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    His Year of "Memphis," "Maybelline" and "Mountain of Love"

    Johnny Rivers, Chad & Jeremy, Ventures 1964 "Memphis Special" Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising a concert in the fall of 1964 featuring four big hit-makers of that year: Johnny Rivers, Chad and Jeremy, Ronnie and the Daytonas, and The Ventures. This four-color poster (red, white, blue, black) hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and the show took place on Friday, October 23, 1964.

    Usually old posters that give song titles have at least one dud on there. But at the time of this show, every song you see on this poster was the artists' only charting single so far - or only two - and every one was a hit. Only the bottom-billed Ventures were an exception to the number of records, but "Walk Don't Run '64" was still their most recent charting single, and a Top 10 hit to boot, so on the poster it went. Remarkable timing all around.

    Measures 22" x 28" and grades to Very Good Minus condition. The top ¾ of the poster is fine. The lower left quadrant has a major water stain that measures about 11" x 8" and is displaying mold spots. The lower right corner also has a cluster of mold spots. The left one is the strongest on "Ronnie" but gets lighter as it goes down, and intersects the first four letters of "Ventures." It's light enough to be not too obnoxious but will definitely bother some. Pinholes and creases in all four corners and general overall light toning. A printer's flaw has the blue ink at the top of and to the right of "Gym" and "College" a little smeared, not considered damage. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2021
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