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    Music at Newport Festival Concert Poster (Sid Bernstein and John Drew, 1961). The Newport Jazz Festival, which had been established by socialite Elaine Lorillard in 1954, ran into a snag in 1960 when boisterous spectators created a disturbance that required sending out the National Guard to restore order. As a result, the 1961 festival was canceled, and in its place was this show, presented by impresario Sid Bernstein. Among the acts at this one-time event were Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Judy Garland, plus many of the most famous Jazz performers of the time. This original first printing poster measures approximately 18" x 24", and is in Excellent condition.

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    February, 2011
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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