Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
Sporting the balance and complexity of a playing card on its left side, the right half of BG034 announces the psychedelic presence of punk-rock pioneer Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band.
The postcard was printed once after the concert with the 2nd printing of the poster, and there is some slight variation in color throughout the run. It measures 4 13/16" x 7 3/8".
When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.