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    Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 "Rock Around the Clock" Tour Blank Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising the 1955 kings of rock 'n' roll, Bill Haley and His Comets, with a "tour blank" concert poster that was printed like this ahead of time, and then the bottom information would be filled in concert-by-concert.

    This poster has several special things going for it. Haley and his Comets ruled the world in 1955, just before Elvis came along. So if you want a vintage Bill Haley & His Comets concert poster, it stands to reason that '55 might be your best year to shoot for. And then there's the all-important song titles on there, including "Rock Around the Clock" (abbreviated by one word), which completely changed music and the pop-culture landscape forever in '55, setting the stage for Elvis. Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll" (also abbreviated by one word) had been a Top 10 hit for Haley the previous summer, and it helped set the stage for "Rock Around the Clock." So it's tremendous to have a vintage '55 Haley window card with both of those songs on there.

    Another big plus here is the photo: It shows the original band line-up featuring most of the cats who played on those seminal songs. Very soon, different group photos or just Haley himself would appear on his 50's posters, another thing that makes this summer/fall '55 poster all-original.

    Heritage has sold this poster twice before, with the venue box down below filled in. It just so happened that Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley were the unlisted opening acts on those two posters, so they sold for $15,000 and $5,750 respectively. Here's your chance to get an extremely seminal and important concert poster from the dawn of (white, anyway) rock 'n' roll for a price without the Buddy/Elvis value-added baggage.

    This red, white & blue concert poster was made by the Hatch Show Print company out of Nashville, TN. Poster was once quarter-folded down to fit into Hatch's filing cabinets. Measures 13 ¾" x 21 ¾" and grades to Very Good condition with horizontal and vertical fold/creasing marks through the center. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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