SF Chronicle: Bill Graham-commissioned posters a ticket to past
September 18, 2011
Long before MTV broadcast music videos on television, or YouTube made performance clips viral on the Internet, Bill Graham was out making names for up-and-coming musical artists the old-fashioned way, promoting rock ‘n’ roll concerts in San Francisco and beyond with eye-catching posters.
Photograph and Frame in San Francisco’s Marina district is commemorating Graham’s legacy with “The Art of the Fillmore,” a collection of 230 concert posters from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, commissioned by Graham, who died in 1991.
Each poster design was used to promote concerts at historic San Francisco venues including the original Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West, Winterland and Fillmore East in New York City…