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    The Beatles 1965 Shea Stadium Orange-Paper Handbill w/Many Other Stars. An original 1965 New York City advertising flyer from promoter Sid Bernstein touting The Beatles playing at Shea Stadium on Sunday, August 15, 1965 - the biggest rock concert in history up until that time.

    The talent found on this paper handbill is remarkable... TEN future members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Can you name them all? You can see all the British Invasion bands on here... how much fun was this? Herman's Hermits, The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks and the Moody Blues. And then below the Fabs, "The First New York Folk Festival, with 60 of the Nation's Top Folk Artists, including Phil Ochs, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash & Buffy St. Marie."

    Measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: Posters and handbills like this were generated in the mid-60's because they were needed, not because they were fun. Promoter Bernstein may not have needed help selling Fab Four tickets... they truly could have sold out Shea Stadium 10 times over on this occasion. But everybody else on the flyer probably needed a boost, so they were made. It covers a two-month period from the late spring through to mid-August with the Beatles, interestingly skipping July altogether.

    It's small, it's monochromatic and it doesn't have any photos of the bands, but boy does this piece pack a punch. A mix tape of just these artists' hits (and best Moody Blues album tracks) would result in hours of great listening.

    Condition details: Flyer has copious handling creases throughout, but nothing that breaks any of the black ink. Slight staining to the upper right of "Hermits" and left of "The Dave." A tiny one-eighth tear on the margin to the right of "Beatles."

    OH... those 10 Hall-of-Famers? Here we go: Dave Clark Five, Kinks, Moody Blues, Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Sorry, nice guy Peter Noone... we loved your 11 Top 10 American hits anyway!!


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    14th Saturday
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