The Doors Concert Poster ’67 Washington D.C. Hilton Hotel

An original 1967 Doors window card for the L.A. band’s concert on November 25, 1967 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This Doors 1967 Wash. D.C. show poster was actually printed on two different stocks… one on paper, shown here in this video, and also on cardboard.

You can tell with just a glance that this copy of the Doors Wash. D.C. street poster was the one struck on paper. The giveaway is the horizontal crease which runs though the middle of it (including the Doors logo).

In distinguishing the two, the paper product could be referred to as a Doors Washington Hilton window poster, whereas the stiffer, heavier cardboard one was used more as an outdoors fence poster.

Bright orange Day-Glo coloring is the most striking feature of this Doors Wash. D.C. placard, making it really jump out at you from across the room – or even further away.

My trivia tidbit of the day for this Doors Washington Hilton ticket poster is as follows: Jim Morrison’s brother and mother supposedly attended this show together! That’s what the books say.

You can tell who designed this lovely Doors Washington D.C. tour poster from the small credits at the bottom… you have the initials DWB, which stand for artist Dail W. Beeghly, and then you have his company name, Creative Signs.

I’m so taken with Dail Beeghly (note the odd spelling) as an artist – as demonstrated here by his Doors 1967 Wash. D.C. event poster – that I’ve actually done a separate video blog just on his poster artwork.

Beeghly drew the band members’ faces at the top of his Doors 1967 Wash. D.C poster, and he’s been known to do that for many others, from Janis Joplin to Bob Dylan. It’s nice psychedelic imagery of Jim Morrison, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore and Ray Manzarek.

Because Beeghly’s psychedelic wording tapers down and shrinks near the bottom and might be hard to make out, here is the entire text, just as it reads on his Doors Wash. D.C. broadside:

Durwood C. Settles Presents (in huge orange letters) THE DOORS

(And then the psychedelic lettering kicks in): Appearing In Person – International Ballroom – Washington Hilton Hotel – Connecticut Avenue & T Street; Northwest Washington D.C.

Saturday Evening, November 25, 1967, 8:00 P.M. – Thanksgiving Week-End – All Seats $4.00 In Advance – $4.50 At Door

Tickets On Sale Now At: all Montgomery Ward stores – all Giant Music Centers – Learmont Records, Georgetown – Talbert Ticket Agency – Williard Hotel – Soul Shack, 1221 G St. N.W. – King Records, Alexandria (Virginia) – Yonder’s Wall, 3320 M St. NW.

One of the most important design elements of this Doors Washington Hilton window display is the way in which The Doors’ 1967 logo – in bright Day-Glo orange – so dominates the center of the poster.

I like the way Beeghly chose to inform potential customers that the concert took place over “Thanksgiving week-end” on this Doors Wash. D.C. telephone-pole poster. Tickets probably went on sale around Halloween and concluded right after Thanksgiving, so maybe he chose his orange coloring with pumpkins in mind!

I’m usually ambivalent about the year appearing on my concert posters, but in this case, I really dig the way “67” is given as part of the date on this Doors Washington D.C. show placard. I suppose that’s because 1967 was the year the Doors exploded onto the scene with “Light My Fire.”

It’s kind of neat when an old concert poster gives ticket locations that are both familiar national names and local, funky places. In the case of this Doors 1967 Wash. D.C. billboard, the long-out-of-business Montgomery Wards definitely falls in the former category.

I also like the cultural variety of locations selling tickets, as shown on this Doors Washington Hilton in-person poster. You have ticket agencies, a head shop, record stores of course, department stores and even a hotel. Boy, they really wanted to move those ducats!

Dail Beeghly worked with concert promoter Durwood Settles quite a lot in the late ’60s; this Doors Washington D.C. concert placard was not the only occasion. In my video blog, I show you another stellar example of their work together on a poster.

It’s always important to me which albums & singles are current with any poster I blog, and in the instance of this Doors Wash. D.C. appearance poster, it’s pretty strong: the band’s sophomore LP, Strange Days, had been in stores for only about a month.

As a matter of fact, the group was near their performing peak at the time of this Doors 1967 Wash. D.C. tour placard. A newspaper review from the following night’s concert used terms like “mesmerizing” and “an unequivocal success” in describing their show. I think I’d say the same about this poster!

