John Sebastian, Buddy Miles, 1970

BG-238  John Sebastian poster from June 11-14 1970 also featuring Buddy Miles and Rig at the Fillmore West. Poster by David Singer

David Singer 

 

Statue of Liberty Eating Highway, 1970

 

First-printing, lithograph, Condition: Near Mint

 

Framed: 27 1/2" tall x 20" wide

 

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by special order

 

 

 

Description

This surrealist collage of the Statue of Liberty and a road, perhaps Highway 1, is a classic David Singer piece that involved psychedelic imagery with easily legible writing – something Bill Graham had increasingly insisted on. Singer designed 75 posters for Graham, from January 1969 to 1990. This concert featured John Sebastion with former Electric Flag member and frequent Jimi Hendrix collaborator, Buddy Miles.

 

 

John Sebastian was best known for his string of hits with the Lovin’ Spoonful in the mid 1960’s.The Spoonful, which blended folk-rock and pop with elements of blues, country, and jug band music, became part of the American response to the British Invasion, and was noted for such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic", "Summer in the City", "Daydream", "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?", "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice", "Darling Be Home Soon", "Jug Band Music", "Rain on the Roof", and "Nashville Cats.”

 

 

In August 1969, Sebastian made a memorable, albeit unscheduled appearance at Woodstock. He was not on the performance bill and traveled to the festival as a spectator, but he was asked to appear when the organizers suddenly needed an acoustic performer after a rain break because "they couldn't set up amps on stage for Santana until the water was swept off.”

 

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