Donovan was at the height of his popularity from the mid to late-1960's, and Bill Graham acknowledged this draw by abandoning his traditional concert venue for the much large Cow Palace. Bonnie MacLean liked Donovan's music, too, and her portrait-frame poster sweetly announced this one-night-only appearance.
The postcard was only printed once before the concert. It measures 4 11/16" x 6 15/16".
During the early days of the Fillmore, MacLean was the most "present" member of the staff. She collected tickets, passed out handbills, blew up balloons and counted money for Fillmore productions. Impressed with her lettering skill on the upcoming attractions chalkboards, Bill Graham surprised her with an easel and art supplies for Christmas, 1967, and MacLean's poster artist career was launched. Untrained in graphic arts, MacLean's early style evolved into ornate, Medieval-Gothic designs. Faces in her posters wore trance-like stares, steady and serene, and evoke the detached spirituality of the sixties.