An authentic, vintage 1969 concert poster for The Jimi Hendrix Experience in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Dorton Arena on April 11, 1969.
The original Experience line-up of Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums were still present on this Hendrix window card; in fact, Redding was in the opening act as well, Fat Mattress.
This large Hendrix concert placard was designed and printed by Globe Posters of Baltimore, and tapes out to 22 x 28”.
This Jimi Hendrix Experience broadside has amazing visual punch considering that only two colors were used in printing it: black print over Day-Glo orange “clouds” and strips.
I love the fact that this Hendrix window display has no fewer than SIX song titles on it, and FIVE of them are from his famous debut LP Are You Experienced?
The entire text as it reads on this Jimi Hendrix Experience telephone-pole poster, from top to bottom:
(In the first orange cloud): Dorton Arena – Fairgrounds . . Raldigh, N.C. – (now black print on white board): Fri. Apr. 11, 8:30 P.M. – All Seats Reserved $6.00 – $5.00 – $4.00 – $3.00
Tickets on Sale: Theim’s Record Shop – All Record Bar Locations in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill
(Back on orange Day-Glo again): Hit Attractions and Concerts East Proudly Present… In Person… In Concert
(Words surrounding the band’s photo): THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – “Little Miss Stranger” [sic] – “Purple Haze” – “Hey Joe” – “Fire” – “Are You Experienced” – “Foxey Lady”
(And in the final three orange strips): Starring Jimi Hendrix, The Fat Mattress plus Other Top British Acts. (Tiny printer’s credit): Globe Poster – Baltimore.
A Jimi Hendrix billboard resembling this one was likely made for several other dates on the axeman’s southern swing of this tour, so there are undoubtedly these Jimi show artifacts out there:
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, May 4, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 7, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 9, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Civic Centre, Charleston, West Virginia, May 10, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Coliseum, Indianapolis Fairgrounds, Indiana, May 11, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, May 16, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, May 17, 1969
This Jimi Hendrix placard is proudly brought to you by music collector Peter Howard (available at 805-540-0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org). I saw Hendrix once, in 1970 (Ventura, CA), and will pay TOP DOLLAR for this cardboard specimen or any vintage Hendrix concert poster!
If you wanna see a few other Hendrix window displays from the year before, just hop over to this page here on my web site: http://www.postercentral.com/whentourblanksnotused.htm