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    The Doors & The Byrds 1967 Whisky-a-Go-Go, Los Angeles Concert Handbill. An original paper concert flyer advertising two enormously influential Los Angles rock bands, The Doors and The Byrds, playing at the famed Whisky-a-Go-Go on L.A.'s equally famous Sunset Strip for six nights in the spring of 1967... May 16-21, specifically. Measures 8 1/2" x 11" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: This is the stuff collectors' dreams are made of. Authentic Whisky-a-Go-Go advertising pieces are very few and far between, because the club generally didn't use printed materials like this in the 60's. And to have one for this legendary double-billing is just off the charts. The Doors second-billed at a 500-capacity nightclub, with "Light My Fire" already released and a couple of weeks before it entered Billboard, on its way to #1? As we said.... Plus, the Byrds were enjoying their last-ever Top 40 hit at the moment with their cover of Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages."

    This flyer was obtained, indirectly, from a person who attended one of the nights. It's as real as rain, and any veteran collector can tell that immediately when they hold it in their hands. All the folding, handling and aging just locks it in as 54 years old.

    Condition details: Handbill was once folded down into eighths, but since this was printed on flat, uncoated stock, there's very little color breakage in either the printing or the photos. Exceptions would be small white lines in David Crosby's pants and John Densmore's sweater. A very small brown blemish in the second "O" of "Doors" which is showing through from the back. Small blemish in upper right corner, but there is no tape residue or tack-hole action going on here. There is one tiny pin-prick down to the lower left of the Doors photo.

    Very naturally, the creases start to fray or pull apart at the very edges over time with normal handling; this is true for all three at the top as well as the bottom. The two side edges fared better, with no separating. Also natural is a tiny hole developing where two creases intersect; there are three such instances here. The one to the left of "May" has a medium-sized hole and a couple of other little tiny wear-away's. The center one, in the Byrds photo, has only a tiny hole. And the left one, to the left of the Byrds photo, is fully intact with no breakthrough.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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