Big Mama Thornton Academy of Music Concert Poster (Soft Egg Productions, 1970) New York City's Academy of Music was the scene for this 1970 concert of Rock 'n' Roll and blues pioneers. Big Mama Mae Thornton is best remembered for giving the world the classic tune "Hound Dog", which helped a young Elvis Presley skyrocket to fame in the mid-1950s. George "Harmonica" Smith is considered an early master of the amplified harmonica, and played with Muddy Waters and Champion Jack Dupree. Guitarist Hound Dog Taylor, born with six fingers on each hand, was a Chicago favorite; his tight band, the Houserockers were known for never rehearsing, and playing only after a certain amount of alcohol was consumed! And of course, Big Joe Turner is a respected name in Rock, Blues, and Jazz circles, and has been called "the World's Greatest Blues Shouter". This poster is from that incredible night of music. It measures 20" x 29", and is in VG+ condition.

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