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Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf May 1969 concert flyer 

Original first printing concert flyer advertising American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) at the Rheinhalle in Düsseldorf [Germany] on Wednesday, 14th May, 1969, presented by Norman Granz in association with Lippmann+Rau. Accompanied by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Frank de la Rosa, and drummer Ed Thigpen, the concert in Düsseldorf was part of an extensive European, which culminated with two shows at the Lucerna Hall in Prague on 27th June, 1969. While touring in Europe, Warner Bros. booked studio time at Olympic Studios in London for her to work with producer Richard Perry. The efforts resulted in the album Ella, the first of two albums recorded for the Reprise label. The album continued the theme set on Fitzgerald’s previous album, consisting in the main part of cover versions of popular songs from the late 1960s. The poster features uncredited typographical artwork by Günther Kieser.

The flyer measures 14.8 x 10.5 cm (approx. 5.8″ by 4.1″ inches) and is printed in black ink on thin, smooth-finish uncoated card stock. In excellent unfolded and unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.


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