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    Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Coasters & Olympics 1967 Concert Handbill An original paper advertising flyer for "Soulville '67" in Oakland, CA featuring the talents of Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, The Coasters and The Olympics, all with fun pictures and song titles given. The bill is rounded out by Jackie Lee, Bob and Earl, the Chocolate Watchband, Little Dion, The Kisses and The Pirates.

    The date was Sunday, March 12, 1967 and the venue was the Oakland Auditorium in California's Bay Area. And the headliners and hitmakers were everywhere; this is a classic design by the Tilghman ("TILL-man") Press poster company which happened to be right there in town.

    You can't do much better than 1967 for any Jackie Wilson concert piece. Of all his many hits, "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" is perhaps the most memorable, and the one you hear most often today as an oldie. It graced the top 10 of the national pop charts and went all the way to #1 R&B. But this flyer fell a little too early in the year to mention the song.

    And with Chuck Berry, the promoters stuck with the 1950's in showing his photo and giving song titles. But that's OK; the three songs they listed helped birth the rock 'n' roll genre, so they never get old. And interestingly, there are almost no Chuck Berry concert pieces from the 50's which mention his granddaddy of them all, "Johnny B. Goode," so we'll take it any year we can get it.

    The promoters followed the same tact with the legendary Coasters, who influenced the Quarry Men heavily in the 1950's. Who doesn't know, or love, "Charlie Brown" and "Yakity Yak"? And the fun-photo theme continued with the Olympics.

    A great little fun piece that has the layout of a poster, but at the price of a handbill. Measures 8 1/2 x 11" and graded in Very Good condition with several creases. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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