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    James Brown 1972 Cobo Arena, Detroit Jumbo Globe Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising the great James Brown in concert at Detroit's Cobo Arena on Friday evening, October 20, 1972. The Godfather of Soul had advertised his late 60's concerts as "A Show for the Entire Family," but you knew that was a bygone era when you saw this poster with "Sex" on it three times. The poster features a dynamic red & black design depicting Mr. Dynamite in action. It's also nice that it shows nine song titles, spanning 1958 to '71. Made by Globe Poster, measures 22" x 30 5/8" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Six sets of staple holes are present, only one of them in the plain white (to the left of "Cobo"). These staple remnants are not just two tiny pinpricks, they're a little messy. They land: In the "0" of "20"; in the black under "J" of "James"; directly across from that on the right, in the bursting light; to the left of "Escape-ism"; and in the lower right corner to the right of the microphone stand. None of these harm the integrity of the poster's powerful imagery.

    The board also has soft/dinged corners, most notably in the upper left, creating a small but strong crease. The upper right has a half-inch tear above (and going into) the "R" in "Fri," and the top of the "0" in "20" has a half-inch gouge in the black (right next to the staple holes). Couple of other light surface marks and general toning.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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