Posted 2 years ago
This is a Rick Griffin designed postcard version of rock poster for Big Brother and the Holding Company, who played with the Sir Douglas Quintet at the Avalon on May 5-7, 1967. Like the last rock poster I posted (for a show by Traffic at the Fillmore and Winterland), this one features a photo by Bob Seidemann. It's a portrait of the band in Old West, Gold Rush Era garb, with Janis Joplin front and center. People call this poster Motherload because that's what it says across the top. Probably a reference to the Gold Rush look of the photo. Also known as FD-060 among poster collectors.