Bobby Blue Bland had been recording for over a decade by this Thanksgiving show on November 26th, 1964. After his R&B no. 1 hit Father Up the Road in 1957, his songs charted regularly. Bland would eventually end up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and number of other accolades. This show, at the Sweet Ballroom in Oakland, CA included opening acts Joe Scott, Al Braggs, Eloise Hester, and Wayne Bennett. This original poster, measuring 16 1/8 x 24 1/8, is on thick cardboard similar to other boxing style posters. This poster comes from the historic poster collection of John Goddard, owner of Bay Areas Village Music, and was said to have been removed from the venue at the show. It looks as though there was something (possibly a matte) that covered about 1/2 of the border, that when removed took off the top layer of paper. Each of the corners are considered soft, with multiple pinholes each. The top left is the worst, with a small hole to the left of Sweeets. There are also two long black marks that run through Sweets and down from the B in Ballroom. However, this is a very cool poster from some of the early R&B groups. Llectors seeking truly vintage posters there is no other source that can match the breadth and authenticity of the collection at Wolfgang’s Vault. To see our other auctions! We advise any inquiries to be made well in advance. The item “1964 Bobby Blue Bland Original Pre-Fillmore Boxing Style Concert Poster” is in sale since Sunday, July 17, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\R&B & Soul\Posters”. The seller is “wolfgangsvault” and is located in Reno, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.