This poster was produced for the performance of Les Claypool's Frog Brigade at the Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA) on Dec 31, 2002. Featured on the bill are Les Claypool's Frog Brigade; M. Original Bill Graham Number: F551 1st Printing Three was a charm for Les Claypool, appearing for the third time at a Bill Graham Presents New Year's Eve event. This one, at the San Francisco Fillmore, 2002, also featured goofball/oddball M. Led by Mirv Haggard, which had recently released opera Cosmodrome on Claypool's Prawn Song label.This is an original poster produced prior to the event. We guarantee its authenticity and that it came directly from the archive of famed music producer Bill Graham.
Each poster from this collection is highly collectible and treasure to own. This poster was produced for a Bill Graham production in 2002 Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca; January 8, 1931 - October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939, he was sent from Germany to France due to political uncertainty in his home country. At age 10, he settled into a foster home in the Bronx, New York.
Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and subsequently from City College with a business degree. In the early 1960s, Graham moved to San Francisco, and in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe.He had teamed up with local Haight Ashbury promoter Chet Helms to organize a benefit concert, then promoted several free concerts. This eventually turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff. Graham had a profound influence around the world, sponsoring the musical renaissance of the 1960s from its epicenter in San Francisco. Chet Helms and then Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Ballroom; these turned out to be a proving grounds for rock bands and acts of the San Francisco Bay area including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin.