DescriptionWillie Mae Big Mama Thornton Masonic Temple Concert Poster (1966). Extremely Rare. Window card printed on card stock for a "Big Mama Review" in Richmond, CA, on Sun. March 27th. The poster shows a classic headshot of Thornton and lists recent releases from the "Duke Recording Artist, "Summer Time", "Truth Will Come To Light"" and "You Just A Old Hound Dog". Measures 14" x 22.5". In Very Good Minus condition with restoration and touchups to the lower quarter and edges of the poster, general scuffs and toning to light areas, corners and edges rubbed.
This is the only known copy of this poster.
Literature: See Grushkin, Paul, The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk, Abbeville Press, New York, 1987, p.52 (illus.).
Willie Mae Thornton's biggest hit was "Hound Dog", a no.1 hit on the Billboard R&B charts in 1953. Elvis Presley's version of the song was recorded and released three years later and sold three million copies.
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