Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen" promotional poster
In the mid 1970’s, The Sex Pistols were the band that drew the venom of the establishment in Britain, and to a lesser extent, in America. They were a lightning rod for the decline of Western civilization. They were dropped from label after label and ripped in the press on an almost daily basis. Politicians denounced them from the floor of Parliament. Closer to home, The Pistols were the one band guaranteed to bring my upstairs neighbor down to complain about the volume on my stereo. LOL.
This poster was part of a promotion for the 1977 Virgin Records' single God Save The Queen, the band’s second single, and was designed by Jamie Reid, author of
Up They Rise: The Incomplete Works Of Jamie Reid, London: Faber & Faber, 1987.
This is probably one of the most memorable campaigns designed by Reid. Timed deliberately to coincide with the Queen's Silver Jubilee, the release of God Save The Queen caused considerable consternation amongst the Establishment. Reid created the campaign around the official Jubilee portrait of the Queen taken by Cecil Beaton which Reid had seen in the Daily Express. The record was banned and they ensuing uproar caused The Sex Pistols to be dropped by Virgin Records. This after their first record, “Anarchy in the UK”, and their own anarchistic behavior, caused them to be dropped by EMI.
This poster sold at auction at Christie’s Auction House in New York in November, 2008 for $6250.00. It measures 27”x39” and is mounted.
The poster is not mint. There are some little scuffs and scratches and some wear around the edges, including the corners. There’s a small tear in the upper right hand corner, but the tiny piece is there, still attached to the mounting board. There’s also a tiny stain, about ½” square, in the upper right hand corner, where there seems to have been a piece of scotch tape at one time. This has nothing to do with the tiny tear. The tape was not ever there to hold the torn piece. I’m sure this could be removed with a little Goo Gone. Also, the mounting job is not perfect and there are some small wrinkles here and there.
I’ve owned this poster since 1977 when it was used in the promotional campaign I’ve tried to describe this piece as accurately as possible and if you look at the pictures, you’ll see that the imperfections are minor.
The Stones had not staged a tour proper in their homeland since autumn 1966. Now they were going out after having announced on the day of their first show that they were becoming tax exiles and decamping to the South of France, which they did shortly after finishing the tour. As a result, this tour was also called the Good-Bye Britain Tour or formulations thereof.
The tour was not lengthy, but audience numbers were enlarged by playing two shows on almost every night. Although Sticky Fingers was still not released, the group expanded the number of selections from it played compared with the previous Fall's European Tour; "Wild Horses" and "Bitch" were among those added. Nicky Hopkins took over from Ian Stewart the role of stage keyboardist.
Several performances were recorded by the Rolling Stones crew, most famously the Leeds show on 13 March, which later was broadcast by the BBC. A stereo version of the Chuck Berrycover "Let It Rock" from the same concert was officially released on single with the studio versions of "Brown Sugar" and "Bitch" in 1971 (also reissued on the collection Rarities in 2005). The rest of this show has been released unofficially numerous times, making it one of the most well-known bootleg recordings of the Rolling Stones to date (most famously with the title Get Your Leeds Lungs Out).
Created by John Pasch, (who also did the plane and the boat as well as the Stones' Lips and Tongue logo), the poster is in excellent condition and measures 20" x 30".
RARE, ORIGINAL ROLLING STONES UK 1971 Tour Poster . Not the 1978 or later reissue version. These originals dont turn up often, in any condition. Just a hint of edge wear, but NO TEARS, Pin holes or other imperfections.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones" World Premier poster
This is an original, framed poster from the world premier of “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones”, the concert movie that was released in 1974. The movie was edited together from footage shot at 4 shows in Ft. Worth and Houston during the Stones 1972 tour of America in support of Exile on Main Street, and was the first movie ever released in quadraphonic sound. Most theaters had to install new sound systems to screen the movie.
The movie had its world premier at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1974, and was then shown for a limited run from April 15 through April 30.
This is an original poster and I’ve owned it since 1976. It measures 34”x10” and is very unusual and VERY RARE.
Rolling Stones 3-D promo for "Their Satanic Majesties Request"
This 3-D picture originally appeared on the cover of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" in a smaller version. This promo piece is slightly larger than the entire album cover was, and is framed.Initial releases of the album featured a three-dimensional picture of the band on the cover by photographer Michael Cooper. When viewed in a certain way, the lenticular image shows the band members' faces turning towards each other with the exception of Jagger, whose hands appear crossed in front of him. Looking closely on its cover, one can see the faces of each of the four Beatles. Later editions replaced the glued-on 3-dimensional image with a standard photo, due to high production costs. A limited edition LP version in the 1980s re-printed the original 3D cover design. Immediately following the re-issue, the master materials for re-printing the 3D cover were intentionally destroyed.
Beautifully framed promo poster for Jimi's Radio One live in the studio CD. price: SOLD!
Grateful Dead Movie World Premier poster
This poster was from the world premier of "The Grateful Dead Movie" at the Ziegfield Theater in New York in 1977. The movie was compiled from the band's "retirement" shows at Winterland in San Francisco, October 16-20, 1974, (2 of which I attended! Also attended the world premier @ The Ziegfield!), mixed with interviews and really cool animation. price: $500
Poster from the last Eagles tour before the break up, 1977
Very cool, sexual innuendo poster from the last Eagles tour (the ones they've done in the last few years don't count. Strictly for the money!) Unmounted and framed. Price - $750