1964 AOR-1.27 Solomon Burke Chuck Jackson Atlanta Cardboard Jackson Signed Poster Extra Fine 65

closed on Thursday, April 6, 2023

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This poster is signed by the late great R&B legend Chuck Jackson and personalized to Village Music shop owner John Goddard!


This uncommon, original cardboard poster from September 1964 advertised "the best show in '64", a big event featuring Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Chuck Jackson, The Tams, and more. It was held at the Ponce de Leon Ball Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This poster originally belonged to John Goddard, the owner of Village Music, described in The Art of Rock as "an overflowing floor-to-ceiling museum of American music history that masquerades as a record store in Mill Valley, California". The AOR book also exhibits a photo of the inside of Goddard's shop from back in the day on page 19. A full page color image of this poster is featured as AOR-1.27 on page 33. 


The Village Music shop was decorated with a number of rare vintage rock posters. In later years, John would often receive visits at his shop from legendary blues, R&B and soul performers. Many would sign several of the historic relics he had on display in his collection. This poster was signed & personalized to Goddard by the late great Chuck Jackson, who just passed away a month ago at the age of 85. Jackson was an R&B star in the early sixties and was one of the first artists of his time to record material written by legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach successfully. 


Solomon Burke is featured as the headliner on this poster. Burke was one of the fathers of 1960s soul music. Though his contributions to the genre are often overshadowed due to the wild success of legends such as James Brown and Otis Redding, Burke produced a number of hits between 1962 and 1965 and had a performance career that spanned 55 years. He has been dubbed the "King of Rock 'n' Soul".


This is the ONLY example of this extremely rare R&B poster we have ever seen or auctioned. This lot is a diamond in the rough.


--TITLE: 1964 Solomon Burke The Drifters Ponce de Leon Ball Park Atlanta Cardboard Poster
--PERFORMERS: Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, Chuck Jackson, The Tams, more.
--VENUE: Ponce de Leon Ball Park
--CITY: Atlanta, GA
--DATE: 9/17/1964
--SIZE: 22 x 28
--PRINTING: OP-1; Original Pre-Concert First Printing Cardboard Poster


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