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We are proud to offer this super rare, Original Cheetah Club Handbill for the FIRST TIME in our auction! This first printing Janis/Big Brother handbill from the first February weekend in 1968 exhibits the original bulk rate mailing stamp on the reverse side (see second photo)!

 

This vintage mailer was designed by Canadian artist Bob Masse. Masse is one of rock's most seasoned and prolific poster artists. He is perhaps best known in the collecting world for his design of the July 1967 Grateful Dead concert at Vancouver’s Agradome. His work has been hunted by collectors for decades and remains one of the most celebrated artists of the era. 

 

Reprint poster issues for these Cheetah Club shows have appeared in other auctions from time to time, but the original handbill like this one here is super scarce. Also featured with Big Brother in the lineup on this Cheetah handbill are the Blue-Eyed Soul masters from Memphis, The Box Tops. The week of these shows in Venice, their hit single “Cry Like a Baby” was released and sold a million copies. 

 

The historic Cheetah Club was one of the hottest places to play if you were an up & coming band in the late sixties. Frank Zappa discovered the “Alice Cooper Band” there in 1967 and signed them to his label. Buffalo Springfield and Pink Floyd also performed there. This was the second appearance by Big Brother & Janis at the legendary venue. 

 

Janis Joplin handbills are always highly sought after and this issue is especially so, given its amazing design and eye appeal. Furthermore, interest in vintage concert handbills is exploding! You should see our blog dated 5/18/18 for more details! Original Pre-Concert First Printing material from the Cheetah is extremely difficult to locate, so this lot represents a special opportunity. 

 

Handbill – Big Brother & Janis, The Cheetah Club

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – Big Brother, The Box Tops, The Hook

Venue – The Cheetah Club

City – Venice, CA

Date – 2/2-3/68

Dimensions – 7 1/2” x 13 1/2”

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Bob Masse

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Mailer, folded in half, staple hole that held it together, bulk mailer stamp on reverse, tiny bit of paper loss bottom right, edge tears bottom, light creases. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1968–The Cheetah Club-Big Brother & The Holding Co-Janis Joplin Concert Handbill-FIRST PRINTING WITH BULK RATE MAILER STAMP! PAE Graded Excellent “75”1968–The Cheetah Club-Big Brother & The Holding Co-Janis Joplin Concert Handbill-FIRST PRINTING WITH BULK RATE MAILER STAMP! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
1968–The Cheetah Club-Big Brother & The Holding Co-Janis Joplin Concert Handbill-FIRST PRINTING WITH BULK RATE MAILER STAMP! PAE Graded Excellent “75”
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Auction closed on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
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