Thursday, September 8, 2016

'Bill Graham & The Rock & Roll Revolution' Exhibit Opens Sept. 16 In Philadelphia

On September 16, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia will become the exclusive East Coast venue for the 'Bill Graham & The Rock & Roll Revolution' exhibit, the first comprehensive retrospective celebrating the life and career of this incomparable rock impressario.

Graham was the P.T. Barnum of rock & roll, the legendary concert promoter who almost single-handedly pioneered the business of rock concerts, forever revolutionizing the symbiotic relationship between artists and audiences.

A major catalyst in popular culture over three decades, from the psychedelic San Francisco scene of the '60s through globally conscious charity mega-events Live Aid and Amnesty International's "Conspiracy of Hope" world tour, Graham remains one of the truly seminal figures of the rock era.
As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones.

Through rock memorabilia, photographs, ephemera, and psychedelic art in the form of Fillmore concert posters, the 'Bill Graham & The Rock & Roll Revolution' exhibition explores the momentous cultural transformations of the 60s, 70s, and 80s through the lens of rock & roll.

Running through January 17, 2017, 'Bill Graham & The Rock & Roll Revolution' is 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.

For more information, go to http://nmajh.org.