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    Duke Ellington 1970 Chicago Jumbo Concert Poster, President Nixon Mentioned. A commanding jumbo cardboard window card selling tickets for Sir Duke himself, Duke Ellington, in concert for "One Big Night" at the High Chaparral theater in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, March 25, 1970.

    Check out that fun wording from exactly 50 years ago: "Gents Wear Collar and Tie - Ladies Wear Your 'Thing'... Mink - Gowns - Mini or Maxie." We're guessing jeans were probably not admitted.

    1970 was the year Duke released his album New Orleans Suite, which featured the last appearance of longtime Ellington saxophonist Johnny Hodges. This show was in March, that album was recorded in April and May, and Mr. Hodges passed away during the album's recording. The record went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band.

    Another poster found in the small stash of Chicago posters printed back in the day and kept in clean storage all these decades. Almost certainly a unique specimen.

    Measures 22" x 28" and grades to straight Mint condition; we could not find a flaw on it. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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