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“When the music’s finally finished and the crowd is all long gone, ….
within the poster lies the memories that linger and live on” Professor Poster


It was 48 years ago back in 1967, that the opening of The Fillmore Auditorium Summer Series began with Jefferson Airplane, Gabor Szabo, & Jimi Hendrix. This poster is extremely popular and expensive because it announces Hendrix’s very first appearance at the Fillmore. Although Hendrix got bottom billing on this poster, it was not long before he got TOP billing everywhere else he played.

The central image on this “Poster From The Past” is of the face of a long haired woman viewed in profile with her hands outstretched surrounding the psychedelic style lettering. Light show that evening was done by Dan Bruhns’ Fillmore Lights.
This poster was done by a somewhat unknown artist of the time Clifford Charles Seeley. It is number #69 in the old Fillmore series and is the only piece he ever did for Bill Graham. This is also the second half of the pair of posters, the first being from the previous week (featuring The Who) with a matching color scheme. They look fabulous side by side. It had only one authorized printing and later a pirate was done omitting both Bill Graham’s name along with the ticket outlet and artist credits at the bottom.

pref posterShare some early Jimi with a friend!
Colorfully Approved by Professor Poster


set list june 21


  1. Psychedelic Sunday June 21st Seg 1 30:54
  2. Psychedelic Sunday June 21st Seg 2 14:22
  3. Psychedelic Sunday June 21st Seg 3 16:24



jefferson-airplane-e28093-original-jim-marshall-photographJefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-erapsychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont(1969)[1]—as well as headlined the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love“.[2][3][4] Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit“, are listed inRolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

gabGábor Szabó

Gábor Szabó was born in Budapest, Hungary and began playing guitar at the age of 14, inspired by jazz music heard on Voice of America radio broadcasts.He escaped Hungary in 1956, the year of the attempted revolt against Soviet-dominated Communist rule, and moved to the United States where he attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

In 1958, he was invited to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival. Szabó then went on to perform with the quintet of Southern California drummer Chico Hamilton from 1961 to 1965, playing what has been described as chamber jazz, with “a moderate avant-gardism.” In 1962 and ’63, Hamilton’s bands cut two albums consisting entirely of saxophonist Charles Lloyd compositions, with the title track of Man From Two Worlds featuring Szabó’s guitar on top of a propulsive beat, parrying with Lloyd’s tenor sax. The CD reissue of the album features a cut called “Lady Gabor” that had been composed by Szabó.


jimmiJimi Hendrix 

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and o Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and theUK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, andElectric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.  ne of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.[1]