Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
Cream member Ginger Baker maintained that they "... came to the Fillmore with the attitude that we were going to blow these Yanks off the stage, and we proceeded to do just that." Stanley Mouse made the infrequent choice to associate the color of the group's name with the background color of the poster.
Both variants of the pre-concert printed postcard measure 4 1/2" x 6 7/8".
The 1st printing A has a Place Stamp Here box on the reverse side.
The 1st printing B has a Bulk Rate mark on the reverse side.
There were also some pre-concert double-sized mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG109 image. They measure 4 1/2" x 13 7/8".
Born in Detroit, Stanley Miller became known as "Mouse" after illustrating countless notebooks with his signature rodent sketch. Miller found an outlet for his creativity in pin-striping cars and airbrushing hot rod designs on posters and T-shirts. Mouse migrated to San Francisco in 1964, where he first met the artists associated with Family Dog, the organization producing dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. With collaborator Alton Kelley, Mouse experimented broadly with composition, lettering and imagery: Kelley came up with the ideas and Mouse executed the designs. Mouse and Kelley helped to establish the psychedelic style of expression under the name Mouse Studios.