Family Dog FD-1 Tribal Stomp Poster 1966 Very First Printing

The very first printing – possibly even done in January 1966 – of the very first poster in the Family Dog’s numbered concert-poster series, known to collectors as “FD-1” or by its moniker, “A Tribal Stomp.”

This B&W gem headlined the Jefferson Airplane, before Grace Slick would join them many months later, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, almost half-a-year before Janis Joplin would join them.

Wes Wilson created FD-1 and went on to design the first 10 posters in the Family Dog series, while also drawing them up for crosstown rival promoter Bill Graham (who was still an ally to the Family Dog at this point).

This lovely piece of vintage San Francisco concert memorabilia is brought to you today by me, Pete Howard, an avid collector and lifelong music historian. I can be asked questions or receive poster pictures at, or called at (805) 540-0020. Please be aware that I would pay the highest prices, period, for an original copy of this poster (I video-taped my friend’s), and consider all other vintage posters you may want to sell.

And to view a few more photos of the most wickedly cool Sixties psychedelic concert window cards, please just scoot your cursor over to this page right here on this web site of mine:

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Coasters Concert Window Card 1959 with Ernie Freeman

An old-time rock ’n’ roll concert poster from the genre’s early 1950s heyday in the form of The Coasters, appearing on May 2, 1959 at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium.

This fun, vintage R&B billboard features the names of three seminal and big hits for the group: “Searchin,’” “Charlie Brown” and “Yakity Yak.” How cool!

This Coasters tour placard is shown to you today by Pete Howard, a long-time music-biz enthusiast and collector. That’s me, and I can be reached through 805-540-0020 or by computer at And please do know that I pay the best prices in the hobby, period, for vintage rock ’n’ roll, R&B, blues and other old show posters like this.

To see a few more classic R&B in-person posters, just meander over to this page right here on the Web site you’re already on:

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Patsy Cline Concert Poster 1962 Des Moines, IA – KRNT Theater

An authentic, vintage Patsy Cline window card dating back to the fall of 1962, just a few months before her tragic, untimely death. This billboard was a Grand Ole Opry traveling show that also featured Hank Snow.

I also show you some phony Patsy Cline concert broadsides purporting to be originals, but which can be had very easily day of the week, for a song – because they were made decades after her demise.

This historic Patsy Cline board is shown to you today by one Peter J. Howard in California. That’s me, I’m a long-time collector, and I can be contacted via 805.540.0020 or by email at Please keep in mind that I pay the BEST PRICES IN THIS HOBBY, PERIOD, for authentic, original concert advertisements like this.

And to see a few more goodies from the field of country & western, just point your mouse toward another page right here on my Web site:

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Doors Handbill April 1967 Merced, CA – First Use of Band Logo

A very early Doors flier dating to April 1967, in attractive orange and green colors, which is the earliest known instance of The Doors’ famous logo being used on a concert poster or handbill.

This very early Doors poster is presented today by Pete Howard (, 805-540-0020). Please know that I pay the very best prices in the hobby, period, for 1966-1967 Doors concert handbills, flyers and posters – and other cool rock collectibles, too. Thank you for stopping by.

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Oldest Known Grateful Dead Poster 1965 Muir Beach Acid Test – Pt. 2

BE SURE TO WATCH PART 1 FIRST! A rare, stunning December 1965 Acid Test street advertising poster that features, among others, the Grateful Dead as the musical entertainment.

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