The Beatles Original Cow Palace San Francisco Concert Hand...
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DescriptionThe Beatles Original Cow Palace San Francisco Concert Handbill/Order Form (1965). An original flyer and mail-order form for the Beatles appearing at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, as the final date of their second tour of America on Tuesday, August 31, 1965. This handbill was promoting tickets for the 2:00 PM matinee, as the evening show had already sold out all 17,000 tickets. Despite this effort by promoter Paul Catalana, the daytime show ended up drawing only 11,700 fans. A weekday matinee is a tall order for anybody to sell out.
As advertising flyers go, this one has always been popular with Beatles collectors for its sheer attractiveness. You have all four Fabs singled out with their names underneath their pictures, and then prolific use of orange color to supplement the usual black and white. Well-known as one of the better Beatles American handbills from any of their three tours.
Measures 8 ½" x 11 ¾" There are fold marks throughout, light staining and some handling creases. The bottom has a small tear approx: 1/2" in tall. The back shows some writing in ball point pen. Overall condition Very Good to Very Good Plus with toning and pencil marks on verso. Still retains good color and will look great on display.
Since this date concluded their tour, the Beatles flew home 24 hours later and proceeded to take a rare six-week break until mid-October. After their break they went back to Abbey Road Studios in London to record their next album, Rubber Soul. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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