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    The Animals "House of the Rising Sun" 1966 Jumbo Globe Concert Poster An original, first-printing cardboard window card for British Invasion group The Animals in the spring of 1966, touring off their new greatest-hits LP which was the highest-charting album of their career. The show took place at the Winchester Roller Rink (!) in Winchester, Virginia on Thursday, April 28 of '66.

    Talk about a key, important British Invasion group... how can anyone who likes 60's music not be totally captivated by those three song titles under their name on this poster. "From England and Ed Sullivan's TV Show!" the headlines proclaim. "England's No. 1 Authentic Rhythm & Blues Group."

    No less than Bruce Springsteen paid a supreme tribute to the band at the 2012 South by Southwest Music Conference. He named off many influences, from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and then said, "But for me, it was the Animals." Then after strumming a few bars of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" on his acoustic guitar, the Boss proclaimed, "That's every song I've ever written. I'm not kidding. That's 'Born to Run' and 'Born in the U.S.A.'" To further his point, he then strummed a bit of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and segued right into his own anthem "Badlands." What a stunning tribute!

    Now right from the start, we called this a "first printing." That term always applies to psychedelic concert posters, never cardboard boxers like this. Never.

    Well, never say never. This situation is unique in our experience. This first-printing Globe concert poster accidentally switched the two photos down by the opening musicians... and one of those acts was a national hit band, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs ("Wooly Bully," #2 in 1965).

    Those mistakes were sometimes made by Globe, but never corrected. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough caring. But in this case, the very promoter of the show, Hugh Brent, was a member of Brutus and the Roamin's - the tall man standing in the upper right corner of the vertical photo. Well, you can just imagine... he's paying for the show; he's in the opening band; his photo's on the poster; and he's about to be pictured around his home town as Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs? Not gonna happen... you can be sure that when the posters came in and the package was opened, he got right on the phone and ordered Globe, "reprint this, and now."

    So there are second-printing versions of this poster out there (not many) with the photos in the right place. But this is the first printing that never got used - Hugh would not have allowed that - so as a result, the great condition.

    Also, the Day-Glo inks used by Globe Posters in the 60's really come to life on this poster, already looking great in normal light and then taking on new life under a purple-tube blacklight. See our additional photo to see how wild this poster's orange ink pops out under a blacklight. Amazing!

    Measures 22 x 28 1/4" and grades to unused Near Mint condition. The only defect in this beauty is a creased lower right corner, and brown toning around all four borders. The Day-Glo orange ink is as thick and rich as we ever remember seeing on a Globe, so it's still 100% there and ready to rock under a blacklight. There are a couple of printer's flaws, where a bit too much black ink was used: on the date in the upper right corner, and the poster's lower left white margin. Also, the "Globe Posters - Baltimore" credit at the very bottom got over-inked and is barely readable. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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