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Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland June 1967 concert flyer

Large original double-sided first printing concert flyer advertising Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, CA on Friday, 30th June, 1967. The concert in Oakland was part of the final North American JATP tour and performing artists included Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Sam Jones and Bobby Durham, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, and the Jimmy Jones Trio featuring Bob Cranshaw and Sam Woodyard. Interestingly, Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves of the Ellington orchestra were asked to step out from their normal roles with the orchestra to be featured in small-group formats to enhance interest in the event. The tour was a last hurrah for Coleman Hawkins, whole alcoholism had destroyed his appetite and drained his energy. According to Clark Terry, Hawkins was ill during most of the tour and drinking much more than he was eating. On this night in Oakland, Terry and Hawkins were up front playing when Hawkins ventured too close to the edge of the stage and began wobbling. Terry and Oscar Peterson moved on Hawkins simultanously and rushed him backstage, where a doctor declared his touring days over. Hawkins died of liver disease on 19th May, 1969, at Wickersham Hospital, in Manhattan, aged 64.

The flyer measures 17.7 x 27.8 cm and is beautifully printed in magenta and black inks on thin, uncoated paper stock. Folded twice with a tack hole to the center of the top border. Photo of the back of the flyer available on request.


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