Bo Diddley Poster
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Print Variations
The 1st printing is 13 13/16" x 20" on white vellum. The first three letters of "Earthquake"," EAR", are individually separated by fine blue lines, and there is a thin blue line in the red outer border. This original poster was printed before the concert.
The rare 2nd printing was printed after the concert on October 9, 1967 and is 14 3/16 x 20 1/2" on uncoated off-white index. The letters "EAR" in "Earthquake" are not separated.
The post-concert 3rd printing is 14 1/8" x 20 1/2" on bright smooth stock. The letters "EAR" are not separated.
About Alton Kelley
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.