The Grass Roots Handbill
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The Grass Roots Handbill

  • 1st Printing $433 $433 $0
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DATE:
  • Apr 22, 1966 - Apr 23, 1966
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SIZE:
  • 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"

BG000 was actually prepared one week after BG003 but was never given a number. The concert featured The Grass Roots (a popular radio band through the mid-70's), Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Family Tree.

Print Variations

The handbill was printed once before the concert on thin yellow paper. It measures 6 3/4" x 9 1/2".

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.