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Big Brother & the Holding Company H.P. Lovecraft Carousel 1968 AOR 2.164 Poster

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Original 1st printing 14 x 19&1/4" concert poster for Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin)* appearing with H.P. Lovecraft and the Clara Ward Singers at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA from 5/24-26/1968.
 
 Art by Crazy Arab, image is featured in the Art of Rock book on page 180 (plate 2.164). This example is one of the marked/2nd-state versions (*see below)
 
 Medium flat index stock poster is in excellent (B+) condition; aside from the crossed-out band name, there is a small 1/8" tear in the lower left margin (sealed on the reverse with clear tape), plus a couple of tiny edge creases, a light amount of moisture wear/creasing and a single tack hole in the top center margin, otherwise fine.
 
*Big Brother backed out of the show and a number of posters and handbills were re-distributed with the band's name crossed out with different colored magic markers. They were replaced on the bill by Mad River (thanks to Ross for the info!)