ARC-1254 Merf Sohmers' Collection on Todd Rundgren, 1974-2008, 9.33 l.f.
The Merf Sohmers' Collection on Todd Rundgren spans the years 1969 to 2008 and includes four series: Business Papers, Promotional Materials, Photographs, and VHS Tapes. The materials in these series document the fan club of Todd Rundgren as they follow his career with the band Utopia and his endeavors as a solo artist. This collection provides insight into what it is like to manage and create content for a fan club of a rock star
ARC-1261 Jean-Michel Basquiat Print of The Offs Album Art, 1984, 2.98 l.f.
This collection consists of a print designed by Jean-Michel Basquiat as the album art for The Offs' "First Record" in 1984. It is the only album cover he designed, and it is shown in the book published by Taschen "Art Record Covers." This print provides insight into the postmodern art scene of New York City during the 1980s.
ARC-1264 Wilbur Fleck Posters and Programs, 1966-1979, 1.83 l.f.
The Wilbur Fleck Posters and Programs span the years 1966 to 1979 and include posters and programs from concert venues in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. There are 29 posters in this collection that are primarily from Bill Graham events hosted at Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West Auditorium, and Winterland Ballroom, as well as Family Dog events hosted at Avalon Ballroom. Some of the featured artists and bands include Animals, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Albert King, B.B. King, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pink Floyd, and Rolling Stones. There are 2 programs from the Rolling Stones concert at Oakland Coliseum on November 9, 1969. These posters and programs provide insight into the live music scene in California during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the headlining performer.
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