On this day in 1966, Big Brother and the Holding Company,
Oxford Circle, Lee Michaels,
lights by Ben Van Meter & Roger Hillyard at the Avalon Ballroom,
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Victor used a 19th century photo of a gent from one of the Interior tribes of B.C., and I am not referring to Baja California, mis amigos…
With his stove pipe hat and spliff, this long-haired fellow from north of the 49th became the smokin’ man central to the outsider branding of the Family Dog shows at the Avalon Ballroom and the Denver Dog.
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We have a Native American from the Family Dog logo with red and blue swirls over his eyes and in the background of this “Poster From ThePast”.
The Indian’s actual name is “NLaka” and was a Pamux fur trader from the Thompson River area of British Columbia.
In the original photo NLaka smokes a pipe which was modified later into a doobie for the Family Dog logo.
This is Family Dog poster number #38 in the original series entitled “Indian with the Swirling Eyes”.
It was created by the the Master of Psychedelic posters and comix, Victor Moscoso.
With this image Victor began experimenting with the use of colors which vibrated when juxtaposed.
This was to become his trademark among the psychedelic artists.
They all did this to one degree or another, but he was more interested in this effect than the others, and he me came a master of it.
And so, it was 47 years ago on this day in 1966, that Big Brother and the Holding Company, Oxford Circle and Lee Michaels began a two night engagement at the Avalon Ballroom.
Light show presented by Ben Van Meter & Roger Hillyard.
This poster was printed three times.
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Psychedelic eyes…. Approved by the “Prof”!