[San Francisco]: 1967.
Unbound. A collection of snapshots taken at the New Year's Wail concert on January 1, 1967 at the Panhandle near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, with some accompanying images. Various sizes. Condition is overall good with tape remnants or shadows mostly in the margins, but the images mostly pretty clear. Several are captioned.
The show, entitled "The New Year's Wail / New Year's Whale" was organized by the Hells Angels as a thank you, and a celebration of the Haight Ashbury community for "crowdfunding" the bail money for their member Chocolate George after a traffic arrest. The Diggers helped to promote the event which featured Big Brother and The Grateful Dead (as well as of Orkustra with Bobby Beausoleil, later of the Manson Family). The bands played on a flatbed truck, and the photographer was clearly very close to the bands, probably on the truck itself. Of the dozen candid photographs of the concert, all but one (the only color image, of some Hells Angels and their bikes in the crowd) feature the bands: Joplin appears in at least eight of them, and Jerry Garcia in three, with other shots of other band members in various combinations. Also accompanied by several other images: two color images of Joplin singing, date stamped in May 1967, have damage to the margins, although the images of Joplin are largely clear. Also with a color photo of a psychedelically decorated hippie crash pad, as well as another 14 images of several young men, presumably the photographer and his friends: one with a motorcycle, several in military garb sitting on a dock smoking pot, one on a ship's deck, and several overseas in Thailand and the Phillipines.