I’ll go on the record right here as saying this Doors 1967 Wash. D.C. sign is perhaps my favorite Doors concert poster ever made. I really think it’s that striking… plus, it’s 1967, their rookie year.

I would’ve liked it just a tiny bit more if this Doors Washington D.C. concert announcement had the name of the night’s opening act: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a very talented group of musicians whose career was just starting out.

So it’s with extra pleasure that this Doors Washington Hilton concert poster is meticulously gone through by me, collector Pete Howard (and guess what – I bought the Doors’ first album in 1967!). I can be reached via pete@postercentral.com or 805-540-0020.  And I will gladly pay TOP DOLLAR, NO QUESTION for this poster on either paper or cardboard.

To view a few other psychedelic concert poster gems from the era, just skip to this page right here on my Web site: http://www.postercentral.com/psychedelic.htm

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Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 Window Card – Everly Bros., Sam Cooke

A vintage, genuine (and very colorful) 1950’s concert poster with a great selection of 15 rock ’n’ roll and R&B stars of the day.

This Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person window card is referred to as a “tour blank,” meaning it was used for a good number of shows on this particular tour. Each stop on the trek got its own city, date, venue and ticket price printed into a blank area at the top of the poster.

To illustrate my point, I show you a picture of this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 tour poster in my video that is completely intact, with the venue info filled in (from Charlotte, North Carolina).

I do that because my Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 placard was trimmed down to just the color portion of the poster, doing away with the white cardboard border on all four sides. I believe this was done decades ago.

Therefore, my Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person show poster measures only about 16 x 17”, whereas the original piece of poster board had dimensions of 17 x 23.

It’s my opinion that the Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 street poster is one of the most attractive posters of its kind from the ’50s.  It has great musicians, nice colors, many song titles, pictures of everyone… this poster “has it all.”

You could certainly say “charismatic, colorful and cluttered” in describing this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 In Person poster. The red, green and yellow colors, in conjunction with black ink and the white surface, help give this poster its outstanding eye appeal.

Another thing you could accurately say about this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 broadside is that it’s small but busy, isn’t it? The poster’s designer took great care to carefully work in as much information, and fun, as possible.

Now to address some of the musicians. Starting with Sam Cooke, I like the fact that “You Send Me” is one of the songs listed under his name on this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 concert placard. That #1 record is probably the biggest hit of Cooke’s entire career.

Sadly, the Everly Brothers didn’t make out so well on this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 sign. Their song listed here, “This Little Girl of Mine,” may have been a hit for Ray Charles, but it went nowhere for them. Notice reads “This Little Girl Is Mine,” a typesetting error.

On the other hand, “Without Love” was a big hit for Clyde McPhatter, so it’s nice to have its presence on this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person telephone-pole poster. Good thing, too, because Clyde has the most prominent position here… top-row center, bright yellow.

Right below Clyde is LaVern Baker, in another highly visible spot. Luckily, the song given for LaVern is “Jim Dandy,” a #1 record and her biggest hit ever.

And just below Baker is teenager Frankie Avalon, filling out the big circle right in the middle of this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 window display. “De-De Dinah” was in Billboard’s Top 10 at this point, and Frankie’s first hit record.

Still another big hit record listed high on this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person billboard is “Get a Job” by the Silhouettes, which not only achieved Number One on the R&B charts, but the pop charts as well. So why didn’t this group ever chart another record, period? Tough to understand.

Then there’s the “hidden weapon” on this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 boxing style concert poster: Jackie Wilson. “Reet Petite” didn’t do much on the charts, but later in ’58 Jackie would become a superstar with his #1 hit “Lonely Teardrops.”

The Royal Teens and their five little faces are supplemented by “Short Shorts” on this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 appearance poster. A great, catchy Top 5 hit, but the only one they’d ever enjoy.

Making our way through all the artists shown on this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 tour placard, The Storey Sisters were a a rock & roll duo from Philadelphia. Their record shown, “Bad Motorcycle,” barely squeaked onto the pop charts, and did nothing R&B.

As you’ve seen by now, there are a lot of “one-hit wonders” populating this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person street sign. And the next ones in line are The Crescendos, whose “Oh Julie” reached the Top 5 in both pop and R&B, but the group never enjoyed another hit.

