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1989 "Tribute to R&B" Inaugural Ball Concert Poster w/SRV, Bo Diddley, Dr. John

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Original 1st printing 18 x 24" concert poster for "A Special Tribute to R&B", one of several Inagural Balls held on 1/21/1989 in Washington, DC. This event list appearances by rock & roll legends Ruth Brown, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Dr. John, Donald "Duck" Dunn and Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MG's), Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Dr. John, Chuck Jackson, Ron Wood, Koko Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Billy Preston, Sam Moore and MANY more appearing at Palaeur Roma in Rome, Italy on 11/17/1988.

 Design by Donna Sicklesmith, extra-thick glossy stock poster is in good (B) condition; there is a fairly pronounced curl to the paper from being rolled too tightly, along with a small wedge tear/creasing in the lower right corner of the centeral design, a few edge crease scattered along the outer margin area, a couple of small stress bends hiding within the image area and a trace of age spotting, otherwise fine.

 Very uncommon multi-act poster from the late-1980's, this poster comes from the collection of former Bo Diddley band leader Debby Hastings. Check out a compilation of clips from the event HERE: