Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
Classical drawings and cool cats at rest were Singer's choices for those giants among Blues players, B.B. King and Albert King, who played together for four nights at the Fillmore West.
The 1st printing A handbill is pink, though it shows some shade variation due to the "split fountain technique" that was used. It presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse, was printed before the concert, and measures 4 5/8" x 7 1/16".
The 1st printing B handbill also displays the "split fountain technique", ranging from pink on the right side into yellow on the left. It presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse, was also printed before the concert, and measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG236 image (see BG235/236). Although both BG235 and BG236 employed the "split fountain technique", both halves of the double postcard are yellow. It measures 7" x 9 1/4".
During his Fillmore era, from 1969-1971, Singer created more posters for Graham than any other artist. Singer's posters are notable for his use of collage, incorporating thousands of images clipped from magazines spanning several decades. He developed a format that included a stunning variety of lettering styles, applying them in close relation to the theme or subject of a poster.