Quicksilver Messenger Service Handbill

Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Jun 18, 1970 (BG239-HB)

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  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Don Ellis
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  • Traffic
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  • Abecrombie
  • Artist:
    • David Singer
  • Date: Jun 18, 1970 -
    Jun 21, 1970
  • Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Size: 4 5/8" x 7"
  • Price: $51.00
  • Members: $45.90
1st Printing $51 $45.90
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Quicksilver Messenger Service played the Fillmore West in mid-July with the great trumpeter and bandleader, Don Ellis and his orchestra.

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 postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG240 image (see BG239/240). 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.