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Iron Butterfly Elvin Bishop BG 247 1970

Iron Butterfly, Aum, Black Oak Arkansas, John Mayall, Elvin Bishop, Herbie Hancock Sextet, Savoy Brown, Fairport Convention, Chicken Shack, Johnny Winter, Boz Scaggs, Freddie King, Crimson Madness, Little Princess #109, Brotherhood Of Light Vintage Tickets Artist: Alton Kelley Date: Aug 24, 1970 - Sep 6, 1970 Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Size: 2 5/8" x 4 1/2"

"Artist Alton Kelley "... got fired [up]..." for BG247. Taking Rick Griffin's inventive lettering one step farther, he drew the flashy lettering at the top of the poster to say... nothing, really: it was a design, not lettering. The poster, which featured matching amphibious figures in David Singer's balanced style, advertised all the Fillmore West concerts from August 24-September 5. Brit John Mayall played the Fillmore right after the Iron Butterfly, followed by Savoy Brown and slide guitarist Johnny Winter."


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