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Town Hall, Birmingham November 1970 concert flyer

Original first printing concert flyer advertising the Tony Williams Lifetime at the Town Hall in Birmingham [England] on Tuesday, 10th November, 1970,presented by John and Tony Smith in association with Robert Stigwood. Basically a jazz fusion group led by jazz drummer Tony Williams, The Tony Williams Lifetime was founded in 1969 as a power trio with John McLaughlin on electric guitar, and Larry Young on organ.  The band was possibly named for Williams’ debut album as a bandleader, Life Time, released on Blue Note in 1965. Its debut album was Emergency!, a double album released on Polydor/PolyGram Records in 1969. It was largely rejected by jazz listeners at the time of its release because of its heavy rock influences, but it is now looked upon as a fusion classic. Jack Bruce joined the group to provide bass and vocals on its second album, Turn it Over, released in 1970. McLaughlin left the group and was replaced by Ted Dunbar on its 1971 album, Ego. This album also featured Ron Carter on bass and cello, Warren Smith and Don Alias on percussion, and Larry Young on organ.

The flyer measures 14.4 x 29.1 cm and is printed in orange and purple inks on thin, coated paper stock. Complete with the original postal booking form still intact. Folded twice horizontally, else in excellent unmarked condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the flyer available on request.


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