Posters and Flyers, 1967-74

Here's a sampling from the huge number of posters used to publicize Sons of Thunder events over these years. SOT posters ranged from the straight-forward (and simplistic in the early years) to the eclectic types that were so common in this period. In its later years, the band maintained a mailing list and mailed out its schedule, and sometimes a "Thunderbolt" newsletter, and it sometimes did a mass mailing for a major local self-sponsored concert. There were many other posters beyond those included here, which time has lost, but we hope you enjoy these that we have!


SOT's Original Five performed many times at the Forum Coffee House in D.C.'s Georgetown during the summer of 1968. This flyer announced their first appearance. The Forum was located on M Street across from Key Bridge, next to the old Mac's Pub.


The poster for SOT's first D.C.-area-wide self-sponsored event, which was Joan Hettenhouser's farewell concert -- March 8, 1970. 1,600 attended, filling the auditorium of Bethesda's Walter Johnson High School.


SOT self-sponsored this concert as well in Salisbury, Maryland, several hours from home, in connection with churches in that area, on June 19, 1970. It drew about 400.


The Salisbury Civic Center concert (above) set the stage for SOT to perform at a coffee house in Salisbury every Thursday evening in July and August of 1970. It was sponsored by churches in Salisbury and held in the all-purpose room at Asbury United Methodist Church.


The youth ministry of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, Maryland sponsored this concert on Sunday, March 28, 1971, at Montgomery County's Northwood High School.


A flyer announcing Sons of Thunder's schedule for the summer of 1971. The band also maintained its routine of performing for Monday evening college meetings at Bethesda, Maryland's Fourth Presbyterian Church. Click for larger image.


One of these summer '71 events -- a concert at Meredith College, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.


SOT played at least five times at the Naval Academy, to large audiences, in the late 60's - early 70's. 

Poster for two D.C.-area-wide concerts in late February 1972.

Poster advertising SOT appearance at Church of the Good Shepherd in Philadelphia, March 10, 1972.


At the Naval Academy again, in September 1972. 


University of North Carolina, Greensboro, February 26, 1973


The next two posters advertised two D.C.-area-wide SOT concerts in early Spring 1973: the first in Silver Spring, Maryland, the second in Alexandria, Virginia.


Another poster for an area-wide concert, this one in Bethesda, Maryland in November 1973. Walt Whitman High School's field house, which sat nearly 4,000, was one of SOT's favorite venues for these events.


A flyer showing SOT's itinerary December 17, 1973 to February 9, 1974. Click for larger image.


Some SOT concerts were scheduled on short notice -- like this one at Brown University in January 1974, scheduled after the above itinerary was printed.


A concert at a church near home, February 1974.


SOT at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, March 1974.


Sons of Thunder reunion concert, June 15, 1974, featuring most who had been members
of the band, from 1967 to '74. About 4,000 attended.


Sons of Thunder
P.O. Box 448
Damascus, Maryland 20872


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