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Max Rebo Band “Live at Winterland Ballroom” Concert Poster

March 13, 2011

Like the Gentle Giant poster I wrote about a few weeks ago, this is a faux concert poster for the Max Rebo band. The Gentle Giant poster included a number of Earth cities in the band’s tour schedule, and this one actually has them playing at the Winterland Ballroom, which hosted many famous bands. The Star Wars Collector’s Archive (which erroneously gives the subtitle as “Live at Wonderland”) lists the manufacturer as “Western Graphics.” Aside from that, and the fact that it came out in the mid 1990s, I don’t know much about this poster, but it’s not a hard one to get. Many of the common poster sites have it in their inventory, and there are always some available on eBay for a few dollars. I actually won mine second hand for $0.25.

As you can see above, it’s done in what appear to be pastels or maybe colored chalk, which is kind of an unusual look for a Star Wars poster. The vibrant blues and pinks remind me of the 80s.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2011 7:31 am

    I’ve not seen that before. It’s a pretty spectacular poster in my opinion. Nice acquisition.

  2. william brent permalink
    October 20, 2012 1:23 am

    My name is William Brent, & I’m the artist who designed this poster. I did it while working at Bill Graham’s Winterland Productions, his rock & roll merchandising company. When Lucas announced that he was re-releasing the SW Trilogy for the 20th anniversary, Winterland wanted to get the merchandising licenses. So they had me design a Fillmore West style of poster using Star Wars characters for them to take to their meeting with Lucas. Greasing the wheels, as it were. It worked, wheels were greased, licenses obtained. The art was used again as a t-shirt design then finally the poster rights were sold to a northern California company, who’s inventory was bought up by Poster Planet in Colorado.

    • icruise permalink*
      October 20, 2012 2:18 am

      Thanks for the info and for stopping by!

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