The Rolling Stones Handbill
The Rolling Stones concert in November, 1969 included a lot of firsts: the first time the band played for Bill Graham, the first time Graham booked a place as large as the Oakland Coliseum and the first time Graham saw a performance contract that included a rider detailing what the band expected in amenities on the road. Graham and The Stones had a rocky relationship, and the egos of Bill and Mick Jagger clashed frequently and monumentally.
The handbill was only printed once before the concert. It measures 4 11/16" x 7 3/8".
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.