Another cool part of live music has always been the posters advertising the shows! My dear friend Mickey was a Deadhead, and introduced me to their music, and when we went to the Rock Hall, I saw several of their original posters that would have advertised their shows in the SF Bay Area back in the day. There were a ton of other cool posters there, so I thought I would show some of them here, and a few others I found around the web today!
The psychedelic posters were just SO cool! The skeleton on the Dead posters is Bertha, from their "Skull and Roses" live album in 1971. Bertha has been around a lot, as have the 5 dancing bears, well known as being named after each band member (Bob, Jerry, Phil, Mickey, and Bill!)
This Beatles poster, an original from the Shea Stadium show, their last North American gig, just sold for $250,000!