Them, with Van Morrison, advertised one of its last 1966 U.S. tour appearances here with Marin County band, Sons of Champlin. Morrison grew into an incredible rock-poet solo talent. The Sons, fronted by master arranger and vocalist Bill Champlin, added trumpet a year later and quickly set themselves apart from guitar-dominated rocker bands.
Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The handbill bears union logo 221 in the lower right corner and is black ink printed on several different colors of thin paper. Each version measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and all were printed before the concert.
1st printing A is on green paper.
1st printing B is on yellow paper.
1st printing C is on blue paper.
1st printing D is on pink paper.
When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.