Beatles – Original 1966 Bravo Blitztournee German Tour Poster

An extremely rare original tour poster for the 1966 Beatles “Bravo Blitztournee” tour of Germany.  The Beatles by all accounts came of age in Hamburg, Germany.  John Lennon said “I might have been born in Liverpool – but I grew up in Hamburg.”  After leaving Hamburg’s Star-Club for the last time on, January 1, 1963, the Beatles returned to Germany only once; in June 1966,  for a five day, six concert tour, playing shows in Munich, Essen and Hamburg. This poster was printed to promote their “Bravo Blitztournee” tour, organized by promoter Karl Buchmann and sponsored by the German teen magazine Bravo.  As the tour was a short one, no posters were made for individual dates–only this one for the tour.  Opening acts included Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, German beat group The Rattles, and Peter & Gordon.  While this poster has been reprinted, this is a genuine first printing, measuring 23 1/4″ x 33″ and in near mint condition–by far the finest we’ve seen.  Machine folded, as is every example we know of.

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