The New-York Historical Society presents the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time.
Bill Graham was a music promoter whose career was at the center of much of the rock & roll world’s biggest scenes from the 1960s through the ‘80s, but his life as a refugee child from Nazi Germany to New York City is lesser known.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the life and work of the legendary music impresario who worked with the biggest names in rock music and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City.
Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, which debuted the exhibition in Los Angeles, this comprehensive retrospective of Graham’s life and career explores some of the 20th century’s momentous cultural transformations through the lens of rock & roll.
Max Weinberg - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
Cristian Panaite, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, New-York Historical Society
Bob Barsotti, President, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
Bonnie Simmons, Executive Director, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
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