The California Hall was a small venue that competed with shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon and was located at Polk &Turk Streets here in San Francisco. Big Brother and the Holding Company played the California Hall quite often, and many lesser-known Bay Area bands such as the Baytovens and the Hedds got their start there in 1965 and 1966. This colorful piece was used to promote a couple of shows for the Steve Miller Blues Band, The Sunshine Company and the Anonymous Artist’s of America’s gig there some 47 years ago, on July 14th & 15th, 1967 . Light show was done by Bob Holt Lights. The price of admission was a astounding $2.00. I don’t think you can even buy a bottle of water at these shows now for that these days!
This poster was designed and created by the late Greg Irons who was tragically hit and killed in a freak bus accident in Bancock, Thailand back on November 14, 1984. A great loss to the poster community at large. Alas we still have some of his GREAT artwork to remember him by.