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Description"Where the Action Is!" Jumbo Multi-Act Cardboard Concert Poster (1966)
A terrifically fun and quite rare 1966 concert poster for the touring revue of television's "Where the Action Is!" teenage dance program on ABC. This short-lived tour featured two white-hot 60s hitmakers in opposite corners of the poster. Paul Revere & The Raiders were right in between their Top 10 smashes "Kicks" and "Hungry." And Gary Lewis & the Playboys were enjoying a remarkable run of seven straight smash hits. In just the last 16 months, they had reached Billboard magazine's Top 10 with "This Diamond Ring," "Count Me In," "Save Your Heart for Me," "Everybody Loves a Clown," "She's Just My Style" and "Sure Gonna Miss Her." And their brand new 45, "Green Grass," was also headed straight for the Top 10.
The poster also includes somewhat lighter hitmakers including Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo, Keith Allison, the Knickerbockers and Billy Joe Royal. All this for just $2.00 for the cheapest seats at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium on Sunday, May 8, 1966. Made on stiff cardboard by Posters Inc. in Philadelphia, which used red ink for the venue info, a blue "Live in Person" headline and then delightful orange Day-Glo inks throughout.
General wear & tear that's expected from a poster this old, including a detached lower right corner that's been reattached with tape on the back. Standard jumbo window card size of 22 x 28". COA from Heritage Auctions.
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