Fats Domino 1957 Concert Poster with Blueberry Hill, Ain’t That a Shame

A really fun, collectable Fats Domino concert window card from the 1950’s, advertising a show of his in Tucson, Arizona.

This was a ‘tour blank,’ meaning the main design part of it was used for years over the course of many many shows. In this video, I explain with a couple of other examples from other cities (and even other years).

This Fats Domino in-person poster was made of cardboard and measures approximately 14×22”, the standard size for window cards of the day (and all time, actually, up to the current day).

It is peppered with five song titles and five different colors, making for a striking presentation.

This Fats Domino show placard is discussed educationally for you by myself, Pete Howard, a music collector all my life. If you desire to reach me, just write to pete@postercentral.com, or call me on (805)-540-0020. Please remember that I pay the best prices in the hobby, period, for vintage rock ’n’ roll posters like this.

And to see a few more awesome Fifties rock ’n’ roll telephone-pole concert posters, including a different one for Fats, just slip over to this page here on my site: http://www.postercentral.com/rocknroll.htm

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Jimi Hendrix Window Card 1970 Seattle Sicks’ Stadium

A fun, highly attractive Jimi Hendrix concert poster from Seattle, WA in 1970 with opening acts Cactus and Cat Mother & The All-Night Newsboys.

This cardboard Jimi Hendrix poster board is made of very thick material, and was not run on paper. It measures about 14×22”, the standard size for such posters.

The date this Jimi Hendrix tour poster advertised was July 26, 1970 – sadly, less than two months before he died suddenly and, needless to say, way too soon.

It was the guitar god’s final show on mainland American soil. Following this event, he flew to Hawaii for a couple of shows, and then on to Europe, where his last gig ever was in Germany.

It wasn’t easy to miss this particular Jimi Hendrix concert billboard, especially if it was posted in a record store or head shop. Once a black light hit this, the yellow exploded and the black faded into the background, leaving an eerie (and very cool) 3D effect.

This historic Jimi Hendrix concert placard is discussed for you today by Pete Howard… that’s me, and I was lucky enough to see Jimi in concert in California just one month before this Seattle show (June 1970, Ventura, CA). I can be reached either at (805) 540-0020 or by writing to pete@postercentral.com. I don’t have this Seattle poster nor do I have one for my Ventura show; please know that I pay the very best prices in the hobby for vintage Jimi concert stuff, so do contact me if you have anything. Thank you.

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Beatles Promotional Posters for 1964’s Something New LP – Two Different

Two very collectible Beatles retail promo banners/posters for their third Capitol album, Something New, released in the summer of 1964.

These two Beatles promo retail window displays are discussed in detail by Pete Howard, and I’ve been a fan since 1964 when I owned this record – and still have it! (grin) I can be reached at pete@postercentral.com or by 805-540-0020. Please know that I pay the best prices in this hobby for either of these Something New promo banners or any vintage sixties Fab Four promo merchandising items from Capitol.

And to read my in-depth story on every known Beatles promo poster and display plus scads of other very important ones from the ’60s (Stones, Dylan, Hendrix, etc.), just pop over to this page right here on my site: http://www.postercentral.com/goldmine-promoposters.htm

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Duane Eddy Concert Poster 1960 – Tilghman Press Classic Boxing Style

An outstanding vintage concert window card for twang-guitar great Duane Eddy.

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Family Dog Unique Poster Artwork for FD-7 – Wes Wilson, 1966

The authentic, original artwork sketch board for the May 1966 Family Dog / San Francisco concert poster nicknamed “Euphoria.”

All posters originated with this pen-and-ink sketch, of course, which was executed by the dean of San Francisco concert poster art, Wes Wilson. He put his name and “5-66” down in the lower right-hand corner.

Known to collectors as FD-7, this concert poster featured The Daily Flash and The Rising Sons, plus Big Brother & the Holding Company (minus Janis Joplin, who wouldn’t join them for another month) on Friday night and The Charlatans on Saturday night.

Some innocents might have thought that Euphoria was also the name of a band performing, but in the early days of the Family Dog, many of the dance-concerts were given their own monikers.

The event was held at the Avalon Ballroom on Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue in S.F. That ballroom was under the concert jurisdiction of promoter Chet Helms, head of the Family Dog, who very nicely signed this artboard down in the lower left.

If you have an original FD-7 Daily Flash / Rising Sons concert poster, it may be in complete B&W, like this original art, or it may have some olive green coloring to it. Both versions were printed before the show.

This cool, historic piece of Bay Area psychedelic music history is happily shared with you today by me, Pete Howard, a collector residing on California’s central coast. If you like, I can be contacted via pete@postercentral.com or by phone: (805) 540-0020. Please know that I pay the BEST PRICES IN THE HOBBY, PERIOD, for vintage pieces of San Francisco psychedelic poster art like this.

To see some more cool 1960s psych posters from outside of the Bay Area, just tap on this link to see a few images right here on my Web site: http://www.postercentral.com/psychedelic.htm

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