CLASSIC ORIGINAL ROCK AND POP POSTERS

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ROD STEWART - ATLANTIC CROSSING, 1975

Original Warners promo poster, 15"x21.5"
Artwork by Peter Lloyd.

Apparently commissioned by a panicking Warners under an overnight deadline after the original designer failed to deliver, Peter Lloyd produced a classic of 70's airbrushed album artwork.

Note hints of the styling he later brought to his work on the film 'Tron'.



350.00 linen backed conservation framed.



RICHARD AVEDON - JOHN LENNON, 1967

Original promo poster, Photography by Richard Avedon.
20"x27"

Richard Avedon's glorious portrait set of the Beatles, commissioned by Beatles company NEMS Enterprises Ltd and licensed for sale through three outlets - LOOK magazine in America, the Daily Express in the UK and, as here, Stern Magazine in Germany.


SET OF 5: 1850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.



RICHARD AVEDON - PAUL MCCARTNEY, 1967

Original promo poster, Photography by Richard Avedon.
20"x27"

Richard Avedon's glorious portrait set of the Beatles, commissioned by Beatles company NEMS Enterprises Ltd and licensed for sale through three outlets - LOOK magazine in America, the Daily Express in the UK and, as here, Stern Magazine in Germany.


SET OF 5: 1850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.



RICHARD AVEDON - GEORGE HARRISON, 1967

Original promo poster, Photography by Richard Avedon.
20"x27"

Richard Avedon's glorious portrait set of the Beatles, commissioned by Beatles company NEMS Enterprises Ltd and licensed for sale through three outlets - LOOK magazine in America, the Daily Express in the UK and, as here, Stern Magazine in Germany.


SET OF 5: 1850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.



RICHARD AVEDON - RINGO STARR, 1967

Original promo poster, Photography by Richard Avedon.
20"x27"

Richard Avedon's glorious portrait set of the Beatles, commissioned by Beatles company NEMS Enterprises Ltd and licensed for sale through three outlets - LOOK magazine in America, the Daily Express in the UK and, as here, Stern Magazine in Germany.


SET OF 5: 1850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

RICHARD AVEDON - THE BEATLES, 1967

Original promo poster, Photography by Richard Avedon.
14.5"x40"

The stunning banner format portrait of all four band members, often missing from

SET OF 5: 1850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.
Martin Sharp Hendrix Explosion poster



EXPLOSION - Martin Sharp, 1967.

Published by Big O Posters Ltd, c.1973
28"x36.5"

Moving from Australia to London, becoming 'OZ' magazine's Art Director, Martin Sharp soon became a defining artist of the era, brilliantly finding the perfect visual expression for Hendrix's revolutionary sonic explosion.
The image is based on a Linda McCartney photograph taken at the Rheingold Festival in Central Park, NY, July 1967.


850.00 conservation framed.

PETER GABRIEL - 1977

Original Atco promo poster, 20"x30"
Design by Hipgnosis

Gabriel had (uncomfortable) mirrored contact lenses specially made to achieve the unsettling "steel balls for eyes" effect.
The car, Storm Thorgerson's Lancia Flavia, was sprayed with water. The black and white image was then hand coloured and each droplet painstakingly highlighted by hand with a scalpel.

175.00




THE ROLLING STONES, BLACK AND BLUE, 1976

Original Atlantic in-store standee, c.36"x40"

Original in-store standee version of the infamous S&M billboard poster put up by Atlantic on Sunset Boulevard to promote the new album, with the caption "I'm 'Black and Blue' from the Rolling Stones - and I love it!". Howls of protests rapidly saw the campaign withdrawn. This is a very rare item.


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SEX PISTOLS - ANARCHY IN THE UK, 1976.

Original EMI promo poster, 38 1/2" x 28"
Artwork by Jamie Reid.

Scarce original poster for The Pistols' incendiary debut single. EMI withdrew the single after the Bill Grundy 'Today' show debacle contributing to the poster's rarity.

