The first 24 numbered Bill Graham handbills were originally printed in one color on thin 5 x 7 stock. Numbers 25 through 45, and 48, were originally printed in full color with a plain back, some numbers on thin stock and some on card stock. After BG#45, all were printed on card stock. The color postcard images of Numbers 1 through 45 were printed sometime later, circa 1966-68, for sale to collectors and as souvenirs, and are vintage items although technically they are not "originals" or "first printings." The original monochrome and plain-back handbills are far more valuable and sought after by serious collectors, though in many cases they are far less attractive than the more common color postcards.
"Show backs" are cards that were handed out at the shows. These cards were not designed to be mailed and have a listing of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse side. Show backs are generally harder to find than "postcard backs" which have a "place stamp here" back and were designed to be mailed. Most of the later BG cards (post-200 or so) were show backs or mailers only. "Mailers" were sent to people on the original mailing list; these cards typically have a bulk rate stamp and are imprinted with the recipient's name and address on the reverse side. Some mailers are single cards, others are double cards (2 uncut cards printed together). Because the postal service often folded mailers, and because the recipients usually put them up on walls, clean mailers are harder to find than standard Fillmore cards.
BG #3, Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, 4/16-17/66, Fillmore; early red and orange design by Wes Wilson with head-shaped center, red background, red and orange lettering. I have 1beautiful NM ORIGINAL 6.5 x 9.25 black and white handbill; 1 copy that is maybe NM- ; no creases or pinholes but has just a hint of paper age around the edges, $150. (*)
BG #5, Jefferson Airplane, Jaywalkers, 5/6-7/66, Fillmore; early image with swirly lettering. Postcard with orange & green colors like the poster; NM- minor corner age $13.00.
BG #10, Jefferson Airplane, Great Society, Heavenly Blues Band, 6/16/66, Fillmore; color postcard; red and black lettering in the typical early Wes Wilson style; NM card; bulk rate stamp blocked out on reverse; $13.00.
BG #12, Them, New Tweedy Brothers, 6/23/66, green & pink postcard with amoeba-like block at bottom; bulk rate stamp blocked out on reverse; 1 NM card $12.00 each; another copy also NM but with small inked #12 written on reverse, $10.50.
BG #13, Lenny Bruce, Mothers, 6/24-25/66, Fillmore; orange and blue color card with image of Lenny Bruce; West Coast Litho version with wide margins top and bottom, narrow margins on side, NM- $20; second copy with short margins top & bottom, NM $20 (*).
BG #14, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Co, Jaywalkers, 7/1/66; Great Society, Sopwith Camel, Charlatans, 7/2/66, Love, Grateful Dead, Group B, 7/3/66, Fillmore; "Independence Ball" design by Wes Wilson; never reprinted either as a poster or a card. Original 5 x 7 handbill, green on white stock, Beautiful NM copy, super nice $250.
BG #16, Mindbenders, Chocolate Watchband, 7/8-9/66, Fillmore; color postcard with brain- type shape in center forming lettering. Yellow-green and purple card, NM $10.00 each. (*)
BG #19, Michael McClure's "The Beard" (stage play), 7/24/66, Fillmore; line drawings of Billy the Kid and Jean Harlow by Wes Wilson; very rare 5.5" x 8.5" handbill, never reprinted as a postcard; comes in several different color variations. Reverse has a reprint of a newspaper article about the show. Blue on brown version, nice NM copy, $600.
BG #26, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Martha & the Vandellas, others, 9/2-5/66, Fillmore; black & red card featuring Wes Wilson image of nude; first Wilson nude on a Fillmore poster. NM card $18.
No #, Jefferson Airplane, Great Society, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson Quintet; Big Mama Thornton, The Wildflower, 9/11/66, Fillmore; benefit for Both/And jazz club; 8 « x 11 black & white with dripping paisley doodads and small hand lettering; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 2.74. 2 nice clean copies of this handbill; solid VG+, clean with only minor age, $100.
No #, stage play "The Dutchman," by LeRoi Jones, 9/16-17/66, Fillmore; 5.5" x 8.5" handbill; B & W on thin paper with a large "D" containing a listing of the actors and crew for this play, which ran at midnight on the same night as the Byrds (BG #28). Very rare handbill, only the second I've ever had and the first ever offered for sale. This is an item for the serious Fillmore completist. Nice NM-/VG+ condition, $250.
No #, Bill Graham Presents, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, "Sometime in September...Somewhere in San Francisco" -- an advance flyer for the shows that ultimately became the BG ##29 & 30 shows in fall 1966; this is a 3.5" x 8" horizontal flyer, crudely designed with lettering over an image of a harmonica. Unusual item for the Fillmore enthusiast, 1 copy, VG+ with old center crease, $35.
BG #29, Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Butterfield Blues Band, 9/23-10/2, Fillmore & Winterland. Wes Wilson's iconic masterpiece "The Sound" with image of dancing nude woman; orange background. Discerning the differences among some of the 5 vintage printings of this poster can be a collector's nightmare. 2 "PC-3" versions with Creative Litho postcard reverse; $20.00 each. (*)
BG #30, Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, 10/7-8/66, Winterland; blue, black & red with swirly mandala in center and Wes Wilson lettering; on of the classic early lineups at the Fillmore, and all this for the outrageous price of $3.00 in advance, or $3.50 at the door. Nice NM- original plain back handbill, $55.00.
BG #31, Butterfield Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, Big Mama Mae Thornton, 10/14-16/66, Fillmore; brown/gold Wes Wilson image with photo of Big Mama in the center. Postcard back (no center date) VG+ small stain upper margin, $8.75.
No #, Manitas de Plata, 10/20/66, Fillmore; this was a Bill Graham show although it was not a numbered series item; this version of the handbill is 5 x 7 black on brown stock and shows a photo of the artist playing flamenco guitar; reverse has a newspaper item about him. This is a hard handbill to find and is a necessary addition to the collections of hard-core completists who want to include the un-numbered Fillmore items in their collection. Nice NM- copy $150.
BG #32, Grateful Dead, Lightning Hopkins, Loading Zone, 10/21-22/66, Fillmore; B & W image with classic early photo of Jerry Garcia sans beard. Card NM on front, teeny number written in ink on reverse, $20.
BG #35, Muddy Waters Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Andrew Staples, 11/4- 6/66, Fillmore; red and green Wes Wilson card with photo of Muddy, typical lettering and background; original plain back handbill, 2 copies NM, $57 each. (*)
BG #37, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 12/30-31/67, Fillmore; classic beautiful design for the first Fillmore New Years' Eve show; purple, blue, orange, and silver design by Wes Wilson with side view of a woman's face and the lettering forming the shape of her hair; small hand holding hourglass at one side. ORIGINAL plain back handbill, 3 copies of variant with bluish background; 6 copies of version with purple-blue background; your choice, nice NM, $40 each. Also have one with a postcard back; $17.50. Lastly, I have one copy that is an addressed mailing list mailer; ink stamp and postage stamps on back, this one has the usual horizontal fold and some edge wear and two small staple holes top and center, still very scarce as a mailer $45. (*)
BG #38, Grateful Dead, James Cotton Blues Band, Lothar & the Hand People, 11/18-19/66, Fillmore; beautiful Wes Wilson design in black/yellow orange; postcard back; 9 beautiful NM original plain back cards, $45 each (*).
