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thumbnail link to original 1976 Dr Feelgood Speeding Through Europe tour poster

DR FEELGOOD, 1976

Original tour poster, 30"x40".
Artwork attributed to Hamish.

Another very scarce poster, here for the band's short series of European dates in October and November 1976. In September they had released a scorching live album, 'Stupidity', that captured the band at its peak. It went to No.1 in the UK charts.
The classic line-up's gritty stripped-down Rhythm and Blues was a major catalyst for British and American Punk Rock.

£485.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Genesis Selling England By The Pound Charisma/Atlantic promo sticker

SHIRLEY BASSEY - Alhambra Theatre Bradford, October 13th 1958

Original playbill poster, 15"x10".

Delightful early theatrical appearance poster, on card stock.
The American press accolade "The most sensational singer of our time" reflects Shirley Bassey's recording with influential Columbia producer Mitch Miller (of Frank Sinatra fame), which led to her Las Vegas debut later the same year.

£275.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1970 MAC Elton John promo poster Tumbleweed Connection

ELTON JOHN - TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION, 1970

Original UNI/MAC promo poster, 30"x20".
Design and artwork by David Larkham.

Scarce original poster for one of the real highpoints of Elton and Bernie Taupin's classic early period. The western theme of the lyrics carried over to the lp and poster designs. Card stock.

£385.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Led Zeppelin handbill poster Fort Worth 1970

LED ZEPPELIN - 1970

Original concert handbill 8 1/2" x 11 3/4"

Original handbill from Zeppelin's second tour of America, the venue Fort Worth's Tarrant County Convention Centre, Texas, Aug 22, 1970

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thumbnail link to original poster The Specials Ghost Town

THE SPECIALS - GHOST TOWN, 1981

Original 2 Tone promo poster, 18.5"x28.5"
Design by John Sims and David Storey.

David Storey and John Sims, under Jerry Dammers' idiosyncratic direction, created the 2 Tone label's unique look, including Walt Jabsco, the dancing Ska man. For 'Ghost Town' Dammers wanted a striking illustration; Sims and Storey found the skeleton band on an old postcard.

David Storey: "What made 2-Tone different to everything else at that time was that Jerry directed all the visuals...We'd sometimes create these immaculate pieces of artwork, but he'd insist we roughed things up. He hated things looking clean and stiff." This poster does not often surface.

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thumbnail link to original poster The Specials first album UK 2 Tone

THE SPECIALS - THE SPECIALS, 1979

Original 2 Tone promo poster, 30"x40"
Photography Chalkie Davies.

Original UK 2 Tone promo poster for The Specials first album. Note: this is the original poster for the UK release; a second version of this poster was printed for non-UK distribution, displaying the Chrysalis label logo and a pasted-on snipe for the hit single Gangsters, which was not on the UK pressings.
Original UK 2 Tone posters are scarce.

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thumbnail link to original poster Holidays in the Sun Belgian tourist poster

SEX PISTOLS - HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN, 1977

Original Virgin Records promo poster, 27.5"x28".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Another Jamie Reid appropriation, this time of an advert by an unamused Belgian tourist company, who demanded it be withdrawn. John Lydon: "Being in London at the time made us feel like we were trapped...there was hatred and constant threat of violence....Berlin and its decadence was a good idea. The song came about from that. I loved Berlin. I loved the wall and the insanity of the place."
Beware repros of this poster.

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thumbnail link to original smaller size Virgin Records poster Pretty Vacant Sex Pistols

SEX PISTOLS - PRETTY VACANT, 1977

Original Virgin Records promo poster, 18"x23".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Very scarce smaller format in-store promo poster.

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thumbnail link to original 1973 Rolling Stones Tour of Japan promo poster

THE ROLLING STONES, TOUR OF JAPAN, 1973

Original promo poster, 28.5"x20.5".
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Original poster from the aborted date at the Budokan. The Japanese leg of the Australasia tour sank when Mick was refused entry to Japan due to his past drug convictions.

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thumbnail link to original 1976 Rolling Stones Knebworth promo poster

THE ROLLING STONES, KNEBWORTH FAIR, 1976.

Original festival poster, 24.5" round.

