Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
Plain fare, neatly presented, Tuten's all-American hamburger served up the delicious fare of Chuck Berry and blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield with Mark Naftalin, a friend from their Butterfield Blues Band days, and Nick Gravenites, with whom Bloomfield would found Electric Flag, at the Fillmore West.
The postcard was only printed once before the concert. It measures 4 1/2" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG159 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.