Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
Tuten's large, photographic triptych announced contemporaneous concerts at the Fillmore West and Winterland. Bola Sete and Mike Bloomfield were a typical Graham pairing. British band Ten Years After played the Winterland venue.
The only postcards known to exist measure 4 5/8" x 7" and were cut from the BG277/278 pre-concert double-sized mailer.
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.