A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s

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A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s

US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£ 2,200 - 3,600
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
According to Rock Scully, Pig Pen had these particular posters tacked to his bedroom wall at 710 Ashbury Street and when the band moved out, Scully ended up with them. There are four including: 1) a Jefferson Airplane concert poster, The Fillmore Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 1966, artwork by Stanley Mouse; 2) a Big Brother & the Holding Company handbill, The Matrix, San Francisco, CA, November 1-6, 1966, artwork by Stanley Mouse signed (probably later) in black felt tip ink "S. Mouse;" 3) a Grateful Dead/Moby Grape/Sly and the Family Stone/New Salvation Army concert poster, The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, February 12, 1967, artwork by Hank Lelo, presented by Bill Graham; and 4) a Blue Cheer/The Other Half/The Wild Flower concert poster, The Western Front, San Francisco, CA, October 20-21, 1967, artwork by Jack Hatfield. There are also three posters that Scully had hanging up in the Grateful Dead's office (on the corner of Union and Fillmore Streets in San Francisco, just a couple of blocks from the Matrix), after the band had moved from 710, including: 1) a Blues Project/Genesis/Taj Mahal and the Blue Flames concert poster, The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 1968, artwork by Neon Park, presented by Family Dog; 2) a Moody Blues/Frumious Bandersnatch/Chicago Transit Authority concert poster, The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 1968, presented by Bill Graham; and 3) a Move Cold Blood/Albert King concert poster, The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, February 20-23, 1969, artwork by Irons, presented by Bill Graham. (Please note most posters have pin holes, small rips and tears, and staining due to use and age.)
Mostly 23 x 15in; Handbill: 11 x 8 1/2in

Footnotes

  • "Ron’s room, affectionately known as the 'Pig’s Sty,' never saw the light of day. The only exception was a Thanksgiving dinner in 1966 when we prevailed upon Pig to open his sliding doors to accommodate a very long table running the entire length of our house. He always kept his shades drawn and if any one of us ever wanted to go in there, access was only begrudgingly granted. He kept his assorted instruments, clothing, LPs, and record player all piled into what was the smallest room in the house. During that early time at 710, his nearest housemate was Bob Weir who was sleeping on a ratty old La-Z-Boy chair in the middle room which, during the day, was our office. Pig was very happy to have his own space and he decorated his walls with these posters plus a large calendar which he bugged me to keep current with our bookings. Later, when Pig got offered the downstairs apartment at Brian Rohan’s rented church just a few blocks up the hill, he moved out so I salvaged what I could. I rolled up these four posters and eventually stashed them in my folks’ attic. It is somewhat of a miracle they survived as my mom had several very successful garage sales selling my 'Mad' comic book collection, all my great old Sun 45s, and dozens of Grateful Dead tour shirts!"
    -Rock Scully
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
A Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan group of personally owned posters from when he lived at 710 Ashbury Street, mid-1960s
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