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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Various Programmes and Handbills

Concert programmes are facinating documents from the 1960s. There were often several bands on a bill and the programmes usually contained short biographies and photos of these groups that didn't always hit it big.


This collection of six assorted concert programmes includes Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, The Searchers, The Merseys, Dionne Warwick, The Zombies,The Overlanders and more on various bills. The Overlanders/Merseys programme even includes a band named The Fruit Eating Bears that boasted future Badfinger member Joey Molland!
The estimate for this lot is - £60-£80

Handbills for concerts were largely disposed of by venues, promoter and even the general public after gigs had been and gone.


This collection of six handbills are all for shows at The Empire Theatre in Liverpool.  They features names such as Little Eva, Brian Hyland, The Searchers, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Vee, Conway Twitty, Johnny Preston, The Hollies, Marianne Faithfull, The Four Pennies, Freddie & The Dreamers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris, The Allisons, Herman's Hermits, Dave Berry, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and more!
The estimate for this lot is £120-£150

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