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    Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Duke Ellington 1960's Jazz Festival Concert Handbills (2). A pair of original paper advertising fliers for New York's famous Randall's Island Jazz Festivals, full of musical talent and both dating from the 1960's.

    The red & yellow specimen covered two weekends in August 1969, and featured the talents of Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Booker T. & the MG's, Count Basie, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Stitts with Don Paterson, Mongo Santamaria, Cannonball Adderley, Dionne Warwick, Hugh Masekela, Woody Herman, comedian Redd Foxx, Les McCann, the Delfonics, Lou Rawls, comedian Moms Mabley, the Friends of Distinction and many others.

    This piece measures 8 1/2" x 12" and grades to Very Good Plus condition. One set of staple holes in the upper left, not touching any red. Also an edge crease to the right of "Friends of Distinction" which is unobtrusive to say the least, mostly in the yellow, and may have a microscopic tear on the very edge.

    The black & white handbill, which is actually on light cream-colored paper, took place on only one day, Saturday, August 13, 1966. The talent line-up consisted of Gloria Lynne, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, Jimmy Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Sonny Stitt, comedian Redd Foxx and Hank Crawford & His Big Orchestra. "New Stereo Sound Guarantees Perfect Listening," the flyer states. So mid-60's!

    This item also measures 8 1/2" x 12" and grades to Near Mint condition, with only the tiniest amount of handling. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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