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98/77/5 Concert program, 'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in the 'Big Show'', paper / metal, printed by Publicity Press Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957. Click to enlarge.

'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in the 'Big Show'' concert program

Printed
The program is a staple-bound paper booklet, comprising 18 pages, with a single colour/monochrome printed cover, monochrome printed text and photographs, and a title page. The cover features a selection of black and white photographs within white stars, depicting Bill Haley, La Vern Baker, Big Joe Turner and Freddie Bell (American rock singers) on an orange background. Text in black and white 'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in The Big Show, 1st Australian tour 1957'. The title …

Summary

Object No.

98/77/5

Object Statement

Concert program, 'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in the 'Big Show'', paper / metal, printed by Publicity Press Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957

Physical Description

The program is a staple-bound paper booklet, comprising 18 pages, with a single colour/monochrome printed cover, monochrome printed text and photographs, and a title page. The cover features a selection of black and white photographs within white stars, depicting Bill Haley, La Vern Baker, Big Joe Turner and Freddie Bell (American rock singers) on an orange background. Text in black and white 'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in The Big Show, 1st Australian tour 1957'. The title page lists the performers, Bill Haley, The Platters, Freddie Bell and the Bellboys, La Vern Baker and Big Joe Turner, the orchestra diected by Dennis Collinson. The concert was presented by Lee Gordon in association with Benn F Reyes and Arthur Schurgin. The program contains articles about the performers and various advertisements. Handwritten notes can be found on some of the pages. Two holes are punched in the program for placement in a ring binder.

Dimensions

Width

212 mm

Production

Notes

Concert program printed by Publicity Press Pty Ltd, 71-75 Regent Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1957.

The tour took place in January 1957.

History

Notes

Purchased and kept by the donor Maureen Goddard as a souvenir of the performance she attended at Sydney Stadium.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Maureen Goddard, 1998

Acquisition Date

26 May 1998

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in the 'Big Show'' concert program 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 August 2021, <https://ma.as/164521>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/164521 |title='Lee Gordon presents Bill Haley and his Comets in the 'Big Show'' concert program |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=2 August 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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