1978-Grateful Dead–Closing of Winterland-Handbill- PAE Graded Near Mint 89

closed on Friday, June 3, 2016

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The Closing of Winterland was a pivotal mark in the history of  the San Francisco music scene. The old Ice Rink/entertainment venue had been used by Bill Graham since 1966 for larger audiences. The 5400 Seat arena had been the home of many historic music performances including THE Band’s “Last Waltz”  on Thanksgiving 1976. It was fitting that the last show at Winterland to be staged by the Grateful Dead as they had performed there more times than any other band. The Dead honored the occasion with one of their finest of all-time performances. In Support were The New Riders and The Blues Brothers!  New Years was always one of Graham’s favorite events. He would ring in the New Year costumed as father time and a sea of balloons would fall onto the crowd at midnight. For this one Ken Kesey delivered the countdown to the New Year as Graham flew across the arena on an enormous joint!

Handbill - Grateful Dead Closing of Winterland
Sub Title – “Blue Rose”
Grade – Near Mint 89
Bands/Bill- Grateful Dead Blues Brothers New Riders of the Purple Sage
Venue- Winterland
City – San Francisco California
Date – 12/31/78
Dimensions- 5”x 7.5”
Printing- OP-1 Original Printing
Artist – Mouse /Kelley
Series/ Promoter- Bill Graham
AOR # -4.38
Condition Details – This card has a light 1 ¼” crease to the right of the rose.

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