RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Literature

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Boasting almost 1,000 lots, RR Auction's October Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a robust literature section that includes autographs from authors across the ages—from Goethe to Kafka to Hemingway, a wide assortment of great writers and literary movements are represented. Other highlights in the sale include an important letter by Stephen Hawking, an extremely rare Mao Zedong autograph, a fully signed Led Zeppelin album, a wise autograph quote by Albert Einstein, and a letter by Thomas Jefferson on a political economics textbook. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in September 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Big Brother and the Holding Company708 - Big Brother and the Holding Company
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Glossy 8 x 10 photo of Big Brother and the Holding Company relaxing nude in a bed together, signed in blue felt tip by Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Blood, Sweat & Tears709 - Blood, Sweat & Tears
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Bracket-bound 9.25 x 12 folder of German-language material relating to a Blood, Sweat & Tears concert at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich, Germany...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Booker T. and the MG's710 - Booker T. and the MG's
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And Now! album by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, signed on the back cover in blue ink by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, and Al Jackson,...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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David Bowie711 - David Bowie
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Appealing satin-finish 8 x 10 close-up photo of David Bowie, signed in blue felt tip, "Bowie, '92." In fine condition.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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James Brown712 - James Brown
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Stapled packet of three Artist Engagement Contracts, each one page, 8.5 x 11, dated August 10, 1977, each relating to an agreement between Robin–L Pro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Byrds713 - The Byrds
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DS, two pages, 8.5 x 13, December 19, 1967. Agreement of settlement between Tickson Music, Co., and "the foregoing individuals hereinafter some...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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The Cars714 - The Cars
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Scarce 14.75 x 16.75 color proof for the back cover design of Candy-O, the second studio album from new wave rockers The Cars, signed in ballpoint or
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Joe Cocker715 - Joe Cocker
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Jamaica Say You Will album by Joe Cocker, signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In fine condition, with moderate signature contrast, and a few
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Joe Cocker716 - Joe Cocker
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DS, one page, 8.5 x 11, no date. An Exhibit 'A' document issued by Joe Cocker to Pierre Cossette Productions, Inc., regarding an agreement b...
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Joe Cocker717 - Joe Cocker
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Two different color glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders photos of Cocker, each signed in blue felt tip. In very fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Commodores718 - The Commodores
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Heroes album by The Commodores, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by William King and Walter Orange, and in black felt tip by Lionel Richie.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sam Cooke719 - Sam Cooke
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Vintage ballpoint signature, "Best Wishes! Always, Sam Cooke, Oct. '62',” on an off-white 4.75 x 3.75 sheet. Triple-matted with two ima...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young720 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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American Dream album signed on the reverse in black felt tip by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young, and Larry Cragg, and on the fro
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Peter Frampton721 - Peter Frampton
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Frampton Comes Alive! album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Peter Frampton. In fine condition, with light scuffing. The records are incl
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Freed722 - Alan Freed
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Original 1958 program for "The Big Beat" concert tour presented by Alan Freed, 24 pages, 9 x 12, which features portraits and biographies ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elton John723 - Elton John
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Program for Elton John's A Single Man tour with Ray Cooper, 8.25 x 11.75, signed and inscribed inside on the centerfold image in blue ballpoint,...
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Kansas724 - Kansas
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DS, 44 pages, 8.5 x 11, March 10, 1986. Agreement between MCA Records and Mynyor Own Business, Inc., in which the latter will furnish to MCA "t...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Kinks: Ray and Dave Davies725 - The Kinks: Ray and Dave Davies
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Misfits album by The Kinks, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by Ray and Dave Davies. In very good to fine condition, with light scuffing, an
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The Lovin' Spoonful726 - The Lovin' Spoonful
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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of the Lovin' Spoonful, signed in blue felt tip by John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Joe Butler, and Jerry Yester. In fine...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd727 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Edge of Forever CD by Lynyrd Skynyrd, signed on the front of the booklet in various ink types by Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Lynyrd Skynyrd728 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the back cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd album Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd, signed in blue ...
