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Grateful Dead Vanilla Fudge Conklin BG 152 BG 153 1968/69

BG 152 Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, It's a Beautiful Day, Santana, Brotherhood Of Light Ticket Tour/Show: New Years Eve 1968/1969 Artist: Lee Conklin Date: Dec 31, 1968 Venue: Winterland San Francisco, CA Size: 3" x 4 7/8"
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BG 153 Vanilla Fudge, Richie Havens, The Youngbloods, Cold Blood Ticket Artist: Lee Conklin Date: Dec 31, 1968 Venue: Fillmore West San Francisco, CA Size: 3" x 4 7/8"

 "Artist Conklin restrained himself to a vaguely classical reference on this garish della Robia wreath of flowers, milky breasts and entangled bodies with the New Year's babe emerging from the Dead's mascot. The 1969 New Year's Eve concert, featuring perennial performers the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, It's A Beautiful Day and Santana, was held at Winterland.

Conklin couldn't refrain from the Bosch-like reminder that the sins of 1968 had piled up beyond recovery, a reference to the riots, police beatings, assassinations and escalating Vietnam war. His poster for the Fillmore West New Year's Eve Bash featured Vanilla Fudge, Richie Havens, the Young Bloods and Cold Blood."