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Vintage Rock ‘N Roll and R&B Concert Posters

  1. American Legion Hall (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – July 4, 1951

  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – March 18, 1957

  3. Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City, Missouri) – November 10, 1957

  4. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – February 4, 1958

  5. Evergreen Ballroom (Olympia, Washington) – May 5, 1963
  6. Sunset Lake Park (Portsmouth, Virginia) – July 4, 1963
  7. Waco Coliseum (Waco, Texas) – March 18, 1965
  8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – February 3, 1967

  9. Victory Stadium (Roanoke, Virginia) – June 26, 1968
  10. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – June 28, 1968 

Vintage R&B Concert Posters

  1. Civic Auditorium (Honolulu, Hawaii) – March 6-8, 1959

  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 13, 1960
  3. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – April 19, 1961

  4. Hollywood Bowl (New Westminster, BC, Canada) – June 6, 1964

  5. Fort Worth Casino Ballroom (Fort Worth, Texas) – July 6, 1964

  6. The Mosque (Richmond, Virginia) – November 8, 1964

  7. Richmond Arena (Richmond, Virginia) – January 15, 1965

  8. Eagle Hall (St. Joseph, Missouri) – June 10, 1966
  9. Mosque Auditorium (Richmond, Virginia) – December 4, 1966
  10. Charlotte Coliseum (Charlotte, North Carolina) – May 5, 1968

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Vintage R&B Concert Posters

  1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 16, 1954
  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 10, 1959
  3. Oakland Auditorium (Oakland, California) – February 8, 1963
  4. Exhibition Garden (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) – June 26, 1964
  5. Wilmer’s Park (Brandywine, Maryland) – July 25, 1965
  6. Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Columbus, Ohio) – October 25, 1965
  7. Carr’s Beach (Annapolis, Maryland) – June 26, 1966
  8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – March 31, 1967
  9. Shelby County Fairgrounds (Shelbina, Missouri) – July 27, 1968
  10. Norfolk Arena (Norfolk, Virginia) – November 22, 1969

B.B. King photographed by John D. Shearer for LIFE magazine, 1972.

Vintage R&B Concert Posters

1. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – November 16, 1954

2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – June 10, 1959

3. Oakland Auditorium (Oakland, California) – February 8, 1963

4. Exhibition Garden (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) – June 26, 1964

5. Wilmer’s Park (Brandywine, Maryland) – July 25, 1965

6. Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Columbus, Ohio) – October 25, 1965

7. Carr’s Beach (Annapolis, Maryland) – June 26, 1966

8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – March 31, 1967

9. Shelby County Fairgrounds (Shelbina, Missouri) – July 27, 1968

10. Norfolk Arena (Norfolk, Virginia) – November 22, 1969

Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm Recorded the First Rock ‘N’ Roll Song in 1951

In 1991, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized “Rocket 88″ as the first rock and roll song ever recorded.

19-year-old Ike Turner wrote the

song.

The Oldsmobile Rocket 88 came out in 1949 and was the fastest car on the road at the time.

B.B. King linked Turner up with

producer Sam Phillips.

The song was recorded in the Memphis studio of Phillips in March 1951. Phillips

licensed the recording to Chess Records

in Chicago, who released it under the name Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Jackie Brenston, was a member of Ike Turner’s Rhythm Kings and sang lead,

Turner played piano.

The song was a #1 R&B hit, there were no rock charts at the time. It was a huge influence on Little Richard, who used the piano intro on his 1958 hit, “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

Turner was only paid $20 for writing, producing, and recording it. General Motors gave Brenston a Rocket 88 to thank him for the publicity. In 1952 Sam Phillips used the money from success of the record to form Sun Records, famous for recording Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.