B.B. King Handbill

Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Feb 4, 1971 (BG269-HB)

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  • B.B. King
  • Ballin' Jack
  • The Christian Rapid Group
  • Prismatic Revenge
  • Artist:
    • Norman Orr
  • Date: Feb 4, 1971 -
    Feb 7, 1971
  • Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Size: 4 5/8" x 7"
  • Price: $58.00
  • Members: $52.20
1st Printing $58 $52.20
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B.B. King leapt from BG269 in Orr's simple cartoon with flashy lettering.

The handbill was only printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".

There were also some pre-concert double-sized postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG268 image (see BG268/269). They measure 7" x 9 1/4".

Concert promoters created handbill versions of many of their posters and used them as sidewalk handouts and dashboard fliers to promote upcoming shows. Many of the handbills are double-sided, with poster art on one side and a calendar of upcoming shows on the other. These handbills represent an important element of rock concert history because they were hands-on marketing tools that united promoter and patron.