1969-AOR 2.160-OHB-B-Carousel Ballroom-Grateful Dead Concert Handbill-CGC Graded 8.0

closed on Friday, April 24, 2020

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One of the most popular Alton Kelley Handbills of the era. The “Memorial” announced a three-day run of Grateful Dead shows at the Carousel Ballroom over Memorial Day weekend in ’69. This disturbing yet colorful design by Alton Kelley illustrates the darkness of military/political conflict. However this piece is always on the top of everyone’s “want list”! Although the Carousel was short lived it inspired a series of posters & handbills that are amongst the best of the entire genre of 1960's psychedelic concert material.


Handbill – Grateful Dead Carousel Ballroom 

Subtitle – Memorial

Grade – CGC 8.0

Bands/Bill - Grateful Dead Petris Charlie Musselwhite

Date – 5/30/69

Dimensions – 6 31/32” x 11 1/16”

Printing – OHB-B Original Pre-Concert First Printing Version 2

Artist – Alton Kelley

AOR # 2.160

Condition Details – 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 6:00pm eastern.


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