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Chambers Brothers at Fillmore West 12/11-14/69 by David Singer

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BBill Graham’s numbered poster series began in 1966 with BG-1, which advertised Jefferson Airplane at The Fillmore Auditorium. While the sequential BG Series ends in June 1972 with BG-289—the famous Rolling Stones “Tumbling Dice” poster—the Series includes the 1973 BG-288 Nassau Coliseum poster featuring the Grateful Dead. The Bill Graham numbered series includes handbills and postcards. Poster artists Wes Wilson (BG-18), Bonnie MacLean, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Greg Irons, Lee Conklin, Rick Griffin (BG-105), Bob Fried, Victor Moscoso, Randy Tuten, and David Singer all created posters for the BG Series. BG Series poster collections have been on display nationally and internationally in museums, art galleries, and at poster art showcase events.

 The early BG posters were printed on vellum paper and are very difficult to find in top condition today. Vellum is a soft, blotter-like paper that tore and stained easily. The printing quality also was sometimes very poor. For these reasons, most poster collectors are more forgiving of defects on early posters in the Bill Graham numbered poster series.

 BG numbers from 0 to 45 are represented by three sizes of printings—posters, handbills, and postcards. After number 45, handbills were no longer printed; only posters and postcards were produced. However, sometimes the postcards with a calendar or “show back” are referred to as handbills. A dizzying array of different printings is available for many posters, including pre-show or original printings (first prints), authorized reprints (second and third prints), and in some cases, bootleg or counterfeit printings. At Classic Posters, we guarantee that every BG poster we sell is correctly attributed according to the current edition of The Collectors Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards and Handbills 1965-1973 by Eric King.

 

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Grass Roots at Fillmore Auditorium 4/22-23/66 by Bonnie MacLean

4/22/1966


BG-0

Fillmore Auditorium 4/22-23/66

Grass Roots
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Family Tree

Bonnie MacLean

Handbill

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 2/4-6/66 by Peter Bailey

2/4/1966


BG-1

Fillmore Auditorium 2/4-6/66

Jefferson Airplane

Peter Bailey

Third Print Poster

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 4/1-2/66 by Peter Bailey

4/1/1966


BG-1A

Fillmore Auditorium 4/1-2/66

Jefferson Airplane
Quicksilver Messenger Service (4/1)
The Family Tree (4/2)

Peter Bailey

 
 
Mystery Trend at Fillmore Auditorium 3/18-20/66 by Wes Wilson

3/18/1966


BG-2

Fillmore Auditorium 3/18-20/66

Mystery Trend (3/18)
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Family Tree
Quicksilver Messenger Service (3/19)
Family Tree
Gentleman's Band
Quicksilver Messenger Service (3/20)
Great Society
Skins

Wes Wilson

Third Print Poster

Postcard

 
Paul Butterfield at Fillmore Auditorium 4/15 & 17/66 Harmon Gymnasium (UC Berkely) 4/16/66 by Wes Wilson

4/15/1966


BG-3

Fillmore Auditorium 4/15 & 17/66 Harmon Gymnasium (UC Berkely) 4/16/66

Paul Butterfield
Jefferson Airplane

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 4/29-30/66 by Wes Wilson

4/29/1966


BG-4

Fillmore Auditorium 4/29-30/66

Jefferson Airplane
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Lightning Hopkins

Wes Wilson

Handbill

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 5/6-7/66 by Wes Wilson

5/6/1966


BG-5

Fillmore Auditorium 5/6-7/66

Jefferson Airplane
Jay Walkers

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
New Generation at Fillmore Auditorium 5/13-14/66 by Wes Wilson

5/13/1966


BG-6

Fillmore Auditorium 5/13-14/66

New Generation
Jay Walkers
Charlatans

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Quicksilver Messenger Service at Fillmore Auditorium 5/20-21/66 by Wes Wilson

5/20/1966


BG-7

Fillmore Auditorium 5/20-21/66

Quicksilver Messenger Service
Final Solution

Wes Wilson

Handbill

Postcard

 
Andy Warhol and His Plastic Inevitable at Fillmore Auditorium 5/27-29/66 by Wes Wilson

5/27/1966


BG-8

Fillmore Auditorium 5/27-29/66

Andy Warhol and His Plastic Inevitable
Velvet Underground
Mothers
Nico

Wes Wilson

Handbill

Postcard

 
Quicksilver Messenger Service at Fillmore Auditorium 6/3-4/66 by Wes Wilson

6/3/1966


BG-9

Fillmore Auditorium 6/3-4/66

Quicksilver Messenger Service
Grateful Dead
Mothers

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 6/10-11/66 by Wes Wilson

6/10/1966


BG-10

Fillmore Auditorium 6/10-11/66

Jefferson Airplane
Great Society
Heavenly Blues Band

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Wailers at Fillmore Auditorium 6/17-18/66 by Wes Wilson

6/17/1966


BG-11

Fillmore Auditorium 6/17-18/66

Wailers
Quicksilver Messenger Service

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Them at Fillmore Auditorium 6/23/66 by Wes Wilson

