Psychedelic Art Exchange announces their October auction of vintage 1960’s concert posters, is now open for bidding. The auction ends Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 9:00 pm ET. All posters are being sold unreserved and have starting bids of $100 or less.
The auction includes an ultra rare Jimi Hendrix concert poster that promotes two shows at The Factory in Madison, February 27, 1968. It is the very first time this poster has been offered at public auction.
175 Vintage Concert Posters To Be Sold Without Reserves
Other major rarities being auctioned include:
A very rare Grateful Dead Concert poster from Northern Illinois University dated 10/29/77.
A Grateful Dead Concert poster Signed by Jerry Garcia dated 9/19/78.
A Doors concert poster from Berkeley, California dated 10/16/67.
A rare handbill from Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch dated 7/10/71.
Original artwork by the legendary artist, Stanley Mouse.
In total, the auction offers 175 vintage 1960’s concert posters promoted by Bill Graham at the Fillmore Auditorium, Chet Helms’ Family Dog at the Avalon Ballroom, and Russ Gibb at the Grande Ballroom.
Bands featured on the concert posters include The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Chuck Berry, Jefferson Airplane, and many others.
“We just published a free Collectors Guide that explains these beautiful concert posters are historically important and issued in tiny quantities. Very few survive today,” explained Glen Trosch, of Psychedelic art Exchange. “When collectors compare our $100 opening bids to mass produced coins, comic books and baseball cards that can be worth millions, they get very excited. That’s why demand is growing so fast!”
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Get your free Concert Poster Collector’s Guide and check out the auction at ConcertPosterGallery.com
About Jimi Hendrix
James “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the Chitlin’ Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary”. He achieved fame in the U.S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U.S.; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.