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The Monkees729 - The Monkees
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Official tour book for the 2013 Listen to the Band! tour by the Monkees, 12 x 12, signed on the front cover in black felt by Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Van Morrison730 - Van Morrison
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Blowin' Your Mind! album by Van Morrison, signed on the front cover in blue felt tip. In very fine condition, with a Beckett label affixed to lo...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Musicians731 - Musicians
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Four hardcover books signed inside in felt tip by musicians, including: Joan Baez (And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir); Judy Collins (Trust Your Heart
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Nirvana: Dave Grohl732 - Nirvana: Dave Grohl
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Off-white coated Remo Ambassador drum head, 14.5? in diameter, signed in black felt tip by Dave Grohl. In fine condition, with a Beckett authenticity
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Ozzy Osbourne733 - Ozzy Osbourne
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Blizzard of Oz album by Ozzy Osbourne, signed on the front cover in black felt tip. In very good to fine condition, with overall warping. The record i
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Les Paul734 - Les Paul
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Color satin-finish 11 x 14 photo of Les Paul posing with one of his trademark electric guitars, signed in blue paint pen. In fine condition, with a fe
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Pink Floyd735 - Pink Floyd
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Uncommon glossy 9.75 x 7.75 EMI publicity photo of Pink Floyd from 1994, signed in black felt tip, "Best wishes, David Gilmour," "Ric...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Pink Floyd: Roger Waters736 - Pink Floyd: Roger Waters
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Color glossy 10 x 14 photo of the Pink Floyd bassist during a performance, signed prominently in black felt tip by Roger Waters. In very good to fine
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The Platters737 - The Platters
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Semi-glossy 4.75 x 6.5 Mercury Records promotional card for The Platters, showing them in a playful group pose, signed in blue ballpoint by Zola Taylo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Queen: Brian May738 - Queen: Brian May
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Two items: a TLS, signed "Brian xxx," one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, November 15, 1996, addressed to Helen Meehan, in full: ...
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Radiohead739 - Radiohead
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Hail to the Thief (Special Edition) CD, signed on the front cover in black felt tip by Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, an
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Rolling Stones740 - Rolling Stones
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Official souvenir program for the 2002-2003 Licks Tour by the Rolling Stones, 36 pages, 9.25 x 11.75, signed on the front cover in black ballpoint, ...
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Phil Spector741 - Phil Spector
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Thrice-signed DS, five pages, 8.5 x 13, April 30, 1967. General Release document relating to an agreement between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Phil Spec
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Bruce Springsteen742 - Bruce Springsteen
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Darkness of the Edge of Town album by Bruce Springsteen, signed on the front cover in black felt tip. Framed and in fine condition.
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Steely Dan743 - Steely Dan
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Off-white Remo Weatherking Coated Ambassador drum head, 10? in diameter, signed in black felt tip by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. In fine condition
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Tommy Tutone744 - Tommy Tutone
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Blue telephone handset with cord, signed on the top in blue felt tip by lead singer Tommy Heath, who signs as "Tommy Tutone" and adds &quo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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U2: Bono and Edge745 - U2: Bono and Edge
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Two ballpoint signatures and inscriptions, "Bono Helen, 96," with a self-portrait sketch, and "To Helen, best wishes, Edge," on...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Van Halen746 - Van Halen
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Sought-after five-track promotional album from Van Halen, issued by Warner Brothers for the release of the band's forthcoming self-titled debut ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Johnny Winter747 - Johnny Winter
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Semi-glossy 14 x 11 photo of Johnny Winter jamming alongside a bass-playing Jimi Hendrix at the Scene Club in New York City in February 1969, signed i
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Woodstock748 - Woodstock
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Color glossy 11 x 14 photo of a Woodstock poster, signed in blue felt tip by 22 acts, including: Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Nancy Nevins,
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The Bee Gees749 - The Bee Gees
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Color glossy 8 x 10 photo of the Bee Gees posing outside, signed in blue felt tip by Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb. In fine condition, with authentic
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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The Association750 - The Association
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Original 14 x 22 window card poster for The Association at the Charleston Civic Center on November 22, 1968, featuring a large image of the group at t
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Beatles: McCartney and Starr751 - Beatles: McCartney and Starr
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Two original psychedelic color 22.5 x 31 posters of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as photographed by Richard Avedon for Look Magazine, published in 1
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Big Brother and the Holding Company752 - Big Brother and the Holding Company
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Original light green 5.5 x 8.5 handbill for "Happening #5," a concert headlined by Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Community Co...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Birdland Stars of 1957753 - Birdland Stars of 1957
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Original color 6 x 9 handbill for the "Birdland Stars of '57" musical showcase at Carnegie Hall on February 15 and 16, 1957, which lis...
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Bobby Bland Revue754 - Bobby Bland Revue
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Original early 1960s light yellow 8.5 x 11 handbill for "The Bobby Bland Revue," which features images of Bland, Vi Campbell, and the Mali...
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Al Braggs755 - Al Braggs
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Original vintage color 8.5 x 11 handbill for "The Al T.N.T. Braggs Show," which shows images of Braggs, his brothers James and Floyd, and ...
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James Brown756 - James Brown
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Fantastic original 8.25 x 10.5 handbill for a series of James Brown concerts at Harlem's Apollo Theatre between October 25–31, 1974, with a larg...
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Chubby Checker757 - Chubby Checker
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Original color 10 x 6.75 handbill for a Chubby Checker concert presented by Arthur Howes at the Odeon Theatre in Leeds, England, on September 12, 1962
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