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Chicago Handbill

Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Jan 8, 1970 (BG211-HB)

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Performers:

  • Chicago
  • The Guess Who
  • Seals & Crofts
  • Little Princess #109
 
  • Artist:
    • David Singer
  • Date: Jan 8, 1970 -
    Jan 11, 1970
  • Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Size: 4 11/16" x 7 3/16"
  • Price: $51.00
  • Members: $45.90
 
1st Printing $51 $45.90
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Description

Chicago headlined The Guess Who, a moderately popular Canadian rock band that spent time after an unsuccessful British tour doing Canadian television, and soft-rock duo Seals and Crofts. Singer's collage was an unsettling statement of patriotism superimposed on what could be seen as bird's-eye-view of Southeast Asia.

The handbill was only printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 11/16" x 7 3/16".

There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG210 image (see BG210/211). They measure 7 1/8" 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.