Then you have an unusual selection down in the lower-left corner of this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 window poster: blues icon Jimmy Reed. I guess he’s low-billed because he wasn’t a hit-maker, but oh, his influence… both the Rolling Stones and Elvis covered his records significantly.

And next to Reed, without a photo, are the Monotones, the only act on the Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 show placard that didn’t get a picture. That’s unfortunate, because their “Book of Love” would soon run up the charts and into the Top 5 spot in both R&B and pop. But when this tour was conceived, they were not stars yet.

Another Jimmy occupies the lower right yellow oval of this Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person fence poster: Jimmy Dell. His presence on the poster is “Teeny Weeny” which, unfortunately, also describes his career on Billboard’s charts.

And in the green strip along the very bottom of the Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 concert announcement is none other than Paul Williams and his Show of Stars Orchestra. Williams had an enormous hit in the late ’40s with “The Hucklebuck.”

The only non-musician on there, Harold Cromer, is billed prominently as the M.C. on this Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 ticket poster. Cromer may not have been a hit-maker, but he was a significant talent who had a long and successful career in show business.

It’s not easy finding a Super Enterprises’ Biggest Show of Stars In Person advertisement like this. The majority of these were discarded not long after the shows, so collectors have to really hunt to track them down.

This Biggest Show of Stars for ’58 poster is displayed and discussed by me, long-time music memorabilia collector Peter Howard. I can be contacted at either pete@postercentral.com or 805-540-0020.  I will pay TOP DOLLAR, PERIOD for a more-intact copy of this poster or any from the Biggest Show of Stars series.

If you found this poster fun, you should see the other examples of ’50s R&B and rock and roll concert placards with many acts on them, on this page right here on my Web site: http://www.postercentral.com/multi-act_1950s.htm

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Beach Boys 1963 Concert Window Card – Nov. 22, The Day Kennedy Was Shot

An original, authentic Beach Boys concert poster used to sell tickets for a concert on November 22, 1963 – the very day that President Kennedy was assassinated.

The most remarkable thing about this Beach Boys show poster is that the old slogan “the show must go on” was adhered to. That’s right, the event went on as scheduled, in spite of the fateful, traumatic events which unfolded earlier that day.

So this poster represents the merging of two major forces… America’s most successful-ever rock band, coupled with one of three days which most changed the course of American history. Only 9/11 and Pearl Harbor can rival Nov. 22, 1963 as having such a profound effect on the United States.

Therefore, some collectors refer to this as the Beach Boys Kennedy concert poster, but really it started out as just a Beach Boys Marysville concert poster. That small California town is about 40 minutes north of the state capitol of Sacramento.

This Beach Boys street poster has wonderful provenance attached to it; it was the property of drummer Dennis Wilson for years going forward. Wilson, of course, died prematurely in 1983.

Interesting to observe “Frederick Vail Productions” across the top of this Beach Boys poster. Fred was the promoter who made the final call to hold the show that night. Fred is still very active on the music scene and has his own recording studio in Nashville, TN.

It’s worth noting the “Dance & Show” beneath the band’s name on this Beach Boys event poster. In the early ’60s, before big business took over, chairs weren’t set up; attendees usually just crowded up to the stage. Those wishing to dance would do so off to the side, or at the back of the hall.

As you can see, this Beach Boys sign was printed entirely in B&W, with no colors used. Fortunately, it still works beautifully because of the imaginative layout and design, with different fonts used throughout.

It’s not known who printed this Beach Boys show placard, because nothing is mentioned at the bottom, where that information usually is found.

I’m crazy about the way eight song titles are listed on this Beach Boys billboard; so many of them are familiar to baby boomers to this day. And yep, there’s one misspelling: “Little Deuce Couple” is missing an “e”! Misspellings happened with amazing frequency on these old cardboard concert advertisements.

Then there’s the lovely publicity photo, which is front & center on this Beach Boys tour placard. All five BB’s are wearing their trademark Pendleton shirts and holding a surfboard.  This picture was used by the band throughout the year of 1963.

Music historians will note that David Marks is pictured on the far right on this vintage Beach Boys tour poster. By the time of this show, however, Marks had been replaced in the group by Al Jardine. Marks would later rejoin the Beach Boys for their 50th anniversary album and tour in 2012.

