The Turtles Handbill
The Turtles Handbill
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The Turtles Handbill

  • 1st Printing $462 $462 $0
  • 1st Printing $462 $462 $0
Item Number:
  • BG015-HB
DATE:
  • Jul 6, 1966
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

With their appearance here, the popular pop-rock Turtles became one of the few non-San Francisco bands (they hailed from L.A.), to appear at an early Bill Graham concert. Heinrich Kley contributed the artwork to Wilson's design.

Print Variations

The handbill was only printed once before the concert in purple ink on thin white paper. It measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

About Wes Wilson

When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.