These great works of art were produced for seminal rock ’n’ roll shows that took place mainly in San Francisco, California during the 60s and early 70s. Chet Helms, of Family Dog Productions, and Bill Graham (Wolfgang Grajonca), of Bill Graham Presents, were the primary producers of these shows, but the scope of the posters we sell extends across the country and includes many different producers and venues.
Many early bands, including Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Iron Butterfly, Cream, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Canned Heat, and Country Joe & The Fish frequented these venues. Other stellar performers such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Albert Collins played as well.
As you look at these works of art, you can almost smell the patchouli. The 60s were a heady time on the West Coast—LSD was legal, “make love, not war” was the slogan of the times, and rock ’n’ roll with a blues influence was the music of choice.
At Classic Posters, we strive to bring you the best selection available of these beautiful works of art. While we specialize in Bill Graham, Family Dog, Neon Rose, and Art of Rock items, we also offer interesting items from the Grande Ballroom and various Texas venues.
We want our site to provide you with lots of great information, and we hope that you will return again and again to tap into our resources. Our dynamic site is updated daily, so you will always receive up-to-date information about items that are available for sale.
Classic Posters was founded in 2000 and pioneered the online sales of vintage concert posters. We have been operating our ecommerce site longer than anyone in the business and have the largest selection of vintage posters in the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to Michael Erlewine, who provided us with an immense database that lets us provide information that no other company has access to.
We are dedicated to providing accurate information, strict grading and iron clad guarantees backed by our founder, Mike Storeim, who is considered to be one of the top experts in the field of psychedelic posters. His expertise is sought by collectors, museums and artists alike. Storeim also is responsible for introducing third party certification to the hobby through the Certified Collectable Group, the largest third party authentication and grading service for collectables in the world.
Recently, renowned researcher and poster expert Eric King had this to say:
“I believe that today Mike knows more about these posters than anyone else in the world”.
Another important part of our mission is to combat fraud and hype that is rife in the collectables world by providing valuable information for most of the popular posters in this field. We are constantly adding new information as it becomes available. If you would like to see a particular series or single posters included, or if you have information that you think might be valuable, please let us know.
We hope you enjoy exploring the exciting world of 1960s rock ’n’ roll posters at Classic Posters!