Vintage original official concert merchandise from the actual gig in 1978 - over 44 years ago. Printed for the tour of Australian cities in November and December of that year.
This is a very interesting piece of history featuring black & white photos and pages of information about Ella. It's in very good condition but does have some minor brown age spotting on a few of the inside pages.
Actual images of item have been used and form part of the item condition/description.
Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and "Queen of Jazz," was a legendary American jazz singer known for her remarkable vocal talents and extensive career. She performed in numerous concerts and tours around the world during her lifetime.
Aged 61 at the time, Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia for the last time in 1978. Her itinerary was crammed into the 10 days from 26 November to 5 December. She was accompanied by Paul Smith (piano), Keeter Betts (bass) and Jimmie Smith (drums), playing to large, enthusiastic concert audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Ella Fitzgerald was renowned for her exceptional live performances. Throughout her long and illustrious career, she captivated audiences around the world with her remarkable vocal talents and magnetic stage presence. Ella Fitzgerald's voice was one of the most enchanting and versatile in the history of jazz music. Her vocal range, clarity, and purity were extraordinary, and she had complete mastery over her instrument. Whether she was scat singing, interpreting a jazz standard, or performing a ballad, her voice had the power to move and mesmerize listeners.
Tour programs are highly collectable and sought after for several reasons. Firstly, they provide a tangible memento of a specific concert or event, allowing fans to relive the experience and cherish the memories associated with it. Tour programs often feature exclusive content like behind-the-scenes photos, interviews, and detailed information about the artists and their performances. Additionally, they serve as a snapshot of a particular era in an artist's career, making them valuable to both music enthusiasts and historians. Whether you're a dedicated fan or a passionate collector, owning these programs offers a tangible connection to the music world and serves as a treasured piece of memorabilia.
Programs can also be framed together with other items we have on our website such as vinyl records, official stage guitar picks, autographs, backstage passes, concert tickets, drumsticks and photos and you can create a truly one-of-a-kind unique piece of memorabilia.