Wham! Pelon
Wham! Pelon
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Wham! Pelon

  • Cloth $72 $72 $0
  • Cloth $72 $72 $0
TOUR/SHOW:
  • Day on the Green #2
Item Number:
  • OCS850901-PE
DATE:
  • Sep 1, 1985
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 15 1/4" x 19 1/2"

Pelons are extremely rare "practice pieces" for the early t-shirt designs. Before production was initiated, the image or design was tested on cotton cloth or burlap to determine the color and line accuracy of the piece. Only a few of the "tests" were preserved once the design was deemed acceptable and the t-shirt went into production.

Bill Graham's Day on the Green concerts were the first prototypes of "festival" shows - multi performer sets in stadium settings. Staged on the lawn of the Oakland Coliseum, the Day on the Green concerts were a summer series started in 1973 that continued until shortly after Graham's death in 1991.