Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Handbill
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Handbill
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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Handbill

  • 1st Printing $81 $81 $0 Mint
  • 1st Printing $81 $81 $0 Mint
  • Oct 28, 1966
  • 4 7/8" x 6 13/16"

Sporting the balance and complexity of a playing card on its left side, the right half of BG034 announces the psychedelic presence of punk-rock pioneer Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band.

Print Variations

The handbill was only printed once before the concert and measures 4 7/8" x 6 13/16".

About Wes Wilson

When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.