Rocking in the Fillmore with Bill Graham

Impresario Bill Graham was crucial to establishing San Francisco as the epicenter for the psychedelic rock music sounds of Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin and many others.

Graham was truly a self-made man, surviving the Holocaust and coming to the US as an orphan child. We’ll talk about his beginnings in the SF hippie scene and his emergence as a rock promoter using the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland and other venues.

The presentation will include videos of Graham describing the scene and some of the top bands he hosted.

Join SFCG Haight-Ashbury tour guide Rodney Paul, on Sunday, July 5th, from 4pm-5:30pm, as he leads this Zoom presentation. This is the one in a series of Zoom events on music of the San Francisco Sound. Join us for future topics on Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin. Stay tuned to our social channels, Facebook and Twitter for additional announcements.

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