The 1st printing of this poster was printed in 1969.
The 2nd printing was printed in 1976 and says "1976 European Limited Edition" in the bottom left corner.
The 3rd printing was printed in 1982 and says "Jose's Late Night Final" in the bottom left corner.
The 4th printing was printed in 2002 by ArtRock Gallery, using the original poster's films.
Rick Griffin grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California, a milieu which had a profound influence on his art. After high school, he worked on the staff of Surfer magazine and created the best-known surfing cartoon character of the time, Murphy. After his move to San Francisco in 1967, be began combining eclectic typefaces and decorative borders with brilliant colors in his concert posters. Griffin's compositions were complex without being illegible. A perfectionist, Griffin often applied dozens of overlays and redrew lettering again and again until he was satisfied. In the early 1970s, Griffin became a born-again Christian and religious themes dominated his work until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1991.