Legalise Pot "Times Advertisement" draft letter -SOMA, Steve Abrams, The Rolling Stones' 1967 Drugs Bust & Hoppy's jailing.

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A4, 3 pages, printed on 5 sides. This is an early draft of the text used for the famous Legalise Pot Times Newspaper advertisement. The text varies from what was actually printed. It has a rely form on the last page.

The Beatles picked up the entire cost and advert was placed by  their manager Brian Epstein ( &/ or Peter Brown). The advert was  in response to Hoppy’s & the Rolling Stones drug busts in 1967. Gallerist Robert Fraser, a friend to both the Beatles & Stones, was also arrested along with the Stones, he was the only person actually given jail time.

This came from Fraser’s ( and the Beatles) friend , John Dunbar who ran the Indica Gallery and was presumable available from the gallery at the time.

McInnerney’s 1967 Legalise Pot Poster : shown for illustrative purposes only

A rally was also staged at London’s Hyde Park In July with Allen Ginsberg famously making an appearance which was ended by the police. Steve Abrams’ SOMA (The Society of Mental Awareness) started the petition for the Times advertisement in June 1967 and poster designer Mike McInnerney was commissioned as graphic designer. Obviously, he ditched  his usual psychedelic colour palette,  for a more sobering newspaper monotone.   Mike McInnerney did however produce a psychedelic silk screen and Martin Sharp also designed two posters in relation to the event, one of which was printed on foil and became Big O Poster #1, the other design also featuring in OZ magazine.

Condition : Fine  – as new – faintest paper ageing.

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A4, 3 pages, printed on 5 sides. This is an early draft of the text used for the famous Legalise Pot Times Newspaper advertisement. The text varies from what was actually printed. It has a rely form on the last page.

The Beatles picked up the entire cost and advert was placed by  their manager Brian Epstein ( &/ or Peter Brown). The advert was  in response to Hoppy’s & the Rolling Stones drug busts in 1967. Gallerist Robert Fraser, a friend to both the Beatles & Stones, was also arrested along with the Stones, he was the only person actually given jail time.

This came from Fraser’s ( and the Beatles) friend , John Dunbar who ran the Indica Gallery and was presumable available from the gallery at the time.

McInnerney’s 1967 Legalise Pot Poster : shown for illustrative purposes only

A rally was also staged at London’s Hyde Park In July with Allen Ginsberg famously making an appearance which was ended by the police. Steve Abrams’ SOMA (The Society of Mental Awareness) started the petition for the Times advertisement in June 1967 and poster designer Mike McInnerney was commissioned as graphic designer. Obviously, he ditched  his usual psychedelic colour palette,  for a more sobering newspaper monotone.   Mike McInnerney did however produce a psychedelic silk screen and Martin Sharp also designed two posters in relation to the event, one of which was printed on foil and became Big O Poster #1, the other design also featuring in OZ magazine.

Condition : Fine  – as new – faintest paper ageing.

• POSTAGE  is calculated after checkout and emailed as a separate invoice. UK 2nd Class Signed – unless requested otherwise. Please enquire if you want an International quote?
• UK orders : Online Banking  preferred to : Paul Drummond Natwest Acc 24696668 Sort 503009
• International Payments can be arranged in USD & EUR: please email  for current day rate.
N.B : when you select an item in the CHOOSE AN ITEM drop down menu  > scroll back up to view photo > Zoom in using magnifier or double click image to appear full screen.

 

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