THE DOORS RARE 1967 SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY CONCERT POSTER.
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Auction #216 - Part II
Item numbers 978 through 2735 in auction 216
14x22" thin cardboard poster for concert that took place Oct. 14, 1967 at the Chapel Auditorium at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA that was headlined by The Doors. This followed The Doors' memorable Sept. 17, 1967 performance of "Light My Fire" on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Prior to performing, network executives asked that the word "higher" be removed in favor of "better." The group agreed, but performed the song in its original form, for reasons that are still debated today. Due to this, the show's host, Ed Sullivan, canceled another six appearances that had been planned. This poster features "The Doors" logo and photo image of the band w/"Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange" song titles listed above. Poster has heavy and obvious aging/wear w/1.25" corner off upper left, 1.75" corner reattached w/multiple pieces of tape at lower right, 4-7/8" corner reattached w/tape repair on reverse at lower left (w/multiple pieces of tape at corner on front). 3.5" corner piece reattached w/tape at upper right. Poster has two heavy horizontal creases, one running through "Doors" name, the other running through photo. 4.5" tear w/tape repair at right center. 3.25" tear w/tape repair at upper left margin. Upper margin has a number of pieces of tape repairing tears. Scattered moisture spotting. Just Good. This poster had a very low print run and this is the only surviving example known to us. While poster has condition issues, this is a case where rarity trumps condition, making this a must-have Doors artifact, despite the worn nature of the piece. Very rare.
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