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The Who 1960s Ticket

Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Aug 13, 1968 (BG133-T6)

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  • Artist:
    • Rick Griffin
    • Alton Kelley
  • Date: Aug 13, 1968 -
    Aug 25, 1968
  • Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
  • Price: $38.00 - $188.00
  • Members: $28.50 - $141.00
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BG133 is a double-sized poster advertising four consecutive Fillmore West mid-week and weekend concerts. A triptych in design, Griffin used hand-drawn color plates to make 3-D images project from the background, and the frames of the panel appear to be insect legs. A collaboration between Griffin and Alton Kelley, the poster's central figure may be the herald from Hell, a menacing image which contrasts with the bubble-infused, cartoon-style lettering of the side panels.

Before the dawn of computers and bar codes, Bill Graham Presents printed their own concert tickets, many of which are now considered exceptional works of art in their own right. Small facsimiles or derivations of the show's promotional posters, they were typically color-coded to indicate multi-night engagements and represent a bygone era of extended, one-venue engagements by major performers. So that Bill could reconcile sales each night, patrons purchased tickets at the venue box office and handed them right back over at the door, thus ending up in the archive as mint condition concert tickets. We may occasionally and in select cases offer for sale one-of-a-kind, extremely rare and valuable concert tickets in less than mint condition.