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    The Kinks 1967 Munich, Germany "No. 1 in England" Concert Poster. A delightful and rare 1967 European concert poster from England's Kinks at a time when they were barred from playing in America for causing too much trouble over here. This poster advertised a gig in Munich, West Germany on Sunday night, January 22,1967.

    A strong and colorful poster that shows Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Pete Quaife in prominent purple, with the band name in large, bright orange lettering. "The best of beat," the poster boasts, a super-common term in mid-60's England. In fact, "No. 1 in England" was pointed out for the German punters.

    And then there are those song titles, usually not found on Deutsch posters of this era. "Sunny Afternoon" is right under the Kinks' name, and that had indeed been a #1 single in the U.K. the previous summer. Its predecessor had been the #4 hit "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," listed at the top center.

    But what's up with "Dandy" on the poster? Americans know that song as a Top 5 hit for Herman's Hermits over here. But the Kinks? Heck, it didn't even come out as a single in either territory. However, guess what? "Dandy," written by Ray Davies, was not just a single but a #1 hit in Germany for the Kinks. So there you go. (It was also on their album Face to Face.)

    Would you like some more connections? Notice the second-billed act on the poster is David Garrick, a labelmate of the Kinks on Pye Records. On Garrick's 1967 album A Boy Named David, he included his own version of... yep, "Dandy." The poster chose to plug his German hit "Dear Mrs. Applebee."

    The Creation were also on the bill, a U.K. band that never cracked the Top 40 in their native England, but had a Top 10 hit in Germany this spring, "Painter Man." The poster describes them as having an "international folk beat." The Impex were fourth-billed, and The Rangers were barely squeezed into the white venue box as the bottom-billed act.

    First time Heritage has ever had the pleasure to offer this poster, and frankly nobody around here has ever seen it before. Measures 23 ¼" x 33 ½". In Near Mint Minus condition with some light creasing in spots. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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