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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

in Philly

We are all thrilled that Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution has now officially opened in Philadelphia - the exhibit will remain there, at the National Museum of American Jewish History until January 2017. The museum is right on Independence Mall and they have done us all proud by decking out the entire building for the Exhibit’s four month stay there. There are a number of public programs, panels, films and musical performances that are coming up there in conjunction with the Exhibit also. Much more information at nmajh.org

Members of the Foundation were able to celebrate with the folks at the Museum during the private opening on Wednesday Sept 14th and we were treated to a fanastic performace by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Hot Tuna. Both fellows have of course a long long history with Bill Graham themselves so it was entirely fitting that they were able to join us for this occasion. We thank Jorma and Jack and all of their folks very much for organizing this so that they could be there. Here are are a few of the pictures from the evening for you to check out:

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David Graham, Alex Graham, Bonnie MacLean and Bob Greenfield participated in a “Bill Graham Family” panel on Sunday Sept 18th - part of a larger Symposium which included promoters who were themselves influenced by Bill’s work, and a panel on Philadelphia radio

If you are anywhere near Philadelphia or have friends and relatives who will be you can’t go wrong steering them towards the National Museum of Jewish American History over the next few months to see “BIll Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution.

All photos by to Mario Manzoni


The Rock and Roll Revolution Redux

We are thrilled that “Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution” will be opening to the public in Philadelphia at the National Museum of Jewish History - nmajh.org - Sept 16th and will be there until January 2017


Bill Graham Memorial Foundation in the News

Through the folks at Earthisland.org who transform street utility boxes in Berkeley and Oakland CA from those hulking gray masses to a myriad of colorful messages commemorating various events, concepts and people, there is now a Bill Graham commemorative box at 17th St. and Broadway in "Uptown Oakland" right near some of the buildings memorialized on the box. From the Oakland Coliseum, to the Henry J Kaiser Auditorium and the beautiful Paramount Theatre, many a wonderful night was had in Oakland over the years; and the Fox Theatre is also included in a nod to the present. BGMF thanks everyone at Earth Island, our own Arlene O for her direction on this project, and the wonderful local artist, Gale Madyun, who was chosen to represent the spirit of Bill Graham in this way.

 

 

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