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Alex Cooley concert posters collection

Alex Cooley concert posters collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alex Cooley concert posters collection
Creator: Cooley, Alex, 1939-
Dates: circa 1971
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4389
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alex Cooley, known as "the unofficial mayor of Atlanta music," is credited as the man who brought rock and roll to Atlanta. In his lifelong career as a concert promoter, Cooley put on thousands of shows, bringing to his hometown almost every major musical act in the world for millions of music fans. He owned and operated some of the city's legendary rock music nightclubs, in addition to founding the Music Midtown festival in 1994.

Cooley brought a variety of high-profile performers to such Atlanta venues as the Fox Theatre, the Omni, Chastain Park, and the Lakewood Amphitheater. In 1974 he opened Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, where many stars made their Atlanta debuts. He also owned the Coca-Cola Roxy, the Tabernacle, and the Cotton Club. During these years Cooley was also instrumental in efforts to preserve and renovate the Fox Theatre.

Scope and Content

Five concert posters by Alex Cooley's International Ventures. Artists include Leon Russell, Chicago, Ike & Tina Turner, Richie Havens and Ten Years After.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alex Cooley concert posters collection, ms4389, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Rock music.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Posters, circa 1971