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    The Beach Boys 1965 Dayton, OH Classic Blue & White Concert Poster. An original vintage window card for America's favorite and most enduring band, The Beach Boys, performing at Hara's Sports Arena in Dayton, Ohio on Friday night, May 21, 1965. Supporting the California quintet were Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs with their current Top 10 hit, "Wooly Bully," and rising guitar slinger/future legend Glen Campbell. Dayton's Top 40 radio station WONE presented the show.

    This poster features a very popular graphic design that the group ended up using through the heart of the mid-60's. Measures 14" x 22" and grades to Near Mint Minus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: This was a "tour blank" design used by the band for about 2 ½ years beginning in late 1964. There was a blank white area left at the top and another at the bottom for local promoters to fill in the necessary information to sell tickets to their shows. Notice the wavy blue ocean waves at the very bottom, a nice touch.

    Brian Wilson & company were untouchably great in this era. The very week of this show, their big hit "Help Me Rhonda" was in the national Top 5 and headed straight for #1, one of just three chart-toppers they had in the 1960's. It was sung by Al Jardine, positioned directly to the left of "Boys" on this poster.

    But the big news was "California Girls." They were in the middle of recording it at this time, it was their next single release, eventually became their signature song, and Brian Wilson often cites it as his favorite Beach Boys song. How can you do better than that?

    As for the other two acts on the poster, well, we don't want to say they were disrespected, but the typesetter (or somebody) misspelled "Wooly," "Bully," "Pharaohs" and "Glen." Wow, four typos.

    After "Wooly Bully" died down, Sam the Sham would go quiet for a while and then return the following summer with an equally big hit, "Lil' Red Riding Hood." Then that would be it.

    But the interesting twist is having Glen Campbell on the bill. Only seasoned Beach Boys fans realize that Glen was a substitute bass player in the band from December 1964 to early '65, filling in for studio rat Brian Wilson who preferred to stay back home. Already an unsung legend in the recording studio, Campbell filled in easily on bass and sang Wilson's high-harmony falsetto parts. He was then replaced by a new permanent Beach Boy, Bruce Johnston. That freed up Campbell to go on to his own legendary career. Neither Campbell or Johnston appear in the group photo, however; the band preferred to use their main publicity photo from this period with Brian Wilson (top right).

    Condition details: Upper right corner has a benign half-inch crease, and the other corners are just a tiny bit bumped & rounded. Small brown mark in the margin to the left of Al Jardine (again, the bottom Beach Boy). Slight edge ding under "Arena Box." Light overall toning. Basically in totally unused condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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