Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The lettering may have been readable in this poster, but the artwork certainly called into question the artist's view of what mankind made of a golden opportunity. The collage was "... Shocking..." but Singer thought it was so meaningful he "... couldn't resist putting it together."
The handbill was only printed once before the concert, and it displays a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers that were conjoined with the BG178 image (see BG178/179). They measure 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.