City Guides’ Summer of Love “Virtual Tours”

SF City Guides presents “Virtual” Tours of some of the biggest personalities to grace the stages of San Francisco, during the iconic Summer of Love. Presented by Haight-Ashbury guides Rodney Paul and Chip Isaac, we’ll cover the beginning and sometimes ends of the bands that helped put the San Francisco sound on the musical map. So grab your beads, fringe leather vest and magical brownies and join us as we revisit these days gone by, because if you remember the ’60’s, you weren’t at the ’60’s. All presentations are free (Donations are accepted).

The Grateful Dead: Then and Now – Presented by Rodney Paul
Join us as we discuss the evolution of this classic Summer of Love band and enjoy clips of performances at San Francisco’s Winterland, The Fillmore Auditorium and other venues. We’ll also see an excerpt of the CBS News documentary “The Hippy Temptation,” narrated by Harry Reasoner. Spoiler alert: he was not a fan.
Wednesday, July 15th from 7:30pm – 9pm

Rocking in the Fillmore with Bill Graham – Presented by Rodney Paul
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.
Wednesday, July 22 from 7:30pm – 9pm

The Rise and Fall of Big Brother and the Holding Company – Presented by Chip Isaac
As Mick Jagger is to the Rolling Stones and Freddy Mercury is to Queen, Janis Joplin is to Big Brother and The Holding Company. Like Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, Joplin is one of the giants of the 60’s music scene. But Big Brother and The Holding Company were far more than a Janis Joplin backup band. The iconic combination of Big Brother’s wailing guitars with Janis Joplin’s heart-wrenching vocals created a unique and mind blowing listening experience.
Wednesday, July 29 from 7:30pm-9pm

Jefferson Airplane: A Deep Dive – Presented by Rodney Paul
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.
Wednesday, August 5 from 7:30pm – 9pm Register here.

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