JACKSON, Mahalia.

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Mustermesse, Basel June 1969 concert poster

Original first printing concert poster advertising American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (1911—1972) at the Mustermesse in Basel [Switzerland] on Tuesday, 17th June, 1969, presentred by Kurt Collien. Possessing a contralto voice, 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 poster measures 83.9 x 58.8 cm and is printed in black ink on thin, uncoated paper stock. Printer’s imprint (Emil Falke, Hamburg) to the bottom right corner. Folded vertically at the middle with staple holes to the corners and a 5 cm closed tear to the center of the bottom border. 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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