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    Otis Redding / Joe Tex 1965 Rhythm & Blues Globe Concert Poster.
    An oversized jumbo cardboard window card featuring R&B legend Otis Redding, Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame members Gladys Knight & The Pips, and prolific R&B chart-topper Joe Tex, plus nine other acts - and a sports event.

    Highly unusual green and yellow Day-Glo inks drive the message home in this 1965 gem, so rare that it's the only one ever seen in collector's circles - from any city on the tour. "Summer Parade of Stars In Person" says the headline, for a show at Wilmer's Park in Brandywine, MD, just one hour south of Baltimore, where this poster was printed by the esteemed Globe Poster company. Sunday July 25 (1965), and tickets were sold at three quaint locations: Super Music, the 711 Bar & Grill and Pat & Gee Gee's. And speaking of quaint: How about that softball game at the bottom, all part of the show? The International Bums vs. the Jazzland Jets!

    Otis Redding is the big star on this poster, with that great publicity photo of him sitting on a chair. Thankfully, it also contains two great Otis song titles, his first two Top 10 R&B hits: "Mr. Pitiful" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)," both from earlier in '65. His next release? Why, none other than "Respect," released the very next month! So how can you possibly top 1965 for the year of an Otis Redding concert poster?

    Joe Tex also had a great '65, with seven records placed on the R&B charts that year, including two #1's: "I Want To" and "A Sweet Woman Like You." On the poster, the titles of his previous two singles are given.

    Below them is Gladys Knight and the Pips, who hadn't quite hit their stride yet - but what a great, fun picture of them. Other musicians on this poster include The Ovations, Billy Stewart, James Phelps and others. The sleeper here is William Bell, who charted his first record the next year and would go on to be a strong R&B charter for the next 20 years.

    Regarding the delightful green & yellow Day-Glo inks, those colors really come alive when viewed under a blacklight, the 1960's purple tube-lights that became all the rage with hippie pads in the late sixties. We've attached an additional photo of this poster under a blacklight; be sure to check it out, it adds quite a wow factor.

    Poster measures 22.5" x 34.75", restored beautifully to Near Mint Minus condition. Poster had originally sustained damage to both side edges, from top to bottom, but those have now been painstakingly repaired (repair visible on the back, but flawless on the front). COA from Heritage Auctions.


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