The Bill Graham Mural was dedicated on November 6, 2023.
You can see the mural on the wall of the Goodwill Building, 1669 Fillmore Street (at the corner of Post and Fillmore). Created by San Francisco aerosol artist, Wes Marks, it highlights many of the benefit concerts that Bill Graham produced over the years. November 6th is the 58th Anniversary of the very first show Bill Graham was involved with, the first Mime Troupe Legal Funds Benefit, which took place at the Calliope Warehouse in SF in 1965.
Everyone at the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is really happy to have been involved in this project and we thank all the fine folks with whom we collaborated in the Bill Graham Mural, including Goodwill San Francisco Bay, Lisa Brewer and Mission Art 415, SF Supervisor Dean Preston and the city of San Francisco, Amie Bailey and Michael Bailey and our friends at the Fillmore, Ken Friedman for his gorgeous photograph which was used as inspiration on the mural, Michael Zagaris for the use of his photo of Bill, friends and family, and everyone else who came together and helped to make this so special.
Below is a short video history of Bill Graham, assembled by James Olness, and some materials on the various Benefit concerts and tours which are featured on the mural. We plan to add to this page in the coming days and months, so check in again soon to find new pieces – photos, audio and video.
A few of the many great photos of the event (click any image for slideshow) from Ken Friedman
Other press and media about the mural
Here’s a video of the unveiling event from Linda Kelly from the Haight Street Voice
NBC Bay Area – Nov 6, 2023 by Joe Rosato Jr.
Certificate of Honor signed by all the SF supervisors at the mural dedication