Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
A month after their scheduled appearance in San Francisco, superstar band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young returned to the city to play four sold-out dates at the Fillmore West.
The handbill was printed before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 9/16" x 7 1/8".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG199 image (see BG199/200). They measure 7 1/8" 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.