Original flyer announcing 'All Night Rave To Launch New Underground Newspaper International Times. The Soft Machine The Pink Floyd Steel Bands Strip???????? Happenings?????????? Trip????????Movies'. INTERNATIONAL TIMES.

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Original flyer announcing 'All Night Rave To Launch New Underground Newspaper International Times. The Soft Machine The Pink Floyd Steel Bands Strip???????? Happenings?????????? Trip????????Movies'.

Single sheet, mimeographed in black on white stock, recto only. 25.4x20.4cm.

This legendary event at the Roundhouse on 15th October, 1966, now well documented in most accounts of the period, was Pink Floyd's first major gig, Soft Machine's first as a quartet, and saw the launch of IT on to the London scene, paving the way for future multi-media happenings, in particular the 14-Hr. Technicolor Dream.

The flyer advertises the event as a 'Pop/Op/Costume/Masque/Fantasy/Loon/Blowout/Drag Ball' and invites the audience to 'Bring Your Own Poison & Flowers & Gas-Filled Balloons & Submarine & Roket Ship & Candy & Striped Boxes & Ladders & Paint & Flutes & Feet & Ladders & Locomotives & Madness & Autumn & Blowlamps', offering a 'Surprise For The Shortest/Barest Costume' (won by Marianne Faithfull, wearing a very short nun's habit).

The flyer's lower part comprises a ticket application form and a list of ticket outlets (Indica, Better Books, Granny Takes A Trip), with the original price of 7/6 reduced in blue ink to 5/-.

Faint, contemporary impression from another sheet of IT stationery (just visible in reverse type), o/w a Fine copy of this extremely rare flyer, one of the earliest to mention Pink Floyd.

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