Steve Miller Band Handbill

Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Jan 29, 1970 (BG214-HB)

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  • Steve Miller Band
  • Sha Na Na
  • Ten Wheel Drive
  • Genya Ravan
  • Little Princess #109
  • Artist:
    • David Singer
  • Date: Jan 29, 1970 -
    Feb 1, 1970
  • Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Size: 4 5/8" x 6 1/2"
  • Price: $57.00
  • Members: $51.30
1st Printing $57 $51.30
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50's Rock & Roll revivalists Sha-Na-Na appeared with the Steve Miller band. Singer's lettering looked legible but, upon examination, the reader had to do some deciphering of the hieroglyphic-style forms.

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 6 1/2".

There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG216 image (see BG214/216). 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.