The concert poster clearly states ”lights” on the poster which means the Dead was more of a Fillmore style band rather than a dance band.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Serious Rock Concert Poster Collector Announces His Search for Vintage 1966 Grateful Dead Santa Venetia Armory Boxing Style Concert Posters. The Venetia Armory was known for hosting teen dance concerts in the 1960s. The show was held on December 29, 1966 at the Armory in San Rafael, California.
According to Hawley, “Ralph and Al Pepe promoted dance concerts in Marin County so the Dead must have been hard up for money to take this gig. The concert poster clearly states ”lights” on the poster which means the Dead was more of a Fillmore style band rather than a dance band. The Pepe brothers were trying to set expectations. Other San Francisco bands played at the Santa Venetia Armory early in their careers such as Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver, and Big Brother and the Holding Company.”
Hawley adds, “The poster measures approximately 14 x 22 inches and was printed by Tighlman Press. These boxing style posters were designed to be stapled on telephone poles for rock n roll concerts in California and Oregon. The Tighlman posters used simple graphics compared to the gaudy and very flashy posters from Globe Posters out of Baltimore. The Grateful Dead concert poster features a photo of the band and a green to yellow split fountain with big bold letters announcing the show.”
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Hawley is willing to pay $5,000 cash for original 1966 Grateful Dead Santa Vanetia posters or other original 1960s boxing style or psychedelic Great Dead posters. Please call 310-346-1965 or email andrew AT vintageconcertposterbuyer.com.