Above: The official 50 States in 50 Dates tour poster.
A classic, pure and simple.
The 50-50 poster makes effective use of two familiar photos. First is a cropped head and shoulders image taken from Henry Diltz’s larger photo for the 1980 LP “More George Thorogood and the Destroyers”.
Henry Diltz is the photographer behind many iconic album covers from the ‘classic’ era of rock music. You may not recognize the name, but you will know his work. Read more about Mr. Diltz here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Diltz
Above: Doors and Eagles album covers featuring photos by Henry Diltz.
The background of the 50-50 tour poster includes a photograph by Elizabeth Botwright Becker of the Destroyers leaning against their 1979 white Checker Cab. A slightly different photo from this same photo shoot was used in promotional materials from the Destroyers’ record label (Rounder Records) around this time. Note, for example, that the members of the band are all shifted towards the back of the car and are standing in a different order in the photo on the tour poster (above).