Iconic rock & roll exhibition now on display through June
January 28, 2019 [St. Petersburg, FL] — In response to visitor demand, The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) will extend its immensely popular exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, through Sunday, June 30, 2019! The exhibition explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931- 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless artists including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the United States as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice.
The FHM is proud to present this iconic exhibition, organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in association with the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, and made possible by the support of Alex Graham, David Graham, and Danny Scher.
“Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution has been wildly popular and we are looking forward to sharing it with new visitors as we enter our busiest time of the year. We are hoping people come for the rock & roll exhibition, but leave with even more stories of survival and hope after seeing our other exhibits,” said Erin Blankenship, The FHM’s Curator of Exhibitions and Collections.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of renowned music industry impresario Bill Graham. Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the 1960s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). As a promoter and manager, he worked with iconic rock & roll artists.