Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The Fillmore West offered a Blues night with Graham-favorite Butterfield Blues and Blues-rockers Savoy Brown. Keith Relf, a singer with the Yardbirds, formed progressive-rock Renaissance to explore another musical direction. There was no subtlety in Singer's collage of the Brazilian port statue Christ addressing the hellish seas.
The handbill was only printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/16".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG220 image (see BG220/221). They measure 7" x 9".
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.