1967–The Cheetah Club-Pink Floyd Concert Handbill-STAMPED & POSTMARKED FIRST PRINTING! PAE Graded Excellent “75”

closed on Friday, March 1, 2019

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We are proud to offer this super rare early Pink Floyd Original Handbill for the FIRST TIME in our auction! This first printing handbill is stamped and postmarked on the reverse side (see second photo)! This was part of Pink Floyd’s FIRST US TOUR and their first appearance in the Los Angeles area! The shows during this era were the last hurrah for original member / songwriter / guitarist Syd Barrett. By early-mid 1968 he had been replaced by David Gilmour.

When speaking about the group’s concert at The Cheetah Club on November 5th The Los Angeles Free Press wrote: “The unbelievable sound of Pink Floyd was first heard through a hurricane of colour bringing total sensual involvement of audience and performers.” 

The historic Cheetah Club was one of the hottest places to play if you were an up & coming band in the late sixties. Frank Zappa discovered the “Alice Cooper Band” there in 1967 and signed them to his label. Janis Joplin and Buffalo Springfield also played there in their early days! 

Reprints of this issue have been produced over the years however THIS example is an Original Pre-Concert First Printing! Very few original printing issues still exist today from this historic venue in ANY condition. This scarce piece is sure to spark interest from collectors and enjoy spirited bidding. Handbills are RED HOT as reported in our blog dated 5/18/18. Read it to learn more!

Handbill – Pink Floyd The Cheetah Club 1967

Grade – PAE Excellent “75”

Bands/Bill – Pink Floyd Smokestack Lightnin’ The Candymen

Venue – The Cheetah Club

City – Venice CA

Date – 11/3-5/67

Dimensions – 8 1/2” x 11”

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Mailer folded in quarters staple top center staple hole  bottom center that tears slightly addressed on reverse creases handling edge toning. 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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