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MILTON GLASER - BOB DYLAN, 1967

Original poster, 22"x33".
Art by Milton Glaser.

Famous artwork by one of New York's greatest designers. Glaser created, amongst other classics, the I Love New York and the long-running DC Comics 'bullet' logos.

350.00 conservation framed.




THE ROLLING STONES - WINTERLAND BALLROOM CONCERTS, SAN FRANCISCO 1972

Original concert poster, c.22"x28".
Art by David Singer.

This original pre-concert poster was famously misprinted with the sharp white outline on the lower left side of the upper die. This was corrected on the second printing (after the event) and on all other later reprints. 'Tumblin' Dice' was released as a single prior to
'Exile On Main Street'.
This is the scarce genuine original, in superb condition, acquired from a person who worked for the band for ten years around this period.

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CAMEL, THE SNOW GOOSE, ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1975.

Original concert poster, 30.5"x40.5"

Very rare original poster from the 17th October concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The album, based on Paul Gallico's classic short parable, and the show became the band's big breakthrough into commercial as well as critical success.


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LED ZEPPELIN - FOURTH ALBUM, 1971.

Original Atlantic/Kinney promo poster, 23.5"x33"

V. scarce original English language poster for Germany for
Led Zeppelin's triumphant fourth album.

The evocative photograph of the Victorian woodland worker was found by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in a Reading junk shop, on one of Jimmy's frequent trawls. The foldout sleeve contrasted an old rural way of life with the bleak new urban landscape of the 1960s.

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XTC - ORANGES AND LEMONS, 1989

Original Virgin promo poster 22.5"x22.5"
Dave Dragon and Ken Ansell (Design Clinic), Andy Partridge.

Wonderful Milton Glaser pastiche. Design Clinic realised cover designs for both XTC and thier side project Dukes of Stratosphear. The band carved their own acclaimed creative niche, drawing inspiration from psychedelia and the English pastoral.

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THE CRAMPS - SONGS THE LORD
TAUGHT US, 1980.

Original 20"x30" Illegal Records poster

Just when Punk had stagnated into workman-like orthodoxy and po-faced politics, The Cramps crazed blend of Sun-era rockabilly and 50's pulp, sci-fi and horror was something fresh. Produced by Alex Chilton, recorded at the Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, released on Miles Copeland's I.R.S. label.


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GRACE JONES - SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM, 1985

Original Island/Manhattan promo poster, 24"x36"
Design by Jean Paul Goude.

Initially an NY disco diva, with designer and partner Jean-Paul Goude Grace Jones created a radical androgynous new image and a musical metamorphosis, one of the most memorable of the era.
'Slave To The Rhythm' was the apogee of Trevor Horn's unique bombastic polished production sound.

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THE CLASH, 1979.

Original US 1st lp promo poster, 39"x17"
Photography by Penny Smith and Kate Simon

The Clash's debut album was released in America in 1979 after 'Give 'Em Enough Rope', CBS feeling the debut lp too raw for radio play. Hence the mixed-period photos on this superb poster.

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE BOTTOM LINE, 1975

Original concert poster 31"x43"
Photography by Eric Meola.

Springsteen's celebrated five night run at New York's Bottom Line club was a defining moment in his career and in the history of rock music.

This remarkable poster was carefully picked off the wall of the club itself at the time by an enterprising young English CBS employee, who had been queuing for tickets outside from 10 that morning.

This historic item is offered completely unrestored with all options open to the next fortunate owner. Comes with letter of provenance.


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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - FINALLY -1975

Original CBS promo poster 30" x 40"
Photography by Eric Meola.

Springsteen strongly took against Columbia's full-blown promotion and personally ripped down the "Finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen" posters in the lobby at his first UK concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. This is one of the originals that survived the Boss's displeasure, one of the all-time great rock posters.

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HAWKWIND - ASTOUNDING SOUNDS, AMAZING MUSIC, 1976.

