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    Rolling Stones Debut LP US Promotional Poster (1964). This is the first American poster promoting the Rolling Stones - an original eye-popping red promotional banner advertising their debut album, England's Newest Hitmakers.

    It's hard to believe now, but when this poster was issued to various record retailers in June of 1964, the Stones were virtually unknown in the United States. Thus, it contains the appropriate amount of hype: "They're great! They're outrageous! They're rebels! THEY'RE ENGLAND'S HOTTEST...BUT HOTTEST GROUP!" And then adds the further proclamation, "Watch out USA... here they are!"

    You couldn't ask for cooler wording, even if it had just a tiny bit of exaggerating... England's hottest group? Really? At that moment, the Beatles simply owned the #1 position in England for all three formats... singles, EPs and LPs... and were about to release A Hard Day's Night. But who cares? The Stones were just getting started, and even George Harrison knew they had a great future, being the one to recommend them to Decca Records in England. As for longevity, well... um... the Fabs broke up in 1970, and Stones tickets are probably on sale near you as you read this very description, 50 years later.

    This banner-poster features an early black & white promo photo of a very young (and handsomely-suited) Keith, Mick, Brian, Bill and Charlie. Then it has those magical words, NEW LP ON SALE HERE, across the bottom. Collectors love the fact that it's actually plugging their first long-player, as opposed to being just a generic promo poster. And then the London Records logo appears prominently down under Charlie Boy's chin.

    This poster has everything an effective promo poster should have: strong hype, a call to action, artist photo, vibrant color... truly an amazing piece. This is one of only four known copies of this poster to Stones collectors worldwide. So it's a gem: this particular poster sold at Heritage four years ago for $12,500, the only other one we've ever had. So this is a rare chance to own the earliest piece of American promotional memorabilia from the "The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."

    Measures approximately 22" x 8", matted to an overall 12 ½" x 26 ½". In Very Good condition, with a vertical fold, considerable creasing, two half-inch tears at the left edge, and tape remnants across the top edge of the verso. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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