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Grateful Dead 1960s Ticket

Winterland (San Francisco, CA) Dec 31, 1968 (BG152-T6)

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  • Grateful Dead
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • It's a Beautiful Day
  • Santana
  • Brotherhood Of Light
  • 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"
  • Price: $57.00
  • Members: $42.75
Ticket One $57 $42.75
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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.

Before the dawn of computers and bar codes, Bill Graham Presents printed their own concert tickets, many of which are now considered exceptional works of art in their own right. Small facsimiles or derivations of the show's promotional posters, they were typically color-coded to indicate multi-night engagements and represent a bygone era of extended, one-venue engagements by major performers. So that Bill could reconcile sales each night, patrons purchased tickets at the venue box office and handed them right back over at the door, thus ending up in the archive as mint condition concert tickets. We may occasionally and in select cases offer for sale one-of-a-kind, extremely rare and valuable concert tickets in less than mint condition.