Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
An uncluttered collage centered the advertisement for San Francisco favorites and Bill Graham regulars, Quicksilver Messenger Service. Mott the Hoople, a British album rock band that played through the mid- 70's, and Silver Metre, a local, one-album band that broke up by year's end, were also on the bill.
The handbill was only printed once before the concert. It presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse and measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG241 image (see BG241/242). 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.