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    The Rolling Stones 1964 Sacramento, CA Concert Handbill. An original paper advertising flyer-sticker for England's Rolling Stones appearing in the California state capitol of Sacramento on Monday night, October 26, 1964. This was the band's second stop on their second U.S. tour, and were only now starting to get a little traction... but at this point they still didn't even have a Top 20 hit in America yet. (They would soon with "Time Is on My Side.")

    But it was not hyperbole to state at the top, "Now... No. 1 in England," because their fourth Decca single, "It's All Over Now," had reached that position in the U.K. just a few weeks earlier, their first chart-topper anywhere.

    The second-billed act, the Righteous Brothers, should not be sniffed at in the slightest... this is the very month, October 1964, that Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley recorded their epic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." It would enter the charts in December, go straight to #1 and eventually be considered one of the greatest and most successful hit singles in pop-music history. But that was all yet to come when this handbill-sticker was printed, so the Brothers had to be tied into the Fab Four as a support act on the Beatles' first American tour.

    Keith Allison is listed next, and he, indeed, was known for being a Paul McCartney doppelganger, and that's a big part of what got him discovered - legend has it. He went on to moderate success in the circles frequented by Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Monkees and the Where the Action Is TV show.

    Jody Miller was a pop-country singer who had charted a single on Capitol in early '64, "He Walks Like a Man," but its only "smash" status was as a regional hit, not national. Her claim to fame would be next year's #12 national hit "Queen of the House," an 'answer song' to Roger Miller's "King of the Road" when answer songs were popular.

    Most pop-music concerts tied in the local Top 40 radio station back in this era, and this was no exception... Sacramento's KROY was involved and one of their DJ's emceed the gig.

    Back to the headliners now... any Rolling Stones poster or handbill from America in 1964 is very scarce and desirable indeed, because they played so few dates and had hardly any popularity yet. For their first visit to the U.S. in June, the Stones played a grand total of eight cities. And for this tour, their second trek in the fall, they played only a dozen. So anything at all from the Stones in America in 1964 is very difficult to find.

    A really fun orange, white & black handbill that was made with an adhesive verso for easy posting; in fact, down at the bottom it even says, "Not Responsible for Placement of Stickers."

    It's funny how the Stones' perceived competitors, the Beatles, are mentioned twice on here, and Paul McCartney once... all in an effort to sell tickets as the bad boys patiently struggled for traction over here. Measures 6" x 7 ½" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Has remnants of adhesive to the verso in various spots, with toning, a ¾" tear in the left center area, staple hole in the top center portion, smudges along the left side, and areas of creasing in the upper left and bottom left corners.

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