BG #39, Jefferson Airplane, James Cotton Blues Band, Moby Grape, 11/25-27/66, Fillmore; color wheel printing with pink Aztec-like people in center; as a result of the color wheel effect, the background of each card is different with various combinations of pink, green, blue, yellow, purple bands. No two are exactly alike. Offered here is a fairly unusual one; plain back version with just yellow and one bar of green in the background, a fairly extreme combination. Front is NM, back has some very minor tape removal marks, very unobtrusive and invisible from the front; $60.00.
BG #40, Love, Moby Grape, Lee Michaels, 12/2-4/66, Fillmore; green/blue Wes Wilson image of woman; decent, typical art; the more common olive and blue original plain back version; VG has a crease across the center and a light tape stain in the lower LH margin and corner, decent filler copy $15.00. Also 1 NM postcard $15.00
BG #43, Otis Redding, Grateful Dead, Country Joe & the Fish, Johnny Talbot & De Thangs, 12/20-22/66, Fillmore; blue, pink and gray card with typical Wes Wilson lettering and background photo of Otis singing away. Copy with single pinhole at top center, otherwise clean, $80.
BG #45, Grateful Dead, Junior Wells, The Doors, 1/13-14/67, Fillmore; blue lettering; red face on green background; Wes Wilson art. One original beautiful NM plain back handbill, $55; 2 original plain back copies with margin scuff or tape pull leaving small white spot; $20 each (*).
BG #47, Butterfield Blues Band, Charles Lloyd, 1/27-28/67, very bright card in yellow, dark orange, and black with photo of Charles Lloyd in lower center; Wes Wilson design. One VG+ postcard; small white scuffs in each lower corner, $5.00.
BG #49, Blues Project, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, 2/10-12/67, Fillmore; blue & turquoise-green design by John H. Myers features image of old bluesman blowing harmonica that blends into the lettering. 2 NM cards $12.50 each.;1 badly damaged card with dark tape stains on reverse, $3.00. (*)
No #, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Sly & the Family Stone, Notes from The Underground, New Salvation Army Band, 2/12/67, Fillmore; "Abe Lincoln's Birthday Party" benefit for Council for Civic Unity. Black and white design with silhouette of Abe Lincoln and typical crude early psychedelic lettering; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 2.73. Handbill is 10 x 12; nice NM- copy, $175.
BG #50, The Blues Project, The Mothers, Canned Heat, 2/17-19/67, Fillmore; another classic Wes Wilson image with orange border typical pink lettering, and flesh colored psychedelic figures in center. 6 NM/NM- cards, $15 each; 1 VG card $7.00. (*)
BG #51, Otis Rush, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, 2/24-26/67, Fillmore; pink/blue/black Wes Wilson art with nice profile drawing of face surrounded by the usual swirly lettering. 2 NM cards $20 each (*)
BG #52, B.B. King, Moby Grape, Steve Miller, 2/26/67, Fillmore; red, yellow and black card by John Myers; nice image NM $15.00.
BG #54, Jefferson Airplane, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, 3/10-11/67, Winterland, Pale red, blue & green card by Wes Wilson with acid-trip swirly faces in center, surrounded on 3 sides by lettering, NM card $15.00
BG #55, Chuck Berry, Grateful Dead, Johnny Talbot & De Thangs, 3/17-18/67, Fillmore/Winterland; light olive background with black lettering; nude woman playing with snake; good Wes Wilson image. Creative Litho postcard back, 5 cards, NM $17.50. Also have one original mailer with name on back, West Coast Litho back, VG+; one teeny set of staple holes at bottom, almost invisible, and tiny piece of removable tape on back, $15.00.(*)
No #, Light-Sound Dimension, Easter Voyage light show with Bill Ham, Bob Fine, Richard Fletcher, 3/23/67, Fillmore. 8 1/2" x 11"; oddball Fillmore flyer; red on yellow stock; crude psychedelic design with the lettering in the shape of a cross with red rays radiating out from it; center lettering reminiscent of Wes Wilson's style, but much cruder; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 2.82. 2 copies available; VG/VG- with some tape stains on back that show through slightly into the image; couple of minor stains, minor tape pulls in upper corners, $20.
BG #56, Moby Grape, Chambers Bros., The Charlatans, 3/24-26/67, Fillmore/Winterland; tiki-like face with typical Wes Wilson lettering and split fountain lettering; several variants of the card on this one due to the split fountain printing. Have 1 all-blue background, card back with two almost invisible staple holes, as strong a VG+ card as you can get, $14.50; also have 2 pale blue to dark blue background, VG $4 each. Both of these the lower grade cards have some tape damage, & other wear. (*).
BG #57, Byrds, Moby Grape, Andrew Staples, 3/31-4/1/67, Fillmore/Winterland; black border; orange interior border and lettering; blue background with stylized black drawing of peacock in center; Wes Wilson art. VG+ mailer with name on back; minor 1/8" margin tear in center LH edge, minor corner wrinkles, $12.00`
BG #60, Howlin' Wolf, Big Brother & the Holding Co., 4/21-23/67, Fillmore; yellow top & bottom borders, color image of orange nude woman with brick red hair, high-contrast blue-red background lettering; Wes Wilson design, 1 copy NM $12.50; 1 VG+ copy, $10; another copy which is an original mailer sent to a San Rafael address, VG+, light overall age on front but no pinholes, $22. (*)
BG #61, Buffalo Springfield, Steve Miller Band, 4/28-30/66, black border, silver-gray and yellow lettering; yellow lettering variant; 2 copies NM/NM- $15.00; one mailer NM on front, minor tape removal marks on reverse, $22; another mailer VG+ original mailer (clean, 1 pinhole) to New York Address (!) also $22.00. (*)
BG #62, Grateful Dead, Paupers, Collage, 5/5-6/67, swirly lettering, frontal nude drawing of woman holding yin/yang ball, snake with swastika and dollar sign in mouth at bottom; Wes Wilson's swan song to Bill Graham; last of his early posters. First (monochrome) version, rose- pink color; 5 NM/NM- copies available $35.00 each.(*)
BG #63, Jefferson Airplane, The Paupers, 5/12-14/67, Fillmore; medieval looking design by Bonnie Maclean with center photo of Jorma Kaukonen wearing a cross. 2 NM/NM- copies $15 each; 1 VG+ mailer with name on back, $20; 1 copy VG with big stains on back, filler copy $4.00 (*)
BG #64, Martha & the Vandellas, The Paupers, 5/19-20/67, Fillmore; light olive background; blue filigree and central imago of the group (I think), red-orange lettering. I have always thought this was a tougher card to find; 6 copies NM/NM- $17.50 each. Also have a mailer with name on back, front is NM-, a couple of old tape pulls on reverse, name clearly visible $16.00. (*)
BG #66, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, The Sparrow (early Steppenwolf), 6/2-3/67, Fillmore; interesting turquoise, yellow, and green card by Bonnie Maclean; looks like a Wes Wilson design until you look at the signature; design of woman in center, etc.76 copies, postcard back NM $15.00 each. (*)
BG #67, The Doors, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, 6/6-10/67, Fillmore; olive-brown background; pink dragon figure with black faces, lettering; Bonnie MacLean card; generally regarded to be a scarce card. 3 copies, #1 is a mailer with name on back, 2 almost invisible sets of staple holes in center, hard to find as mailer, $75.00; copy #2 is also a mailer, with a clean NM-/VG+ front, but has some minor tape pulls on back, also $75; #3 has only 1 set of minuscule staple holes, again, a very clean card, the holes are almost invisible, $50.00 (*)
BG #68, The Who, Loading Zone, 6/16-17/67, Fillmore; great orange & purple Bonnie Maclean design with swirling faces; very nice art. 8 NM cards $25 each (*).
