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Soul on tour - 1960s and 1970s Concert Posters

On The Soul Side – Concert Posters

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With the way music is sold changing dramatically over the past few years it seems artists make more money nowadays from touring than they do from CD sales and digital downloads. Live performances are not so much a means to an end now but rather a means in themselves. Back in the Sixties the primary function of a live performance was to promote record sales and when the likes of Stax and Motown artists went on tour they didn’t just go alone – they took the whole label along too.

Here we look at some of our favourite live soul posters from that period and we are pretty awestruck at what a good night out they provided. Anyone fancy seeing The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Junior Walker, The Marvelettes, The (Detroit) Spinners and Kim Weston all on the same night and all for 3 dollars or less? Now that must have been a gig to remember and you’d have had change for a hotdog and some popcorn.

 

 

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Motortown Revue | 1965  4/6
Atlantic/Stax Tour Soul Together 1970-1
STAX ROADSHOW CONCERT POSTER
Poster_Otis Redding_NY Apollo
Gladys Knight Programme Cover November 1972
Poster_Memorial Auditorium
Stevie Wonder Programme Cover  1971 Tamla Motown
Poster_Wilson Pickett
Four Tops Tour 23 11 70 Birmingham Odeon
Motortown Revue | 1960s   3/6
Abc 123 | 1970  1/6
The Godfather | 1968 2/6
Supremes Programme
Diana Ross

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