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Avalon Ballroom 8/6/66 Longshoreman's Hall 8/5 & 7/66

Bo Diddley at Avalon Ballroom 8/6/66 Longshoreman's Hall 8/5 & 7/66 by Stanley Mouse & 
Alton Kelley

© Chet Helms DBA Family Dog Productions All Rights Reserved

Catalog No. FD-20

NNicknamed “Five Men in a Boat,” this scarce poster was printed only once, with a print run of 1,000, making it an expensive and sought-after item. These posters were printed using a split fountain process, so color variation between posters is typical. The central image includes a photograph of five men sitting in a hand-drawn row boat. The band and date information appears in lettering drawn in the shape of a yin yang symbol. The cascading shades of green, blue, rust, red, and orange on a white background combine to create a stunning visual effect.

The Type 1 original poster was printed on white vellum and measures approximately 12⅜″ x 20″.

The Type 2 original poster was printed on white vellum and measures approximately 14 ¼″ x 20″.

The original handbills come in three types:

Type A was printed on fluorescent red paper in black ink. These handbills measure approximately 6″ x 9″;

Type B was printed on fluorescent salmon colored paper in black ink. These handbills are several shades lighter in color than the Type A, and also measure approximately 6″ x 9″; and

Type C was printed on white paper in black ink and measures approximately 6″ x 9″.


Stanley Mouse
Alton Kelley

Bo Diddley
Sons of Adam
Little Walter (8/6)


Items Available
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cat. no. item price availablility
Original Poster - Type 1
(product #95)
Original Poster - Type 1

Original Poster - Type 2
(product #5933)
Original Poster - Type 2
condition: Near Mint/Near Mint -
notes: A small, faint ¾" crease on the upper left corner tip. Signed by Stanley Mouse

$ 2750.00


Original Handbill - Type A
(product #96)
Original Handbill - Type A
condition: Near Mint

$ 500.00


Original Handbill - Type C
(product #98)
Original Handbill - Type C



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