1968 BG-105 Jimi Hendrix Winterland & Fillmore Auditorium First Printing Poster CGC 9.2 RESTORED

closed on Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Starting bid: $1.00

This first printing poster has been professionally restored to offer the appearance and eye appeal of a mint copy! Restoration includes pieces added, tear seals, a small amount of color touch. CGC B-2.


Please see additional photo below of this poster under UV light to illuminate restoration work in the corners of the poster.


Magnificent Pre-Concert FIRST Printing! Rick Griffin's masterpiece the "Flying Eyeball" BG-105 is considered by many collectors to be the most famous concert poster from the 1960s. This treasured museum piece represents what is arguably the best artwork ever rendered for a rock concert poster. This poster works on every level. It was created by the most inventive artist of the genre promoting the most striking musician of the era at the most famous venue of all!


The story behind the poster is that promoter Bill Graham dropped the ball the first time Hendrix played the Fillmore by placing the groundbreaking guitarist THIRD on the bill (BG-69). The next time Hendrix came around it was made clear to Graham by Hendrix management that he needed to make up for his previous lack of judgment. Of course, he went straight to Rick Griffin to create the best possible work of art. The rest is history.


--TITLE: BG-105 Poster
--GRADE: 9.2 Restored B-2
--PERFORMERS: Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall, Albert King
--VENUE: Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland
--CITY: San Francisco
--DATE: 02/01/68
--PRINTING: OP-1; Original Pre-Concert First Printing Poster
--SIZE: 13.94 x 21.44


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