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Rock n' Roll Memorabilia - Old Vintage Rock Posters
Rock and Roll - The Good Ole Days
Vintage Rock and Roll, Rock Memorabilia,Vintage Rock Posters....geez just the name vintage is making me feel OLD!!! Growing up in the 60's and 70's, I went to my share of rock concerts back in those days. As a child of the 60's living in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of my favorite rock and roll bands made their way to the Bay...playing at places like Candlestick Park, Winterland, Oakland Coliseum, the Concord Pavilion and the Shoreline Amphitheater.
Funny how if you hold onto things long enough they usually end up being valuable - and rock and roll memorabilia and vintage rock posters are no different. I have a few pieces of prized rock and roll items in my possession- A Beatles concert program from a 60's concert in San Francisco -and an old Santana poster from the 70's that fared in far worse shape thanks to being plastered on my garage wall. My brother, 10 years older than me (lucky dog) was the one that brought that Beatles program home to me one night after the concert, along with a big Beatles poster (which unfortunately I don't have anymore, sure wish I did!)
Vintage rock poster: Jimi Hendrix Mr. Experience
60's and 70's Rock and Roll Designs Were Very Creative
To find your favorite favorite vintage rock and roll posters today, EBay is one of the best places to score your favorite poster. Posters on EBay go quick though so steady sleuthing is encouraged. If you don't mind having a "newer" vintage rendition of your favorite rock and roll band, you can also find some interesting rock posters on Amazon. And if you are really patient, Craigslist under collectibles might net you your favorite rock band poster.
I think one of the things that attracts us to these old rock posters is the art - there is just nothing like the graphics from the 60's and 70's - prior to the computer age. Covers, posters and rock memorabilia were just so artsy! I love computer design but there is just something so original about the drawings from the pre-computer days. The colors, the layout and the straightforward photography are definitely eye-catching and memorable. How I wish I had saved all my rock posters from those days!
Valuable Rock N' Roll Posters
For the serious collectors, there are vintage rock posters that cost some serious money (out of my league but fun to look at anyway) Like the Jimi Hendrix EXPLOSION Poster MARTIN SHARP 1973 Big 'O' lithograph that was just listed EBay.
Although Jimi Hendrix died when I was young and I never got to go to one of his concerts, I have always always admired the artwork on Hendrix's music materials. Explosion is definitely one of the finest pieces I have seen. Looking at this poster takes you right back to the 60's.
Rock Memorabilia - from Hats to Concert Programs
If vintage rock and roll posters aren't your thing but you love the era and want something cool to remember the 60's and 70's rock bands by, you can always find interesting and offbeat rock n' roll memorabilia on EBay too. One of my favorite things I came across recently is LYNYRD SKYNYRDS - VINTAGE STAGE WORN TOP HAT!
For all you Lynard Skynard fans you must remember that famous hat worn by Leon Wilkerson, Lynard Skynards bassist. I was fortunate to see them in concert back in the 70's at the Concord Pavilion before their tragic airplane crash. Skynards concert that day was one of the best I ever attended - a day on the green. Free Bird and Sweet Alabama I'll never forget that day. Nuthin like seeing the real thing in concert!
At least, thanks to those that save, we can still find rock memorabilia and vintage rock posters to remember those times by. And of course, the music by those awesome classic rock bands. They have truly left us a treasure trove of songs that will never get old!