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    Ray Charles / Muhammad Ali 1971 Brooklyn, NY Handbill. An original paper concert flyer advertising Ray Charles and his backing singers The Raelets, along with "Extra Added Attraction" Muhammad Ali, appearing for two shows at the RKO Albee Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, May 7, 1971.

    This was an unusual but totally irresistible combination of "The Genius" and "The Greatest" on one stage together in their prime. Mr. Charles was a world-touring force with a tremendous backlog of great songs to entertain audiences with. This flyer has an unusual, full-length shot of Ray posing with the Raelets.

    Ali had just lost "The Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in New York two months earlier, his first professional loss. He would regain his title, however, in "The Rumble in the Jungle" against George Forman three years later.

    Measures 8 1/2" x 11" and grades to Near Mint condition for very light general toning. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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