Kongresshaus, Davos September 1971 concert poster
Original vintage first printing concert poster advertising American vocal group the Golden Gate Quartet at the prestigious Kongresshaus in Davos [Switzerland] on Tuesday, 7th September, 1971. Arguably the most successful of all of the African-American gospel music group, the group has been primarily based in Europe since the 1950s. During the early 1960s they gradually expanded their accompanying band to incorporate guitar, piano, bass and drums, and toured widely in Europe, with a long-established line-up of Orlandus Wilson, Clyde Riddick, Caleb Ginyard, and Clyde Wright. In 1971, Ginyard and Wright left, and were replaced by Paul Brembly (the great-nephew of Orlandus Wilson) and Calvin Williams. Wright returned to the group in 1985 to replace Williams, who returned to the US. The Golden Gate Quartet was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
The poster measures 34.3 x 74.7 cm (approx. 13.5″ by 29.4″ inches) and is beautifully printed on thin, uncoated paper stock. Folded twice horizontally with tack holes to the corners and light overall surface handling wear. Additional photos available on request.