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    Shirley Ellis "The Name Game" 1965 Colorado Springs, CO Concert Poster. An original vintage cardboard window card advertising several hit-making musicians, headlined by Shirley Ellis, performing two shows at the Memorial Auditorium in Colorado Springs, CO on Sunday, March 28, 1965.

    This poster has a catchy and unusual color scheme of purple and green, and was a Dick Clark production (who's mentioned twice in the lower information). Ellis had two recent Top 10 hits to her name, "The Nitty Gritty" and the oh-so-hooky "The Name Game." Another Top 10 hit of hers, "The Clapping Song," had just been released and was starting to take hold on radio.

    Jewel Akens had a letter left off his name by the designer, and a misplaced quotation mark to boot. But his recent Top 5 hit, "The Birds and the Bees," was quite memorable. For Brian Hyland, they chose to plug a recent single, but it never charted. And everyone knows "C'Mon and Swim" by Bobby Freeman, not to mention his 1958 hit "Do You Want to Dance." Also on the bill were The Executives and Patti Jo and the Tear Drops.

    Measures 13 3/4" x 22 3/8" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. Very slight corner bumps to the upper right and lower right; a couple of edge dings along the top. A bit of surface scuffing in the black area such as to the right of "Game" and the Executives' oval. These are so smooth that they may actually just be printer's anomalies. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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