Freddie & The Statics are down-billed from the Beach Boys on this concert announcement. They were a local Marysville rock band of the day, and even released one single which is collectible in its own right.

A few people might wonder why the year “1963” is not part of the date displayed on this Beach Boys appearance poster. It simply says “Friday, November 22.” The explanation is easy: this poster had a shelf life of just a few weeks… it was thought up, laid out, printed and then distributed in the fall of ’63, and then chucked after the show. So who needed the year on there? It was so self-evident to those involved.

This Beach Boys street sign was manufactured on sturdy cardboard, as opposed to paper, in part so that it would hold up nicely if exposed to outdoor weather conditions. For that reason, most old concert placards like this were made of board.

Therefore, some would jump to conclusions and call this a Beach Boys fence poster, because they were so commonly posted outside for people walking by to see.

But on the other hand, other people think this is nothing more than a Beach Boys window poster, assuming most of them were posted safely indoors.

But it’s better to just use a generic term like Beach Boys Marysville placard and leave it at that – meaning it was used prolifically both indoors and outdoors. Anywhere there were potential customers!

And then there’s the fun prices on this Beach Boys ticket poster … $1.50 if you purchased in advance or $2.00 if you waited to the last minute. What an innocent time it was!

It’s always a matter of personal taste, but many would consider this Beach Boys boxing style concert poster to be on the plain side, because other 1963 Beach Boys advertisements like this used highly attractive florescent colors. But I’m sold on the look of this, even without colors… I think it’s about as appealing as a rock ’n’ roll telephone-pole poster can be.

Although it doesn’t lay claim to it anywhere on this Beach Boys in-person poster, the band was undoubtedly the world’s #1 surfing group at this time… and let’s face it, for all time.

This Beach Boys Marysville window card is happily shown off and dissected by California collector Pete Howard (805-540-0020 or pete@postercentral.com).  I will pay TOP DOLLAR for this vintage Beach Boys window sign, or any other early ones that I don’t have.

To witness some more 1960s collectible rock-concert posters, be sure to visit this fun, colorful page of my Web site: http://www.postercentral.com/rock.htm

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The Beatles Second Album Poster 1964 Promotional Capitol Records

This is a fun, collectible in-store promo poster for The Beatles’ Second Album from early 1964, made by Capitol Records.

It dates specifically to March of 1964, when Capitol sent it out to retailers and record stores to draw big attention to their new hit-makers from England. In addition to the poster, the label also serviced retailers – in smaller quantities – with a Capitol Records Beatles Second Album cardboard store display, although I don’t show that item in this video.

This is pretty much considered a Beatles’ Second Album merchandising poster, but the bottom quarter of the poster is given over to plugging the group’s first album, Meet the Beatles, along with their newest single release on Capitol. It’s worth noting that the Beatles Second Album promotional display does not have either of these cool additional features.

Notice the prominent placement of the songs “She Loves You” and “Roll Over Beethoven” on the Beatles Second Album promo poster. Capitol put both songs in a fairly large font in the upper right-hand corner – same as it was on the LP cover. This is one feature that the Beatles’ Second Album retail display does also have.

Continuing on the singles theme for a moment, it also teases “Their New Single Hit – ‘You Can’t Do That’ backed with ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’” And then right at the end of the poster, you’re lead straight into a plug for a new song from the upcoming movie A Hard Day’s Night. Another great feature of this poster that, unfortunately, does not appear on the Beatles Second Album merchandising display.

When record and department stores received this poster in early 1964, all they had to do was find some window or wall space and staple it up. But things were not so easy with its counterpart, the Beatles’ Second Album window display, which came in a box and needed to be put together by store employees.

This particular Beatles’ Second Album retail poster was once folded; you can make out some of creases if you look carefully. This was never a problem with the Beatles Second Album in-store display, however, because it was constructed of heavy, durable cardboard, a big plus in its favor.

Believe it or not, there are 23 individual Fab Four faces on this Beatles’ Second Album store poster. One would think that it should’ve been an even two dozen, but John Lennon appeared one less time than all the others on the album cover and, therefore, on this poster as well. Naturally, the Beatles Second Album record-store display also has this slight disparity. But that’s OK, because John sings most of the songs on the album!