BG #69, Jefferson Airplane, Gabor Szabo, Jimi Hendrix Experience, 6/20-25/68, Fillmore; classic orange and blue image; very popular early Hendrix card; 7 copies NM $30 each. (*)
BG #72, Butterfield Blues Band, Roland Kirk Quartet, 7/11-16/67, Fillmore; odd design with blue central face; comets and other space bodies; pale yellow accent color; not especially attractive. 10 copies NM $12.00. (*)
BG #73, Sam & Dave, James Cotton, Country Joe & the Fish, Loading Zone, 7/18-21/67, Fillmore; Bonnie Maclean design with pink and blue background, tiki or totem pole type central art. 4 NM/NM- cards, $12.50 each. (*)
BG #75, Yardbirds, Doors, James Cotton, Richie Havens, 7/25-30/67, Fillmore; pale green, turquoise, bright orange card; always popular due to the band lineup; nice art too. NM $50.
BG #76, Muddy Waters, Buffalo Springfield, Richie Havens, 8/1-6/67, Fillmore, Bonnie Maclean, central image of sun with human face, lime green and blue; nice design. 4 NM copies, $20 each. (*).
BG #77, Electric Flag, Moby Grape, Steve Miller, 8/8-13/67, Fillmore; nice red, brown, and black design by Bonnie Maclean with photo of the Electric Flag (Mike Bloomfield et al) in the center; 5 NM copies, $15 each. (*)
BG #78, Count Basie, Chuck Berry, Charles Lloyd, Young Rascals, others 8/15-21/67, bright red background, brown & bright green art by Jim Blashfield; 5 copies NM/NM- $12.50 each; 1 NM- with slight stains on reverse, $10. (*)
BG #79, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Cream, South Side Sound System, 8/22-27/67, Fillmore; historic first Cream concerts at the Fillmore; purple, brown and orange Jim Blashfield design with hooded seer waving hands over crystal ball. 3 NM copies; $27.50 each. (*)
BG #81, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Big Brother & the Holding Co, 9/15/67, Hollywood Bowl; nice Jim Blashfield card; green background with orange/yellow outline of Victorian house and photo of the Airplane in the center; 11 copies, NM $30 each. (*)
BG #83, Electric Flag, Mother Earth, LDM Spiritual Band, 9/14-16/67, Fillmore; orange, black with green lettering and design of two odd stylized peacocks or something of that sort; 5 copies, NM $12.50 each; 1 copy NM- on front, minor water stain on reverse lower margin that doesn't show through, $7.50 (*)
BG #88, Jefferson Airplane, Charlatans, Blue Cheer, 10/11-14/67, Fillmore/Winterland; brown background; yellow/purple portraits of the bands; Bonnie Maclean art. 6 NM copies available $15.00 each. (*)
No #, Jefferson Airplane, Mad River, Mother Earth, The Committee, 10/29/67, Fillmore; Proposition P Benefit; great color art by Jim Blashfield; probably his best poster, pink border with troll figure, peace sign, falling bombs, red/orange lettering; for illustration, see The Art of Rock, pl. 2.89, scarce card as well as attractive, VG+/VG; minor pinholes on the front and one teeny scuff mark, reverse has a couple of pieces of brown tape that I might be able to remove but thus far have been too lazy to try..., $47.50; second copy VG with a couple of creases and a wee bit of minor scuffing, sounds better than it looks, good price $25.00(*)
No #, Pink Floyd, Incredible Fish, Collectors, Committee, Sopwith Camel, 10/30/66; KPFA benefit; 5 x 7 handbill; red on thin white stock; shows central image of woman with rays radiating out from around her, very hippie-ish; same image as the die-cut poster illustrated at The Art of Rock, pl. 2.79. Running out of these as the batch I had is now pretty depleted; NM/NM-, $135.
BG #93, The Doors, Procol Harum, Mt. Rushmore, 11/16-18/67. Fillmore; Jim Blashfield design with orange border, orange/pink stooping figure, yellowish lettering. 2 copies NM (plain back) $25.00 each. 7 postcard backs, also $25 each; also have one postcard back NM- w. slight stain at reverse bottom LH corner that doesn't show through, $18. And a mailer with mailing list name on the back (done as a single card and uncommon), unfortunately some major tape pulls on the reverse but still an interesting curiosity, $11.00. (*)
BG #94, Donovan, H.P. Lovecraft, Mother Earth, 11/23-25/66, Fillmore/Winterland; "queen of clubs" design like a playing card with a purple background; 3 NM cards $12.50. (*)
BG #95, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Clear Light, Blue Cheer, 11/30-12/2/67, Fillmore; colorful drawing of guy who looks like one of the 3 Musketeers, 10 copies NM $15.00. (*)
BG #96, The Byrds, Electric Flag, B.B. King, 12/7-9/67, Fillmore/Winterland; beautiful odd watercolor image by Bonnie Maclean with swirling faces, American flag, guitar, a rooster; a personal favorite. 5 NM cards, $20.00 each. (*)
BG #98, Buffalo Springfield, Collectors, Hourglass, 12/21-23/67, Fillmore; Kelley-Mouse image with pink/yellow bar background and central photo of huge piece of machinery; NM card (blank back) $20.00
BG #99, Doors, Chuck Berry, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Quicksilver Messenger Service, others, 12/26-31/67, Fillmore & Winterland, beautiful color card by Bonnie MacLean with woman holding ornament that looks like a peace sign. NM card $25.00
BG #100, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Quicksilver Messenger Service Freedom Highway, 12/31/67, Winterland; peace sign with stained glass look to lines, over may of earth; white dove spreading its wings at the top; nice art. 2 NM postcards, $18 each. (*)
BG #101, Vanilla Fudge, Steve Miller Band, Sunny Terry & Brownie McGhee, 1/4-6/68, Fillmore/Winterland; Lee Conklin's first poster; "clasped hands" design in B & W; fantastic image and a little tougher card to find; 5 NM cards $25.00 each (*)
BG ## 101 &102; original 2-card vertical mailer with name on back; #101 is Vanilla Fudge, Steve Miller Band, Sunny Terry & Brownie McGhee, 1/4-6/68, Fillmore/Winterland; Lee Conklin's first poster; "clasped hands" design in B & W; #102 is Chambers Brothers, Sunshine Company, Siegel-Schwall, 1/11-13/68, Fillmore; black and white background with alternating checkerboard and swirl patterns, red lettering; nice NM-/VG+ $50.
BG #105, Jimi Hendrix Experience, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Albert King, 2/1-4/68, Fillmore/Winterland; Rick Griffin's "flying eyeball" design; perhaps the most famous '60's rock poster image of them all. NM- card; one copy only; $350.00.
