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    Marvin Gaye 1964 Vancouver, B.C. Oversized Concert Poster w/Four Strong Hits. A beautiful and rare boxing-style concert poster for Motown legend Marvin Gaye plus two other Motown artists up in New Westminster, British Columbia (a Vancouver suburb) on Saturday night, May 23, 1964.

    The terrific graphics on this window card, including the amazing, bright florescent pink, are greatly augmented by the titles of Marvin's career hit singles #2-5 in the early 60's: "Hitch Hike," "Pride and Joy," "Can I Get a Witness" and his latest, "You're a Wonderful One," shortened a bit for this poster. Later on this year, all he would do is release "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You."

    So it's not exactly a Motortown Revue poster, but yes, the two opening acts were both Motown Records labelmates of Marvin's. The Spinners are a rare example of "one that got away" from Berry Gordy, Jr. "That's What Girls Are Made For" was a Top 5 R&B hit for another label, but when the Spinners signed to Motown, not much happened. They would later explode with success in the 1970's for Atlantic. And Hattie Littles, despite being called the "New Queen of the Blues," never gained career traction.

    Bigger than your standard 14" x 22", this poster measures 16" x 24" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: This board is in excellent shape, save for thumbtack holes (and resultant circles) in all four corner areas. Two in each corner on the top, and one in each on the bottom (the right-hand one being somewhat elevated up the margin). A bit of extremely light water marking, in the white margin only, at the very bottom and up each side margin a little. The poster is toned from the passing of 56 years, but the pink Day-Glo ink remains beautifully bright and robust. The board received a ding on Marvin's forehead which lightly penetrated to the other side, but a hole was never opened up – it's a very tight little scar – and is very minor in the scheme of things.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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