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Item # 701904

May 02, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, May 2, 1968

* Grateful Dead concert in Electric Circus
* East village performance advertisement
* Jerry Garcia - Bob Weir - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
* HAIR, the musical opens on Broadway at the Biltmore

Page 34 has a 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch advertisement for "GRATEFUL DEAD" for there performances at the Electric Circus in East Village.
Page 43 has a 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch advertisement for the opening of HAIR on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater. (see images)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 96 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century