May 1959 German concert tour program
Original vintage concert program produced for Louis Armstrong’s nationwide tour of Germany during May 1959, presented by Frankfurt promoter C. Ebner, owned by Clara A. Gunderloch. The May concerts were part of Armstrong’s second leg of his six month European residency, having already played a number of concerts in Germany during February. His All Stars for the European tour featured pianist Billy Kyle, trombonist Trummy Young, bassist Mort Herbert, drummer Danny Barcelona, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko, and singer Velma Middleton. The tour ended abruptly on 18th July, when Armstrong suffered a heart attack in Spoleto, Italy. Original ticket stub for the concert at the Messehalle in Nuremberg on Tuesday, 19th May, 1959, laid in.
In original pictorial matte-coated wrappers, staple bound, 21.1 x 29.6 cm, 8 pp. All text in German. Light wear to spine and extremities, else in near excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Additional images of the program available on request.
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