American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser [SOLD]
American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage Concert Poster, 1965, produced by Lippman & Rau, designed by Gunther Kieser, with the Michel + Kieser imprint to lower left margin. A1 Format, approx. 23.25" by 33" (59 cm. by 83.8 cm.), the poster has not been folded and is about near fine with pin holes to corners, tiny nicks to bottom corners, verso is unmarked, stored flat and shipped in a mailing tube. The third annual AFBF, for which this striking poster was specifically, designed., featured the usual array of eminent blues musicians, including John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Fred McDowell. 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, 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. J1919

American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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American Folk Blues Festival Original Vintage 1965 German Concert Poster, By Gunther Kieser  [SOLD]
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