Cactus Program
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Cactus Program

  • 1st Printing $276 $276 $0
Item Number:
  • FME710319-PG
  • Mar 19, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

A young Peter Frampton and raspy-voiced Steve Marriott dazzled the Fillmore East in Humble Pie's March, 1971 appearance. Manager Dee Anthony, whose nose for top talent was matched only by Bill Graham's ability to launch that talent into the stratosphere of commercial success, sent the band on its second U.S. tour with the Fillmore appearance in mind. Both Anthony and Graham were right on the mark, and the concert, recorded live as Rockin' the Fillmore, dazed Frampton's fans and saw some critics elevate Humble Pie to Led Zeppelin 'supergroup' status. Success had its downside, however, when a self-confident Frampton left the band by year's end. A new Humble Pie, with 'Clem' Clempson on guitar, concentrated on boogie and produced Smokin,' but dissolved in 1975 without tasting the sweet success of Rockin' again.

About David Byrd

As the exclusive designer for the Fillmore East, Byrd produced 11 posters for Bill Graham between 1968-71. With his architectural training, powerful linework and sense of dimension and balance, Byrd said his understanding of symmetry "... Led [me] right up to Art Nouveau. Add to that my LSD experiences, and it all connected up somehow." Byrd's credits include concert poster designs for Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, movie posters for Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar, posters for The Pasadena Playhouse productions, cover art for TV Guide, and work for Warner Bros.