Sunday, October 25, 2009

Died on this date:

Bill Graham
Rock Impresario
Jan. 8, 1931-Oct. 25, 1991
(Age 60)

Bill Graham was the most well known of the rock promoters of the 60's and 70's.  Between the Fillmore in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York every Classic Rock band worthy of the name did shows at the Fillmores.  Some of the best live albums of the period were recorded at the Fillmore, including the Allman Brothers Band, Cream and Humble Pie.

Bill Graham was killed after leaving a Huey Lewis and the News concert near Vallejo, CA when his helicopter crashed into a high voltage tower.  Also killed were his girlfriend, Melissa Gold and pilot Steve Kahn.

1 comment:

  1. Who gives a crap about Bill Graham? Only 60's burn out cases apparently.

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