On August 21st, The Stones performed in from of 200,000 people at Knebworth Park The stage for their set was in the shape of a giant tongue (modelled on the Stones logo).

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thumbnail link to original 1975 Dr Feelgood Hammersmith Odeon poster

DR FEELGOOD, 1975.

Original Hammersmith Odeon poster, 30"x40".
Artwork by Joe Petagno.

Superb, very scarce poster from Dr Feelgood's 9th November 1975 Hammersmith Odeon concert, at the end of the 'Malpractice' tour. The artwork was by American born artist Joe Petagno, whose credits include Motorhead's mascot 'War-Pig' design and the Swan Song logo for Led Zeppelin.

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thumbnail link to original Rough Trade poster Scritti Politti

SCRITTI POLITTI - THE SWEETEST GIRL, 1981

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x17".

Beguiling design for Scritti Politti's classic single, rightly described by Rough Trade's Geoff Travis as a "game-changer". In retrospect, it signalled Green Gartside's remarkable move away from doctrinaire indie stances to the transatlantic pop glory of Cupid and Psyche.

Scarce.

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thumbnail link to original The Selecter 2-Tone Records promo poster

THE SELECTER - TOO MUCH PRESSURE, 1980

Original 2 Tone promo poster, 30"x40"

Singer Pauline Black's image and sheer presence, at times facing down racist skinheads in audiences, were genuinely groundbreaking. Jerry Dammers worked closely with designers John Sims and David Storey in creating 2-Tone's distinctive graphic identity. Original 2 Tone posters are not at all common.

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thumbnail link to Sex Pistols Holidays in the Sun original withdrawn Belgian tourist poster

SEX PISTOLS - HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN, 1977

Original Virgin Records promo poster, 27.5"x28".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Another Jamie Reid appropriation, this time of an advert by an unamused Belgian tourist company, who demanded it be withdrawn. John Lydon: "Being in London at the time made us feel like we were trapped...there was hatred and constant threat of violence....Berlin and its decadence was a good idea. The song came about from that. I loved Berlin. I loved the wall and the insanity of the place."
Beware repros of this poster.

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thumbnail link to Sex Pistols Holidays in the Sun original withdrawn Belgian tourist poster

SEX PISTOLS - PRETTY VACANT, 1977

Original Virgin Records promo poster, 18"x23".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Very scarce smaller format in-store promo poster.

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thumbnail link to Sex Pistols original Virgin banner poster We Stock Sex Pistols

WE STOCK SEX PISTOLS - 1977

Original Virgin Records in-store promo poster, 12"x38".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Virgin made full use of promotional material in their record stores to capitalise on the Pistols' notoriety. This scarcer banner follows the lettering style of the rare large window posters Jamie Reid designed.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 Mick Jagger Japan tour poster, 1975 art by Andy Warhol

MICK JAGGER IN JAPAN, 1988

Original concert poster 28.5"x41".
Design by Andy Warhol.

This was Mick Jagger's first solo tour and his first ever performances in Japan. Warhol's fascination with celebrity and Jagger's enjoyment of New York's nightlife at the time (1975) made them a natural pairing.

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thumbnail link to original 1977 Stiff Records poster Elvis Costello Alison

ELVIS COSTELLO - ALISON, 1977

Original Stiff promo poster, 10"x15".

This is a rare little poster for Costello's second single (pre-the Attractions; the backing band was visiting American country band Clover). Elvis was still holding on to his day job at this time. 'Alison' went on to be one of his all-time classic songs.

£225.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1980 photo The Clash 16 Tons tour 1980

THE CLASH - 1980

Original 8"x10" photo.

Absolutely classic live photograph of Strummer, Jones and Simonon firing on all cylinders on the "16 Tons" tour of the UK, most probably June.

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thumbnail link to original 1980 Warners promo poster Devo Freedom of Choice

DEVO - FREEDOM OF CHOICE, 1980

Original Warners promo poster, 35"x23".
Design by Artrouble.

The influential cult synthetic-satire pioneers found their brief moment of mainstream success with their third album 'Freedom of Choice'. The album included their biggest hit 'Whip It' and is widely regarded as their stongest work, along with 1978's debut 'Are We Not Men?'

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thumbnail link to original 1980 Selecter tour poster

THE SELECTER, 1980

Original Pressure Tour poster, 36.5" X 27.5".
Design by David Storey and John Sims.

