Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
MacLean's interest in the human face and its many expressions put this rendition front and center on this Muddy Waters, Buffalo Springfield and Richie Havens offering.
The postcard was printed once before the concert. It measures 4 1/2" x 6 15/16".
There were also some pre-concert double-sized mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG075 image (see BG075/076). 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.