The Rolling Stones Poster
Winterland was the Stones' third stop on their North American Tour. Working their way down the West Coast from Vancouver and Seattle, the concert was called Tumblin' Dice after one of their major songs and featured crowd-favorites Brown Sugar and You Can't Always Get What You Want. The Tour left San Francisco for a June 9 performance in Los Angeles and finished up at Madison Square Garden on July 26.
The oversized 1st printing poster is identified by the presence of a white line on the lower left edge of the upper die which divides it from the background. It measures 21 7/8" x 27 13/16".
The 2nd printing lacks the above-mentioned white line on the lower left edge of the upper die. It was printed after the concert and is also oversized, measuring 21 7/8" x 27 13/16".
The 3rd printing is on smooth opaque cover stock and has a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2006 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 1000 copy run. This reprint measures 16 1/2" x 22 3/8".
The 4th printing is on glossy cover stock and also bears a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2006 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 1000 copy run and is larger than the other printings, measuring 24" x 32 1/2".
During his Fillmore era, from 1969-1971, Singer created more posters for Graham than any other artist. Singer's posters are notable for his use of collage, incorporating thousands of images clipped from magazines spanning several decades. He developed a format that included a stunning variety of lettering styles, applying them in close relation to the theme or subject of a poster.