Chicago's first album, released in March 1969, was a smash hit and put the band [then known as 'Chicago Transit Authority'] on the map. From this auspicious beginning, Chicago went on to even greater fame and became one of the seminal American rock acts. The jewel-tones and simple composition of this Singer poster make it popular among Chicago aficionados and poster collectors.
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 1/8".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG226 image (see BG225/226). They measure 7 1/8" 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.