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    Todd Rundgren 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Concert Poster. Made on very thick paper, this poster was for the great multi-faceted performer/producer Todd Rundgren's appearance at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis.

    Todd had long since moved on from his band the Nazz and had released a few solo albums by 1974. His latest release (the second double album of his career) was simply titled, Todd. Propelled by the single "A Dream Goes On Forever," he was using more synthesizers with his poppy-flavored rock. He wanted to be more than the "Hello It's Me" balladeer (a song he originally cut with the Nazz and had a solo hit version in 1973). As the years went on, he released even more music and was a sought-after producer. This poster is from a critical time in Todd's ascension.

    Ellis Auditorium was opened in 1930 and was mainly used for sporting events. But it was in Memphis and Memphis' proud son, Elvis Presley, graced the 10,000-seat venue a number of times in his career. It was torn down in 1997 and replaced by the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

    Measures 14 1/4" x 22 3/4" and grades to Very Good Minus condition. A two-inch tear at the top has been mended on the verso with clear cello tape, and there are a couple of other tiny tears on the edges. There are bigger-than-usual nail holes in the top two corners, and small pinholes in the bottom two. Various surface creases. The venue box has random markings and stains, the strongest being a bit of paint or something on the word "off." The poster's thick paper is also "bowed" in the both the left and right sides have a natural curl-up when it's laid flat, perhaps from being in a tube for years. Framing of course would solve that. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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