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Here's an EARLY, original double-sided program / handbill advertising a historic run of 2 shows by the Grateful Dead in New York during late December 1967. The concerts took place at the Village Theater, later to become the Fillmore East! It's a miracle this original handbill has survived all these years, in any condition! 

 

The reverse of the program states that the Dead would play "in concert rendition of new numbers from records you'll be hearing in 1968", referring to songs appearing on the upcoming "Anthem of the Sun" record. Yet, in a strange twist of fate, their sets were not recorded. The sets from the other band on the bill, Take Five, did get recorded. It doesn't appear that the lesser known Take Five ever released a record. The program even offers a coupon: "Good for $1.00 list price of record being cut at this theater by Take Five." 

 

Grateful Dead historian Dennis McNally wrote about the 1967 Village Theater shows: "The building was essentially a wreck, and snow actually came through a hole in the roof while they were playing. It was so ungodly cold that the drummers played in gloves and people built a bonfire on the floor in front of the stage". It is unlikely another example of this rare Dead relic will surface again for collectors anytime soon. Do not pass up the chance to own a piece of history!

 

Handbill – Grateful Dead, Village Theater

Grade – PAE Excellent 77

Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead, Take Five

Venue - Village Theatre

City – New York, NY

Date – 12/26-27/67

Dimensions - 8 1/2 x 11"

Printing - Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Folded into quarters, discoloration. 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 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.*

1967-Grateful Dead-The Village Theater-Concert Program Handbill-VENUE BECAME FILLMORE EAST! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent 771967-Grateful Dead-The Village Theater-Concert Program Handbill-VENUE BECAME FILLMORE EAST! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent 77
1967-Grateful Dead-The Village Theater-Concert Program Handbill-VENUE BECAME FILLMORE EAST! FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent "77"
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
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