KING, Freddie.

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P.E. Janson Auditorium, Brussels October 1975 concert poster (Anon.)

Original first printing concert poster advertising American blues giant Freddie King at the P.E. Janson Auditorium in Brussels [Belgium] on 23rd Octobr, 1975, presented by Lion Promotions. This was around the time of the release of Larger Than Life, a live album recorded at the Armadillo Headquarters in Texas in April 1975 and produced by Mike Vernon. The album turned out to be his last. Nearly constant touring had taken its toll and in 1976 he began suffering from stomach ulcers. His health quickly deteriorated, and he died on 28th December of complications of this illness and acute pancreatitis, at the age of 42. King had an intuitive style, often creating guitar parts with vocal nuances. He achieved this by using the open-string sound associated with Texas blues and the raw, screaming tones of West Side, Chicago blues. King’s combination of the Texas and Chicago sounds gave his music a more contemporary feel than that of many Chicago bands who were still performing 1950s-style music, and he befriended the younger generation of blues musicians.

Printed by Zeefdrukkerij Dictus, with the printer’s imprint the to bottom right corner. The poster measures 48.4 x 69.0 cm (approx. 19.1 by 27.2 inches) and is printed in black and gold inks on thin, matte-coated paper 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 poster available on request.

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