Beethoven Halle, Bonn April 1960 concert poster (Klaus Nengelken)
Original vintage first printing concert poster advertising American jazz cornetist Muggsy Spanier (1901—1967) at the Beethoven Halle in Bonn [Germany] on Sunday, 10th April, 1960, presented by Ralf Schulte-Bahrenberg, and with the Dutch Swing College Band also on the bill. In his time, Muggsy made numerous Dixieland recordings that still serve as favorites today. Apart from the famous Ragtime Band, his other most important ventures were the quartet he co-led with Sidney Bechet (the ‘Big Four’) in 1940 and the traditional band he co-led with pianist Earl Hines at the Club Hangover in San Francisco in the 1950s. After touring Europe, Spanier retired in 1964. His last appearance was at the Newport Jazz Festival that year. Spanier died of a heart attack at his home in Sausalito on 12th February, 1967, aged 65. The poster features artwork by Klaus Nengelken, with the artist’s imprint to the bottom right corner.
Printed by Hub. Hoch, Düsseldorf, the poster measures 59.5 x 84.2 cm and is printed in red and black inks on thin, uncoated paper stock. A couple of small rips to the bottom border and a closed one inch tear to the upper right side border, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.