Concert Posters & more
Wolfgang's offers a unique look at the pop culture of the past through its one-of-a-kind collection of vintage rock posters, handbills, postcards and vintage concert tickets. Each item comes with the assurance of originality and quality. We strive to bring you our astonishing collectibles at everyday, affordable prices.
Our artists each have a distinct and instantly recognizable style. Fluid block lettering, sensual curves and brilliant colors define this era. Check out Randy Tuten, David Singer, Rick Griffin, Wes Wilson, Lee Conklin, David Byrd, Bonnie MacLean, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso or search for you favorite artists at the top of the page.
The performers who defined music from the 60's to today are all here. Experience them here like never before.
The Bill Graham Series (BG) represents the original work by the seminal poster artists of the late 1960s. Many BG posters were accompanied by handbills and/or postcards, with matching monochrome ticket series using different colors for each night of a multi-show event. Many of the pieces in the BG Series are considered to be among the finest representations of rock concert art available anywhere today.
After a long hiatus that commenced with the closing of the Fillmores, Bill Graham Presents returned to producing shows in smaller venues in 1985 and revived the time-honored and popular concert poster to promote the productions. Drawing on the art forms and styles created in the earlier BG and FME series, the artists of this second generation produced works with contemporary tools and colors and that rival their earlier counterparts.
In the mid 80's Bill Graham reopened the original Fillmore, only to have it closed by the 1989 earthquake. Bill's death in a helicopter accident in October 1991 inspired everyone at Bill Graham Presents to finish one of his final pet projects: to restore the building he loved more than any other. The Fillmore continues to present the best popular music as well as the tradition of exceptional poster art to promote the shows.
The Family Dog was a loose collective of free spirits managed by Chet Helms, a contemporary of Bill Graham, who put on rock dances at the Avalon Ballroom more or less continually from 1965 to 1970. These almost-nightly events, like those hosted at the Fillmore, were more than conventional concerts. They were social gatherings with plenty of dance, music and light. Some of the early Family Dog posters are among the most significant art of the period.
The Aramdillo ('Dillo) opened for business in late 1969 and enjoyed a ten-year ride as a premier Austin, Texas rock/country rock venue. Located in a former National Guard Armory and co-founded by Shiva's Head manager Eddie Wilson, the wildly painted emporium presented local and national talent including Charlie Daniels, Emmy Lou Harris, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteeen and Willie Nelson to highly appreciative Austin audiences. Folding in fans from the Vulcan Gas Company, AWHQ also enjoyed the supreme talent of its own house artist, Jim Franklin, who designed many of the venue's posters. The 'Dillo's "Last Dance" concert was held on New Year's Eve, 1980, and the rockin' hotbed of some of Austin's most memorable concerts was replaced by the most pedestrian of buildings: a bank.
Detroit was a hotbed of rock music creativity in the late sixties and early seventies, and the Grande Ballroom played dream-come-true venue and de-rigueur stop for new and already popular bands. Chosen Few, on the bill for opening night, was a casualty of the early days of rock competition as were the Ann Arbor-born Rationals and Stooges. Detroit-local MC5, the Grande's de-facto house band, however, is credited with kicking peace-and-love up a notch and out to pasture, and Procul Harum, The Who, Pink Floyd and Jefferson Airplane passed through and added heartland-of-America to burgeoning fan bases.