A very special, unique original Stanley Mouse art piece advertising a weekend of shows in July 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
Mouse drew up this very large paper sign to draw attention to the following weekend’s concerts, featuring the Daily Flash, Sopwith Camel and the Grass Roots.
It hung in the lobby during Big Brother & The Holding Company’s series of concerts the previous weekend, in late June… featuring their brand new lead singer, Janis Joplin.
This Stanley Mouse hand-drawn art project has been nicely framed in a large, heavy frame, so I was unable to hold it in my lap for this video… so I simply got down on the floor with it. J
Notice the galloping camel that adorns Sopwith’s name… personally, I feel that’s the highlight of this art piece.
It’s funny that in Stanley Mouse’s hand-drawn art board, the Daily Flash are on top and the other two bands are down below.
But on the FD-15 poster for this same weekend’s shows, it’s the Grass Roots who receive top billing, with the Daily Flash second and Sopwith Camel third. But Sopwith didn’t appear on Sunday night, just the first two nights.
It’s great fun just standing in the presence of this Mouse Studios original artwork, knowing that it hung in the Avalon’s lobby while Janis was singing away in the next room over. You can just feel the vibes coming off of it.
This Stanley Mouse hand-painted Family Dog artwork is shown to you today by Pete Howard, a music historian who specializes in the Bay Area and its psychedelic rock history. That would be me, of course, and if you have anything like this in your collection, please give me a ring at (805) 540-0020 or write to me at email@example.com.
Do know that I pay the very best prices in this hobby, period, for vintage Avalon and Fillmore music memorabilia, anything unusual or highly collectible like this.
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