Hollywood Babylon

N.p. N.p., 1971. Vintage flyer for a performance by The Stooges (billed here as Iggy and The Stooges), hippie theater troupe The Cockettes, and all-girl underground rock group The GTOs, on July 16, 1971 at the Hollywood Palladium. The concert was canceled after The Stooges formally broke up on July 9, 1971.

A preview of The Cockettes' satirical 1971 film "Tricia's Wedding" (here as "Tricia Nixon's Wedding"), where they reenact a version of President Nixon's daughter's wedding to Edward Cox that includes Eartha Kitt spiking the punch bowl with LSD, was also to be shown.

Even before it was canceled, it's hard to imagine how this concert would have come together, given the clashing styles of the three acts. The Cockettes, founded in 1969 in San Francisco, were a queer performance art group that performed improvised musical numbers in elaborate genderbending costumes, and had become a sensation among the West Coast arts and culture scene. The GTOs were a satirical rock band formed in Los Angeles, with ties to Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa, who would produce their only album, 1969's "Permanent Damage."

8.5 x 11 inches. Fine.

[Book #150133]