The 1st printing A handbill has a blue background and displays the image for the 4/11/1969 Grande event on the reverse. It was printed before the concert and measures 4 1/8" x 7 1/8". No poster is known to exist.
The 1st printing B variant handbill is differentiated solely by its purple/grey background. It otherwise mimics the A version.
Gary Grimshaw's talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scenes in Michigan and the San Francisco area. Doing much of his early work for the Detroit rock & roll band MC5, the Vietnam veteran turned anti-war activist designed his first concert poster in 1966. Working in San Francisco between 1966-70, he moved back to Michigan and settled in Motor City in 1974 where he concentrated on the local rock scene for the next 14 years. Recognized as an originator of the psychedelic poster form, Grimshaw passed away at the age of 67.