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Starting bid: $1.00
This poster is signed & doodled in ink by the artist Stanley Mouse!
We are offering only the third CGC graded example of this historic original poster to ever appear in our auction! The Magic Mountain Music Festival is considered to be the FIRST ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL! It was organized by radio station KFRC as a charity fundraiser & promotional event and took place in the late spring of 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival was a week later but this was no doubt the first of its kind when it comes to the future trend of outdoor concerts.
There is one number in collectibles that is instantly more sought after and valuable than any other number and that is the number ONE. ONE as in FIRST!! The first corvette the first Batman comic the first U.S. coin are all immediately recognizable due to the HISTORIC IMPORTANCE of the collectible in question. Anybody and everybody can understand THE FIRST and therefore THE FIRST ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL has an intrinsic desirability to people inside AND outside a collectible market.
At least 36 000 people attended the two-day concert and fair. After enjoying a scenic ride up the mountain from the Marin County Civic Center Mill Valley and other starting locations a giant Buddha Balloon greeted attendees when they arrived at the outdoor amphitheater. It was originally scheduled for June 3rd and 4th but was delayed one week by inclement weather and actually happened on June 10th and 11th.
Several acts booked for the original dates were unable to perform however The Doors were still able to squeeze it into their busy schedule. Even though they were double booked later in the evening on June 10th at The Fillmore the band played a good strong afternoon set with Jim Morrison swinging off a few flag poles while churning the crowd rather effectively! The Doors performance turned out to be one of the festival's biggest highlights.
In addition this killer design by artist Stanley Mouse combined with its large size make this poster an absolute "Must Have" for any serious collection. This Pre-Concert First Printing issue is extremely rare and seldom surfaces at auction in ANY CONDITION. We have been handling posters a very long time and have only offered this piece twice prior. In December 2014 a non-certified example in our Mega sale realized only $644 which is a very low price point for such a historic rare poster. That was back before many people knew what CGC was. Another example with CGC 4.5 grading realized $1150 in our September 2018 auction. That was the first CGC graded example to surface.
Since this poster was bootlegged over the years third party certification is a game changer nowadays. Premiums are on the rise for scarce issues like this lot when they become authenticated by CGC and it's an exciting time to be a part of this ever changing marketplace! We expect this piece beautifully SIGNED BY STANLEY MOUSE to receive spirited bidding from folks who've been waiting years for this issue to surface. Read our blog dated 1/20/18 where we discuss the skyrocketing demand for signed material such as this lot!
Poster – Magic Mountain Music Festival Mt Tamalpais
Grade – CGC 5.5
Bands/Bill – The Doors Jefferson Airplane Wilson Pickett Country Joe & the Fish The Byrds Grass Roots Moby Grape Miracles Seeds Blues Magoos Tim Harden Sparrow Mojo Men Every Mother’s Son Loading Zone
Venue – Mt Tamalpais Outdoor Theater
City – Marin County CA
Date – 6/3-4/67 (actually 6/10-11 show postponed 1 week due to weather)
Dimensions – 19”x 27 30/32”
Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Paper Type - Heavy Index
Artist – Stanley Mouse
Series/Promoter – KFRC Radio
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 6:00 pm eastern.
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