6/23/1966


BG-12

Fillmore Auditorium 6/23/66

Them
Great Society
New Tweedy Brothers

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Lenny Bruce at Fillmore Auditorium 6/24-25/66 by Wes Wilson & 
Edmund She

6/24/1966


BG-13

Fillmore Auditorium 6/24-25/66

Lenny Bruce
Mothers

Wes Wilson
Edmund Shea (Photographer)

Third Print Poster

Fourth Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Quicksilver Messenger Service at Fillmore Auditorium 7/1-3/66 by Wes Wilson

7/1/1966


BG-14

Fillmore Auditorium 7/1-3/66

Quicksilver Messenger Service (7/1)
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Jaywalkers
Great Society (7/2)
Sopwith Camel
Charlatans
Love
Grateful Dead
Group B

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Handbill

 
Turtles at Fillmore Auditorium 7/6/66 by Wes Wilson & 
Heinrich Kley

7/6/1966


BG-15

Fillmore Auditorium 7/6/66

Turtles
Oxford Circle

Wes Wilson
Heinrich Kley (source of collage)

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Mindbenders at Fillmore Auditorium 7/8-9/66 by Wes Wilson

7/8/1966


BG-16

Fillmore Auditorium 7/8-9/66

Mindbenders
Chocolate Watchband

Wes Wilson

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 7/15-16/66 by Wes Wilson

7/15/1966


BG-17

Fillmore Auditorium 7/15-16/66

Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead

Wes Wilson

Handbill

 
Association at Fillmore Auditorium 7/22-23/66 by Wes Wilson

7/22/1966


BG-18

Fillmore Auditorium 7/22-23/66

Association
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Grass Roots (7/22)
Sopwith Camel (7/23)

Wes Wilson

Handbill

Postcard

 
American Theatre at Fillmore Auditorium 7/24/66 by Wes Wilson

7/24/1966


BG-19

Fillmore Auditorium 7/24/66

The American Theatre
Performing The Beard by Michael Mc Clure

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Handbill

 
Them at Fillmore Auditorium 7/29-30/66 by Wes Wilson

7/29/1966


BG-20

Fillmore Auditorium 7/29-30/66

Them
Sons of Champlin

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Love at Fillmore Auditorium 8/5-6/66 by Wes Wilson

8/5/1966


BG-21

Fillmore Auditorium 8/5-6/66

Love
Everpresent Fullness

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Third Print Poster

 
Sam the Sham and the Phoraohs at Fillmore Auditorium 8/10/66 by Wes Wilson

8/10/1966


BG-22

Fillmore Auditorium 8/10/66

Sam the Sham & the Phoraohs

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 8/12-12/66 by Wes Wilson & 
Herb Greene

8/12/1966


BG-23

Fillmore Auditorium 8/12-12/66

Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead

Wes Wilson
Herb Greene (Photographer)

Second Print Poster

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Young Rascals at Fillmore Auditorium 8/19-20/66 by Wes Wilson

8/19/1966


BG-24

Fillmore Auditorium 8/19-20/66

Young Rascals
Quicksilver Messenger Service

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
13th Floor Elevators at Fillmore Auditorium 8/26-27/66 by Wes Wilson

8/26/1966


BG-25

Fillmore Auditorium 8/26-27/66

13th Floor Elevators
Great Society
Sopwith Camel

Wes Wilson

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 9/2-5/66 by Wes Wilson

9/2/1966


BG-26

Fillmore Auditorium 9/2-5/66

Jefferson Airplane (9/2&3)
P.H. Phactor Jug Band
Andrew Staples
Grateful Dead (9/4)
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Country Joe & the Fish
Marths & the Vandellas (9/5)
Johnny Talbot & De Thangs

Wes Wilson

Third Print Poster

Postcard

 
Mothers at Fillmore Auditorium 9/9/66 Scottish Rites Temple 9/10/66 by John H. Myers

9/9/1966


BG-27

Fillmore Auditorium 9/9/66 Scottish Rites Temple 9/10/66

Mothers
Oxford Circle

John H. Myers

Original Poster

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Byrds at Fillmore Auditorium 9/16-17/66 by Wes Wilson

9/16/1966


BG-28

Fillmore Auditorium 9/16-17/66

Byrds
Wildflower
New Stage Company performing ″The Dutchman″ by Le Roi Jones

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Winterland 9/23-23 & 9/30-10/1/66 Fillmore Auditorium 9/25 & 10/2/66 by Wes Wilson

9/23/1966


BG-29

Winterland 9/23-23 & 9/30-10/1/66 Fillmore Auditorium 9/25 & 10/2/66

Jefferson Airplane
Butterfield Blues Band
Muddy Waters

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Handbill

 
Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland 10/7-8/66 by Wes Wilson

10/7/1966


BG-30

Winterland 10/7-8/66

Butterfield Blues Band
Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Butterfield Blues Band at Fillmore Auditorium 10/14-16/66 by Wes Wilson

