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    New York Dolls, GTO's 1974 Hollywood Palladium, L.A. Concert Poster. Not just a fabulous glam-rock concert poster from the heart of Hollywood, but a key event that was called "The Death of Glitter" and attended by a who's who of glam-rock stars, scene makers and hangers-on. A really stacked lineup headlined by the New York Dolls, a band that only lasted a few years, but had a major impact on the fledging punk bands around the same time. Dressed in drag and all about an over-the-top sound and performance, there's even a plug for a "pop star pie fight."

    Other acts included Iggy Pop on his way to legendary status, ex-Turtles turned hipsters Flo & Eddie, producer/manager/cult figure Kim Fowley who would next manage the Runaways, highly influential KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, and Michael des Barres (the musician who would later become a memorable TV actor on WKRP in Cincinnati and MacGyver).

    But craziest of all might have been the second-billed GTO's, short for Girls Together Outrageously, the all-girl Sunset Strip band from the late 60's who reunited for this one performance. The GTO's consisted of gals who were groupies, scenesters, musicians and the hippest of the hip on Sunset Strip, including but not limited to:

    • Miss Pamela (Des Barres), the legendary groupie who wrote a famous book in the 1980's called I'm With the Band;
    • Miss Cynderella, who at this point was married to John Cale of the Velvet Underground;
    • Miss Lucy, an actress who appeared in Frank Zappa's 200 Motels;
    • Miss Sparky, a high-school classmate of Des Barres who recorded a vocal track for Zappa's song "Disco Boy."

    Zappa produced the GTO's one and only album, Permanent Damage, issued in 1969 by Frank's Bizarre/Straight Records.

    Dubbed a "Hollywood Street Revival & Dance" at the top of the poster, this show would be a turning point in the rise of a different kind of rock music that could catch the mainstream's attention. No longer seen as "outsider" music, bands like the Dolls and the Stooges would inspire hundreds of young musicians (from Johnny Ramone to Belinda Carlisle) to form their own bands and make their own sounds. By 1977, punk was seen as the hip and forward-thinking way to play rock music. But if it weren't for the Dolls and the Stooges, punk probably would have never happened.

    The only specimen of this rare poster that Heritage has ever seen, much less offered for sale. Measures 14" x 22" and grades to Very Good condition with horizontal fold marks and creasing in various spots. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    July, 2021
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