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    The Doors 1970 Vancouver, B.C. Concert Poster by John Van Hamersveld. An original cardboard advertising window card for The Doors and Albert King appearing at the Vancouver PNE Coliseum on Saturday night, June 6, 1970. The poster was designed by the esteemed John Van Hamersveld, known for many popular works of the era including his Jimi Hendrix 1968 Shrine Auditorium concert poster. JVH gave (clockwise from upper left) Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and John Densmore each their own colored box as part of his design.

    The Doors were touring off their Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Café album, a Top 5 LP that was on the charts for half of 1970. And 47-year-old blues guitarist Albert King was a favorite of rockers everywhere, due to his exposure on FM rock radio in the day.

    Measures 14 3/8" x 23 1/8" and grades to restored Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: Although made of card stock, someone apparently tried to roll the poster at one point and it got smashed a little, mostly on the right side. It's very flat now, but there are a couple of stronger creases and a couple of minor ones remaining. The stronger ones are going through the faces in the orange and pink blocks (Densmore and Krieger), and along the bottom of the blue and purple blocks (Manzarek and Morrison). The Morrison block has had touch-up repair, especially in the lower left area near the microphone stand, but also across the bottom to the right.

    There is minor surface rub-wear in the second half of the red Doors name, and also in some of the black lettering below. There's a slight push mark in the white above the "The" in upper left corner. Each top corner has a slight ding.

    At the poster's bottom, there's a bit of edge dirt and grime under "1970." It also looks like somebody put a thumbtack under bottom of the poster to hold it up at one point, so there's a little yellowing there, and semi-circle impressions. Otherwise the poster has no pin or staple holes at all, no writing, no fading and no tape residue, and would look great framed.


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