Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original Vintage UK 1958 Concert Program, boldly SIGNED to his program portrait by Brownie McGhee in blue ink and SIGNED characteristically underneath for Sonny Terry, who had been blind since childhood. Terry has written his X after the signature. We have it from the original owner, who acquired the autographs in person, that Brownie carefully guided Sonnys hand so that he could make his mark. Interesting to note that the British jazz photographer and writer Val Wilmer, who first met the duo on this inaugural tour of the UK, apparently had a rubber ink stamp and pad made for Sonny which he subsequently used to sign his name, though at this point he was still relying on the X". By the time of their first overseas tour in 1958, organized in part by the popular English trad band trombonist, Chris Barber, Sonny and Brownie had been embraced by the primarily white, urban American folk movement of the 1950's; but their roots were in the blues, and they were among the first blues musicians to tour at the outset of the Blues Revival of the 60's in England and Europe. They became very popular in England and were to appear there and in Europe on numerous occasions during the 60s, influencing a generation of blues musicians. In original printed warps, 9 by 7, [8pp], touch of rust to staples, else, about fine, unmarked, tightly bound, autographs are fine without loss or fading; an uncommon blues collectible, SIGNED by two of the most influential folk and blues musicians of their era. J1903

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Chris Barber, Original  UK 1958 Concert Tour Program, SIGNED By Terry & McGhee [SOLD]
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