The Byrds Handbill
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The Byrds Handbill

  • 1st Printing $87 $87 $0
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DATE:
  • Jun 12, 1969 - Jun 15, 1969
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SIZE:
  • 4 5/8" x 7"

Striped overalls provided the background for this bustling port scene; a closer look revealed that the steam boat hadn't a prayer of clearing the railroad bridge. Tuten abandoned his bright color palette for olde-time sepia tones on this poster.

Print Variations

The handbill was printed once before the concert. It has a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse, and it measures 4 5/8" x 7".

There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG176 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".

About Randy Tuten

Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.