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    The Temptations 1968 Jumbo Globe Concert Poster with Four Big Hits Listed A large original advertising window card for Motown Records legends The Temptations, featuring four smash-hit song titles, in concert in Salem, Virginia on Tuesday, April 2, 1968.

    What a tall, commanding, bright Day-Glo red poster for the most successful vocal group in Motown Records history. This thing has it all - size, color, Hall of Fame act, fabulous song titles, photos of everyone, the 1960's, and great condition. Holy cow!

    The Temps were a hit-making machine, on both the pop and R&B charts, and this poster gives us four supreme examples. "My Girl" was their first big hit, going #1 pop in 1965. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" was Top 10 pop in '66. "Get Ready" didn't light up the pop charts but it went straight to #1 R&B, also in '66. And "I Wish It Would Rain" was their current hit at the time of this concert, and a Top 5 national pop hit (Billboard always being the source here). And before the year was out, the group would release a little record called "Cloud Nine."

    Chuck Jackson holds down the number two spot here. While he never achieved pop success himself, as a songwriter he was covered by everyone from Elvis Presley to David Bowie. And it's nice that the poster lists both his first R&B hit ("I Don't Want to Cry") and his biggest ("Any Day Now"). And then Yvonne Fair had previously been part of James Brown's touring revue, and appears on several of JB's vintage posters.

    Also, the Day-Glo inks used by Globe Posters in the 60's really come to life on this poster, already looking great in normal light and then taking on new life under a purple-tube blacklight. See our additional photo to see how wild this huge window card looks under a blacklight. Can you believe those cool starbursts where each musician's photo is? Crazy great!

    Poster measures 22 1/8 x 34 1/8" and grades to Near Mint Minus. A couple of light surface creases in the upper right, a half-inch by half-inch tear in the upper left margin by "Civic" with an additional bump 1.5" below that, a couple more light creases in the white above Chuck Jackson's head, and standard edge wear and light creasing along the bottom edge. A couple of light surface scuffs around the "s" in "Temptations" and one that goes onto Yvonne Fair's face. There are a few light spots on the second half of Chuck Jackson's and Yvonne Fair's names, and the "he" in "Orchestra" below that, but these appear to simply be printing imperfections, not damage. Overall it's simply in gorgeous condition for a rare giant (34" tall!) concert poster over half-a-century old, the only one known in collectors' circles so certainly the only one Heritage has ever offered for sale. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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