BG #106, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Loading Zone, 2/8-20/68, Fillmore; Stanley Mouse's "tavern sign" poster; multiple copies available, 6 NM copies, $12.50 each. (*)
BG #107, Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Albert King; purple & blue Lee Conklin card featuring central image of figure made up of human hands; 8 copies, NM $15.00 each; 1 NM- $13.00. (*)
BG #111, Traffic, H.P. Lovecraft, Blue Cheer, Mother Earth, 3/14-16/68, Fillmore & Winterland; blue "fun house" poster by Mouse & Kelley done in imitation of old-style boxing poster with weird surrealistic photo of Kelley, Mouse, Rick Griffin et al in strange surreal fun house setting. 1 copy NM $17.50; 1 VG+; one small pinhole in each top corner, $15.00. (*)
BG #112, Moby Grape, Traffic, Lemon Pipers, Spirit, 3/21-23/69, Fillmore/Winterland; orange background with background line drawings of hundreds of faces by Lee Conklin; white lettering. NM postcard 7 copies, $15.00 each. (*)
BG #114, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sons of Champlin, 4/4-6/68, Filllmore/Winterland, yellow/black/pale green design with mustached face at top; fantasy building scene at bottom; 1 copy NM $15.00; 1 copy with some age discoloration at the top VG, $6.00. (*)
BG ## 113 & 114, original 2-card vertical mailer with name on back; #113 is Country Joe & the Fish, Steppenwolf, Flamin' Groovies, 3/28-30/66, Fillmore; odd yellow and black design with faces, trees; center has a pale blue/green to pale purple split fountain; so-so image. #114 is Eric Burdon & the Animals, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sons of Champlin, 4/4-6/68, Fillmore/Winterland, yellow/black/pale green design with mustached face at top; fantasy building scene at bottom. Very nice NM-/VG+ mailer with name on back, $35.00
BG #116, Love, Staple Singers, Roland Kirk, 4/18-20/68, Fillmore/Winterland, white background with large blue center silhouette of psychedelic butterfly; olive lettering. 12 copies, 12.50 each. (*)
BG ##115 & 116, original 2-card vertical mailer with mailing list name on back; #115 is Big Brother & the Holding Co., Iron Butterfly, Booker T. & the MG's, 4/11-13/68, Fillmore/Winterland, dark sea blue background with psychedelic brick red and light olive lettering; center mandala photos of each member of Big Brother including Janis. #116 is Love, Staple Singers, Roland Kirk, 4/18-20/68, Fillmore/Winterland, white background with large blue center silhouette of psychedelic butterfly; olive lettering. Beautiful NM- mailer; as clean as they come! $45.
BG #117, Albert King, Electric Flag, The Collectors, 4/25-27, Fillmore & Winterland, purple and blue design by Mari Tepper with typical childlike male and female figures. 5 copies, NM $15 each. (*)
BG #119, Loading Zone, H.P. Lovecraft, Crome Cyrcus, Tiny Tim, 5/9-11/68, Fillmore; yellow and black circular checkerboard background; brownish silhouette of dancing woman, circular lettering. 1 NM- card $11.50.
BG #120, Country Joe & the Fish, Incredible String Band, Albert Collins, 5/16-18/68, Fillmore; black background with central image of red octopus whose tentacles form the lettering; NM showback, $18; NM card $20; NM card, but has black ink mark at top of back, appears to be a printing flaw, does not show through to front, $12. (*)
BG ##119 & 120, original 2-card vertical mailer with name on back; #119 is Loading Zone, H.P. Lovecraft, Crome Cyrcus, Tiny Tim, 5/9-11/68, Fillmore; yellow and black circular checkerboard background; brownish silhouette of dancing woman, circular lettering. #120 is Country Joe & the Fish, Incredible String Band, Albert Collins, 5/16-18/68, Fillmore; black background with central image of red octopus whose tentacles form the lettering; nice NM-/VG+ copy, $35.00.
BG #121, Yardbirds, Cecil Taylor, It's a Beautiful Day, 5/23-25/68, Fillmore; very nice Lee Conklin design with large feet, writhing human figures; dark blue and black background with yellow and white lettering and image; 4 NM show backs $25.00 each; 1 NM postcard back, also $20. (*)
BG #122, Buffalo Springfield, Chambers Brothers, Richie Havens, 5/29-6/1/68, Fillmore/Winterland, purple and black Lee Conklin image with reclining view of nude woman whose toes all have their own faces, etc. 3 NM show backs $ 22.00; 1 NM-/VG+ show back (spot on reverse) $15.00; 4 postcard backs, $20 each. (*).
BG #123, Mothers of Invention, B.B. King, Booker T & the MG's, 6/6-8/68, Fillmore/Winterland; Bob Fried design with black background, rainbows at bottom; mostly orange and red lettering; 2 NM cards $22 each. (*)
BG ##123 & 124, original 2-card vertical mailer (blank back); #123 is Mothers of Invention, B.B. King, Booker T & the MG's, 6/6-8/68, Fillmore/Winterland; Bob Fried design with black background, rainbows at bottom; mostly orange and red lettering; #124 is Big Brother & the Holding Co., Crazy World of Arthur Brown, 6/13-15/68, Fillmore/Winterland, Bob Fried design, black background, orange lettering against blue border, central image of strange looking person with old aviator goggles; NM-/VG+, $37; good price.
BG #125, Chambers Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Sly the Family Stone, It's A Beautiful Day, 6/18-23/68, Fillmore; blue, red and black Lee Conklin design with typical writhing lettering, faces, you name it; bright, attention-getting Conklin design. 1 NM postcard back, $20; 1 NM showback $25; 1 VG showback; front clean but tape pull in back that doesn't s how through, $8.00. (*)
BG #126, Albert King, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Loading Zone, Dan Hicks, 6/27-30/68, Fillmore; another Lee Conklin design with red background and blue/black hills that are also faces and other anatomical parts; half-man, half-motorcycle figures lurk in the hills; another neat and imaginative Conklin design.6 NM/NM- show backs, $15.00 each; 2 postcard backs, also $15. (*)
BG #127, Creedence Clearwater, Steppenwolf, It's a Beautiful Day, Butterfield Blues Band, Ten Years After, 6/2-4/68, Fillmore; still another Lee Conklin design, blue & green background; floral scene with reclining figure, lotsa the usual Conklin images. 5 NM show backs, $18.00 each 1 postcard back $15 (*).
BG #128, Electric Flag, Blue Cheer, Ike & Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, 7/9-13/68, Fillmore; "Blues Bash" flesh and pink background with two blue animals butting heads; their antlers intertwining to form part of the show; other Conklin images. 7 show backs, $15.00 each; 2 postcard back cards $15 each (*)
BG ##127 & 128, original 2-card vertical mailer with name on back; #127 is Creedence Clearwater, Steppenwolf, It's a Beautiful Day, Butterfield Blues Band, Ten Years After, 6/2-4/68, Fillmore; still another Lee Conklin design, blue & green background; floral scene with reclining figure, lotsa the usual Conklin images. #128 is Electric Flag, Blue Cheer, Ike & Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, 7/9-13/68, Fillmore; "Blues Bash" flesh and pink background with two blue animals butting heads; their antlers intertwining to form part of the show; other Conklin images, beautiful NM mailer, as clean as you will find, $37.50.
BG #129, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Richie Havens, Illinois Speed Press, Sly & the Family Stone, Jeff Beck Group, 7/16-21/68, Fillmore West, another Conklin design, harvest brown colors, 2 large pink globes with tiny eyes, lots of small figures in the background. 4 NM postcard back $17 each; 1VG + card back with 2 almost invisible pinholes, $12.00. (*)
BG #130, Moby Grape, Jeff Beck Group, Mint Tattoo, Charles Lloyd, Fillmore West, 7/23- 28/68l red background with two writhing green and blue lizard figures; 2 NM postcard, $17.50. (*)
BG #131, Butterfield Blues Band, Santana, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat, Initial Shock, 7/30- 8/4/68, Fillmore West; neat, harder to find Conklin card with two hands pointing at each other and optical illusion fingers in center (point your fingers and cross your eyes and you'll understand where the image came from...); NM show back, $25.00; NM card $20.
