1952–Nat King Cole-The Apollo Theater Concert Handbill-SUPER EARLY APOLLO! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”

closed on Friday, December 4, 2020

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Here we have an original Nat King Cole double-sided handbill from the Apollo Theater in 1952! The Unforgettable piano player and singer got his career jumpstarted with the "King Cole Trio Time" a fifteen-minute radio program in 1948. This was the first radio program to be sponsored by an african american musician. Cole began recording and performing pop material soon-after and his stature as a popular star was cemented by hits like "All for You" and "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". In 1952 he was booked at the Apollo. Billing itself as a place "where stars are born and legends are made " the Apollo Theater in New York became famous for launching the careers of many incredible artists. The venue is currently a historical landmark. 


Handbill – Nat King Cole The Apollo

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Nat King Cole & His Trio The Ravens Sonny Thompson

Venue – The Apollo Theater

City – New York NY

Date – 3/7-14/52

Dimensions –  5 16/32" x 8 17/32

Printing – OHB-A Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


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