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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Psychedelic UFO Roundhouse Poster!

UFO Roundhouse

Check out one of the rarest of the British psychedelic silkscreen posters. It was used to promote two shows featuring the Jeff Beck Group, Ten Years After, Dantanlian’s Chariot & Zoot Money. These gigs took place Sept. 22 & 29, 1967 at the UFO Roundhouse in London. Shortly after, this club closed in October 1967.

This incredibly trippy image was designed by Martin Sharp, and is featured in "High Art", page 117 (if you don't have this book, do yourself a favor and get it, especially if you like the British psychedelic art). This original silkscreen poster measured 19 3/4" x 30"...

The UFO Club’s popularity brought about its demise — being too tiny to accommodate the increasing number of fans. The beginning of the end came in June 1967, when Hoppy Hopkins was imprisoned for drugs. Police pressure on the 31 Tottenham Court Road location increased in the following weeks, and the landlords revoked the lease. UFO then moved into The Roundhouse for a few months but, despite the building being much run down, the rent was exorbitant. If a big name such as Jeff Beck was playing, UFO broke even, but the club usually lost money.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the best music and trips i ever had

November 29, 2014 at 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And where is Pink Floyd? They went there after Tiles Club, didn't they¿

August 1, 2016 at 9:19 AM  

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