1967–Santa Clara Fairgrounds-Abe Lincoln’s 158th Birthday-Chocolate Watch Band Concert Poster-PAE Graded Excellent '75'

closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

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Here we are offering an early somewhat obscure original poster from a show at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds in 1967 the home of the Northern California Folk Rock Festival. The poster features an image of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln who is one of the most admired characters in American history.


The concert included performances by The Chocolate Watch Band Love and The Mojo Men. A relatively new band to the area The Chocolate Watch Band were blending garage rock with psychedelic sounds as well as proto-punk musical arrangements.


This poster is one of only a few created by Sparta Graphics who produced a small series of South Bay posters back in the day. Major eye appeal! A very nice piece that belongs in any fine vintage concert poster collection! 


Poster – Abe's Birthday Santa Clara Fairgrounds

Grade – PAE Excellent 75

Bands/Bill – Mojo Men Love and Chocolate Watch Band

Venue – Santa Clara Fairgrounds

City – San Jose California

Date – 2/11/67

Dimensions – 17 1/32” x 21 15/16”

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

Paper Type – Heavy Coated Index

Printer – Dave Schiller / Sparta Graphics

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Two sets of staple holes in each corner. 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.


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