These classic Detroit rock shows, ranging from June 7th - 9th of 1968, were the last time Cream played the Grande Ballroom. With over 2,000 attendees rocking out in 100 degree heat, the MC5 got the waning crowd riled up by announcing their plan to disintegrate an American flag. Needless to say, the Detroit audience was worked up into a frenzy by the time power-trio Cream took to the stage.
The 1st printing poster is on porous stock and measures 12 7/8" x 21 1/16". It was printed before the concert.
The 2nd printing poster is on glossy stock and is smaller than the original, measuring 10 1/2" x 17 3/8". It was reprinted in 2005 in a limited edition run of 500.
Gary Grimshaw's talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scenes in Michigan and the San Francisco area. Doing much of his early work for the Detroit rock & roll band MC5, the Vietnam veteran turned anti-war activist designed his first concert poster in 1966. Working in San Francisco between 1966-70, he moved back to Michigan and settled in Motor City in 1974 where he concentrated on the local rock scene for the next 14 years. Recognized as an originator of the psychedelic poster form, Grimshaw passed away at the age of 67.