74 Dylan Tour
& The Band
Handsome Dark Chocolate Distressed Leather
Produced by Bill Graham Tour Management in 1974
** AUTHENTIC Original 1974 TOUR SWAG **
This set of four are sold together as shown at posted price.
No variations or substitutions.
Sold as shown (ACTUAL, Partial DISTRESS).
Set of DARK CHOCOLATE LEATHER ROUND, approx 3/32" thick
From the most legendary American Tour of the 20th Century.
Millions of Dylan & The Band fans requested tour tickets via US POSTAL MAIL, the ONLY ACCESS TO TICKETS!!!
Graham phoned the post offices after an estimated 1½ to 2 million envelopes were received before he phoned the post offices requesting they mark the remaining letters - "RETURN TO SENDER". In many cities, lines formed outside US Post Offices in order to submit and receive a postmark before the required deadline arrived.
All concerts were immediately sold out, and the first 658,000 applicants received tour tickets. Bill Graham said "It was, uh, rather monumental
While ticket requests saturated, David Geffin, chairman of Elektra/Asylum Records confirmed that he signed Dylan away from Columbia Records
in a deal forming Dylan's own label, "Ashes and Sand Records
", distributed by Elektra/Asylum.
This set of leather patches survived a fire before being obtained from the Wolfgang organization and rise from ashes to mark the historic 74 Dylan Tour event. They are Vintage & Original.
Sold together and of the same color leather, come from Bill "Wolfgang" Graham, who was called in to organize the 1974 40 show concert series. Bill Graham was the successful concert promoter known in the 60s & 70s for his Fillmore East and West concert shows and venues.
The Fillmore West being one of the most notorious, was formerly The Carousel Ballroom and for a few months in 1968 was organized and run by a collaboration formed by the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company, as a social/musical "laboratory experiment". The "six-month run corresponded along with the '60s Haight-Ashbury/San Francisco thing.", after which Bill Graham moved his first Fillmore to the new larger location.
Prior to Bill Graham opening the Fillmore West & East, he introduced rock at the Fillmore Auditorium by booking shows in 1965.
On May 27, 28 and 29, 1966, The Velvet Underground and Nico led by Lou Reed played the Fillmore Auditorium as part of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable avant-garde, multimedia show having premiered in New York City. Danny Williams built a light system at the Fillmore including stroboscopes, slides and film projections onstage conceived by Andy Warhol and Danny Williams using some of film maker Jonas Mekas's ideas (Mekas' projections used at The Cinematheque in New York). At Bill Graham's request, Danny Williams came back to the Fillmore to build more. These innovations became part of the Fillmore Auditorium's prestige, and were also used at the Fillmore East and Fillmore West venues opening in 1968.
This set of Leather Patches are part of promotional materials Bill Graham produced for the "74 Dylan Tour".
none, more rare!