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    Dave Clark Five Concert Poster Owned By Famous Groupie (1964).
    An original cardboard window card from Dallas, Texas for the DC5 in the year the British Invasion hit America's shores, 1964. Attractive red, white & blue coloring, nine photos of the group and its fans, and loads of information given to ticket buyers.

    This poster has fascinating and unique provenance. It was owned by the famous Rock & Roll "groupie" Barbara Cope, a.k.a. The Butter Queen. She was so well-regarded in her salacious niche that in later years, Led Zeppelin dedicated songs to her from the stage; the Rolling Stones referenced her in their song "Rip This Joint" from Exile on Main Street; and she appeared prominently in a seven-minute segment of the rock movie Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

    Cope attended this Dave Clark Five concert, and took down & saved this very advertising poster. She held onto it for over 50 years before finally selling it to a collector, our consignor.

    The Dave Clark Five were at the forefront of the British Invasion, one half-step behind the Beatles, and had a breathtaking year in '64: four Top 10 hits in Billboard and three other hits that barely missed that mark. Shall we name them? "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Can't You See That She's Mine" and "Because"; and just missing, "Do You Love Me," "Everybody Knows" and "Any Way You Want It." Talk about a year!

    So any DC5 concert poster from 1964 is bound to be special, and this one certainly is. From Monday evening, December 7 at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, presented by that city's leading Top 40 station, KLIF. And this poster's fun design actually uses a DC5 album cover for its main graphic: American Tour, which came out that summer. This poster is so rare that it's the very first time Heritage Auctions has had the pleasure of offering one for sale.

    This window card and is somewhat worse the wear from years of toning due to exposure to sunlight or florescent lights, and has little ink doodles, minor waters stains, pinholes in the corners and such. But it's graded Good, but still retains all of its character and is a marvelous slice of both British Invasion and rock-groupie history. Measures 14" x 22". COA from Heritage Auctions.

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