1979 The Rudies Halloween Night CBGB Concert Poster

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This original screen-printed poster was designed to promote The Rudies appearance at CBGB's in New York City on Halloween night in 1979 with the Helen Wheels Band in support. The poster is large and striking. The print-run was painfully low they were hand pulled in the artists apartment, only a handful of copies remain.The Rudies were an explosive power pop band that emerged during the death of glitter and the birth of punk in the mid to late 70’s NYC rock scene. The legendary venue’s full name of CBGB & OMFUG stands for "Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers". The theme, along with poetry readings, yielded to the movement into punk rock. The Ramones played their first shows at CBGB. Original Posters from this era of this legendary venue seldom surface and are highly collectible.

Poster – The Rudies, CBGB
Grade – PAE Excellent 77
Bands/Bill – The Rudies, Helen Wheels Band
Venue – CBGB
City – New York, NY
Date – 10/31/79
Dimensions – 20" x 56"
Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing
Artist – S. Ray