1967–Carousel Ballroom-Sons of Champlin-Canned Heat Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Mint '95'

closed on Friday, February 21, 2020

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A 53 year old original handbill from a historic venue featuring several iconic bands from the era! The Carousel Ballroom was a short-lived venture by several of the San Francisco bands in managing their own music venue. The experiment which only spanned a few months in 1968 failed due to the bands obvious lack of business prowess. That paired with the questionable ethics of one time Dead manager Ron Rakow led to the Ballrooms demise. Additionally Bill Graham did not take well to the competition and did everything he could to make sure that the venture failed. The fate of the Carousel was that Bill Graham bought the floundering concert hall and renamed it the Fillmore West. Although the Carousel was short lived it inspired a series of posters and handbills that are amongst the best of the entire genre of 1960's psychedelic concert images!


Handbill – Canned Heat at the Carousel Ballroom

Grade – PAE Mint 95

Bands/Bill – Canned Heat Grassroots  Sons of Champlin More

Venue – Carousel Ballroom

City – San Francisco CA

Date – 7/3-6/67

Dimensions – 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details – Superb Museum Quality with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Light handling.


*****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.*