10/14/1966


BG-31

Fillmore Auditorium 10/14-16/66

Butterfield Blues Band
Jefferson Airplane
Big Mama Thornton

Wes Wilson

Postcard

 
Grateful Dead at Fillmore Auditorium 10/21-22/66 by Wes Wilson & 
Herb Greene

10/21/1966


BG-32

Fillmore Auditorium 10/21-22/66

Grateful Dead
Lightning Hopkins
Loading Zone
Yardbirds
Country Joe & the Fish

Wes Wilson
Herb Greene (Photographer)

Original Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Yardbirds at Fillmore Auditorium 10/23/66 by John H. Meyers

10/23/1966


BG-33

Fillmore Auditorium 10/23/66

Yardbirds
Country Joe & the Fish

John H. Meyers

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band at Fillmore Auditorium 10/28-30/66 by Wes Wilson

10/28/1966


BG-34

Fillmore Auditorium 10/28-30/66

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Chocolate Watchband
Great Pumpkin

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Muddy Waters Blues Band at Fillmore Auditorium 11/4-6/66 by Wes Wilson

11/4/1966


BG-35

Fillmore Auditorium 11/4-6/66

Muddy Waters Blues Band
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Andrew Staples

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Bola Sete at Fillmore Auditorium 11/11-13/66 by Wes Wilson

11/11/1966


BG-36

Fillmore Auditorium 11/11-13/66

Bola Sete
Country Joe & the Fish
Buffalo Springfield

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 12/30-31/66 by Wes Wilson

12/30/1966


BG-37

Fillmore Auditorium 12/30-31/66

Jefferson Airplane
Grateful Dead
Quicksilver Messenger Service

Wes Wilson

Handbill

Postcard

 
Grateful Dead at Fillmore Auditorium 11/18-20/66 by Wes Wilson

11/18/1966


BG-38

Fillmore Auditorium 11/18-20/66

Grateful Dead
James Cotton Blues Band
Lothar & the Hand People

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 11/25-27/66 by Wes Wilson

11/25/1966


BG-39

Fillmore Auditorium 11/25-27/66

Jefferson Airplane
James Cotton Blues Band
Moby Grape

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Love at Fillmore Auditorium 12/2-4/66 by Wes Wilson

12/2/1966


BG-40

Fillmore Auditorium 12/2-4/66

Love
Moby Grape
Lee Michaels

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Third Print Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Grateful Dead at Fillmore Auditorium 12/9-11/66 by Wes Wilson

12/9/1966


BG-41

Fillmore Auditorium 12/9-11/66

Grateful Dead
Big Mama Thornton
Tim Rose

Wes Wilson

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 12/16-18/66 by Wes Wilson & 
Herb Greene

12/16/1966


BG-42

Fillmore Auditorium 12/16-18/66

Jefferson Airplane
Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
Tim Rose

Wes Wilson
Herb Greene (Photographer)

Original Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Otis Redding and His Orchestra at Fillmore Auditorium 12/20-22/66 by Wes Wilson

12/20/1966


BG-43

Fillmore Auditorium 12/20-22/66

Otis Redding and His Orchestra
Grateful Dead (12/20)
Johnny Talbot & De Thangs (12/21)
Country Joe & the Fish (12/22)

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Handbill

 
Young Rascals at Fillmore Auditorium 1/6-8/67 by Wes Wilson

1/6/1967


BG-44

Fillmore Auditorium 1/6-8/67

Young Rascals
Sopwith Camel
Doors

Wes Wilson

Second Print Poster

Handbill

 
Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band at Fillmore Auditorium 1/13-15/67 by Wes Wilson

1/13/1967


BG-45

Fillmore Auditorium 1/13-15/67

Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
Grateful Dead
Doors

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Handbill

Postcard

 
Butterfield Blues Band at Fillmore Auditorium 1/20-22/67 by Wes Wilson

1/20/1967


BG-46

Fillmore Auditorium 1/20-22/67

Butterfield Blues Band
Charles Lloyd Quartet

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Postcard

 
Butterfield Blues Band at Fillmore Auditorium 1/27-29/67 by Wes Wilson

1/27/1967


BG-47

Fillmore Auditorium 1/27-29/67

Butterfield Blues Band
Charles Lloyd Quartet

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Postcard

 
Jefferson Airplane at Fillmore Auditorium 2/3-5/67 by Wes Wilson

2/3/1967


BG-48

Fillmore Auditorium 2/3-5/67

Jefferson Airplane
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Dino Valenti

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Postcard

 
Blues Project at Fillmore Auditorium 2/10-12/67 by John H. Myers

2/10/1967


BG-49

Fillmore Auditorium 2/10-12/67

Blues Project
Jimmy Reed
John Lee Hooker
Stu Gardner Trio

John H. Myers

Postcard

 
Blues Project at Fillmore Auditorium 2/17-19/67 by Wes Wilson

2/17/1967


BG-50

Fillmore Auditorium 2/17-19/67

Blues Project
Mothers
Canned Heat Blues Band

Wes Wilson

Original Poster

Second Print Poster

Postcard

 

 

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