BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD MOTHERS OF INVENTION Fillmore “JOINED” Mailer (Dec 21st 1967)
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This is a rare BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS “JOINED” DOUBLE handbill/postcard mailer (#BG098-PC & BG097-PC) from concerts at FILLMORE WEST in San Francisco, Ca. FAR fewer of these exist than either individual handbill, which were cut from these pre-concert double-sized postcard mailers. Measuring apprx. 14″ x 4.5″, this mailer is in nice shape – no pin holes and just a small piece of tape at the top and bottom where the card was sealed for mailing. Folded at the seam between the two cards.
For BG098, Buffalo Springfield was the main feature in the pre-Christmas, 1967 concert, advertised on a poster that studiously ignored familiar Christmas tones. Alton Kelley collaborated with Stanley Mouse early in their careers and usually chose the photographs and arranged the collage while Mouse did the graphics.
BG097 was Stanley Mouse’s first independent poster in the original Bill Graham series and is an uncharacteristically serene composition of collage bordered by classic Deco graphics. Mouse called it his “Haiku poem, … a series of visual syllables.”
Promoters created handbill versions of many of their posters and used them as handouts and fliers to promote upcoming shows. These handbills represent an important element of music history because they are unique marketing tools that are still used today. Another chance to snag a piece of music history.
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