Rock & roll at Holocaust Museum? Life of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham makes it happen

From The Jewish Press of Pinellas County

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s upcoming exhibit will intersect the Holocaust with the rock & roll explosion that ignited in the 1960s.

Opening in St. Petersburg in August, “Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution” is the first exhibition to explore the extraordinary life of renowned concert impresario Bill Graham (1931- 1991), who helped launch the careers of many music legends of the 1960s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

Over the years, he worked with such iconic musicians as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, the Who, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. He also 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).

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