Vintage "Wattstax" Concert Original Lobby Card/Poster (1973)


Vintage large lobby card for the 1973 filmed concert "Wattstax" in excellent condition. Measures 11" tall by 14" wide on regular glossy paper. No major imperfections. Originally used to promote the Wattstax film distributed by Columbia Pictures after the concert.

About: Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles. The concert took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20, 1972. The concert's performers included all of Stax's prominent artists at the time, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singlers, The Emotions and and guest public figures like Jesse Jackson and Richard Pryor. Wattstax was referred to as the "Black Woodstock". The concert was filmed by David L. Wolper's film crew and was made into the 1973 film titled, Wattstax, which was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Documentary Film in 1974.



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