From 1965-1970, rock and roll veered off into a political and cultural revolution that changed music forever. For the first time, music brought together an entire generation and gave many hope in the bleak times that included the slaying of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Robert Kennedy, The Vietnam War and the shadow of nuclear destruction.

During the mid to late 60s, as rock music began the transition into psychedelia, art crept into the scene in the form of flyers and posters announcing the venues and bands playing in the San Francisco area. This art quickly took hold of the community like an underground pirate game and soon enough posters were being produced for all kinds of shows up and down the west coast, and later in the east. At the heart of the scene was Bill Graham and The Fillmore Auditorium in SF.

As the 60s drew to close, we saw the music and art peak with events like Woodstock and the acid tests. The scene started to fade at the end of the decade, with the deaths of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix signalling both the beginning of the 70s and the end of rock and roll as people had known it. For many, the posters shown here are vivid reminders of an amazing time in history. That is part of the reason why values for these posters and handbills have risen tremendously in recent years, and are going to continue to rise in the future.

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FD47-1
Steve Miller
$79


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QMS
$29


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FD25-3
QMS
$49


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FD65-1 Handbill
Big Brother
$29


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FD60-1
"Motherload"
$250


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FD72-1
Big Brother
$100


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FD44-1
Steve Miller
$89


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FD007-1
Canned Heat
$100


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