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    Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys 1968 Galveston, TX Concert Poster. A very unusual-looking vintage concert poster for the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and the Strawberry Alarm Clock playing at the Moody Civic Center in Galveston, Texas on Sunday afternoon, April 21, 1968.

    This is a very scarce poster and about as 'off the beaten path' as three super-hip groups of the mid-60's could possibly be playing. Everyone was 1,500 miles away from home, and in the deep south. But they sure had a lot of great music to play. The Beach Boys were coming off their Top 20 hits "Darlin'" and "Heroes and Villains" from the year before, and their popular album Wild Honey.

    Buffalo Springfield fans were so lucky to catch this show because the band's last-ever performance was just two weeks away. Still, it was months before their final LP was issued, Last Time Around, and although chart action was nil, this date found them in between a couple of pretty cool singles: "Expecting to Fly" and "On the Way Home," both Neil Young compositions.

    As for the 'Clock, who can ever forget their indelible #1 smash from the previous fall, "Incense and Peppermints." At this show, they also surely played their new single, another sign of the times: "Sit With the Guru."

    Due to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. earlier in the month and the resultant canceled concerts, a lot of touring schedules were thrown into chaos in April 1968, and the Beach Boys' sked was no exception. According to the book The Beach Boys in Concert (Rusten/Stebbins, Backbeat Books), this tour played three different cities on this one day alone: This show at 2:30 PM; Beaumont, Texas at 4:30 PM; and Houston in the evening. We hope their tour manager got paid overtime.

    First time Heritage has ever offered this poster. Measures 18" x 23 ¾". In Very Good Plus condition with creasing throughout, along with bumped corners, an ink spot on verso, and considerable toning on verso. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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