Category: concert poster

Fantastic poster for Led Zeppelin, Milan, July 5, 1971. A riot ensued, Zeppelin never returned to Italy, but we’ll always have this….

1971 German concert posters by Gunther Kieser.

Pink Floyd, The Marquee 1966, by Bob Masse

The Summer of WTF: One of 7 shows for which The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees in the summer of 1967

(My edit: please reblog with credit. Confession: I nearly corrected the apostrophe.)

New Year’s Eve: All Night Rave.

PINK FLOYD, THE WHO. Come and watch the pretty lights!

10pm til DAWN. PSYCHEDELICAMANIA

Pink Floyd at New York’s Fillmore East, 1970, magnificent poster by David Edward Byrd

“See England’s LOUDEST Band Live On Their First Ever North American Tour!“ Black Sabbath, Plus Special Guests Alice Cooper

“Yes Queen” is right! Take a look at these 1971 ads for Queen, playing with their brand new bassist John Deacon. (He joined in March 1971, solidifying Queen’s classic lineup.) Can you imagine a bill with Queen opening for Yes? How about Queen playing ahead of Genesis? Yep, it was all happening in 1971, also the year that Queen made its first recordings.

They also played a lot of concerts. These 1971 newspaper ads and posters give just a small idea. They were starting to headline some very small club dates, but in others, were opening for the likes of Warm Dust. (Who? Exactly.)

Oh yeah, and the ad featuring, in huge letters, “ROGER TAYLOR” as “The Legendary Drummer from Cornwall,” with his band’s name in much smaller lettering below? This August 9, 1971 show was booked, no kidding, by Roger’s mum. More here.

Dreamboat Annie, by the then-Vancouver-based band Heart, released in 1975 there (1976 in the US), cover and logo design by Deborah Shackleton. Below, the poster for the Canadian tour to launch it, via.

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The Who, Calgary 2006, a striking contemporary poster in vintage style by Bob Masse, via rocksartshow