MC5 1st EASTOWN Poster 1969 19″ X 13″ Ready for Display, Shipped Flat, Bagged and Boarded by Grande Ballroom Poster Artist Carl Lundgren Printed in Detroit MI USA

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  • MC5 1st EASTOWN Poster 1969 19″ X 13″ Ready for Display, Shipped Flat, Bagged and Boarded by Grande Ballroom Poster Artist Carl Lundgren Printed in Detroit MI USACONVENIENT – Poster is shipped flat with an acid-free board (not rolled like other posters)
  • PROTECTED – Packaged with a clear cellophane covering
  • FRAME READY – Or display as is. Poster is 13″ x 19″
  • UNIQUE – Recreated by the world renowned artist Carl Lundren, who also wrote “The Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren” (also available on Amazon)
  • MADE IN THE USA – Printed and packaged in Michigan

10 in stock

Description

MC5 1st EASTOWN POSTER 1969 19″ X 13″ Ready for Display, Shipped Flat, Bagged and Boarded by Grande Ballroom Poster Artist Carl Lundgren Printed In Detroit MI USA. MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson. “Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening”,[1] according to AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the MC5’s leftist political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk movement in the United States. Their loud, energetic style of back-to-basics rock and roll included elements of garage rock, hard rock, blues rock, and psychedelic rock. Lundgren had an early interest in becoming a fantasy artist and illustrator like Frank Frazetta, his idol. At the age of 18, he was co-chairman of the first multimedia science fiction convention, The Detroit Triple Fan Fair, featuring comics, movies and science fiction. He studied with the Famous Artists School correspondence course, for formal training. In 1967 Lundgren met rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw, who was illustrating posters for a Detroit rock venue, run by Russ Gibb, called the Grande Ballroom. Grimshaw offered him a job, and Lundgren went on to create poster art for seminal bands such as The Who, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd. In 1974 Lundgren moved to New York City and turned to science fiction and fantasy illustration for a living, painting nearly 300 book covers. During this time, Lundgren became a co-founder of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his illustration work.

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