Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
A collaboration between Alton Kelley and Rick Griffin [BG133 and BG147 were the others], BG146 walked softly and carried a big stick in this Moody Blues concert featuring Chicago Transit Authority.
The postcard was only printed once before the concert. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG147 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.