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Pictured above is a program from a show on January 25, 1967. The person I acquired it from was one of the supporting acts on the bill. He stated that he took it from Keith's drum set after the show. According to the seller, the set list on the back was written in Keith's hand. Their show that night consisted of: Can't Explain, So Sad, Barbara Ann, Run Run Run, Don't Look Away, Substitute, I'm A Boy, Happy Jack and My Generation. Sounds Good To Me!  



On January 29th, 1967 The Who played the Saville Theater in London with the Jimi Hendrix Experience as the support group. This is a program for the show. 



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These photos were taken on February 26th, 1966 at the Palazzo della Sport in Rome Italy and later that evening at the Piper Club. The band played the Palazzo show first at  7:00 P.M. and then wrapped up the evening at the Piper Club with a half hour set around midnight in front of 300 people. The backstage photos are at both venues, the stage shots with the background are at the Piper Club.  All photos are Copyright whocollection.com 2000. Photographs by Ronnie Thorpe. 


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This is the program for the Who's first appearance in the US, the now legendary performances on the Murray The K Show. According to the book "The Who Concert File", The Who played their first US shows there from March 25 to April 2, 1967. The band played five shows a day starting at 10:15 in the morning and running until late in the evening. Each audience was about 1,500 people.  According to the book The Who were paid a total of  5,000 Dollars for all of the shows, on all nine days. Not quite Rock Stars yet! 


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Immediately following their return From America and their run on the Murray The K show The Who embarked a two week mini tour of Germany. This full size poster is from their show at the Stadthalle in Bremen on April 19, 1967. This show was right after The Who's videotaped performance on the German television show Beat Club. 


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On June 16th and 17th, 1967 The Who played two nights at Bill Grahams's Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. These two shows came right before the historic Monterey Pop Festival On Sunday June 18th. This is a poster for the Fillmore shows. 


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Pictured on the left is the scarce large size poster for the Monterey Pop Festival held on June 16th, 17th & 18th, 1967 in Monterey, California. . According to popular legend, the vast majority of these posters fell off the back of a truck into the street and were severely damaged. As a result only a handful of these large sized ones are around today. Unlike the smaller ones which can occasionally be obtained in mint condition, most of these larger ones  come with varying degrees of crinkling or folds. Like the smaller version of this same poster they are printed on a metallic foil type of paper and were easily susceptible to signs of use.  Pictured in the middle is the smaller version of  the poster.  Along with The Who, this show featured Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Mamas And Papas and Buffalo Springfield. The Who played on the final closing night of the Festival, June 18th 1967, along with Jimi Hendrix. Pictured on the right is a set of unused tickets for the three days of the show. These tickets were recently uncovered in the collection of the promoter of the event. 

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On July 8th, 1967 The Who played the Village Theater for one sold out performance at 8:00. The crowd numbered 2,400 and the show grossed 11,200 Dollars. This venue would soon become Bill Graham's Fillmore East. Pictured on the left is the handbill for the show and pictured on the right is the extremely rare cardboard poster for the show, one of two known.


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On August 25, 1967 The Who played the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis Missouri for two shows at 5:45 and 8:40. this is one of the dates on the 1967 tour that The Who opened up for Herman's Hermits who were the headliners on the tour. This is a handbill for the show. 


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October 22, 1967 finds The Who playing the Saville Theatre in London. This show was presented by Brian Epstein, of Beatles fame. Pictured above is a program for the show as well as the poster. The poster for the show also happens to be a part of the Osiris series of posters by Hapshash and the Colored Coat featured on another page of the site. 


This double sized poster is for the band's performance on October 30th, 1967 at the City Hall in Newcastle.

Formerly in the collection of Ross Halfin.

Pictured on page 127 of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"


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On November 4th the band was at the Granada Cinema, Walthamstow. This was part of a package tour with Traffic, The Herd, The Marmalade and The Tremeloes. Pictured here is the program and ticket stub from the show. 


