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Early 1970s Alice Cooper Concert Posters Pair - From Larry Magid "Electric Factory" Collection

Lot Number 1243

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Both of these Cooper shows are referenced in Magid's book Electric Factory: Four Decades in Posters and Photographs. This very poster from the 1971 Baton Rouge performance (12x24, index stock, EX) is pictured on Page 105. As for the 1972 Spectrum poster (10-1/2 x 24", index stock, EX), Magid writes, "The Spectrum's management was forward-thinking and good to work with...[The] Spectrum made it comfortable for us to take chances, and we took a lot of them. A form called a yellow sheet used to circulate among venue operators throughout the country, telling them what to expect and what problems to anticipate when they booked various acts. It would say things like 'Alice Cooper bit the head off a chicken'—so venues wouldn't book him. That never happened to us at the Spectrum. Nothing deterred us from taking a risk if we thought we could entertain enough people." Both Cooper posters are signed on the reverse by artist Spencer Zahn.



 
 
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