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

A really fun Duane Eddy window card from the peak of his career, 1960, in Klamath Falls, OR.

This is a highly unusual February 29th event, obviously possible only once every four years. It’s even billed as a “Special Leap Year Dance.”

The Tilghman Press company out of Oakland, CA designed and printed this Duane Eddy show poster. Their posters had a very familiar and consistent look to them.

Tilghman usually printed their posters on a white background, or perhaps a solid color like yellow, but interestingly this one was done on a beige backdrop, which I’ve never seen before.

This Duane Eddy tour poster measures 14 by 22 inches, and was made on durable cardboard, perfect for the winters of the northwest during which this one was posted.

A whole bunch of vintage Klamath Falls concert posters have turned up in collectors’ hands, the result of a significant stash of them which was discovered decades after they were made.

Besides the beige backdrop, this Duane Eddy broadside consists of just two colors… red up top in the venue info, and black for the rest.

It almost appears to have a “split-fountain” effect between the two colors in the “In Person” strip above Eddy’s photograph.

If you’re a fan, you gotta love the way this particular Duane Eddy window poster carries eight song titles to plug his work.  That’s almost a record, it’s a huge number of songs on a poster.

Above the songs, a headline states, “Playing All His Top Hits.”  That was a natural, since his charting career was less than two years old at this point.

But what’s astonishing is that this Duane Eddy concert placard does not mention “Rebel-Rouser,” his signature tune that graced the national Top 10 in 1958.

What possible reason could they have for leaving it off? Oversight is all I can think of.  There really is no other feasible reason.  A mention of that song alone could’ve easy sold a dozen more tickets, I would speculate.

But at least “Forty Miles of Bad Road” is mentioned on this Duane Eddy appearance poster.  That was his second-biggest hit leading up to this time, hitting the National Top 10 the previous year (1959).

Also listed is “Bonnie Came Back,” his most recent single which reached only #26 nationally, and “Cannonball,” a Top 20 hit in 1958. The rest of the songs were non-charters.

That’s not to belittle this Duane Eddy telephone-pole poster; when you’re the world’s leading guitar instrumentalist, which he was at the time, you’re not as hit-single driven as, say, a vocalist might be.

In fact, England’s New Musical Express readers voted Duane “the world’s #1 musical personality” this year, beating out even Elvis Presley. Wow!

You might wonder why this Duane Eddy tour placard doesn’t have the biggest hit of his career, 1960’s “Because They’re Young,” mentioned anywhere.

That’s because it wouldn’t be released until after this show took place, so nobody knew it was going to be a hit, of course.

Another unusual aspect of this Duane Eddy street poster is that he shares it with nobody. A majority of the time, Tilghman posters had at least a second-billed act on there.

So that space is taken up by the name of Eddy’s group, The Rebels. Sure would have been nice to have seen their photo on there, too.

This lovely piece of Duane Eddy concert memorabilia is shown to you today by music historian and former ICE magazine publisher Pete Howard. I reside now in California’s central coast, and I can be reached via pete@postercentral.com or by calling (805) 540-0020. Please remember that I pay the best prices in this hobby, with no exceptions, for vintage pop-rock, soul, R&B and contemporary concert posters of all kinds, as long as they pre-date 1970.

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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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Ivory Joe Hunter Window Card 1950s Joe Glaser Presents – “Since I Met You Baby”

A vintage 1950 Ivory Joe Hunter concert poster from the Sunset Terrace Ballroom in Indianapolis, IN, with the precise date of Sept. 17 shown in enormous letters at the top.

No year is given, but it’s easy to determine the year since the day of the week – Sunday – is also given. These things were meant to last for just a few weeks, so putting the year on them was sort of pointless.

This 1950s blues show poster measures 14×22” and was constructed on durable cardboard. We don’t know who printed it, because the bottom edge of the poster has been trimmed off.

This Ivory Joe Hunter in-person poster is presented to you today by Pete Howard – myself – and I can be reached through either pete@postercentral.com or by phoning 805—540-0020. Please keep in mind that I pay the VERY BEST PRICES IN THE HOBBY, bar none, for old blues window placards such as this.

In fact, if you’d like to see a few more right here on my Web site, just move your mouse over to http://www.postercentral.com/blues.htm.

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