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This poster is signed in black ink by the artist, Robert E. Brown!


We have here a striking Moody Blues original poster from Salt Lake City. Artist Robert Brown's work in the 60's appeared in Yellow Dog Comix and Promethean Enterprises. This was Brown's first concert poster, as well as his first poster produced for the Terrace Ballroom. 


The Terrace Ballroom would come to host shows in the sixties and seventies by popular bands like The Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Moby Grape, Spirit, Steppenwolf, Big Brother (with Janis), Santana, and more. Only 500 copies of this Moody Blues poster Produced for the first concert promoted by Tape Head Company (THC), they were printed prior to the concert date of April 1, 1970, which makes them extremely rare these days, in ANY condition. A same graded signed example of this issue realized $298 in our auction on June 7th 2018. 


Artist Rob Brown designed this beautiful image for this Salt Lake show, his first concert poster. Brown did illustration work during the late 60's for SF Bay Area publications like YELLOW DOG COMICS #15 underground comix strip, and several one pagers for PROMETHEAN ENTERPRISES (An underground comic fanzine that featured the work of R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Robert Williams, Spain Rodriguez, Rick Shubb, Bob Zoell and others). In addition, he created multiple front covers and strips for the BERKELEY BARB (an infamous & notorious S.F. Bay Area underground newspaper in the late 60's). He is also noted for authoring & illustrating the incredible "Dragon World" full color children's book in 2005, featuring 68 paintings of unique Dragons of all sorts. You can "look inside" the DRAGON WORLD book to see all of Rob Brown's whimsical Dragon paintings by clicking HERE.


As you can see, an image of Mickey Mouse's head is featured at the top center image area of this poster. The company that promoted this Terrace Ballroom concert was later told by Disney Productions to "cease & desist" from using the unmistakable likeness of Mickey Mouse on their posters & promotions, such as this one. This example here is SIGNED by the artist! More and more collectors are coming into the fold with the knowledge that artist signatures add a whole other dimension to their treasures. Read our blog dated 1/20/18 where we discuss the skyrocketing demand for signed material such as this lot!


Poster – The Moody Blues, Cold Blood, April 1st Masquerade 

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – The Moody Blues, Cold Blood

Venue – Terrace Ballroom

City – Salt Lake City, Utah

Date –  4/1/1970

Dimensions – 18 ¼” x 25 ¾” 

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

Artist – Robert E. Brown

Condition Details – SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! 100% Original with no restoration. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! Light amount of toning and light foxing. 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 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.*

1970-Moody Blues-Cold Blood-Terrace Ballroom Concert Poster-SIGNED Brown! SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Near Mint 89
1970-Moody Blues-Cold Blood-Terrace Ballroom Concert Poster-SIGNED Brown! SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Near Mint "89"
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $144
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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