“When the music’s finally finished and the crowd is all long gone, â€¦.
within the poster lies the memories that linger and live on”Â 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.
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Colorfully Approved byÂ Professor Poster
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Jefferson AirplaneÂ was an AmericanÂ rockÂ band formed inÂ San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer ofÂ counterculture-erapsychedelic rock, the group was the first band from theÂ San Francisco sceneÂ to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous AmericanÂ rock festivalsÂ of the 1960sâ€”MontereyÂ (1967),Â WoodstockÂ (1969) andÂ Altamont(1969)â€”as well as headlined the firstÂ Isle of Wight FestivalÂ (1968). Their 1967 recordÂ Surrealistic PillowÂ is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love“.Â Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit“, are listed inRolling Stone’sÂ “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
GÃ¡bor SzabÃ³ was born inÂ Budapest,Â HungaryÂ and began playing guitar at the age of 14, inspired by jazz music heard onÂ Voice of AmericaÂ radio broadcasts.He escapedÂ HungaryÂ in 1956, the year of the attempted revolt against Soviet-dominated Communist rule, and moved to theÂ United StatesÂ where he attended theÂ Berklee School of MusicÂ inÂ Boston.
In 1958, he was invited to perform at theÂ Newport Jazz Festival. SzabÃ³ then went on to perform with the quintet of Southern California drummerÂ Chico HamiltonÂ from 1961 to 1965, playing what has been described asÂ chamber jazz, with “a moderateÂ avant-gardism.”Â In 1962 and â€™63, Hamiltonâ€™s bands cut two albums consisting entirely of saxophonistÂ Charles LloydÂ compositions, with the title track ofÂ Man From Two WorldsÂ featuring SzabÃ³’s guitar on top of a propulsive beat, parrying with Lloydâ€™s tenor sax. The CD reissue of the album features a cut called “Lady Gabor” that had been composed by SzabÃ³.
James MarshallÂ “Jimi”Â HendrixÂ (bornÂ Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 â€“ 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 ofÂ Melody MakerÂ voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, and in 1968,Â BillboardÂ named him the Artist of the Year andÂ Rolling StoneÂ declared him the Performer of the Year.Â Disc and Music EchoÂ honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970,Â Guitar PlayerÂ 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 FameÂ in 2005.Â Rolling StoneÂ ranked the band’s three studio albums,Â Are You Experienced,Â Axis: Bold as Love, andElectric Ladyland, among theÂ 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.Â ne of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. TheÂ Rock and Roll Hall of FameÂ describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.