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    Shirley & Lee, The 5 Satins & Others 1958 Day-Glo Globe Concert Poster. An original jumbo cardboard window card advertising half-a-dozen R&B acts playing in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday night, November 29, 1958. The talent line-up was led by Shirley & Lee, with their big #1 R&B hit "Let the Good Times Roll" plugged under their name, and Fred Parris and the 5 Satins, with their signature song "In the Still of the Nite" also under their name. (Fred Parris was the group leader, lead singer and composer of "Nite.")

    And we can't forget the third-billed Heartbeats, whose "A Thousand Miles Away" was also a Top 5 R&B hit. Brilliant Day-Glo colors which Globe was famous for make this a stellar-looking piece regardless of who the musicians would have been. Measures 22" x 28" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: This board has a fair amount of information not normally found on old concert posters. It's obviously a college dance, with "Sigma Phi Fraternity Tau Chapter" across the very top. It's also unusual to have "November Dance" in such huge letters and the actual date so small, but we're sure everyone saw what they needed.

    Although it's an old college expression, you hardly ever see "Stag" and "Drag" on a vintage window card to discern between singles and couples. Raffles were included, and "Semi-Formal" was the requested dress.

    At the bottom it explains that this was a benefit for Multiple Sclerosis. They then spend two lines telling attendees exactly how to drive to the venue, the Indian Spring Country Club. Unusual, charming and very 1950's.

    Condition details: Poster has some visible light-brown water staining on the left side and upper right part of the venue box, and down in the lower left corner area. The back of the board tells us that upper-left water stain actually goes all the way down the poster, but it mostly disappears once you get to "Feel So Good." The upper right of the venue box has a five-inch dent-crease which misses most of the lettering. The lower left corner has some four-inch vertical stress creases which intersect the orange stripe but don't touch "B." A few light bug-nibbles to the surface are present but very benign, found mostly on the bottom edge. Printer smearing and smudging to the black found in "Parris," "5 Satins," "In the Still of the Night," "Heartbeats" and "Multiple," but were done by Globe and not considered damage. General toning throughout.


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