absolutely fake. no question about it.
the '414' after where it says "boston gardens" is an inventory stock number. plus it says boston gardens, not boston garden. this outfit has generated hundreds of bullshit fakes like this.
...that was this concert? i can't remember if i saw a documentary on this concert, or if i saw a movie in which it was depicted, but either way, it rings a bell and remains a priamry reason why james brown kicks asses. i think the mayor of boston gave the godfather of soul a phone call and PLEADED with him to have the show go on and to calm down the crowd...man, i seriously would have killed to have seen the man in his prime.
Hey, I put this poster on here, but now that I did some more research on it, it looks like a fake. one was selling on EBAY as a reproduction for $7.00. But I did find something interesting about htis concert.
"The concert that was broadcasted live on television just 24 hours after the assassination of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. The crowd becomes wild, jumping on stage surrounding the godfather of soul, James Brown. Police try to no avail to push the crowds off the stage but it gets worse. James Brown takes control of the whole situation and the show goes on!"
That must have been one hell of a concert!
after collecting paper goods for 20 years all I have to say is that if its too good to be true,it usually isnt. this screams fake.
NO ONE would put the year on a poster then unless it was a festival or revue event.....
this does not look real to me.
putting the year on the poster
is often a key indicator of a
problem. unfortunately, for
many reasons, authentic black music posters from the '50s - '70s just don't exist. thousands
were taken to the dump by the
printers. very few were taken
off the telephone poles and
preserved. I oughta know, because
I chased these down for years.
I never saw this one, and it
just doesn't look or feel right.
Hmmmm...I dont know about the authenticity of if its a reprint or not...(I have a reprint of a Johnny Cash one from the 60's) but I'd bet the photo is from that era. He was pretty big by '72- did you see how he looked in "when we were kings"?
i hate to say it but.....i'm suspicious about this poster. a few years ago there were a bunch of 'retro-knockoff' posters done and this definetly seems in that style. i'd even bet that this is a photo of 'the godfather' post-68.