Posted 5 years ago
Here's the postcard version, printed in 1967, of a June 3-4, 1966, poster for a concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Quicksilver Messenger Service was the headliner, with support by the Grateful Dead and the Mothers (Frank Zappa and crew up from L.A.). This is an early Wes Wilson design, before he got all psychedelic on us. At the time, he was cranking out posters for both the Fillmore and the Avalon across town. In fact, the Avalon poster he created for the following weekend (6/10-11) also featured the Dead and Quicksilver, except the billing was reversed (the Dead headlined). Despite that reversal, that poster is called The Quick and the Dead.