Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
While not especially known for their musicianship, The Charlatans were as responsible as anyone for creating the look of the San Francisco music scene. Bill Graham's theme of giving something back to the community saw the concert's Wednesday night proceeds donated to a local clinic.
The postcard was printed before the concert. It measures 4 9/16" x 6 13/16".
There were also some pre-concert double-sized mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG087 image. There is some inconsistency in the color of the creature's face on the BG087 side of these cards. They measure 4 1/2" x 14".
During the early days of the Fillmore, MacLean was the most "present" member of the staff. She collected tickets, passed out handbills, blew up balloons and counted money for Fillmore productions. Impressed with her lettering skill on the upcoming attractions chalkboards, Bill Graham surprised her with an easel and art supplies for Christmas, 1967, and MacLean's poster artist career was launched. Untrained in graphic arts, MacLean's early style evolved into ornate, Medieval-Gothic designs. Faces in her posters wore trance-like stares, steady and serene, and evoke the detached spirituality of the sixties.