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POSTERS - 1965-1972

1965-1972 | 1973-1980 | 1983-2001 | 2001-2008 | 2009-2013 | 2014 on | related artists

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Contents
  • Cambridge Folk Festival flyer, 1965
  • The Man Who Called Himself Jesus, 1968
  • Warwick University poster, Roy Harper and Strawbs, 8 Dec 1968
  • Strawbs flyer, Adam and Eve Folk Culb, 26 Sep 1969
  • Strawbs, Velvet Opera and Foggy Dew-O gig poster, 14 Dec 1969
  • Strawbs, Ewell Tech, 7 Mar 1970, bespoke poster
  • Roy Harper & Strawbs, Manchester Free Trade Hall, 11 Jun 1970, flyer/order form
  • Lyceum, London gig, 31 July 1970 (repro)
  • Antiques & Curios poster, 1970
  • Friars Watford, 5 Nov 1970
  • Conservation Society Charity Show, Royal Albert Hall, December 1970
  • Guildford, 2 Jan 1971
  • Oxford Town Hall, 22 Feb 1971
  • Leeds Poly, 26 Feb 1971
  • April 1971 tour
  • 27 May 1971 Wolverhampton poster
  • Lyceum Pop Festival, Edinburgh, July 1971 (345mm x 230mm)
  • Roskilde Festival, August 1971
  • Shaw Theatre, London, October 1971 (470mm x 315mm)
  • Grave New World US release poster (91cm x 59cm)
  • Grave New World Tour, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 6 Feb 1972 (760mm x 510mm)
  • Portsmouth Guildhall gig, 18 Feb 1972
  • GNW Italian release poster
  • Bournemouth gig flyer, 5 May 1972
  • Whisky A Go Go poster, June 1972
  • Friars Dunstable poster, Aug 1972
  • ELP film poster, taped on details for GNW/Plod 1972
  • Grave New World film, handbill for Brighton showings, Oct 1972
  • Cambridge Folk Festival flyer, 1965 (*)

    Strawbs played at the very first Cambridge Folk Festival in 1965 as the Strawberry Hill Boys.

    The Man Who Called Himself Jesus, 1968

    Back in 2000, I met Ron Chesterman when he came to a Shrewsbury Strawbs gig and had arranged to drive him back to Chester the next day and spend some time with him. He very kindly let me photocopy loads of his stuff (an archivist by training, there was lots to see) and gave me this splendid poster. (DG)

    Warwick University poster, Roy Harper and Strawbs, 8 Dec 1968

    A very early gig poster for a show at Warwick University in Coventry, produced no doubt by the university.

    Strawbs flyer, Adam and Eve Folk Culb, 26 September 1969

    Folk club flyer (130mm x 210mm) for a show at the Adam and Eve Folk Club - held at the Adam and Eve pub, now closed, in Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12.

    Strawbs, Velvet Opera and Foggy Dew-O poster, 14 Dec 1969 (*)

    Huge poster "for one night only" bringing together Cousins, Hooper, Ford and Hudson to the same stage, as well as Foggy Dew-O (later just Foggy), whose 1968 album Take It To The Highway had four Strawbs covers on it, and whose 1972 album Simple Gifts would be produced by Hooper, with the others also playing on it.

    Strawbs bespoke poster, Ewell Tech, 7 Mar 1970

    Blue and white poster for Strawbs with prog outfit The Greatest Show On Earth in support.

    Roy Harper & Strawbs, Manchester Free Trade Hall, 11 June 1970, flyer and order form

    This was the tour that bedded in new members Wakeman, Hudson and Ford in time gfor the QEH gig on 11 July 1970 (DG)

    Lyceum, London gig, 31 July 1970 (repro)

    This was the gig where the late Keith Emerson hired a box to get to see the new keyboard wizard on the block, after the "Tomorrow's Superstar" headlines following Wakeman's performance at the Strawbs' legendary QEH gig earlier in the month. (DG)

    Antiques & Curios poster, 1970

    This promotional poster for Antiques and Curios reproduces the cover shot for the album - it was folded before I got it, so I'm not responsible for the creases ... (DG)

    Friars Watford, 5 Nov 1970 (*)

    A triple bill with Al Stewart and a very early Steeleye Span, including Martin Carthy (DG)

    Conservation Society Charity Show, Royal Albert Hall, December 1970

    From eBay, this poster advertised a one-off showcase concert at the Royal Albert Hall, organised by Strawbs newly appointed management Arnakata (all the acts - Al Stewart and Hardin & York supported - were Arnakata acts). The concert raised some cash for charity (The Conservation Society), which was presented by Strawbs to Ralph Richardson. Sorry about the missing text - I'm afraid the poster has been trimmed, possiblly owing to damage down the left hand side.(DG)

