"I tell myself, 'Marc, that kite string left your hand a long time ago, pal.' "
But Corren bubbles with vivid memories of concerts at The
What really brings that decade back is Corren's collection of psychedelic concert posters and handbills.
"They're things of beauty, first of all," said Corren, 63, a retired special-education teacher. "Also a new frontier in American culture. "Cutting edge. Visionary. Fun."
"We'd be leaving and Graham would be standing there: 'You, here, take one of these posters. This is what we're having next week.'"
The art still works its magic. "I've had people go, 'I was there!' and they tell you their stories. It's like going through a book cover."
Corren can hold forth on the rock history behind the posters: how the Grateful Dead's iconic rose-wreathed skeleton came to be, or how Cream's first
He stopped before a poster advertising a 1969 concert at Pacific stadium in
"That was the greatest show that ever happened in
Recently, Crazy by Design custom framing shop of
Hurry, "The Corren Collection: Vintage Rock Art and Memorabilia" closes Sunday.
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