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Welcome to moyssi.com. This website is a collection more than 300 concert programs produced by Churchmouse/Moyssi for John Scher Presents from 1977 through 1984 and, briefly in 1975, for Clone The Word, Inc. Most of these programs feature an original cover illustration by Moyssi, created specifically for each concert.
Almost every cover depicts something about the performing artist, album, song or tour title, or some tidbit from the band bio. One cover for the Rolling Stones graphically alludes to 25 album titles in a single illustration. These illustrations were created more for fun than for art, to challenge music fans to puzzle out a subtle, obscure, berserk or groping connection between the cover art and the performing artists who were the subject of each program.
These programs were distributed at 16 different venues in New York and New Jersey, ranging in size from tiny John Harms Englewood Plaza Theatre to Giants Stadium and everything in between including—most dearly—the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, where Moyssi was resident stage lighting director from 1971 to 1986. This website is dedicated to the memory of John Scher’s Capitol Theatre on its 35th anniversary.
The Capitol Theatre, according to Billboard Magazine in 1980, was “the No.1 concert hall in the nation under 6,000 seats.” The Capitol had the best acoustical environment (2-inch thick acoustical padding on the interior walls), an unobstructed view of the stage from every seat and the best bands in the world, including The Grateful Dead, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones—and just about everyone else who toured in the 70s and 80s. The Capitol Theatre was also the longest running concert hall in rock'n'roll history.
Please visit my gallery and enjoy the memories with me. —Moyssi
Gallery Navigational Tips — A quick visual guide to Gallery organization.
Gallery — concert programs presented in chronological order, 21 cover images per page
Programs — presented with cover, title or other page(s), comments and memorabilia
Catalogs by Performance Artist, Venue and Date linked to individual programs
Dedication Message — Capitol Theatre, December 16, 1971 to December 31, 1984
Capitol Theatre — Interior and exterior photos; Stage, Lighting and Floor Plans
Complete list of Capitol Concerts 1971-1984 — Compiled by John Goodfellow
About Moyssi – Illustrator, Stage Lighting Director, Creative Advertising Director
Contact Moyssi – Your inquiries and comments are welcome
Artist’s Studio Store — Limited edition prints of concert program cover art, original concert program cover illustrations, original concert programs, commissioned art and more are available at the Artist’s Studio Store. There’s also a door to Industrial Success, our creative advertising design studio for high-tech manufacturers, hard-hatted industrialists, professional firms and other business business-to-business marketers.
There are many “bonus” illustrations, photos, and mountains of additional concert memorabilia and souvenirs scattered about this website, thanks mostly to Charlie Lang, John Goodfellow, Tim Buckley, Kevin R. Papa, Nancy Sacca...
Rights and Permissions:
Artwork created and presented on this website by Moyssi may be downloaded and republished by news, non-profit, and not-for-profit informational organizations such as fan clubs, music and theatre enthusiasts providing that the images are not altered in any fashion, that they be presented in a respectful manner, and that credit be given as follows: “Image provided by courtesy of the artist, Moyssi (www.moyssi.com)”; If the image is used on the Internet, the website reference must include a functional link to this website.
All other images presented on this website are the property of their their respective owners and may not be downloaded and used for any purpose without the owner’s prior permission or as otherwise permitted by law.
For commercial rights and permissions or more information, contact Moyssi.