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On Friday, November 10th 1967,  the band played the final concert of the 1967 UK tour at the Adelphi theater in Slough. This is a handbill from the show. 


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This super scarce poster is for The Who's scheduled appearance on December 22, 1967 at the Olympia Hall, in Kensington, London. Billed as the Christmas on Earth Continued. 


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This ticket stub and program are from The Who's appearance in Melbourne Australia on January 26, 1968. For more great info on the Who in Australia check out the link by the same name in the Links section of the site. 


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This is an Australian press kit for the 1968 tour of Australia. Pictured on the far left is the outer cover with the dates of the tour, January 19-27, 1968. Next is a list of the dates on the tour, basically a handbill for the entire tour. In the middle is an incredible promo handbill for their current LP, Sell Out. The other two items are the obligatory bio on each band member. Also included but not shown is a postcard with their entire discography on it. All in all, a fantastic link to that infamous tour. 


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February 22-24, 1968 saw the band in San Francisco for a three night stand. The first night was at the Fillmore and the second two nights were at the larger Winterland Auditorium.  Pictured on the left is a poster for the show. Pictured on the right is a set of three unused tickets for the shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Art by Lee Conklin. 


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These two postcards are from the Grande Ballroom in Dearborn, Michigan. The Who appeared there on March 9th, 1968 (Left) and again on July 13th, 1968 (Right). These are the only two concert items from the Grande Ballroom. No posters were produced for these two shows.


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On March 30th the band was at the Westbury Music Fair in Westbury New York. This is a handbill from the show. 

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On April 5 & 6, 1968 The Who performed at Bill Graham's Fillmore East. Pictured on the left is the postcard for the show which is occasionally available. The full size poster on the right is extremely scarce. 


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On April 7th The Who moved on to Toronto where they played at the CNE Coliseum. Although a small hoard of this poster came on the market a few years ago this is still a great 1967 period poster with excellent graphics. This poster was also reproduced in a signed and numbered lithograph series. 


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The Who began their two month summer tour of the United States with two shows at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 28th and 29th, 1968.  Pictured on the left is the poster for the show. Pictured on the right is an extremely scarce unused ticket for the Saturday show.  


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These items are from The Who's show on July 8th, 1968 in Sacramento, California. Pictured on the left is the flyer and handbill for the show. Pictured on the right is the extremely scarce poster for the show. 


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July 18th, 1968 finds The who in Providence, Rhode Island. This is a handbill for the show. 


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On August 1st the band played the Lectric Theater in Chicago. This is a handbill for the show. 


The next day, August 2nd, 1968,  finds the Who at the Singer Bowl in Queens New York. This is a rare handbill for the show. While the handbill is quite scarce the full size poster for this show set a new record high price for a Who poster in December of 2005 selling for


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On August 6th the band played at The Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, their first gig in Boston.

 This is a handbill from the show. 

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This is an unused ticket for the band's show on August 7th, 1968 at the Schaefer Music Festival in

 New York City's Central Park. 

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From August 13th through the 15th, 1968 The Who played the Fillmore West in San Francisco. This is the poster for the show. This poster was the first piece I acquired of what would become my Who collection. I purchased this at a "novelty" shop in 1979 for 20 dollars while I was in college. 


This double sized poster is for the band's performance at the Roundhouse-Chalk Farm on November 16th, 1968.

Formerly in the collection of Ross Halfin.

Pictured on page 135 of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"


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These two handbills are for two different shows, one on November 17th at the Birmingham Theatre and one on November 20th at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 



his poster is for the band's show on December 9th, 1968 at the Pavilion in Bath. This is the only known copy.

Formerly in the collection of Ross Halfin.


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On December 11th, 1968 The Who performed in the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. This is an original ticket/invitation to the taping of the show. Along with The Rolling Stones and The Who were John & Yoko Ono, Jethro Tull and many others. 




