Eric Burdon & The Animals Poster
By 1967, Eric Burdon took the Animals into a harder, more psychedelic sound than the one listeners recognized from the band's earlier incarnation. Burdon would later take this style even further when he teamed up with an obscure Los Angeles band known as War. The Mona Lisa smile of MacLean's central figure calls to mind another playing card image, BG034.
The poster was printed once before the concert. It measures 14" x 21".
The 2nd printing is on uncoated matte stock and has "W 2020" in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2020 by Wolfgang's in a 500 copy run. This reprint measures 13" x 20".
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.