Posted 5 years ago
This handbill version of a 1966 Family Dog poster by the great Victor Moscoso has been on my must-have list for many, many years. In the rock-poster community, this poster is known as 'Hippie Santa Claus' but the horns give this Santa a decidedly devilish appearance.
The concerts took place on December 23 and 24, 1966, at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. The Grateful Dead headlined, with the "Steve Miller Blues Band" as the second-bill act (this was before Boz Scaggs was in the band). Moby Grape opened.
There are a few versions of this handbill. Mine is the original on thin 8.5 x 11 inch paper. One version has printing on the back and was bound into a magazine of the day called Mojo Navigator. Others were printed as they ran out of red ink, which means the red is either faded or absent. On this beauty, the colors are nice and bright.