Town Hall, Birmingham October 1964 concert flyer
Original first printing double-sided concert flyer advertising American jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner (1923–1977) at the Town Hall in Birmingham [England], accompanied by bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin, and presented by Harold Davison. The show in Birmingham was part of Garner’s third visit to Great Britain. It was quite the norm back then that American jazz artists visiting Europe would perform twice at the same venue on the same night, an afternoon and an evening show. This flyer reads “One Performance Only”, and Garner always insisted on only one concert a night. He explained the reasoning behind this with the fact that he perspires a lot. “When I’m through, my shirt and my clothes are soggy. I can’t do that twice a night. If an artist does this, against his better judgment, both shows are liable to be below par.”
The flyer measures 15.0 x 22.6 cm and is beautifully printed in blue, orange, and black inks on thin, coated paper stock. Complete with the original postal booking form still intact. A couple of diagonal creases to the top left corner, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.