In a take on The Peaceable Kingdom, BG236 advertised quintessential San Francisco band, Country Joe & the Fish. Country Joe was a local favorite who could be counted on to give fans performances everything from psychedelic freak-outs to a politically incorrect protest rally.
Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The 1st printing A handbill is blue, 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".
The 1st printing B handbill also displays the "split fountain technique", ranging from blue at the bottom to yellow at the top. 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 BG235 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.