BG ##131-132, original 2-card vertical mailer with name on back; #131 is Butterfield Blues Band, Santana, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat, Initial Shock, 7/30-8/4/68, Fillmore West; neat, harder to find Conklin card with two hands pointing at each other and optical illusion fingers in center (point your fingers and cross your eyes and you'll understand where the image came from...); #132 is Chambers Brothers, Charlatans, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Blood, Sweat & Tears, 8/6-11/68, Fillmore West; another Conklin design featuring purple moon, stars and strange tree made of human figures, blowing in the wind. 2 copies; NM $45; NM- $40. (*)
BG #133, The Who, James Cotton, Magic Sam, Creedence Clearwater, others, 8/13-18/68; Grateful Dead, Kaleidoscope, Quicksilver, others, 8/23-25/68, Fillmore West; classic Griffin/Kelley collaboration; Bloom" poster with evil insect at top and nuclear explosion, evil red & black psychedelic borders and lettering; double-size card. Everything you could want in a '60s rock poster...not rare as a card, but an absolutely wonderful image; 4 cards, NM $45.00 each; 1 VG + (light crease) mailer with name on back, $35.00. 1 VG card with minor edge damage $20. (*)
BG #135, Chuck Berry, Steve Miller, 9/5-7/68, Fillmore West; great B & W Lee Conklin design with moose and skulls; 9 NM cards;"place stamp here" backs with show info on RH side, $ 17.50 each. (*)
BG #136, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Santana, Chicago Transit Authority, 9/12-14/68, Fillmore West; classic Rick Griffin "heart & torch" design; now back in stock; 3 copies available; 1 show back, VG+ (staple holes at top, bottom center, $32, 2 NM postcards, $45 each. (*)
BG #138, Super Session (Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Friends), It's a Beautiful Day, Loading Zone, 9/26-28/68, Fillmore West; another Lee Conklin image with writhing images all over the place; pink border, cream/blue/black art. 12 NM show backs, $17.50 each. (*)
BG ##140, 141 uncut double mailer with mailing list name on back; #140 is Jimi Hendrix Experience, Buddy Miles Express, Dino Valente, 10/10-12/68; #141 is Iron Butterfly, Sir Douglas Quintet, Seatrain, 10/17-19/68, Fillmore West; the two famous "dancing bugs" cards, great as a double card, nice uncut mailer in reasonably good condition; not creased like many of them are; couple minor mailing marks in RH margin, and a couple of brown stain marks along reverse upper edge, fortunately do not show through against the black of the background image; nice original mailer from this historic show, $70.00.
BG #140, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Buddy Miles Express, Dino Valente, 10/10-12/68, Winterland; the Griffin/Moscoso "dancing bugs" image' spectacular and always popular. 2 show back copies available; light water stain over bottom 1/5 of image on reverse and slight age on front, good copy to frame, $32.50.
BG #141, Iron Butterfly, Sir Douglas Quintet, Seatrain, 10/17-19/68, Fillmore West; the other "dancing bugs" card; not as popular as the Hendrix one, but the artwork is just as good;VG+ showback card; minor tape stains on reverse that don't show through, $15.00.
BG #143, Procol Harum, Santana, Salloom, Sinclair, and Mother Bear, Fillmore West; very psychedelic Lee Conklin design in red and black with swirling lettering, unusual faces popping up in unusual places, all the usual one would expect...NM- show back $21.00
BG #144, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead, Linn County, 11/7-10/68, Fillmore West; classic blue/silver-gray/red Lee Conklin design with melting face and snakes wrapped around skull with bat wings (like a staff of Hermes). Very cool card; I have 8 show backs, $25 each. (*)
BG #145, Ten Years After, Country Weather, Sun Ra, 11/14-17/68, red, blue, and silver-gray poster by Lee Conklin with tree-shaped figure and the entwined branches of the tree forming the lettering; well executed but very hard to read; nice NM card $17.00.
BG #146, Moody Blues, Chicago Transit Authority, Frumious Bandersnatch, 11/21-24/68, Fillmore West; Kelley/Griffin design with silly comic-strip type character waving a board with a nail in it. 4 NM show backs, $20 each; 2 card backs, NM/NM-, $20. (*)
BG #147, It's A Beautiful Day, Deep Purple, Cold Blood, 11/28-12/1/68, Fillmore West; black & yellow card by Kelley designed to look like Abba-Zaba candy bar wrapper with some kind of a gorilla-like thing in the center. 5 NM show backs, $20.00 each; 1 VG show back $10. 1 NM postcard back $15.00. (*).
BG #148, Jeff Beck Group, Spirit, Sweetwater, 12/5-8/68, Fillmore West; purple and black checkerboard border; red background; lettering formed from Lee Conklin figures, 3 show backs, NM $20.00 each; 2 card backs NM $15; 1 card back with teeny weeny staple holes at bottom, otherwise very clean, $10. (*)
BG #150, Santana, Grass Roots, Pacific Gas & Electric, 12/19-22/68, Fillmore West; later Wes Wilson design, totally unlike his earlier efforts, blue background with silver-gray face. 1 NM show back, $17.50; 1 card back someone wrote "150" on the back in small ink letters (really smart...), otherwise NM $12.00. (*)
BG #153, Vanilla Fudge, Richie Havens, Youngbloods, Cold Blood, 12/31/68, Fillmore West; green background with Lee Conklin image of bodies falling through hourglass like grains of sand; 1 NM copy with the very light rubbing that is common on these cards, $15.
BG ##152-153, uncut double cards for the 1968-69 New Years' Eve show; BG #152 is Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 12/31/68, Winterland; classic full color Lee Conklin image with baby emerging from hole in top of skull; BG #153 is Vanilla Fudge, Richie Havens, Youngbloods, Cold Blood, 12/31/68, Fillmore West; green background with Lee Conklin image of bodies falling through hourglass like grains of sand; I have 10 copies of this very pooular double card with the "Peace on Earth" show back; these copies are basically clean but were stored in damp conditions and therefore have light rippling and some varying degrees of storage age and discoloration on the reverse. They grade from VG+ down to about VG- or so, with the majority in the lower end of VG+/upper end of VG range. Decent overall, offering them at a very good price of $20 each for the cleaner ones, $12.50 for those in lesser condition. They look better than I'm making them sound. Also have one card from a different batch with one tape pull on the reverse but otherwise clean, no rippling $27.00. And a somewhat worn mailer with name on back, $10.00 (*)
BG #154, Grateful Dead, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Spirit, 1/2-4/69, Fillmore West; olive background, red door opens to reveal the prow of the Queen Mary; NM-/VG+; couple minor corner creases out of image; otherwise clean. 3 copies NM/NM- $22 each. (*)
BG #156, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Albert Collins, 1/16-19/69, Fillmore West; very colorful Lee Conklin card with huge heap of bodies, lettering, lotsa other stuff clouds forming out of writhing bodies; NM- card $17.00.
BG #161, The Move, Cold Blood, Albert King, 2/20-2/23/69, Fillmore West, odd Greg Irons design with pink-red background and sort of a mandala shape with four faces, one on each side, sharing a common circular mouth in the center, with black lettering top and bottom against a yellow background. Attractive, typically quirky Greg Irons design. Nice NM- copy $20.00.
BG ##160-161, uncut double mailer with mailer on back; #160 is Santana, Collectors, Melanie, 2/13-16/69, Fillmore West; nice card by Greg Irons with yellow background, black/orange urban drawing in center with photo of original Santana band at top; #161 ia the Move, Cold Blood, Albert King, 2/20-2/23/69, Fillmore West, odd Greg Irons design with pink- red background and sort of a mandala shape with four faces, one on each side, sharing a common circular mouth in the center, with black lettering top and bottom against a yellow background. Front has single horizontal crease, back has some large tape pulls that thin out the paper but don't show through, $12.50.
