A vintage concert poster for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles appearing on June 1, 1966 at the Continental Club in Oakland, CA.
This original window card measures 14×22” and was produced by Tilghman Press of Oakland, California.
This concert placard was designed with the popular “boxing-style” look featuring block lettering, lots of song titles, pictures of the acts and ticket-purchasing information. It’s these elements which comprise a classic concert billboard from the Sixties (not including, of course, the entirely different psychedelic world).
The timing of this show was perfectly placed in the Miracles’ career, because Going to a Go-Go, their most recent album, was the best-seller of their career,, and it spawned no fewer than four Top 20 pop singles, including the classic “Tracks of My Tears.”
For your convenience, the complete text as seen on this vintage soul music telephone-pole card:
(Bright red lettering): See The Mighty Miracles At… Continental Club. (Small lettering): 1658 – 12th St., Oakland – From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – (Back to large lettering): Wed. Nite, June 1, 1966
(Red fading to blue lettering): Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – “You Really Got A Hold On Me,” “Going To A Go-Go,” “Mickey’s Monkey”
(Blue fading to black lettering now): and The Fabulous Ballads (with a photo of them) – “I Can’t See Your Love” –plus- Eddie Foster, Wally Cox and Terrible Tom – Singing Many Great Hits
(And then the details): Advance Sale Tickets $2.50, At Door $3.00 – Tickets On Sale At Music City Only. Another Fields Promotion. (And finally, in tiny print on the bottom border): Tilghman Press, 1217 – 32nd St., OAK. – 653-4388
Original concert posters featuring Motown Records acts such as the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, etc. are generally scarce and therefore quite collectible.
This vintage Motown concert poster is enthusiastically displayed and fawned over by collector Pete Howard of PosterCentral.com (phone 805-540-0020, email firstname.lastname@example.org). And yes, I will pay top dollar for this or any other similar vintage concert placard, as long as it’s not a bootleg.
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