The famous image (the band's first album cover) was based on a 1950's American ad depicting the sorrowful pose of a man whose car had broken down. It was recreated for the sleeve by influential Coventry DJ Steve Eaton. This poster is for the original line up, as Holly and the Italians were to leave the tour, replaced by The Swinging Cats.

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thumbnail link to original 1986 Phil Cushway PIL North American tour limited edition poster

PIL - North American tour 1986

Original Phil Cushway 1986 limited edition lithograph #594, 27.5"x19.5".

The artist created the striking image of Lydon by blowing up and then reducing again the original Starr & Davies photograph on a photocopying machine. The band were out of contract in the US at the time and had to fund the tour themselves.

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thumbnail link to original 1976 Atco poster AC/DC High Voltage

AC/DC - HIGH VOLTAGE, 1976

Original ATCO promo poster, 24"x22".
Photography by Michael Putland.

Absolutely wonderful (and scarce) poster for AC/DC's breakthrough album. Michael Putland, one of Britain's top international music photographers, took superb shots of the band in action.

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thumbnail link to original 1975 KOOL & THE GANG/CHI-LITES/MAJOR HARRIS University of Cincinnati concert poster

KOOL & THE GANG/CHI-LITES/MAJOR HARRIS - 1975

Original concert window card, 31.5"x20.5".

Vintage American boxing-style window cards (on heavy card stock) do not commonly survive. This is an unusually large format poster for a gig at the University of Cincinnati, with a terrific line-up, in the big year of the funk to disco crossover.

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thumbnail link to original 1966 Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley Grateful Dead Family Dog rose skeleton poste, 2nd printingr

STANLEY MOUSE AND ALTON KELLEY - THE GRATEFUL DEAD, 1966

Original Family Dog poster, 14"x20", 2nd printing.

This is the original post-concert 2nd printing, the last printed on the original heavy stock.

The rose-plucking skeleton, one of the most famous of all rock images, was lifted from British illustrator Edmund J. Sullivan's (1869-1933) 1913 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam'.

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thumbnail link to original 1976 Sex Pistols promo poster Anarchy in the UK, smaller version

SEX PISTOLS - ANARCHY IN THE UK, 1976

Original EMI promo poster, 24" x 17".
Design by Jamie Reid.

Original 'Anarchy..' posters are very scarce, no doubt due to EMI dropping the band like a hot potato and aborting promotion of the single after the Grundy debacle. Beware repros.

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thumbnail link to original press photo Live Aid, Bowie, Diana

DAVID BOWIE, ELTON JOHN, GEORGE MICHAEL, PRINCESS DIANA - LIVE AID, 1985

Original vintage photo, 8"x10".

Scarce original press photograph, full details on reverse, from the day at Wembley Stadium, centered on a visibly delighted Princess Diana talking to David Bowie (behind the scenes, one of the event's most un-starry lynchpins).

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thumbnail link to original Chalkie Davies photo The Specials Coventry Canal Basin

CHALKIE DAVIES - THE SPECIALS, 1979

Original vintage photo, 10"x7".
Photographer's details on reverse.
Chalkie Davies, one of Britain's pre-eminent rock photographers of the 70s and 80s, took the definitive shots of the band for the first album at Coventry's Canal Basin. Jerry Dammers chose this set-up on an abandoned boat with an eye for future use, eventually surfacing as the back cover of 'More Specials'.

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thumbnail link to original Rolling Stones promo standee Black and Blue, bondage image

THE ROLLING STONES, BLACK AND BLUE, 1976

Original Atlantic in-store standee, c.36"x40"

Original in-store standee version of the infamous S&M billboard poster put up by Atlantic on Sunset Boulevard to promote the new album, with the caption "I'm 'Black and Blue' from the Rolling Stones - and I love it!". Howls of protests rapidly saw the campaign withdrawn. This is a rare item.

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thumbnail link to original 1977 Pink Floyd card instore display Animals

PINK FLOYD - ANIMALS 1977

Original Columbia special display card 12"x22".

Unusual multi-purpose card display, with instructions on the reverse for display options.

Surprisingly little original promo material from Pink Floyd's classic years survives.

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