American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1962 German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser [SOLD]
American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1962 German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage Concert Poster, Auditorium Max,[Hamburg], Oct. 18, [1962], produced by Lippmann & Rau, designed by Gunther Kieser with the Michel + Kieser imprint to bottom centre right, inside the guitar margin. A1 Format, 23.25” by 33” (59 cm. by 83.8 cm.), in fine condition, bright, unmarked, with crisp factory folds. The American Folk Blues Festival was the brainchild of German concert promoters, Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau, who had been successfully presenting jazz concerts in Germany since the mid - 1950’s. The first AFBF was held in 1962, for which this poster was designed, and working with the well-connected Chicago bluesman, composer and bassist Willie Dixon, L&R were able to present a who’s who of American urban and country blues artists for the first time to European audiences. Exposure to these great American blues musicians inspired and influenced a generation of British musicians, including future rock stars Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, all of whom played an important role in the blue-based British Invasion of the 1960’s. AFBF continued until 1972 with a series of highly successful concerts in Germany, France and England, after which the festivals were terminated for an eight year hiatus before resuming in 1980 for another five years. The posters created exclusively for the German AFBF festivals were designed by the eminent graphic designer Gunther Kieser and are representative of some of his finest music poster designs. A significant blues poster for the first presentation of the influential American Folk Blues Festival, in collector’s condition. J1750

American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1962 German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1962 German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival, Original, Vintage, 1962 German Concert Poster By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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