The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction July 2019
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The Beatles extremely rare, original, one-of-a-kind cardboard concert poster for their August 17,1966 show at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. It is our understanding that only a few of these posters, perhaps just one or two, were originally produced to be hung up at the venue and it is our understanding that this is the actual poster that hung behind the Fab Four during their press conference, held on the same day as the concert, at the Hot Stove Lounge (in the venue).  This is the only poster that we are aware of to have surfaced since the concert. The poster from the Lounge was taken home by a security guard who kept it for many years and later sold it to his neighbor when he moved. The poster was subsequently sold to a  private collector around 2006, and this is the first time it is being offered to the public. This concert poster, which hung behind the Beatles during this press conference, had been hastily made as the promoters were having difficulty in filling the venue, and it was thought this would help sales (during the press conference John Lennon and the rest of the Beatles were asked repeatedly about his alleged claim a few months prior that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus - something that Lennon and the band had said for months was not what he had meant. This could have contributed to the under selling of tickets for the concert).  Measures 14 x 22. Overall very good condition, with some wear, the colors are strong and vibrant. For further details on condition please contact us at or 212-750-7900.  Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
The Beatles Extremely Rare, Original One-of-a-Kind Original 1966 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens Concert Poster
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Minimum Bid: $70,000
Final Bid: $0
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000
Number of Bids: 0
Auction closed on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
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