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This is a handbill for The Who's show at the Manchester University student union on May 9th of 1970. These were what was posted around campus to advertise the show.


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On June 7th, 1970 The Who kicked off their US tour with two shows at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. 

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On June 14th, 1970 The Who played at Anaheim Stadium in Los Angeles. The baseball park held an audience of 30,000. 


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On June 19th, 1970 the band played in Dallas Texas for one night. This is a handbill for the show. The approximate size of this and the following item is 8 1/2 X 11. 

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June 20th, 1970 sees The Who playing at the University of Houston in Houston Texas. This handbill is autographed by all 4 members of the band in blue marker. 

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On July 7th, 1970 The Who played at the Tanglewood Music Shed in Lennox, Massachusetts. This is a poster from the show. 


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On August 29th, 1970 The Who played at the 3rd and final Isle 0f Wight Festival. Also on the bill were Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. This is a poster for the show. 

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On October 6th, 1970 the band played The Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales. This was the first date of the 1970 UK tour. The opening act was The James Gang. This is a poster for the show. 

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On May 7th, 1971 The Who played at the Top Rank Suite in Sunderland. This was a small venue that the band played with no advance warning along with a few others in May 1971. The shows were advertised with these elementary fly posters a day ahead of the actual show. 

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The Who kicked off their 1971 U.S. tour with two shows at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Flushing, New York on July 29th and 31st. Pictured is an unused ticket to the show on the 29th.


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On November 4,5 & 6, 1971 The Who were chosen to open a new rock venue in London, The Rainbow. Formerly the Finsbury Park Astoria the club was transformed into The Rainbow. There were two different posters produced for these shows as shown above. 

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On November 22, 1971 The Who played at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This was the 3rd stop of a 19 city tour. The support group for the first 8 shows was a group called Bell & Arc. The Gibson SG pictured on Pete's Guitars page was given to the lead guitar player for Bell & arc on this tour. Pictured here is a poster for the show. 


On November 23rd they moved on to Atlanta, Georgia. This is a poster for the show.


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This handbill was given out to concert goers at the previous weekend's show at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm to be exchanged for one ticket to the Who's special Christmas show on December 20, 1971. This concert was an early charity concert to benefit under privileged children and old age pensioners. Elton John joined the band in one of his earliest outings as a solo performer. 


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On August 11, 1972 The Who played in Frankfurt, Germany at the Festhalle. This is a poster for the show. This image is by the artist Gunther Kieser. 

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On August 12, 1972 The Who moved on to Hamburg, Germany. This is a poster for the show. 

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Finally, on September 20 The Who played the Deutches Museum Kongresshalle in Munich Germany. This concert was part of the Olympic Concert Series in Munich. This is a very rare large size poster for the show. 

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On August 30, 1972 The Who's rock opera Tommy was performed in Munich by the band the Jay Five. Although not a Who performance per se, it is quite a scarce and desirable poster all the same. This is a full size poster for the show. 

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On October 28th, 1973 The Who commenced a ten venue mini tour of the UK. This poster was removed from the venue on the first night of the tour at Trentham Gardens in Stoke-On-Trent. The last night of the tour was on November 13th. A week later they would begin their U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. This is a large size poster for the show. 

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On November 20, 1973 The Who kicked off their 1973 US tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. This is the famous Who concert that Keith passed out at halfway through the show and a replacement drummer was recruited from the audience to finish out the show. These three great photos show Pete playing a Sunburst, Cherry Sunburst and Gold Top Les Paul. Copyright whocollection.com 2003. Photos by Dennis McCoy.



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On May 18, 1974 The Who played to a sold out crowd of 50,000 at the Charlton Athletic Football Club in South London. Pictured on the left is a generic double size promo poster for the show. Pictured on the right is an ultra rare fly poster for the gig. This is a fly poster that was pasted up around the Charlton area to promote the show. It differs from the color promo poster in that it has all of the ticket pricing and other info. These posters were meant to be pasted up and then were normally covered up with other posters as time passed. Once pasted up, they were impossible to remove. This lone survivor is the only one known for this show.  

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June 10,11,13 & 14 1974 saw The Who play to 80,000 people on four sold out nights at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. This is a poster for the show. 


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1975 saw the band play another 10 night mini tour of the UK. Beginning on October 3rd in Stafford and wrapping up on October 24th at Wembley arena in London these were the only UK tour dates of 1975. This is a tour poster for all of the shows.


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This is a super scarce poster for The Who's show on February 28, 1976 at the Olympiahalle in Munich Germany. Many of these posters are folded as they were sent to ticket outlets in this manner. This image is commonly available as a reprint, or in some cases a tour blank,  but the originals with the date and venue information printed on them are very difficult to find. These were designed by the German artist Gunther Kieser. 


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On March 27 & 28, 1976 The Who played the Winterland auditorium in San Francisco. Pictured on the left is a poster for those shows. Pictured on the right is the generic tour blank for the 1976 tour. 


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On May 31, 1976 The Who played to a crowd of 60,000 at the Charlton Football Ground in Charlton, South London. Pictured on the left is the double sized poster for the show. Pictured on the right is the scarcer traditional size poster for the show.