Delaney & Bonnie Handbill
The Fillmore West closed for two days at Christmas, 1970. Immediately following, on the 26th, husband and wife team Delaney and Bonnie appeared with Voices of East Harlem, a 20-voice gospel-soul group.
The handbill was only printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG261 image (see BG261/262). They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
Barely out of high school when the psychedelic scene rocked San Francisco, Orr aspired to become a Fillmore poster artist. Hired in 1970 by Bill Graham's art director, Pat Hanks, many of his first posters featured detailed lettering on rich colorways and reflected the influence of artists Kelly, Mouse and Griffin. Orr's style evolved to include designs featuring female nudes and photographs combined with complex lettering and backgrounds. His posters are compelling artwork, a mixture of pure public relations and religious or political themes done in jewel-like tones.