Everybody who sees it is enthralled with the way this Beatles’ Second Album point-of-purchase poster says at the bottom, “The Beatles on Capitol are the Greatest!” The label was obviously hypersensitive about the marketplace being flooded with Beatle singles on the Tollie, Swan and VJ labels. It’s a really cool marketing slug that, once again, isn’t present on Capitol’s Beatles Second Album promo standee.

Unlike the album cover, this poster lists all of the song titles, which is terrific fun, since they include classic Motown covers like “You Really Got a Hold On Me” and “Money.” All of these titles are also shown on the Beatles’ Second Album countertop display, but for some reason, they’re listed in a different sequence.

This will be TMI for some of you (too much information – grin), but here goes: the poster simply lists the song titles, but the Beatles Second Album promotional standup precedes them with two words: “Also Includes.” For hobbyists, little things like this can be a lot of fun to discover.

Nice, large record stores were prominent from the 1970s through the early 2000’s, but in the ’60s, not so. So it must have been quite a challenge for Capitol sales reps to find the space in retail locations for this Beatles’ Second Album record-store poster. We’re talking approximately 43 x 58” here.

In fact, for that same problem in their homes, some collectors would definitely rather have the cardboard Beatles Second Album promo display instead of the poster. Never mind the expense of framing the darn poster, and its cumbersomeness afterwards, but it’s just easier to find a little flat surface on top of a bookshelf for the display.

Further making it impossible to frame, the Beatles’ Second Album counter display has three-dimensional curves in it, which really adds to its eye appeal. I’ll be sure to do a video blog of the display the next time I encounter one.

But a drawback to the Beatles Second Album promo stand-up is that it’s scarcer than the poster, so I’ll have to wait longer to find one.  I’ll have patience if you will! (smile)

The Beatles’ Second Album poster shown in this video was trimmed a bit at both the top and the bottom; usually there’s a little more white paper there.  But no harm, really, because it was just blank white space. For some reason, the Beatles Second Album 3-D display has virtually no margin above their name at the top.

This very collectable poster and the Beatles’ Second Album point-of-purchase display are both discussed and evaluated by veteran Beatle fan Pete Howard, who can be emailed through pete@postercentral.com or phoned at 805.540.0020. I will pay TOP DOLLAR, PERIOD for this or any original sixties Beatles promotional window displays and posters.

To read my Goldmine magazine article from 1995 which discusses 1960s promo posters and displays, please step over to this page: http://www.postercentral.com/goldmine-promoposters.htm

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Hank Williams Concert Poster 1953 Canton Ohio GENUINE Not Fake

An original, authentic Hank Williams window card from Canton, Ohio on January 1, 1953 – yes, for the pair of concerts he never made it to, dying in the back of his limousine en route.

The first thing you might notice about this Hank Williams show poster is how busy it is, but in a good way… there are over 100 words on it, with all sorts of type sizes and styles.

And then if you’re any kind of music historian, it dawns on you that this Hank Williams Sr. broadside advertised the afternoon and evening concerts Hank was traveling to at the time of his death. He passed away sometime in the middle of the night in the back seat of his rented limousine.

A lot of people don’t know this, but the two shows did proceed without Hank. It must’ve been very sad for ticket-holders leaving the concerts if they saw this Hank Williams telephone-pole poster anywhere still around town. I’ve even heard this placard referred to as the Hank Williams death poster. Very sad.

This is the only vintage country music concert broadside I’ve ever seen where the star of the show died before getting to the event. I don’t believe one exists, for example, for Patsy Cline following her tragic plane crash, but there is such a poster for Otis Redding (1967).

Decades ago, a film company in Canada made a movie about “the show that Hank didn’t make,” obviously about this very concert. Since they didn’t have access to this Hank Williams boxing style concert poster, its image doesn’t appear in that movie.

It’s interesting to note that although the show date of this Hank Williams appearance poster was in the calendar year 1953, 99% of the poster’s lifespan was in 1952… it was designed, printed, posted and did its job in November and December of 1952.

This genuine Hank Williams Sr. placard is the only such poster made before the show happened. After-show bootlegs have been floating around forever, but with a totally different look, and often using the phrase “If the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise” across the top. They’re as phony as a three-dollar bill.

