Alameda County, Calif.
Graphic artist Bill Bostedt, known by his nickname “Daddy Bread,” collaborated with artist Randy Tuten (b. 1946) to create memorable rock concert posters in a career that lasted from the 1960s to the 1990s. William Raymond Bostedt was born in Alameda County, California in 1945. He attended an art school and went to college in Southern California, but by 1969 he was in San Francisco working with Tuten on a poster for concert promoter Bill Graham (1931-1991). A specialist in using an airbrush, Bostedt worked with Tuten to create two posters for Graham in 1969, one for a concert featuring Country Joe & The Fish and Led Zeppelin and another for a Janis Joplin concert. In 1971 they created a poster for a Graham concert featuring Taj Mahal. Bostedt signed the posters “D. Bread.” He created at least two album covers during the 1970s. Bostedt married Marina Debellagent in 1970; they divorced in 1979. The collaboration with Tuten continued for decades, including the poster for a series of 1995 concerts in various locations featuring the Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers. Bostedt lived in Sebastopol, Calif., during the 1990s. He died in 1998. (TNB 2/2017) Selected bibliography: http://www.daddybread.com/ Grushkin, Paul. The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.