70s The Beatles Yellow Submarine 1979 Rock t-shirt Small

$1,999.99 USD

Chest 16.5 in.

Length 26 in.

Content: Feels like cotton blend

Tag Brand: Looks like a box tag

This amazing piece of rock and roll memorabilia is licensed from Winterland Productions in 1979, and it has held up incredibly over the years. This t-shirt showcases an awesome psychedelic graphic drawn by the artist Roger Labon Jackson, and the image promotes the legendary British rock band, the Beatles, with references to their animated musical film Yellow Submarine and its subsequent album. There isn't a lot of information circulating about the artist Roger Labon Jackson, but it seems that Jackson was one of many talented poster artists who emerged out of the psychedelic art trend that originated in the late 60s. Jackson's work has also been used to promote bands like Blue Oyster Cult and Santana, as well as concerts like the Mountain Aire Festival.

This shirt is from after the Beatles broke up, as the band only lasted until 1970, but their legacy long continued after their dissolution. While former members Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr all moved on to pursue other projects, the rest of the world was desperate for Beatles nostalgia and their music continued to sell. Even after their break up, the band remained on the charts thanks to the release of various compilation and live albums. The same year that this shirt was licensed, Pickwick Records released a reissue of the first live album of the band Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany; 1962. This reissue was sold as multiple volumes under the title First Live Recordings. The group's continued success really came as no surprise. They had been leading figures of 1960s counterculture and their artistry inspired advancements in things like album art, music videos, and electronic music, ultimately helping to revolutionize the industry as a whole.

This shirt incorporates some of the Beatles most recognizable iconography including their Yellow Submarine, an antagonistic blue meanie, and a large stone bust of Sgt. Pepper. The film Yellow Submarine was beloved by both fans and critics alike. It was praised for both its soundtrack and the colorful creative animation that it featured, and the movie's popularity helped its imagery to become synonymous with the Beatles. Elements like the submarine and the blue meanie have appeared on countless pieces of merchandise over the years. It's no wonder that Winterland chose to include them here.

Winterland was founded in 1974 by Bill Graham and Dell Furano. They are often credited as the first concert t-shirt manufacturing company, and have been responsible for countless pieces of historic rock memorabilia. They were even the sole merchandisers for Live Aid and Farm Aid. This shirt is an amazing piece from their earlier years, that celebrates the legacy of one of the most successful rock bands of all time.

Fits like a modern unisex adult small.