Correct me if you know of a better one, but in my opinion, if you had to pick the best vintage hillbilly concert poster ever, this would be the one, period.

Although it sustained a lot of damage over the years, this Hank Williams Sr. poster was manufactured on durable cardboard, as opposed to paper.

I love the way this Hank Williams window display names two of his most-loved songs: “Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya.”

You have to be impressed by the strength of the opening acts on this Hank Williams show placard… Homer & Jethro, for example, are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. After that you have Hawkshaw Hawkins, Merle “Red” Taylor, Autry Inman, Jack and Daniel and The Beautiful Webb Sisters.

The two colors which most attract the human eye and yellow and red, and sure enough, those are the two that are used so effectively here on this Hank Williams Sr. billboard.

January 1 is always tricky when it comes to identifying the correct year, being right on the cusp like it is.  But notice how this Hank Williams In Person poster eliminates any question by stating in red letters below his name, The Biggest Jamboree of 1953.

I found it fascinating that the Grand Ole Opry isn’t mentioned by name until near the end of this Hank Williams Sr. concert announcement (identifying Autry Inman as a member). It’s a great selling point, and Hank was certainly a member… or had he been kicked out?

One of the most fun aspects of this Hank Williams event poster comes at the very bottom, in the form of ticket prices… the cheapest ones, for kids, were only 60 cents!

I should rattle off the top half of this vintage country music appearance poster, just for the record:

Big 2 Hour Stage Show!

(Then it switches to red ink): Canton Memorial Auditorium

New Year’s Day – Thurs. Jan. 1 – 3:00 P.M. and 8:15 P.M.

(In black ink again): In Person – Writer of “Jambalaya”

(And back to red print): HANK WILLIAMS – “Mr. Lovesick Blues (notice the typo, no closing quote mark) – Star of MGM Records & Films

It’s probably pretty apparent, but this Hank Williams street sign measures 22 by 28 inches, known as a “jumbo” in the hobby.

As for condition issues, some collectors would try to repair the gaping holes, tears and water stains on this Hank Williams Sr. advertisement, but I don’t think I would. I believe all that real aging adds an important touch of character and authenticity.  Most of the time, I believe that a rare, valuable country music concert poster like this should be preserved exactly as it was found, although I know I’ll get arguments about that.

How does a poster of this vintage survive in the first place? Every one has a different story. This particular Hank Williams Sr. sign was discovered inside an old barn in Canton, many years after the event – decades even, possibly.  Sure, once in a while you’ll turn up a vintage C&W music window card at a swap meet, but still hanging inside an old barn? Wow, what a cool find.

I just love the photo of “Luke the Drifter” (one of his nicknames) that was used on this Hank Williams concert placard… snazzy country & western suit, white hat, strumming a chord and standing next to the WSM microphone (Nashville’s legendary C&W radio station). Sweet!

I always love it when an old concert poster offers a line of description for the headliner, for those potential customers who weren’t sure who they were looking at.  So “Star of MGM Records & Films” was printed below his name on this Hank Williams Sr. fence poster… although his presence was infinitely stronger on record than in films.

This placard has another, hidden element of tragedy to it: Hawkshaw Hawkins, the third-billed act on this Hank Williams Sr. street poster, died in the 1963 plane crash which also took Patsy Cline’s life.

Posters, Inc. in Philadelphia can take a bow for designing and printing this gem of a Hank Williams Sr. ticket poster.

I saved the oddest twist for last: Somebody used a pencil and wrote some pertinent messages about Hank not making the show on this Hank Williams Sr. tour poster. Not to be a tease here, but I tell you all about it in the video.

This Hank Williams tour placard is discussed with great reverence by serious collector Peter Howard of San Luis Obispo, California. I can be reached by email at pete@postercentral.com or by cell phone at 805.540.0020. And believe me, I will pay TOP DOLLAR for this, or any other, original Hank Williams Sr. concert poster.

Nothing as good as this, but to see a few more authentic, original country music concert posters, including one with Hank Williams Sr. and Roy Acuff from 1950, just Move It On Over to this page of my Web site: http://www.postercentral.com/country.htm

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