    Guildford, 2 Jan 1971 (*)

    On 2 Jan 1971, Strawbs performed at Guildford and Jerry Gilbert was there to review it for Sounds. This image supplied by Merv Williams (DG)



    Oxford Town Hall, 22 Feb 1971

    Supported by Mythaca (DG)



    Leeds Poly, 26 Feb 1971

    Supported by Linda Lewis (DG)



    April 1971 tour (repro)

    Flyer for Strawbs' 1971 tour, with support band Brake & Crane (mis-spelt here), formerly known as Paper Bubble. (I have the same gig as a poster (not an original, but a repro on expensive paper), with everything below "Break & Crane" missing. There are posters for other venues with the same design, most likely printed up by Strawbs' management and provided to the venues for overprinting with local details. (DG)

    Wolverhampton gig poster 27 May 1971

    Spotted online.



    Lyceum Pop Festival, Edinburgh, July 1971 (345mm x 230mm)

    On Saturday 3 July Strawbs performed at the Lyceum Edinburgh Pop Festival, supported by prog/folk outfit Bread Love and Dreams - this would have been one of (if not the last) of Wakeman's live shows, as he left later that month. Other attractions included a double bill on Sunday night of Fairport Convention and a very newly minted Stealers Wheel (almost certainly the original line-up with Rab Noakes joining Egan and Rafferty - the astonishing archive at University of Glasgow - click here has listings of documents about the show - including contracts/letters relating to many of the bands - Stealers Wheel and Fairport, but not the Strawbs). (DG)




  • Roskilde Festival, August 1971
  • Roskilde Festival, Denmark,August 1971 (repro)

    This is from a good copy, not the original. So, back to Denmark for the Strawbs: appearing alongside them was the sitar player - Cy Nicklin - from the Sandy Denny sessions, both of whose bands, Day Of The Phoenix and Culpepper's Orchard are on the bill (he was probably only with the latter by then, as he is said to have "suddenly" left the earlier band). Phoenix covered "Tell Me (What You See In Me)" and another Nicklin group - Cy, Robert & Maia covered "I'm On My Way" (see Covers page for info on both of these).



    Shaw Theatre, London, October 1971 (470mm x 315mm)

    The first concert with Blue Weaver on keyboards was held at London's Shaw Theatre, with various additional attractions - a dancer and a mime artist. This poster had the words to the songs on the back - some interesting variations in the lyrics for "Tomorrow" from the ultimately recorded version. Includes an early Cousins/Lambert co-write "Morning Song", not recorded until 2004's Deja Fou as "Sunday Morning" (DG)



    Grave New World US release poster (91cm x 59cm)

    A huge "wanderer" poster for the US to mark the release of Grave New World (it also appeared in reduced form as a Billboard ad) (DG)

    Grave New World Tour, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, February 1972 (760mm x 510mm)

    I think this may have been the first Strawbs concert that my good friend Lindsay Sorrell went to. This poster, bought on eBay, is in beautiful condition, and shows that A&M were lavishing care and attention on Strawbs - full colour tour support ! (DG)

    Portsmouth Guildhall gig, 18 Feb 1972 (repro)

    A local poster advertising the Grave New World tour. From a repro small size copy.(DG)

    Grave New World Italian release poster

    This is a magnificent beast, with silver printing (DG)

    Bournemouth flyer, 5 May 1972

    A stray gig outside of the tour earlier in 1972, not long before the band travelled to the US. Quiver (not yet linked up with the Sutherland Brothers) were support. (DG)

    Whisky A Go Go poster (photocopy) (61cm x 46 cm)

    This is a photocopy of the original poster, given to me a long while back (DG)

    Friars Dunstable poster, 19 Aug 1972 (*)

    ELP film poster, taped on details for GNW/Plod 1972 (*)

    This poster, printed up for the ELP film, but with crudely added sellotaped-on details of the two supporting films, certainly dates from 1972. The ELP album was recorded live at New castle City Hall on 26 Mar 1971, but not released until November 1971. The film was of an earlier performance, live at the Lyceum in London on 9 December 1970. It had a limited cinema release in June 1972, with extra psychedelic effects including images of Marvel Comics characters - very pop art!

    Plod (also, 1972) was based on the Scaffold's Roger McGough's poems, and featured the Scaffold (John Gorman, Mike McGear - Paul McCartney's brother - and McGough) in a series of short sketches.

    Grave New World film, handbill for Brighton showings, Oct 1972

    The Grave New World film also went out as a package again later with Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (DG)

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