Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
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.
The postcard was printed in 1967, with the 2nd printing of the poster, and it measures 5 1/8" x 7 1/2".
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.