A Long Strange Trip

Yardbirds Conklin BG 121 1968

BG 121 Yardbirds, It's a Beautiful Day, Cecil Taylor, Holy See Ticket Set Artist: Lee Conklin Date: May 23, 1968 - May 25, 1968 Venue:
Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA Size: 2 1/2" x 4 5/8"

"Deep into the psychedelic age, poster artist Lee Conklin took the notion of visual hallucination to a whole new level with his twisted, writhing images of figures, faces, and hands morphing into… what is that thing, anyway? Commissioned specially by Bill Graham to create poster art for the Fillmore shows, Conklin's style is one of the most distinctive to emerge from the '60s art scene. This concert poster for the Yardbirds is especially notable, as it promotes one of the last appearances by the famed group before Jimmy Page led them into the New Yardbirds, who then, of course, became Led Zeppelin."

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