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    The Hollies / The Kinks 1965 Small British Concert Poster.
    An original concert-advertising window card from the Gaumont Theatre in Derby, England for "The Dynamic Kinks," "Special Guest Stars The Hollies" plus five others and a compere (emcee). A really strong one-two punch by two of England's greatest British Invasion acts, although on their side of the pond. Two shows were scheduled, at 6:00 and 8:30 PM, on Sunday, May 23rd, 1965.

    Just a delightful poster full of bright colors, fun bands and several photos. Interestingly, the Hollies - featuring Graham Nash, of course, the upper-right floating head - were a replacement act after this poster was first printed... the pink Hollies strip is actually a sticker that was applied over the previously printed act. You can actually see a faint face or two of that original act peering out through the thick pink sticker, if you look hard.

    The Kinks were riding high on three straight smash singles in Britain so far: "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night," and "Tired of Waiting for You." The Hollies had charted seven singles so far on the English charts, and then the very week of this concert they released "I'm Alive" and it became their first #1 hit in England. Great timing for this poster!

    This window card was printed using Day-Glo florescent inks, which really stand out in broad daylight. And then those inks take on a whole new appearance under a blacklight, those purple tube-lights that became all the rage in head shops and hippie pads in the late Sixties. Check out the additional photo of this poster under a blacklight, it adds quite a wow factor.

    Poster measures 10" x 15" and is graded Very Good for some light creases throughout, and light resto/touch-up to the word "Gaumont" at the top. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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