Original poster + flyer announcing a BIT benefit concert headlined by Funkadelic at the Roundhouse, north London, May 9th (1971). FUNKADELIC.
Original poster + flyer announcing a BIT benefit concert headlined by Funkadelic at the Roundhouse, north London, May 9th (1971).

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Original poster + flyer announcing a BIT benefit concert headlined by Funkadelic at the Roundhouse, north London, May 9th (1971).

Poster screenprinted in red on semi-gloss white paper, 79.2x53.7cm.; oblong flyer screenprinted in black on off-white semi-gloss paper with adhesive to verso, 12.7x51cm.


The concert, a benefit for BIT (a countercultural communications network conceived by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins in 1968), provided Funkadelic with their big London show on their first UK tour (according to Kris Needs, a show at the Royal Albert Hall was said to have been pulled when a copy of 'Free Your Mind…and Your Ass Will Follow' found its way to Marian Herrod, the venue's letting agent, who disapproved of the naked woman on the LP's gatefold sleeve; she had earlier cancelled Zappa's '200 Motels' for 'obscene' song lyrics). Sharing the bill with Funkadelic were prog-rockers The National Head Band, psychedelic trio Little Free Rock, Welsh band Good Habit, Zoot Money, and French jazz-rockers Zoo, compered by John Peel, all listed on the poster, along with 'Jonathon Marconis Dynamic Delight Bulb Show!!'. Reporting on the show for Melody Maker, Chris Welch wrote about the "all action soul band" which "blew minds" and provided "sheer entertainment".


Edges of poster lightly creased, o/w Near Fine; tiny edge-tear to flyer, o/w Fine. An extremely rare poster and flyer from Funkadelic's Hendrix/Sly-influenced psychedelic-funk mid-period and the Roundhouse's Implosion-era series of Sunday concerts.

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