Chuck Berry Handbill
  • Chuck Berry Handbill
Plain fare, neatly presented, Tuten's all-American hamburger served up the delicious fare of Chuck Berry and blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield with Mark Naftalin, a friend from their Butterfield Blues Band days, and Nick Gravenites, with whom Bloomfield would found Electric Flag, at the Fillmore West.
Print Variations
The handbill measures 4 1/2" x 7" and displays a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It was printed before the concert.
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG159 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
About Randy Tuten
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.