Buddy Holly and the Crickets Les Buzz Ballroom Winter Dancer Party Concert Poster 1959
Spring Valley, lllinois $10,000 Cash For Buddy Holly Concert Posters Call 310-346-1965
Date: February 7, 1959 Poster: Heavy Cardboard Size: 14"x22" Printer: Murray Poster Printing, New York
Buddy Holly and the Crickets joined the Winter Dance Party to tour 24 Midwestern cities in the winter of 1959. The amount of travel and distance between gigs meant that they would have to fly to some of the venues. On February 2, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper performed their final live show at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. They were scheduled to play the Les Buzz Ballroom in Springfield, Illinois on Feb 7th, 1959. The show was cancelled due to the unbelievable tragic plan crash on February 3rd in . This poster that advertises the Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party in Spring Valley,Illinois was hanging in a local record store. I was able to purchase it from the owner who went on to tell me that even after he got wind of the crash he still decided to leave the poster in the window so that fans and music enthusiasts alike could morn the death of these three rock legends.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets Riverside Ballroom Winter Dance Party Concert Poster 1959
Green Bay, Wisconsin $10,000 Cash For Buddy Holly Concert Posters Call 310-346-1965
Date: February 1, 1959 Poster: Heavy Cardboard Size: 14"x22" Printer: Murray Poster Printing, New York
This was Buddy Holly’s second to last show before the infamous plane crash. The concert took place at the Riverside Ballroom inĀ Greenbay, Wisconsin and was part of the Winter Dance Pary tour. This poster really captures the essence of a true 50’s teenage dance concert. Notice the lingo that states no intoxicating beverages will be served or no blue jeans or slacks will be permitted and the ridiculously low . ticket prices. This is a great great poster featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. I was able to obtain this poster from a person who attended the concert that night. The seller did not get the poster before the show or directly afterwards. He happened to be filling his car up with gas a day after the show and the car next to him had some of the left over posters that were not hung. He asked the person, who could have been the promoter, if he could have a few and he grabbed two. One for himself and the other for his sister. I have since inquired about the sister’s copy and unfortunately it hit the garbage can many decades ago. The Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay still stands today. I actually had the chance to visit it while retrieving the poster. What a great place that would have been to catch the Winter Dance party concert live back in 1959.