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July 20, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, July 20, 1961

* Aretha Franklin - American singer songwriter - pianist
* Village Gate - Greenwich Village nightclub
* Very early career advertisement "Queen of Soul"
* Year of her very first debut studio album (19 years old)

Page 8 has a small advertisement for "Village Gate" on Thompson St. with a performance by Aretha Franklin. Franklin made her NYC debut at this nightclub. (see image)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete in 12 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, very nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.
Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century