1966 Forest Hills NY Concert Handbill


The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Supremes 1966 Forest Hills Ticket & Travel Poster. An original one-sided paper advertising piece for the 1966 Forest Hills, New York Music “Festival,” which just meant a series of strong, unrelated concerts appearing on weekends throughout the summer. Whether you want to call it a large handbill or small poster, the top half is dedicated to the musicians and tickets and the bottom half to various ways you can get there, on the Long Island Railroad – “Better by Far Than Going by Car (No Parking Problems).”


The talent was pretty great, no question about it. In order of appearance, you had The Rolling Stones, who were coming off their hit single “Paint It, Black” and whose new 45 was “Mother’s Little Helper”; Sammy Davis Jr. with Count Basie and His Orchestra, plus Jay & the Americans; easy listening singer Andy Williams with Henry Mancini and His 40-Piece Concert Orchestra; The Mamas and the Papas plus Simon & Garfunkel, with their latest hits respectively being “I Saw Her Again” and “I Am a Rock”;

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, current Top 20 hit “The Work Song”; The Supremes, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder, too hit-laden to even bother with details; and Ray Charles, whose latest single was #1 R&B and inspired Joe Cocker: “Let’s Go Get Stoned.”

size  7 1/2″ x 15″  Very Good condition.  hole-punch at the top which was surely part of the item’s original use, probably done by an office, and not damage incurred later.  one strong horizontal crease across the center, missing most words except “Convenient” but even then not breaking color. surface creasing and handling throughout, including 3 ¾” diagonal creases to the two lower corner areas, but neither breaking color. Some light surface blemishing such as right off “ABC Record Shop” and 4-5 lighter brown dots below. Strong surface crease in the lower right under “Regular.” Couple of tiny nicks to the paper’s edge, in way upper left and way lower right.