Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels May 1964 concert flyer
Original first printing concert flyer advertising American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (1911—1972) at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels [Belgium] on Thursday, 14th May, 1964. This was Jackson’s first apperance in Belgium. Possessing a contralto voice, Mahalia Jackson was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel”. She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by Harry Belafonte as “the single most powerful black woman in the United States”. She recorded about 30 albums during her career, mostly for Columbia Records. Mahalia Jackson died in Chicago on 27th January, 1972, of heart failure and diabetes complications, aged 60.
The flyer measures 10.4 x 14.7 cm and is printed in black ink on thin, smooth-finish 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 flyer available on request.