1967 Pink Floyd “14 Hour Technicolor Dream” concert poster (Alexandra Palace). A rare 1st printing concert poster from the “14 Hour Technicolor Dream” event held at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th April 1967. Most notably featuring a fledgling Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend from The Who, Soft Machine and Yoko Ono (who was first introduced to John Lennon at the event) among the long list of performers. This was the biggest such’happening’ to be held in the UK to date and was billed as a benefit for free speech, as represented by the counter-culture’s newspaper, International Times. Despite the rather unsympathetic atmosphere offered by the cavernous Alexandra Palace, the audience of some 7,000, which included John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, was treated to an all-night array of music (and some chemical stimulation, no doubt). Pink Floyd took to the stage towards dawn on the Sunday morning, having come straight back from a gig in Holland. The psychedelic poster was designed by Mike McInnerney who was active participant in the London Counterculture scene in the mid-sixties. He created psychedelic posters, street murals and editorial graphics for the alternative press, galleries, clubs and events promoting the be-ins, love-Ins, happenings and demonstrations that defined the times and acted as a catalyst for the politics and social change of the period. I never tired of watching people float around during these events, occasionally blowing bubbles, totally self absorbed. I illustrated this with an image of rising bubbles containing various visual ideas from mythological to optical as a reference to varied self-contained drug states. The poster was made using two printings. As the printing progressed the inks where changed at the bottom and top of the poster and blended with one pull of the squeegee, no two posters where the same. A striking and incredibly scarce psychedelic poster from one of the most talked-about (and important) events of the early London scene. The posters presents in good original condition. Printed on very thin, “fly-poster” style paper stock, it does have the expected creasing throughout. Multiple edge tears, the largest measuring approximately 2.25 inches. Damage to the four corners from original display, including paper loss. 29.5 x 20 inches. The item “1967 PINK FLOYD 14 Hour Technicolor Dream original concert poster Beatles era” is in sale since Friday, March 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Music\Music Memorabilia\Artists/ Groups\Pink Floyd”. The seller is “london_collectibles_limited” and is located in Chessington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Artists/ Groups: Pink Floyd
- Type: Posters