Muddy Waters / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / Otis Spann / Etc. – Signed 1964 UK Concert Program

A 20 page program for the 1964 UK concert tour A Blues and Gospel Caravan, boldly autographed by Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cousin Joe Pleasant, Brownie McGhee and rubber stamped by Sonny Terry (who was blind, so instead of signing autographs he carried the stamp used here, reading “Yours Truly Sonny Terry”).

Each artist signed their name in blue or green ballpoint; and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (the rarest autograph here and a 2018 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) added “Best Wishes Always” and the date, May 29, 1964.  Also featured on the tour and in the program, but without signatures, are Rev. Gary Davis (also blind, which may explain his omission) and Mississippi John Hurt.

In near excellent condition, with a tiny tear to the front cover and some rust near the binding staples, but otherwise intact and clean.  Included is a handwritten letter from the original owner describing how he had met “several of the blues men & ladies in 1963/65” and once gave Bo Diddley a ride to a TV studio in Bristol, England.  With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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