1st Printing Signed by Randy Tuten
Tuten's easy-to-read poster was a welcome relief for fans perplexed by a series of dense Singer offerings. Jim Morrison's wildness and instability both on and off the stage made The Doors a controversial band, but they continued to draw huge crowds hoping to hear the brilliance the band was capable of delivering on any given night.
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The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 13 15/16" x 21".
Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.