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Rock On: Cool Vintage Concert Posters

When graphic design went up to 11.

GAB Archive/Redferns

Did the internet kill the concert poster? Maybe. But it also provides the means to marvel once more at the beautiful, intricate, and sometimes kooky music marketing of yore. To that end, FOTO, in collaboration with Ad Age, has curated a collection of must-see concert posters from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s — featuring everyone from Jefferson Airplane to Led Zeppelin. So strap in, turn up the bass, and rock on. (Pictured: A poster for Martha and the Vandellas' Filmore West show, 1967)

MONTREUX INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 1977 GAB Archive/Redferns MONTREUX INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 1977 DEAD KENNEDYS GAB Archive/Redferns DEAD KENNEDYS JAMES BROWN, 1963 John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images JAMES BROWN, 1963 GRATEFUL DEAD, 1967 GAB Archive/Redferns GRATEFUL DEAD, 1967 DAVE BRUBECK AND COUNT BASIE, 1964 John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images DAVE BRUBECK AND COUNT BASIE, 1964 JEFFERSON AIRPLANE GAB Archive/Redferns JEFFERSON AIRPLANE THE ROLLING STONES, 1972 Stones Archive/Getty Images THE ROLLING STONES, 1972 DUKE ELLINGTON, 1973 John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images DUKE ELLINGTON, 1973 PROCOL HARUM AND PINK FLOYD, 1967 GAB Archive/Redferns PROCOL HARUM AND PINK FLOYD, 1967 THE MONKEES AND JIMI HENDRIX, 1967 GAB Archive/Redferns THE MONKEES AND JIMI HENDRIX, 1967 JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC, FEATURING ELLA FITZGERALD AND MORE, 1952 John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC, FEATURING ELLA FITZGERALD AND MORE, 1952 THE WHO, 1976 GAB Archive/Redferns THE WHO, 1976 LED ZEPPELIN, 1973 GAB Archive/Redferns LED ZEPPELIN, 1973 BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY GAB Archive/Redferns BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY OTIS REDDING, 1966 GAB Archive/Redferns OTIS REDDING, 1966 THE BEATLES, 1962 Epics/Getty Images THE BEATLES, 1962 JIMI HENDRIX GAB Archive/Redferns JIMI HENDRIX JETHRO TULL GAB Archive/Redferns JETHRO TULL JOHNNY CASH, 1967 GAB Archive/Redferns JOHNNY CASH, 1967
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