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The March 2024 Mega Concert Poster Auction: Bid on Classic Posters from Hendrix to the Grateful Dead

The March 2024 Mega Concert Poster Auction: Bid on Classic Posters from Hendrix to the Grateful Dead

Welcome to Psychedelic Art Exchange! Your top destination for purchasing, selling, and delving into the realm of vintage concert posters. We are excited to announce upcoming auctions for a number of standout vintage concert posters. Read on to browse the artists captured in these enthralling posters and learn more about the historic nights when these posters debuted.

1969 Jimi Hendrix Poster

Jimi Hendrix, the unparalleled guitar virtuoso and visionary artist, left an indelible mark on the world of music that continues to resonate with generations. With his unparalleled talent, boundless creativity, and revolutionary approach to the instrument, he transcended musical boundaries and reshaped the landscape of rock and roll forever. From his electrifying performances to his innovative studio recordings, Hendrix pushed the boundaries of what was possible. Though his time on this earth was tragically brief, his influence lives on, reminding us of the power of music to transcend time and touch the soul. 

Dubbed “Hendrix Medusa,” this Jimi Hendrix poster was produced by Darien House in 1969 was sold at Jimi Hendrix Experience concerts in the United States. It is revered as the ultimate find in Rock Poster collecting. Original copies are highly elusive, with two formats produced for the tour: a standard-sized edition and a larger subway poster. Crafted by renowned artist Gunther Kieser, it's considered his masterpiece and has been widely pirated. To distinguish originals from reprints, the program and merchandise versions of this Jimi Hendrix poster feature a fictitious tour date. This official merchandise poster, measuring 25.13 x 35.38", is a desperately sought-after item for collectors, with original prints becoming increasingly rare. This Jimi Hendrix poster is not one to miss!

1970 Grateful Dead Poster

The Grateful Dead, an iconic band renowned for their eclectic blend of rock, folk, blues, and psychedelia, are celebrated for their improvisational prowess and legendary live performances. With a devoted community of fans known as "Deadheads," they became synonymous with the countercultural movement of the 1960s and 70s. Despite changes over time, their timeless songs and commitment to artistic freedom continue to inspire new generations, solidifying their status as cultural icons whose music transcends boundaries.

This captivating vintage Grateful Dead poster, crafted by Keith Kleespies, served as a promotional gem for the memorable gathering of iconic figures at the University of Cincinnati Fieldhouse on April 3rd, 1970. Featuring the legendary Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and the Lemon Pipers, the event promised an unforgettable experience for attendees. Kleespies' design exudes a distinct underground comix aesthetic, adding an extra layer of allure to this already remarkable piece. Its rarity and significance make this Grateful Dead poster a coveted addition to any collector's treasure trove, and its appearance in our auction presents a unique opportunity that may not come around again for some time.

1970 Grateful Dead and Hells Angels Poster

The Grateful Dead's friendship with the motorcycle crew Hells Angels, though unconventional, was rooted in a shared rejection of societal norms and a quest for freedom and authenticity. Emerging from the countercultural scene of the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area, both groups found common ground in their pursuit of individuality and nonconformity. The bond between the Grateful Dead and the Hells Angels remains a captivating chapter in their histories, highlighting the complexities of human relationships and the enduring power of music to bridge divides.

This poster advertises a 1970 Grateful Dead Concert at the Anderson Theater in Greenwich Village and stands out as a coveted piece of historical artwork representing the collaboration between these iconic entities. The event, organized by the Hells Angels, also featured a performance by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. For avid collectors of Grateful Dead memorabilia, this poster serves as a remarkable addition to their collection. Please note that this poster has been restored, and was signed in the top left corner by Hells Angels member "Uncle Sal," reading, "Hi - Glad to be Here, Uncle Sal." This personalized inscription makes this Grateful Dead and Hells Angels poster truly one of a kind.

1971 Allman Brothers Band Poster

The Allman Brothers Band, a Southern rock icon formed by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman in 1969, revolutionized music with their soulful melodies and unmatched musicianship. Blending blues, jazz, and country, they captivated audiences with epic live performances. Despite adversity and lineup changes, their legacy persists, inspiring countless musicians and cementing their status as one of the greatest bands in history.

Few posters from the early years of the Allman Brothers Band, especially from the Duane Allman era, have survived, making this piece a rare find from a pivotal period in the band's 45+ year history. The concert advertised took place at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio, on September 18th, 1971, just a month before the tragic passing of the band's founder and virtuoso slide guitar legend, Duane Allman, in a motorcycle accident on October 29th. This original first-printing Allman Brothers Band poster, created shortly after the release of the Allman's acclaimed live album "At Fillmore East," which propelled them to legendary status, is in impeccable MINT condition, making it a highlight of this auction.

1972 Frank Zappa and the Mothers Poster

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, a pioneering musical group of the 1960s and 70s, challenged norms with their diverse mix of rock, jazz, avant-garde, and experimental styles. Under Zappa's leadership, they fearlessly explored topics from politics to absurdity, pushing musical boundaries. Zappa's brilliance as a composer, guitarist, and provocateur, combined with the Mothers' innovative approach, solidified their status as one of rock's most influential and iconic bands.

Original cardboard posters, like this one produced for Zappa's appearance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on December 10th, 1972, are highly coveted among concert memorabilia enthusiasts. This era holds historic significance as it marked Zappa's comeback following a serious injury sustained during a previous performance. After a period of wheelchair confinement, Zappa returned to the stage with his "Grand Wazoo" big band, later touring with the "Petit Wazoo" ensemble. Produced by the Washington Poster Company, this 100% original cardboard Frank Zappa and the Mothers poster is exceptionally rare and represents a unique opportunity for collectors.

What are You Waiting For?

Hurry and place your bids on these iconic vintage concert posters before time runs out! Visit the March 2024 Mega Concert Poster Auction section on our website today and lay your claim on one of these classic relics of the rock’n’roll era.

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