Fleetwood Mac, "Rag Doll," 1970

Gunther Kieser

 

Fleetwood Mac, "Rag Doll," 1970

 

First printing, lithograph, Condition: Excellent, backed by linen

 

Sold Unframed, Dimensions: 46 3/4" tall x 33 1/16" wide

 

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The size of this magnificent piece

Detail

Detail 2

Left hand upper corner

credits at bottom

credits, continued

Description

SOLD UNFRAMED

 

 

This is a huge subway-sized concert poster advertising a January 1970 concert by Fleetwood Mac at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.  This poster also has important historical significance for marking the end of the “Peter Green Era” for the band. The original blues-based lineup of Fleetwood Mac was responsible for bringing to life the Peter Green song “Black Magic Woman,” which Santana later covered to legendary popularity.

 

 

Green was a major figure in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement. Eric Clapton praised his guitar playing, and B.B. King commented, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Green was interested in expressing emotion in his songs, rather than showing off how fast he could play. His trademark sound included string bending, vibrato, and economy of style.

 

 

The poster is one of the finest ever designed by German poster design legend Gunther Kieser. Kieser was one of the top designers of rock concert posters in the 1960s. Besides Fleetwood Mac, Kieser also designed memorable posters for the Grateful Dead, The Doors, Miles Davis, Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, and The Who. He also did several album covers for the BlueNote jazz record label.

 

 

As the poster is quite large and thin, to protect it we had it professionally linen-backed. This "base" acts as a support for framing the poster and also preserves it against potential tearing and folding while the PH friendly glues act to neutralize the yellowing effects of oxidation on paper.

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