Thinkin’ ‘Bout An Old Cowhand

On February 8, 2016, in News, by Ben Marks


It’s been a tough couple of weeks if you follow the obituaries, so apologies for the delay in giving Dan Hicks (the guy on the right in the far-left image) his due. This is a triptych advertising a series of shows at the Avalon featuring the Charlatans, for their performances between between May and July of 1967. These are all scans of postcards rather than posters. All are anchored by photos by Herbie Greene. Rick Griffin designed the first two, Robert Fried executed the last one—in the manner of Griffin, you might say. Anyhow, here’s to the Charlatans, and that old cowhand.


Jefferson Airplane, We Love You

On January 30, 2016, in News, by Ben Marks

Jefferson Airplane headshop poster, 1967, by Jim Michaelson, published by Sparta Graphics.

The news this past week of Signe Anderson’s and Paul Kantner’s passing—both on January 28, 2016, both at the age of 74—got a lot of people thinking about Jefferson Airplane. Some were lucky enough to see them early when Anderson was the band’s singer, or during the Grace Slick years that followed, when the Airplane’s live repertoire drew heavily from albums like “After Bathing at Baxter’s,” “Crown of Creation,” and “Volunteers.” Others, like me, only saw them at the end of their too-brief ride, when Jefferson Airplane seemed like a side project of Hot Tuna rather than the other way around.

But even at the end, as we gathered in Winterland to hear Jorma and Jack spar with Papa John and fly Jefferson Airplane one last time, we couldn’t fight back the goosebumps when the band broke into Kantner songs like “When the Earth Moves Again.” By then, the hippie logic of that anthem already seemed a bit long in the tooth, but Kantner’s passion, his sincerity, inspired us, while the ringing chords of his Rickenbacker gave this quintessentially psychedelic rock band an almost symphonic anchor. Godspeed, Signe. Godspeed, Paul.


Carolyn Ferris TRPS 2015
A much appreciated “Thank you” to The ipi House for putting this video together! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did and look forward to seeing you in 2016.

From The ipi House comes a virtual tour of the recent Festival of Rock Posters held on October 24, 2015 at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. Sponsored by The Rock Poster Society, featuring noted Artists, their works and an exclusive interview of the Hosts and Promoters, Pete and Pam Neumiller, produced for THE PAPER EYE.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The ipi House thanks all the Artists, TRPS Staff and
Patricia Stockton
Al Gomez
TRPS Board Members Pete and Pam Neumiller
Artist Wes Wilson and Daughter Shirryl
Artist Carolyn Ferris
Artist David Singer
Artist Victor Moscoso and Son Justo
Artist Stanley Mouse
Artist Lee Conklin
Artist EMEK
Tea Lautrec Litho & many others…
ipi 2015

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