The Byrds Handbill
The Byrds Handbill
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The Byrds Handbill

  • 1st Printing $95 $95 $0 Mint
  • 1st Printing $95 $95 $0 Mint
Item Number:
  • BG096-HB
  • Dec 7, 1967
  • 4 1/2" x 7"

Flower-power and mythology were interwoven to hide an aviary in MacLean's predominantly red-white-and-blue, water-color effect poster announcing the Byrds, Electric Flag and powerhouse B.B. King.

Print Variations

The only handbills that exist measure 4 1/2" x 7" and were cut from the BG095/096 pre-concert double-sized postcard mailer.

About Bonnie MacLean

During the early days of the Fillmore, MacLean was the most "present" member of the staff. She collected tickets, passed out handbills, blew up balloons and counted money for Fillmore productions. Impressed with her lettering skill on the upcoming attractions chalkboards, Bill Graham surprised her with an easel and art supplies for Christmas, 1967, and MacLean's poster artist career was launched. Untrained in graphic arts, MacLean's early style evolved into ornate, Medieval-Gothic designs. Faces in her posters wore trance-like stares, steady and serene, and evoke the detached spirituality of the sixties.