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When Concert Posters were an Art Form 1970

 

WHEN CONCERT POSTERS WERE AN ART FORM

By the 1970's, many rock posters began to abandon the LSD-inspired San Francisco look.  Some of the poster artists began to use more realism and stylized imagery in the posters…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1970

The 1970’s – Beginning of Commercial Rock

'When Bill Graham closed the Fillmore in 1971, artist David Singer was charged with creating its final poster. The piece was toned down as opposed to being something extravagant, which didn’t…

Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll…

How Radio Lost Its Groove

HOW RADIO LOST ITS GROOVE

 

In recent years, it has become obvious that radio, at least as the entity that I grew up with in my teenage and young adult years, has lost its groove.  These days,…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form 1969

 

Rolling Stones Grateful Dead, CSNY, Jefferson Airplane Flying Burrito Bros and Santana Altamont Raceway  Livermore, CA

 

 

Crosby Stills Nash & Young Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking and …

The Stories Behind 10 Rock Band Logos

Back in the early 1960’s, rock band logos were never quite as important as they are today in this age of branding.  Over the years, official logos became an essential item that every band needed to have in order…

When Concert Posters Were An Art Form: 1976 - 1980

By the mid-70's, punk rock had emerged and had a definitive impact on the artistic style of concert posters. The artists creating the music, fashion and visual art adhered to a style based in minimalism that reflected the angst…

When Concert Posters Were an Art Form: 1970 – 1975

By the 1970's, many rock posters began to abandon the LSD-inspired San Francisco look.  Some of the poster artists began to use more realism and stylized imagery in the posters being used to promote live shows.  In the late…