011In 1961, 1090Page Street was a boarding house for young Irish workingmen.  The house was pictured in the March 17, 1961 issue of Life magazine, accompanying an article entitled “The Irish in America.”


A detail from a flyer for the 2nd Annual Folk Music Festival at San Francisco State College on May 23, 1963. Rodney Albin, a San Francisco State student, was one of the primary organizers of the event. (NOTE: Although Janet (sic) Joplin is listed on the bill, she didn’t show up.)


A detail of perhaps the earliest Family Dog financial records under the stewardship of Chet Helms and John Carpenter. These particular numbers are recorded on the back of the poster for Family Dog’s first show, “Tribal Stomp,” at Fillmore Auditorium on February 19, 1966.

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  1. I remember John Carpenter, but not well. I knew him as part of the scruffy street scene we were all involved in. Don’t remember his business arrangement with Chet at all. He lived in an apartment or room on 20th Street and was nice to my young cousin, who had recently come to SF and didn’t know her way around the bad city yet. Didn’t try to get over on her. Seems to me he later got into trouble and died young in LA.

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