Remember that tagline from "Unsolved Mysteries," when Robert Stack would introduce the next segment by intoning: "Watch, and learn. Perhaps...you can solve a mystery."
That's definitely the case here, with this image of this gig poster of the Five Emprees sent by Joe Redman (Rock Island, IL), who says that he's been trying to pinpoint a year/venue for awhile now, but without success. This is what he has to say about it:
"I actually grew up in the city where Tommy James got his start (Niles, MI). Three years behind in high school. I saw him when he was playing at high school dances with the band of Niles boys. Have some other TJ memorabilia. This poster I got some time ago from a friend who got it from his father when he passed away. He had no info on it, but I snatched it up. Sorry I don't have anything for you."
So that's the back story, as basic as it gets. Readers, that's where you come in -- does anybody out there know when (or where) this gig took place? Were you there, or even if you weren't -- can you help shed a little bit more light on the details? Like the man said....perhaps you can solve a mystery.