The Psychedelic Therapy Sale (Auction #115)
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We are thrilled to offer this AMAZING Museum Quality Condition, 1973 Gram Parsons relic in our auction for the first time! 


It is one of the MOST DIFFICULT TO LOCATE Armadillo World Headquarters Posters of all! This original poster has just emerged from a recently unearthed and long held collection of Texas posters. It was produced for a February 21st concert at the Armadillo and designed by Texas poster Artist Ken Featherston. Ken was a major figure in the history of Armadillo World Headquarters and met his tragic end by mistakenly being shot to death at the venue at the age of 23 in 1975. 


Gram Parsons obviously has a legacy all his own. His all too short career was packed with celebrated work during his time in the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Perhaps his solo material had the most influential impact on future generations of singer / songwriters to come after him. Although Parsons didn't care for the term "Country Rock", he set a powerful tone for the genre with his memorable solo albums "GP" and "Grievous Angel".


This poster is from the stop in Austin when he toured across the United States as "Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels" (Featuring the lovely Emmylou Harris) during February and March of 1973. The show at the Armadillio World Headquarters on February 21st received a rapturous response from the audience, and went down in history as one of the group's finest performances. Less than seven months later, the great Gram Parsons tragically passed away on September 19th, 1973 at the young age of 26.


Armadillio World Headquarters posters are currently enjoying top collector demand. This can be attributed to several reasons including scarcity, historical significance as ground zero in the Texas psychedelic scene and the recently published book on the venue, "Armadillio World Headquarters - A Memoir" by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett, and forward by Dave Marsh. Read our blog dated 2/12/18 to learn more!


Poster – Gram Parsons, Armadillio

Grade – PAE Mint 93

Bands/Bill – Gram Parsons

Venue – Armadillo World Headquarters

City – Austin, Texas

Date – 2/21/73

Dimensions – 11 x 17"

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter – Armadillo World Headquarters

Artist - Ken Featherston

Condition Details – Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. 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 6:00 pm eastern.


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


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

1973-Armadillo World Headquarters-Gram Parsons Concert Poster ULTRA RARE KEY TO SET!! PAE Graded Mint 931973-Armadillo World Headquarters-Gram Parsons Concert Poster ULTRA RARE KEY TO SET!! PAE Graded Mint 93
1973-Armadillo World Headquarters-Gram Parsons Concert Poster ULTRA RARE KEY TO SET!! PAE Graded Mint "93"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $900
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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