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    Ike & Tina Turner 1960 Fillmore Auditorium Boxing-Style Concert Poster. A stupendously early concert poster for the dynamic duo at the very outset of their career together. They had released exactly one single so far, "A Fool in Love," which had reached #2 on the R&B charts, justifying their first tour. No "Revue" yet, no big posters embellished with flames, fire and flash, this was basic nuts & bolts, just-off-the-truck-from-St. Louis Ike & Tina. Look at that young picture of them!

    And the fact it was at the venerable Fillmore Auditorium is just stunning, years before promoter Bill Graham turned it into a psychedelic-rock mecca. The Fillmore had a strong African-American clientele at the time, and was being booked by local Black impresario Charles Sullivan.

    Truly Ike & Tina's "rookie card," if you will... a poster with just one musician (no opening acts), one photo, one song, one back-up orchestra, one date and one show on that date. Things would really start to pick up, however, when the couple released their second single this very month, "I Idolize You," and it also would reach the Top 5 of Billboard's national R&B singles chart.

    Not surprisingly, this is the only specimen of this poster that anyone has ever seen, so it might be the only one that still exists.

    Measures 13 7/8" x 21 7/8" and grades to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    More Information: Poster has several horizontal creases in the cardboard, starting with "Auditorium" in the upper right, to poster-wide creases through the couple's name and photo, to a large diagonal crease in the lower right area. Luckily the creases don't break color in the photograph, and was professionally touched up in a couple of places in the black lettering of their name. Standing back a couple of feet, it almost all becomes moot. A small amount of pink paint appears on the edge to the left of "Fillmore," and is more prevalent on the verso. Some edge toning appears in that area of the venue box as well. Has the usual amount of edge bumping, light grime and handling present in the four corners and margins. Verso also has most of the issues described on the front.




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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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