Original concert promo poster, 20"x30"
Design by Barney Bubbles

A great example of Barney Bubbles' versatility, a monumental Nuremburg/Soviet design for the tour promoting Hawkwind's 1976 album.

"He was so good I couldn't have really competed with him."
Sir Peter Blake


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DIANA ROSS, 1973

Original Paris concert poster, 36"x24"

Diana Ross had enjoyed huge success with her portrayal of Billie Holiday in 'Lady Sings The Blues' the previous year (hence the white Gardenia). The soundtrack album reached No.1.

Almost 50 years previously Josephine Baker had taken Paris by storm at the same theatre.

375.00 conservation framed.



BLONDIE - BLONDIE DOES IT, 1978

Original Chrysalis promo poster, 23"x35"

Very scarce original Chrysalis promo poster, advertisng the band in general, but with 'Blondie, Their first album' picture bottom left and 'Plastic Letters, Their new album' bottom right.

Vintage Blondie promo material is not common and we've not seen this poster before.

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BRIAN FERRY - SLAVE TO LOVE, 1985

Original EG promo poster, 20"x30"

Original EG poster for the lead single from Bryan Ferry's most successful solo release.



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BRIAN FERRY - SLAVE TO LOVE, 1985

Original promo poster, 40"x60"
Sleeve Design by Antony Price, Bryan Ferry and Simon Puxley, Artwork by Cream

Quite amazing full-size promo poster, with a discrete (see 'Black And Blue' for the alternative approach) but unmistakeable Bondage aspect that elicited some murmurs of disapproval.

The poster is an unmistakable tribute to the Hollywood film posters of the 1940's.

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MICHAEL JACKSON - THRILLER, 1982

Original Epic Records UK advance poster, 20"x15"

"Place Your Order Here"

Unusual and ironically low key advance poster for what was to become (and remains) the best selling album of all time.
This poster is very uncommon.

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STANLEY MOUSE - LED ZEPPELIN, 1977

Original Portal poster, 28"x20"
Art by Stanley Mouse.

One of the founders of the famous Family Dog collective, Stanley Mouse is one of the definitive artists of the 1960s' San Francisco scene.
We believe the poster was unauthorised and withdrawn at the insistence of Zeppelin's management. It is certainly very scarce.

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VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, 1975.

Original concert poster, 20"x30"

Rare original screenprint poster for Van Der Graaf Generator's November 1st gig at Derby's College of Art & Technology. Derby appears to have had a distinctive local printer/designer in the 70s producing concert posters.

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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - EXODUS, 1977

Original Island promo poster, 30"x20"
Cover design/graphics Neville Garrick. Photography by Adrian Boot and Neville Garrick.

Rare original poster for Marley's classic album, which yielded the huge international hits "Jamming," "Waiting in Vain," and "One Love/People Get Ready."

Jamaican born Neville Garrick had a close working relationship with Marley, designing covers and live staging for him. Ex-NME stalwart Adrian Boot is one of Britain's best known music photographers.


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THE SEX PISTOLS - NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS..,1977


Original Warner Bros banner 11.5"x34"
Design by Jamie Reid.

Scarce original US release banner, in electric colours.

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THE BEATLES, LET IT BE, 1970

Original UK still set 8"x10"

Complete set of 8 colour stills in near mint condition, with superb studio scenes not found on the US lobby cards.
Click on thumbnail image for complete set.


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THE STONE ROSES - ELEPHANT STONE, 1988.

Original 12" Silvertone Records sleeve proof, 14"x25"
Art by John Squire

A huge fan of the Clash, Squire's interest in Jackson Pollock was sparked by Paul Simonon's use of Pollock-style paint techniques, famously on the band's stage clothes. For the Roses, the arrival of new bassist Mani saw everything fit into place, and the resulting single, the shimmering 'Elephant Stone', saw the birth of the band's classic sound.

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