13 days of music at the Fillmore West was a tall order for BG245. Singer achieved the goal with this large triptych and flanked the center collage with the facts. The fare featured British and American groups, and the collage and poster are the national colors.
Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
This large handbill was only printed once before the concert. There is significant inking variation throughout the run, particularly noticeable in the blue background, which ranges from nearly aqua to dark blue. There is a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the back, and the handbill measures 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.