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Monday, July 19, 2010

Avalon All Texas Show Poster!

Avalon All Texas

Check out this beautiful Family Dog concert poster for what became to be known as the “Avalon All Texas” show. I recently bought this poster. These shows took place on October, 15 & 16, 1966 and featured Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin, and the Sir Douglas Quintet. The October 16th show features a “Suprize visit on Sunday by”; this was none other than the 13th Floor Elevators.

The image in the center is old movie star Gloria Swanson. The first printing, produced in a limited press run of three thousand copies, has two variations. Bindweed Press records show that two thousand copies were printed prior to the concert, and an additional thousand were printed shortly thereafter. It is unclear which ones are which, but all copies with the Bindweed credit are considered to be originals.

The, first print, poster was produced on vellum and measures about 14″ x 20″. The notation “The Bindweed Press San Francisco” appears in the lower right corner. There are two types of these originals:

Type A has the words “Family Dog © 1966 Mouse! Studios” in medium-blue ink; and

Type B has the words “Family Dog © 1966 Mouse! Studios” in black ink.

I’ll let you know which variation my poster is!

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