Avid Vintage Rock Concert Poster Collector Andrew Hawley and Gordon Stoker show the rarest rock concert poster of all time. Hawley believes the greatest rock concert poster was printed by Hatch Show Print for the 1956 Elvis Presley tour. He bought the only know existing original of the Elvis Jacksonville, Florida concert poster from Jordanaires member - Gordon Stoker. The Jordanaires backed Elvis Presley from 1956-1972.
Andrew Hawley, an avid vintage rock concert poster collector, announces his most recent finding, which is believed to be the greatest rock concert poster of all time. Hawley found and purchased the only known and existing 1956 Elvis Presley tour poster printed by Hatch Show Print for Elvis' Jacksonville, Florida concert.
How Hawley acquired the Jacksonville Elvis concert poster started when Gordon Stoker, the tenor and manager for the renowned singing group Jordanaires, noticed the Elvis concert poster nailed to a tree when driving to a rehearsal before the Jacksonville show in 1956. Stoker saw that the name of his vocal group was misspelt with two “o’s” instead of one. He stopped the car and took the poster from the tree. He folded it and placed it under his car seat. Twenty-one years later the poster resurfaced. Hawley got wind that one of the Jordanaires had a 1956 Elvis concert poster. He contacted Ray Walker a Jordanaire member who mentioned that Stoker had it. After much effort to meet Gordon Stoker, Hawley met him in Nashville at a recording studio and acquired the poster.
According to Hawley, “The Hatch Show Print Elvis Presley concert posters for 1956 tour are the greatest rock poster of all time. The big red block lettering on white background is stunning on this large 22 by 28 inch concert poster. It is striking because of its size, use of bold bright colors, and images on a white background. The gigantic image of Elvis on the poster is called “the tonsil shot”. Many people claim they took this picture of Elvis. It was taken in Tampa, Florida in the summer of 1955.”
Hawley continues, “Hatch printed the concert posters in Nashville, Tennessee and shipped them to Jacksonville and other venues by Greyhound Bus. Elvis did a string of shows in Florida in August of 1956 and posters looked exactly alike, but different venue information was printed on the tour blanks depending on where he was playing.”
Source: PR Web / EpGold