BG #163, Spirit, Ten Years After, Country Weather, 3/6-9/69, Fillmore West; orange/purple/pink Lee Conklin design with chair with arms that look like human arms and legs that look like human legs; great image. NM show back $ 20; nice NM card back, also $20. (*)
BG #164, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jethro Tull, 3/13-16/69, Fillmore West; odd Randy Tuten design with sort of a monument pointing into a psychedelic sky; red background and white lettering; 1 NM postcard $22.50, 1 show back card $25 (*).
BG #165, Janis Joplin, Savoy Brown, Aum, 3/30-23/69, Fillmore West/Winterland; Randy Tuten's class Janis poster with color photo of smiling Janis at a microphone surrounded by circle of color like an old-time jukebox; green lettering; black background. 2 NM postcards $35.00 each. (*)
BG #167, Procol Harum, Buddy Miles Express, Blues Image, 4/3-6/69, another nice color Greg Irons design with huge pink mountain monster devouring a train. 5 NM poscard backs, $17.50 each.
BG #168, Jeff Beck Group, Aynsley Dunbar, Zephyr, 4/10-13/68, Fillmore West, cool Randy Tuten design with grey background, red lettering and collage of train, zeppelin, and other assorted stuff. 2 NM cardd with postcard back $25 each (*)
BG #169, The Band, Sons of Champlin, Ace of Cups, 4/17-19/69, Winterland; black and white background photo of The Band, with red and yellow lettering by Randy Tuten. NM card $30.
BG #171, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead Mongo Santamaria, Cold Blood, Elvin Bishop Group, 5/1-4/69, Fillmore/Winterland; slate blue background with central image of man reaching his hands up to the sky; old time airplane flying over; very nice lettering; one of the better Randy Tuten designs; 2 NM postcards $25.00 each (*)
BG #172, Albert King, Its a Beautiful Day, 5/8-10/68, Fillmore West brown colored border melts into a column and then a blob like semi-human figure; purple, red, and turquoise background. Artist?--Lee Conklin, of course. Show back with a couple of stain spots on reverse, front looks OK. $12.50.
Aum, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bangor Flying Circus, Elvin Bishop Broup, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, 5/28/1968, People's Park Bail Ball benefit; what an incredible lineup. This rare horizontal card is black on textured white thick card stock (comes on other stock too) and has the band listing in old English script on the left hand side and the right had side looks like a road sign with the words "Park here any time" and the image of a tree, and the dove & peace logo from the BG#100 card in B & W in the upper corner of the sign image. This is a hard to find card; I have a copy on white card stock, with some fairly minor tape discoloration, really not bad $60; still another one has significant staple damage with missing paper in 3 corners and a hole in the 4th corner, a touch of rust around the damaged areas, looks somewhat better than it sounds, price on this lesser copy reduced to $22.50 (*).
BG #175, Steve Miller Band, Chicago, Charlatans, 5/29-31/69, Fillmore West; Randy Tuten design with red background; yellow and red photo of Miller playing guitar; light and dark blue alternating rays at top. Surprisingly, this is a rare card, and always has been. A statement on a certain poster mega-site says that all of these were cut from double mailers. I'm assuming they mean that the cards were trimmed prior to distribution, which seems plausible, but it is a fact that over the decades I have run into a few copies of this card that do not appear to be cut doubles and are indistinguishable from the typical showback cards that were given out for most of the other shows around this time. I have never seen a postcard back for this image. This card is folded horizontally across the middle, has a noticeable staple hole at top, and other such defects; basically a filler copy for someone who doesn't want to shell out a lot for a clean one.. . asking $40 for this copy. (*)
BG ##176-177, uncut double card; BG #176 is The Grateful Dead, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Glass Family, 6/5-8/69, Fillmore; chocolate brown background, bright green lettering, center photo of smiling baby offering you a bottle of patent medicine labeled "cool-ade"--one of Randy Tuten's better designs; BG #177 is The Byrds, Pacific Gas & Electric, Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, nice brown/green/black poster by Randy Tuten with nice old-timey lettering and center image with 19th century photo of the St. Louis Bridge and a steamboat. Uncut mailer with name on back and the typical horizontal fold courtesy of the post office, $25. (*).
BG #178, The Who, Santana, Woody Herman, Ike & Tina Turner, Blues Image, others, 6/17- 22/69, Fillmore West; David Singer's first Fillmore poster, collage with armless Greco-Roman statue; 1 card with clear tape along edges, $7.00. (*)
BG ##178-179, uncut double mailer; #178 is The Who, Santana, Woody Herman, Ike & Tina Turner, Blues Image, others, 6/17-22/69, Fillmore West; David Singer's first Fillmore poster, collage with armless Greco-Roman statue; #179 is Iron Butterfly, Cold Blood, Sanpaku, 6/24- 26/69; Spirit, Lee Michaels, Pyewacket, 6/27-29/67, Fillmore; the second David Singer design with a dark blue border area and center collage of Christ on the cross in an auto junkyard, with a red/orange sunset behind. Uncut double mailer with mailing list name on back; one horiz cross across image (unfortunately common on mailed cards), otherwise clean $28.
BG ##184-185 uncut double card, BG # 185 is Canned Heat, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Southwind, 7/29-31/69; Everly Brothers, Sons of Champlin, Baby Huey and the Babysitters, 8/1- 3/69; early David Singer collage image with dark purple black color and stone hand reaching out of a lava flow. BG #185 is Fleetwood Mac, SRC, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, Lee Michaels, Tony Joe White; 8/5-10/69, Fillmore West, David Singer image with olive green background and collage of odd arches, moon, and red sky. Nice condition double card, 1 small spot in RH corner on the 185, basically clean, $35.
BG ##191-192, uncut double mailer; #191 is Steve Miller Band, James Cotton Blues Band, Keef Hartley, 9/11-1469; black and white poster by Randy Tuten featuring typical lettering, center image of gears on machinery; # 192 is Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Spooky Tooth, 9/18-20/69, Fillmore West, dumb B & W Randy Tuten card with Mickey Mouse clock in background and man with Disneyland button and Mickey Mouse cap holding out his hands. Original mailing list card with name on back; front is NM-/VG+ with very minor age, reverse has some figures written like someone was trying to add up something, otherwise clean, $20.
BG #195, Country Joe & the Fish, Blodwyn Pig, 10/9-12/69, Fillmore West; green & red Randy Tuten design with statue of man on horse; show back. 4 copies, show backs NM $16.50 each. (*)
BG #196, Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Little Richard, The Move; 10/16-19/69, Fillmore West; nice black and brick red design by Randy Tuten featuring collage with woman's face and hands emerging from her hair; Greek statue; nice lettering. Nice card, 2 NM show back copies, $20 each. (*)
BG ##197-198 uncut double mailer, #197 is Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Sons of Champlin, 10/24-25/69, Winterland, black and white poster by Bonnie MacLean Graham with collage of Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane, the moon, butterfly, face, etc..., #198 is It's A Beautiful Day, Ike & Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, 10/30-11/2/69, Fillmore West; very early Alice Cooper show; dumb collage, B & W lettering, I have 3 uncut mailers, the first is a really nice copy in the NM- range, unusual for a mailer; $40. #2 is clean but folded horizontally, $35; the other similar but has some tape stains on the back and more general age, $20; all addressed mailers. (*)
BG #199, Led Zeppelin, Bonzo Dog Band, Roland Kirk; 11/6-8/69; Winterland; attractive red, white, and blue image by Randy Tuten with striking image of huge Zeppelin in hangar; lettering in style of riveted metal. The best Zeppelin image of the series and one of the best there is, period; scarce and highly sought after. Cut double, $20 (*)
BG #200, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking, Lamb, 11/13-16/69, Winterland; red background with individual B & W photos of each band member; black & blue lettering; Randy Tuten design. NM card $25.
