Bob Dylan Concert Poster 1965 Cardboard Show Placard

A Bob Dylan concert poster from October 23, 1965 for a show at the University of Vermont’s Patrick Gym in Burlington, VT.

Despite this concert placard depicting Dylan in an acoustic setting, this concert broadside / billboard / placard / display (make your choice!) advertised a folk-rock concert. If you’re a fan, you know that Dylan would play the first half of his show solo acoustic, and then second half with The Hawks as a full-on rock concert.

This Bob Dylan window card from his 1965 tour with The Hawks (later to become The Band) features a big acoustic-guitar photograph of Dylan, snapped by Daniel Kramer.

Credit where it’s due: this Bob Dylan tour-blank concert poster was made by the Murray Poster Printing Company of New York, was manufactured on cardboard, and has dimensions of approximately 14 x 22”. The detailed info found below was printed later in usually black or red ink, making the blue printing here rather atypical.

The exacting wording on this Bob Dylan telephone-pole concert poster, just as it reads from top to bottom: “BOB DYLAN – (then in tiny letters) Photograph: Daniel Kramer

(The blue print now): Patrick Gym – University of Vermont – Burlington.  (Date & time): Saturday October 23 at 8:00 PM.  (Customer info): Tickets: $4,00, 3.50 Reserved – Gen’l Adm $3.00. Mail Orders Box 527, Burlington, Vermont or Bailey’s Music Room.

(And the tiny credit way down at bottom): Murray Poster Printing Co., Inc., 221 W. 64 St., N.Y.C.”

The name given to this Bob Dylan broadside is a “tour blank,” used all along the tour, with each concert’s venue information – date, city, venue name, ticket price and instructions – printed in down below following the main body of the poster (the photograph), which was obviously printed ahead of time.

Therefore, the following posters were probably all made, because these are all confirmed cities & dates on this 1965 tour:

Bob Dylan concert poster Forest Hills Stadium, New York, August 28, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Hollywood Bowl, September 3, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Austin Municipal Auditorium, September 24, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Southern Methodist University Coliseum, Dallas, September 25, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Carnegie Hall, New York, October 1, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Symphony Hall, Newark, New Jersey, October 2, 1965;

Bob Dylan concert poster Atlanta City Auditorium, October 9, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Baltimore Civic Center, October 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey, October 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Worcester Memorial Auditorium, MA, October 16, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, October 22, 1965; then the Vermont poster shown here;

Bob Dylan concert poster Cobo Hall, Detroit, October 24, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Back Bay Theater, Boston. October 29, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Bushnell Memorial Auditorium, Hartford, CT, October 30, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Back Bay Theater, Boston, October 31, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Minneapolis Auditorium, November 5, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, November 6, 1965;

Bob Dylan concert poster Cleveland Music Hall, November 12, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, November 14-15, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Cincinnati Music Hall, November 18, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, November 19, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster, Rochester, NY, November 20, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY, November 21, 1965;

Bob Dylan concert poster University of Washington, Seattle, December 1, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Berkeley Community Theater, CA, Dec. 3 and 4, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Long Beach Civic Auditorium, December 7, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Community Concourse Theatre, San Diego, CA, December 10, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Masonic Auditorium, S.F., CA, December 11, 1965;

Bob Dylan concert poster San Jose Civic Auditorium, CA, December 12, 1965; Bob Dylan concert poster Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, December 18, 1965; and Bob Dylan concert poster Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA, December 19, 1965.

This 1960s Bob Dylan window placard is a strong example of a boxing-style concert poster from early in Dylan’s career. The poster, however, lends itself easily to damage because of the large amount of black in the photograph, which can show bends & tears, thumbtack holes, fingerprints, etc. very easily.

I’m Pete Howard, I’ve been a serious Bob Dylan collector since 1972, and I can be reached at pete@postercentral.com or (805) 540.0020. As such, I will pay TOP DOLLAR for any Bob Dylan vintage 1960s concert poster such as this one.

Please take a minute to see my impressive little gallery of other Bob Dylan Sixties window cards right here on on this page of my poster-collecting web site: http://www.postercentral.com/bobdylan.htm

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One Response to Bob Dylan Concert Poster 1965 Cardboard Show Placard

  1. Tony F says:

    captivating blog Pete ! enjoyed greatly- keep the blogs comin’

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