Sopwith Camel Fillmore Ballroom
How did this billing work? Pretty well,
actually. Allen came over to the
Camel House to practice ringing his bell, chanting and reading his poetry, while the Camel played whatever came into their heads. Later that night, we repeated what we rehearsed,
as far as we know.

 

The show had skits from
the Committee, jazz groups,
modern dance, ballet,
and the Mime Troupe.

Allen Ginsberg Sopwith Camel

 

Fillmore Sopwith Camel Great Society

Fillmore Poster Collection

#14 

1966

Perhaps the phrase "San Francico Nights" says it all. This 3 day billing in July was typical in 1966 of the city's night life. Add the Avalon Ballroom shows to the mix and that is why millions of people had to come here the following year. There was nothing like it in the known universe!

Wes Wilson

Fillmore Poster Collection

#18

1966

Featured the Association, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Sopwith Camel. The poster was done by Wes Wilson and was, and maybe still is, displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Wes Wilson

Fillmore Poster #18

Fillmore Poster #24202

 



1966

Fillmore Poster Collection

#24

Featured 13th Floor Elevator, along with Grace Slick while still playing with the Great Society, and the Sopwith Camel.

Fillmore Poster Collection

#44

1967

Featured the Young Rascals, the Sopwith Camel and the Doors in January 1967. The Camel had just returned to San Francisco with a national hit, "Hello-Hello." The audiences were not dancing any more and the stages were now elevated.

Fillmore Poster #44


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