Today's memorabilia is from June 22, 1991. The Smashing Pumpkins had just released Gish and shortly thereafter played a show at Chicago's own Cabaret Metro. As the story goes, the concert posters did not arrive on time. Subsequently, the posters were stored where a portion of them were exposed to water damage rendering only a few salvageable. The artwork is by none other than James Iha. A few clips from this show are featured in the 1995 MTV Rockumentary!
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The song "1979" was released as the second single off the 1995 double-album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.
The video features a third-generation (1971-1974) Dodge Charger with Illinois license plates; although California mountains are visible in the background. Featured in today's Memorabilia Monday is the license plate from the car in the 1979 music video!
Check out the music video for 1979:
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