BG ##199-200, uncut double mailer; BG #199 is Led Zeppelin, Bonzo Dog Band, Roland Kirk; 11/6-8/69; Winterland; attractive red, white, and blue poster by Randy Tuten with striking image of huge Zeppelin in hangar; lettering in style of riveted metal. BG #200 is Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking, Lamb, 11/13-16/69, Winterland; red background with individual B & W photos of each band member; black & blue lettering; Randy Tuten design. Uncut mailer, typical horizontal crease across center from being jammed into mailbox as is typical, $35.
BG #201, Rolling Stones, 11/9/69, Oakland Coliseum, silver & black poster by Randy Tuten with vintage photo of the Stones looking like bad boys; 4 copies NM $27.50 each. (*)
BG ##203-204, uncut double card. BG #203 is Jethro Tull, MC5, Sanpaku, 11/20-23/1069, Fillmore West; great Randy Tuten image with light and dark blue sun ray border, center image showing back view of nude woman on leaning against penny farthing bicycle; colorful and attractive card. BG #204 is Kinks, Taj Mahal, Sha Na Na, 11/27-30/69, Fillmore West; predominantly yellow and orange design with center photo of 2 main acts in green and lower photo of Sha Na Na surrounded by bars like they were in jail. Addressed mailer, has an irregular vertical fold more evenly spaced between the two cards, but otherwise clean, $45. (*)
BG #208, Sly & the Family Stone, Spirit, Southwind, Ball 'n Jack, !2/26-28/69, Winterland, David Singer image with center collage of moon, a 5 copies, NM $20.00 each. (*)
BG ##207-208, uncut double card, BG #207 is Santana, Grand Funk Railroad, Fat Mattress, 12/18-21/69, Winterland, David Singer image with blue background, center collage of horse's hoof. BG #208 is Sly & the Family Stone, Spirit, Southwind, Ball 'n Jack, 12/26-28/69, Winterland, David Singer image with center collage of moon, ancient columns, fields underneath, the whole thank has a sort of glowing pale green color to it; makes a nice double card. NM- unaddressed card, $40.
BG ##212-213, uncut double card; BG #212 is B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Allman Bros., 1/15- 18/70, Fillmore West; "king of spades" design by David Singer; like a stylized playing card with a gold outer border, black inner border, and red lettering, BG #213 is Albert King, Savoy Brown, Zephyr, 1/22-25/70; Fillmore West, "king of clubs" design by David Singer, like a stylized playing card with a gold outer border, red inner border, and black lettering. 2 uncut double cards, 1 addressed with a couple of smudges on the front near RH margin, $30.
BG #216, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Bigfoot, 2/5-8/70, Fillmore West; very popular David Singer poster featuring a dark yellow background, center collage of a skeleton standing on a mushroom, with a purple sky in the background. Nice NM show back card, $195.
BG ##217- 218, uncut double mailer; #217 is Country Joe & the Fish, #218 is Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton, blue/gray, cream and brown cards by Singer; #217 has a photo of a soldier with a dove over his gun; #218 shows a graveyard. Original mailer with name on back; VG+; two pinholes one top and one bottom center; no fold; otherwise clean, $40.
BG #221, Butterfield Blues Band, Savoy Brown, Keith Relf' Renaissance, 3/5-8/70, Fillmore West; striking David Singer card with background photo of sea and clouds in orange and yellow; purple photo of huge statue of Jesus like it is rising from the sea. NM-/VG+ $18.00; VG+; vertical crease in RH of image, card # written on back in ink, $15. (*)
BG ##220-221, uncut double mailer; #220 Jack Bruce & Friends, Johnny Winter, Mountain, 2/26-3/1/70, Fillmore/Winterland, David Singer Card with blue hand holding flower with eyes in the petals; #221, Butterfield Blues Band, Savoy Brown, Keith Relf' Renaissance, 3/5-8/70, Fillmore West; striking David Singer card with background photo of sea and clouds in orange and yellow; purple photo of huge statue of Jesus like it is rising from the sea. Uncut double mailer with name on back, minor diagonal crease but basically very clean for a mailer, $35; 2 copies, also both mailers, basically VG+; one has a couple of storage wrinkles in it, otherwise basically clean; the other one has a little rubbing on the front of the #221, otherwise clean; VG+ overall, $30. (*)
BG ##223-224, uncut double mailer; #223 is Ten Years After, Cactus, Sea Train, Buddy Rich, 3/12-17/70, David Singer collage with arm showing tendon/muscle structure, butterfly, sun peeking through cloud; #224 is It's A Beautiful Day, Chuck Berry, Loading Zone, 3/19-22/70, Fillmore West; David Singer card with angular lettering, center collage of Mona Lisa and some other photos, one rotten apple (?); uncut double mailer with original mailing list name on back; VG- or so with typical damage from mailing, $25.
BG ##237-238 uncut double card, BG # 237 is Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Southern Comfort, 6/4-7/70, Fillmore West; khaki green border and B & W collage featuring a hawk's head and sand dunes; BG #238 is John Sebastian, Buddy Miles, Rig, 6/11-14/70, Fillmore West; khaki green border with center collage featuring the Statue of Liberty sinking into the water with a winding highway leading to the mouth.... VG+ uncut double mailer with address on back, $35.
BG ##239-240, uncut double mailer; #239 is Quicksilver Messenger Service, Don Ellis Orchestra, 6/18-20/70, Fillmore West, black and silver David Singer collage with buffalo nickel held by upside-down female legs, cavalrymen riding through the hills; #240 is Sha Na Na, Pacific Gas & Electric, Dan Hicks, Traffic, Leon Russell, 6/25-7/2/70, Fillmore West, silver-gray background, collage at left with horseman on cliff, old lamp, people in gully. Mailer with name on back, lot of scuffing on front, filler copy, $3.00.
BG ## 242-243, uncut double mailer; #242 is Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mott the Hoople, Silver Metre, 7/9-12/70, Fillmore West, David Singer collage poster with blue border, center B & W; jumping figure with neat photo of droplets of liquid in a perfect crown shape; total eclipse in background. #243 is Steve Miller Band, Bo Diddley, Crow, 7/16-19/70, Fillmore West, pale blue Satty image of lighthouse, other stuff, with yellow flower for light; David Singer lettering; mailer with name on back and a fair amount of storage handling on it, hence cheap @ $8.00.
BG #243, Steve Miller Band, Bo Diddley, Crow, 7/16-19/70, Fillmore West, pale blue Satty image of lighthouse, other stuff, with yellow flower for light; David Singer lettering; NM $15.00
BG #244, Lee Michaels, Cold Blood, Brethren; Ten Years After, Cactus, Toe Fat 7/23- 7/30/70, Fillmore West (multiple shows), blue lettering on white background, blue center background, with red/orange collage of women and child in raging sea. Front NM/NM-/brown discoloration spot on back that doesn't show through, $13.50.
