Buttons and Other Promotional Items

Last updated 4/13/2017

NOTE: An asterisk (*) next to a description of an item indicates that more than one copy of that item is available.

US Festival, 1982 (not absolutely sure, might be 83), access buttons for this event; these were sort of like passes and come in various colors for different types of access, they are 2.25" in diameter and have the interlocking "US" logo that looks like guitar strings, I know this logo was used in 83 but this does not have the "83" at the right like most of the logos for the second festival do, so I am assuming that these are from the first festival in 1982. One of the is bright yellow with "Guest" in black above the logo; The other is hot dayglo pink with a number "6" above the logo; I don't know what the significance of that is. Both nice condition, $30 each or $50 for the pair, very historic badges for the "Woodstock of the 80s."

Jefferson Airplane, "Jefferson Airplane Loves You," circa 1966-1967, classic 1" promotional button, orange with dark green -black lettering; given out to their fan club members and circulated widely throughout San Francisco and elsewhere back in the day, 2 available, $8.00 each. (*)

Vintage Hippie button, circa 1960s, 7/8" diameter with "Happiness Is A Happening" in black and white psychedelic lettering on pink/purple background, $4.00.

Vintage Hippie button, circa 1960s, 1.25", bright dayglo pink with "Make Love on LSD" crudely printed on it. (The "O" in "LOVE" is heart-shaped too, awwww...) A vintage sentiment indeed....$8.00.

Vintage Hippie button, circa 1960s, 1.25" gold background with "Archaic Curfews Incite Demonstrations" printed in 4 vertical lines with the first letter of each word capitalized (hint...they spell "ACID") devilishly clever, those hippies! $7.00.

Jefferson Airplane, "Volunteers" 2.5" multi-view button, circa 1971, promo item to publicize LP of the same name; if you turn it one way, it says "Volunteers" in red, white, and blue; move it and it changes to a photo of the band with "Jefferson Airplane" above the photo . Neat button, $15.

Genesis, 8/26/7?, Ulm, Germany; 9/1, Koln, Germany; 9/3 Saarbrucken, Germany, "Open Air Festival," nice 2.25Z" button, yellow background with green, leafy outer accents and a couple of pink and blue butterfiles, red block lettering, nice unusual European festival button, $20.

Rick Wakeman (Yes), promo button for his 1970s LP "The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table," 2.25" button with red and black background, white medieval lettering and sword, blue ribbon in the back, nice promo type item, NM $15.

The Tubes, mid-1970s I think, small red plastic pin in the shape of a "T" made out of round plastic with "The Tubes" printed on it in white letters. Kinda hard to describe, but neat, with safety pin catch on back, $7.00.

Yes, 1977 Tour, very nice 2.25" promotional button with "Yesshows" in classic Roger Dean lettering in the center against a black background and "World Tour 1977" in smaller letters. Attractive vintage tour button for this popular 70's band. $10.

Ramones, "Rocket to Russia," 1977; original 3" Sire Records promotional button for this very influential release; has B & W photo of the band from the LP and the name of the group and album in bright pink. Nice NM copy, $29.50.

The Beatles, "Reel Music," 1982, 1" black & silver promotional button for the LP of this title, with a film reel in the center and the name around the edge. $5.00.

The Cramps, 1988, special promotional button for their Halloween show at the Fillmore, 1988; 1.75" orange button with outline of a pumpkin, band's creepy logo lettering, and the gig info. Really cool gig-specific button, nice condition. $27.50.

Blues Brothers, 1978, original 1.5" white promotional button for one of their early LPs with famous outline images of Belushi and Aykroyd with Blues Brothers hats and shades; later used as a logo for Aykroyd's House of Blues. Highly collectible, totally cool button, $25.

Grateful Dead, Branford Marsalis, Rebirth, New Years' Eve, 1990-91, Oakland Coliseum, nice little button for this event; says "Happy New Year" across the top, then lists bands and venue; 17" across; have one copy that's goldenrod and a second copy that's bright pink; your choice, $10 each. (*)

Papa John Creach, date unknown but probably 1970s; 2.25" promotional button with his name written in script and an image of a fiddle below, $8.00.

Bruce Springsteen, "Born to Run" vintage 1.25" promotional B & W button with name in script and a pair of sneakers at the bottom, $5.00.

Southside Johnny, 1979, 2" button with image of an Ashbury Jukes jacket iun blue and radio station WPLJ logo at bottom, with caption "WPLJ radio salutes theh Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival 1979, $10.oo

Weather Report, 1982; 2" button with green photos of Zawinul and Shorter and caption "WPLJ salutes the Dr. Pepper 1982 Music Festival" and WPLJ logo at left. 2 copies, $5.00 each. (*)

The Beatles, 1995, Capitol records promotional buttons for the Beatles Anthology LP release; black and white 1.5" size buttons are half black, half white with a famous Beatles line on the top and the Beatles logo at the bottom. Nice little Beatles promotional items, have four different ones, all in NM condition, cool items $10.00 each (quantities available indicated in parentheses):

Rolling Stones, 6/22-25/75, New York, 2.25" button for tour, sponsored by WPLJ radio; very attractive button with flying eagle tour logo, give dates of NY gig. $25.

Rolling Stones, 6/75, Philadelphia, 2.25" button, identical to NY button listed immediately above but sponsored by WIBG radio, Philly. Another nice item specific to a particular stones gig. $25.

Rolling Stones, 11/4-5/89, Oakland Coliseum; nice 2.25" red, blue & black button on white background with B & W photo of the Stones and words "Steel Wheels Tour '89." Nice event- specific button; 4 available, NM $10.50 each. (*)

Muse Concert for a Non-Nuclear Future, Madison Square Garden, NY, 9/19-22/79; 2.5" round button with brown lettering and statue of liberty and listing of artists, who included Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Doobie Brothers, Graham Nash, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Tosh, James Taylor. Nice unusual button, $20.

Rod Stewart, World Tour 1978-79; rectangular pin approximately 1" by 3/4"; made of gold colored metal with red enamel and facsimile signature. Pin back. $6.00.

Black Crowes, "The Black Crowes Love You," date unknown, 1.5" promotional button, black block letters on orange background, reminiscent of the original Jefferson Airplane Loves you button, most likely intentionally so, but a little bit larger;. Nice clean condition, $5.

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