Written by
Bob Stumpel

January 26

An Early Handbill Of A Gig At Elks’ Patio In Redwood City, With Lowell Fulson (1951)

Off topic

Earliest known handbill of a Ray Charles gig, the “sensational blind singing star”, with Lowell Fulson at Elks’ Patio in Redwood City, CA. Looking at the bit of adhesive tape at the top of the picture, this can’t have been bigger than a postcard (and it may have been re-published as such).
Update: the size was 3.5 x 5.5″. The item was re-sold through Ebay several times since I first noticed it, the last time for $7,422.73. See this (also for a an unretouched repro).


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