix at the Royal Albert Hall, 8 April 1968. The poster was designed by Hapshash and The Coloured Coat (Michael English). This print measures approx. 370mm x 241mm
Print – UFO, Roundhouse, September 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a poster advertising the last two UFO shows, at the Roundhouse, London, 22 and 29 September 1967. The first features: Dantalians Chariot, The Social Deviants, and The Exploding Galaxy. The second features: Jeff Beck, and Ten Years After. The poster was designed by Martin Sharp. This print measures approx. 382mm x 260mm
Print – Western Front lobby poster 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This is a reproduction of the lobby poster used at the Western Front venue, 895 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco. The original poster was nearly as big as a door and the artist appearing that night was written in the space at the bottom. The venue only functioned for a limited period during 1967, initially being run by the four founding members of the Family Dog under the name The Psychedelic Cattlemen’s Association. The poster was designed by Kelly-
Print – The Charlatans at The Western Front October 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This is a reproduction of a Western Front poster for 27 and 28 October 1967. Artists billed are: The Charlatans, AAA, and Frumious Bandersnatch. The poster was designed by Stanley Mouse. This print measures approx. 382mm x 226mm.
Print – Canned Heat, Grande Ballroom, December 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is for a show at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, promoted by Russ Gibb, 6-
Print – Grateful Dead, Earl Warren Showground, April 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is of a poster for a show promoted by Jim Salzer at the Earl Warren Showground, Santa Barbara, on 29 April 1967. Artists billed are: Grateful Dead, Doors, UFO, and Captain Speed. Captain Speed appeared at a lot of concerts promoted by Salzer as he managed them. The band included Bill Payne who became a founding member of Little Feat. This concert was attended by 2419 people with the Dead playing twice, before and after the Doors. The poster was designed by John Cushing. This print measures approx. 352mm x 260mm
Print – Erma Franklin, Carousel Ballroom, April 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is of a poster for shows at the Carousel Ballroom, 19-
Print – Aoxomoxoa, Avalon Ballroom, January 1969 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a poster for a show promoted by Soundproof Productions at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 24-
Print – Off Stage Folk Music Theatre, September 1964 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of The Folio, a broadsheet for the Offstage Folk Music Theatre, San Jose, September 1964. In addition to advertised performances by Jerry Kaukonen and Paul Kantner, later of Jefferson Airplane, it gives details of obtaining guitar lessons from Jerry Kaukonen and Jerry Garcia, and banjo lessons from Jerry Garcia. The print measures approx. 384mm x 229mm
Print – The Seed, Red Dog Saloon, June – August 1965 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction of what is acknowledged as the first psychedelic dance poster, is known as The Seed. It features The Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada. There are two versions of the poster. The first was printed with blue ink and shows the dates for the shows as 1-
Print – Can You Pass The Acid Test? Muir Beach, December 1965 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is for a poster advertising the Acid Test at Muir Beach, 11 December 1965.
During 1965 Ken Kesey held regular weekend parties at his La Honda residence to participate in the taking of LSD, which was a legal drug in California until October 1966. The Acid Tests were public LSD parties organised by Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters, who included Neal Cassady among their number. The first was held at Santa Cruz on 27 November 1965, and the third at Muir Beach. The 11 December date was original scheduled for Stinson Beach and fliers were distributed, but at the last minute the venue was switched to a lodge at Muir Beach. A generic poster was produced with a space for the venue to be inserted in the bottom right hand corner of the poster. The first time the poster was used was at Muir Beach and the supply of posters ran out with the sixth test at the Fillmore on 4 January 1966. About a dozen posters were hand coloured by the Merry Pranksters as gifts to prominent attendees. The poster billed: The Fugs, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, The Merry Pranksters, and The Grateful Dead. There was no guarantee that those listed would appear, but The Grateful Dead were frequent attendees. The Muir Beach test was the third for The Grateful Dead, and the first attended by Augustus Owsley Stanley III (who had been supplying Kesey with LSD), and Hugh Romney aka Wavy Gravy.
The poster was designed by prankster Paul Foster. This reproduction is of a poster hand coloured by Sunshine Kesey (Ken’s daughter) a number of years after the event. The print measures approx. 353mm x 271mm.
Print – Country Joe And The Fish, Selland Arena, 17 February 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is of a poster for a show at the Selland Arena, Fresno. Artists billed are: Country Joe And The Fish, and Grateful Dead. At the bottom of the print it includes mention of a show on 13 March for Cream. This print measures approx. 371mm x 250mm
Print – Big Brother And The Holding Company, Selland Arena, 19 April 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is of a poster for a show promoted by Baba Love Company at the Selland Arena, Fresno. Artists billed are: Big Brother And The Holding Company, and The Mint Tattoo. The poster advertises that there is free entry to everyone over 35! At the bottom of the print it includes mention of a show on 10 May for Moby Grape. This print measures approx. 349mm x 245mm
Print – Moby Grape, Avalon Ballroom, 5 March 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is for a show promoted by S.D. McGinnis at the Avalon Ballroom as a benefit for a New Stage and the Straight Theatre. Artists billed are: Moby Grape, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Country Joe and The Fish, and The Sparrow. The poster was designed by Bernard Kliban who became a famous cartoonist. This print measures approx. 382mm x 283mm
Print – Dave Van Ronk, Berkeley Community Theatre, 25 August 1967 and Masonic Auditorium San Francisco 26 August 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print is of a poster for shows promoted by Western Maintenance at the Berkeley Community Theatre and Masonic Auditorium San Francisco on 25 and 26 August 1967. Artists billed are: Dave Van Ronk, Mimi Farina, and Fred Neil. The poster was designed by Greg Irons. This print measures approx. 390mm x 249mm
Print – FluxFest, Longshoreman Hall, 31 March 1967 £2.99 Add To Cart
The Fluxus art movement was driven by George Maciunas in the early sixties. Fluxus works may not necessarily be called music and are experimental such that anyone can participate. For this reason Fluxus worked best in a festival setting. Maciunas held his first festival in Wuppertal, Germany in 1962. FluxFests took off and Maciunas drew up some strict rules for festivals to adhere to:
‘Any of the pieces can be performed anytime, anyplace and by anyone, without any payment to fluxus provided the following conditions are met:
1. If flux-
2. If flux-
3. Such credits to Fluxus may be omitted at a cost of $50 for each piece announced or performed.’
This print is of a poster for the FluxFest that took place on 31 March 1967 at the Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco. Artists billed are: San Francisco Mime Troupe, Flux Orchestra, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The Wildflower. The poster was designed by Jeff Berner. The print measures approx. 356mm x263mm
Print – Big Brother, Shrine Exposition Hall, May 1968 £2.99 Add To Cart
This reproduction is of a poster for a show at the Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, promoted by the Pinnacle Production Company, 2-
Print – Hot Tuna / Grateful Dead June 1969 £2.99 Add To Cart
This print advertises two separate concerts. The first is at the Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Rosa, June 27 and 28, 1969, featuring Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, and Joey Covington ‘From The Jefferson Airplane’. This is an early incarnation of what became Hot Tuna. The second concert was at The Barn, Rio Nido on June 29. It featured the Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band and special guests The Grateful Dead. The poster was designed by Lee Conklin. This print measures approx. 350mm x 227mm.