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The Grass Roots Poster
- Apr 22, 1966 - Apr 23, 1966
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.
The pre-concert 1st printing is on 0.0105" thick, slightly textured stock. Directly behind the "M" in "Auditorium", the yellow background runs in a relatively straight vertical line. This printing measures 12 5/8" x 18 1/2".
The 2nd printing was also printed before the concert on 0.0090" thick stock. Directly behind the "M" in "Auditorium", the yellow background zigzags vertically. Some of the fine detail visible on the 1st printing is lost on this reprint. It also measues 12 5/8" x 18 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.