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Sam Cooke is often referred to as The King of Soul, and he had a short but notable career as a singer and composer contributing to popular music. This early and historic handbill from 1961 promotes a show he performed at the Rockland Palace in Harlem. 


Cooke had just signed with RCA Records a couple months prior and his new single “Cupid” had just reached the charts. “Chain Gang” also reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart just weeks before this performance. The circumstances around his death 3 years later are to this day still subject to speculation. This original handbill is in Super Clean & Pinhole Free Condition. Handbills are currently one of the hottest segments of the market. See our blog dated 5/18/18 for details! 


Handbill – Sam Cooke Rockland Palace 1961

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Bands/Bill – Sam "Cupid" Cooke, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, Jive Five, The Olympics, Bernard Byars, Ted Taylor, Savoy Big Blast Band

Venue – Rockland Palace

City – NewYork, NY

Date – 9/9/61

Dimensions – 8 1/2” x 11”

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Super clean & pinhole free! 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm eastern.


*****This Handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


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1961-Sam Cooke-Rockland Palace Concert Handbill-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
1961-Sam Cooke-Rockland Palace Concert Handbill-SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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