BG #246, The Byrds, Poco, Commander Cody, 8/13-16/70; Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, 8/30/70 (Berkeley), LED ZEPPELIN (9/2/70 (Oakland), Albert King, Cold Blood, Mason Proffit, 8/20-23/70, Iron Butterfly, Aum, Black Oak Arkansas, 8/24-26/70, Fillmore West except as otherwise noted, very popular (due to the Zeppelin billing) double sized card by David Singer with gray background, black lettering on an off-green background, and a center collage with a globe and ancient ruins with a baby and mother. Nice NM/NM- card, $55.00
No #, Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 8/17-19/70, Fillmore West; midweek card (no poster made) featuring a crude drawing of a skull with photos of the band members pasted in; crude brown lettering on lighter yellow brown background. 2 NM cards $40 each. (*)
BG #250, Chuck Berry, Buddy Miles, Loading Zone, 9/24-27; Eric Burdon & War, Seals & Crofts, Clover, 10/1-4/70, Fillmore West; nice David singer double-size card with powerful collage of Greek statue, birds, and skeleton in road. 1 VG+/VG copy fairly clean, no pinholes but with a couple storage wrinkles & light age, $10.
BG #252, Leon Russell, Miles Davis, Seatrain, 10/15-18/70, Fillmore West; color design by Norman Orr with image of baby dressed as Uncle Sam in the classic "wants you" pose, odd images abound as is typical for this artist's work; NM card $20.00.
BG ##251, 252, uncut double mailer; #251 is Van Morrison, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Jerry Hahn Brotherhood, 10/8-11/70, yellow background; image of old black minstrel troupe; top lettering virtually illegible; #252 is Leon Russell, Miles Davis, Seatrain, 10/15-18/70, Fillmore West; color design by Norman Orr with image of baby dressed as Uncle Sam in the classic "wants you" pose, odd images abound as is typical for this artist's work; 1 uncut mailers with original mailing list name on back; 1 copy with a minor ding/scuff at right from postal processing, $25. (*)
BG #259, Savoy Brown, Sea Train, Ry Cooder, Humble Pie, 12/3-6/70, Fillmore West; nice David Singer design with gray border, black lettering, center collage with sunset in background and statute of Jesus with arms outstretched reaching out of the desert towards a silver dollar in the sky; nice image, VG+, storage marks $12.
BG #263, Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cold Blood, Elvin Bishop, Stoneground, Boz Scaggs, 12/31/70, Fillmore/Winterland; last Fillmore New Years' Eve show; collage by David Singer. Double-size image with photo of San Francisco Ferry Building. Last New Years Eve show at the Fillmore. 11 copies, NM $20 each. (*)
BG #264, Cold Blood, Boz Scaggs, Voices of East Harlem, Stoneground, 12/31-1/3/71, Fillmore West; black & red Norman Orr design with images of Indians. NM card $15.
BG #265, Spirit, Elvin Bishop Group, Kwane & the Kwanditos, 1/7-10/71, Fillmore West; Norman Orr design with pyramids and cartoon character. 2 copies NM $15.00 each (*)
BG #267, Spencer Davis, Taj Mahal, Fox, 1/21-24/71, Fillmore; right half of the Milky Way in red against red-black background with drawing of Grecian female figure in center, orange-red lettering by David Singer against a silver/black background, NM $15.00.
BG ##266-267, uncut double mailer; #266 is Free, Bloodrock, Edward's Hand, 1/14-17/71, Fillmore West; silver, blue & orange design by David Singer; diagonal collage shows one-half of the Milky Way; the other half is on #267, Spencer Davis, Taj Mahal, Fox, 1/21-24/71, Fillmore; mailer with address on back, fairly light horizontal crease, otherwiwe pretty clean, $17.00.
BG ##271-272, #271 is New Riders of the Purple Sage, Boz Scaggs, James and the Good Brothers, 2/25-28/71, Fillmore West; great political theme with central image of Uncle Sam sending huge fleet of ships and aircraft across the sea towards Asia, where a single small Asian man awaits. Singer/Satty art; #272 is Aretha Franklin, King Curtis & the Kingpins, Tower of Power, 3/5-7/71, Fillmore West; large color photo of Aretha; nice NM- mailer with address on back, $28.00.
BG #275, Eric Burdon & War, Santana, Buddy Miles, Wayne Cochran, others, 3/25-4/4/71, Winterland/Fillmore West; double size card with collage of cat dressed up like one of the 3 musketeers and some kind of winged figure riding a hawk; pale blue and brick red with black lettering; 1 NM $25, VG+ addressed mailer, $20. (*)
BG #281, The Rascals, Grootna, Grin, 5/20-23/71, Fillmore West; B & W Randy Tuten design with nice lettering; picture of tomatoes in background, NM- $10.00
BG ##281-282, uncut double card. BG #281 is The Rascals, Grootna, Grin, 5/20-23/71, Fillmore West; B & W Randy Tuten design with nice lettering; picture of tomatoes in background, BG #282 is Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking, Sweathog, 5/27-30/71, Fillmore West; Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 5/28-29/71, Winterland; B & W design by Randy Tuten with image of zebra at top. Have 2 NM- addressed mailer cards, $40 each; another one NM- and not addressed, $30, still another addressed but with some significant paper age/discoloration in the 282 card, $10. (*)
BG #286, Moby Grape, Spencer Davis & Peter Jameson, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, 6/24-27/71, Fillmore West; orange border, blue & silver inner Singer/Satty design with tropical scene; the very last numbered Fillmore card; NM $16.00.
BG ## 285-286, uncut double mailer (last in the Fillmore series), #285 is Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power, Mason Proffit, 6/17-20/71, Fillmore West, silver, orange & blue David Singer design with central photo of dancing nymphs, #286 is Moby Grape, Spencer Davis & Peter Jameson, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, 6/24-27/71, Fillmore West; orange border, blue & silver inner Singer/Satty design with tropical scene, average wear for a mailer, VG or so, with a couple of small but visible handling scuffs in RH margin area, bit of general overall age, $18.00.
No numbert, BB King, Freddie King, Copperhead, Malo, 2/4-5/1972, Winterland; Quicksilver, Taj Mahal, Commander Cody, 2/11-12/72, Winterland; Laura Nyro, 2/26/72, Berkeley Community Theatre, Allman Brothers, 3/3-4, Winterland; Black Sabbath, Yews, Wild Turkey, 3/10-11/72, Winterland; Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, 3/11/72, Berkeley Community Theatre; Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 3/24-25/72, Winterland; Sha Na Na, 4/7-8/72, Winterland; Humble Pie, 4/21-22/72, Winterland; this is a 5.5 x 8.5" flyer of the type commonly produced by Bill Graham Presents after the Fillmore closed and they stopped issuing the poster series. White lettering on black background; lettering by Randy Tuten, 4 NM copies, $17 each. (*)
Ars Nova, The Good Earty, American Brass Quintet, New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, 12/26 & 30/1968, Carnegie Hall, and 12/29/1968, Fillmore East, New York; 6.5" x 9.5" handbill; green on thin white paper;"An Eclectic Christmas Bash" typeset lettering on dark green background with snowflakes around border; not especially attractive but a fairly hard to find Fillmore East handbill; one horizontal fold that is barely visible; otherwise NM. Unusual item $75.
B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Terry Reid, 1/10 & 11/1969, Fillmore East, New York; 5.5" x 11" blue on white thin paper with the standard Fillmore East border and photos & descriptions of the performers in the center. Similar to the standard Fillmore East calendar flyers but longer and specific to this particular show. Nice copy, 1 center horizontal fold that is barely visible; otherwise NM. Scarce, only the second of these I have seen. $95.
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