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    Jackie Wilson 1965 Jumbo Globe Posters Day-Glo Window Card.
    A large concert poster from Carr's Beach in Annapolis, MD for "Mr. Excitement," Jackie Wilson, on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of summer. Gates opened at 12 noon, families were encouraged, and tickets were only $1.50 before noon and $2.00 after the gates opened. Children? Only 75 cents, all day long.

    Beautiful, bright Day-Glo colors of red and yellow accentuate this poster, courtesy of Globe Posters out of Baltimore, about an hour's drive from Annapolis. Great headline above his head... "'Mr. Excitement'... In Person!" None other than Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Records, once called Wilson the most exciting singer he'd ever seen perform live... and Mr. Gordy knew a thing or two about exciting singers.

    Jackie's "floating head" lands right in the middle of the poster, and six songs surround him. Jackie had three Top 40 R&B hits in 1965, and two of them are on here: "Danny Boy" and "No Pity (In the Naked City)." His last huge hit was two years prior, with "Baby Workout" going #1. And his next #1 was two years hence, with "Higher and Higher" in 1967.

    Carr's Beach was a beehive of activity on Sundays in the summertime back then, often with major headlining musical acts. And sure enough, this window card plugs two of them coming up: the James Brown Show two weeks out, and the Four Tops three weeks out.

    Regarding the delightful red & 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 28", restored beautifully to Very Good 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). A few moisture spots and a bit of soiling & creasing are present. Also, the "Globe Poster - Baltimore" credit at the very bottom is faintly visible but basically lost to time. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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