These two photos are of the same poster for the band's performance on February 23rd, 1969 at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm. This was a benefit performance in favor of LSE. As this is poster is printed on a metallic paper I have put two different images of it up to give a good overall representation. This is the only known copy. 

Formerly in the collection of Ross Halfin.                                


This poster is for the show on April 2nd, 1969 at the Poole College Student Union in Bournemouth.


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On May 19th, 1969 The Who moved on to a little club in Toronto called The Rockpile after a three night stand at the Fillmore East in New York. This show fell on Pete's 24th birthday. This is a handbill for the show. 


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On May 25th, 1969 The Who played at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The opening act for The Who on this date was the up and coming Led Zeppelin. According to all accounts, this is the only time The Who and Led Zeppelin ever played together on the same bill. Pictured on the left is a poster for the show. Pictured on the right is the very scarce handbill for the show. 


This handbill is for a show in St. Louis, Missouri on June 1st, 1969. The support band was supposed to be Led Zeppelin, but they cancelled at the last minute.

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On June 5 & 6 1969, The Who played two shows at the Fillmore East in New York City. These handbills also served as mailers to highlight all of the up coming shows for a certain period and were mailed out to the Fillmore East's mailing list. By this point in1969 the band had acquired quite a following. 


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Pictured on the left is the extremely scarce original black & white handbill for The Who's performance at the Hollywood Palladium on June 13th, 1969. According to my source on the handbill, who was at the show,  the more common psychedelic poster by Rick Griffin, pictured on the right, didn't appear until a few weeks after the show. 

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On July 5th, 1969 The who played The Royal Albert Hall in London for one day of a seven day event named The Pop Proms. The Who shared the bill with Chuck Berry for two shows at 5:30 and 8:30. Also on the bill on one of the nights was Led Zeppelin. Pictured on the left is the program for the show. Pictured in the middle is the mega-rare full size poster for the show. Pictured on the right is the handbill for the show which is also quite scarce.



This full size poster is for the show on August 4th, 1969. This is the only known copy of this poster.

Formerly in the collection of Ross Halfin.

Pictured on page 167 of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere".



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On August 9th, 1969 The Who appeared at the 9th annual Jazz and Blues Festival. This is the original contract for their services. By now their rate had climbed to 600 Pounds. This contract is signed by Peter Rudge. 


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August of 1969 was a busy month for The Who. They flew to the US for two gigs in August, this show on August 12th at the Tanglewood Music Shed in Lennox, Massachusetts and their performance on August 17th on Max Yasgur's Farm for Woodstock. On the 30th of August  they played the Isle of Wight Festival. This is a handbill for the Tanglewood show. 


This is a set of four tickets for the Woodstock Festival on August 16 & 17, 1969. As no one really used the tickets there were quite a few left over after the show. There were a couple of hoards around that have been mostly dispersed over the years. Full sets of four in mint condition run around 125 Dollars or so.


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On August 30th, 1969 The Who performed at The Isle Of Wight Festival. Pictured on the left is a handbill from the show. The original poster for the show is pictured in the middle. Pictured on the right is an extremely rare festival poster. 



This lovely poster is for the Who's performance on October 14, 1969 at the CNE Coliseum in Toronto, Canada. This concert took place at the height of their fame for "Tommy".


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The Who played the Fillmore East in New York City from October 20th through the 26th, 1969. Pictured on the left is a poster for the show. Pictured on the right is the much scarcer handbill/mailer for that period of time at the Fillmore East. 


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On November 2nd, 1969 The Who played at the McDonough Gymnasium at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. This is a poster from that show. 


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This handbill is from a show at The Palace in Manchester on December 5th, 1969. 


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This scarce full size poster is for a show at the London Coliseum on December 14th, 1969. Commonly available as a reprint, originals are quite hard to find. 


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This is a full size poster from their show at City Hall in Newcastle on  December 19th, 1969.