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Bill Graham

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Rock impresario Bill Graham

Rock impresario Bill Graham. We remember him with a 1989 interview recorded in San Francisco. He first made his mark as the rock promoter of the psychedelic scene. He came up with the idea of turning old theatres into rock venues... he had the Fillmore in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York. He eventually branched out into every aspect of rock promotion. He was a producer of several groundbreaking international benefits including Live Aid and the Amnesty International concert tours. Graham died in a 1991 helicopter crash at the age of 60.

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Remembering Bill Graham.

We remember rock impresario Bill Graham, who died this weekend in a helicopter crash. Terry Gross talked with Graham on May 17 of 1989. We'll play back part of that interview.

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Rock Impresario Bill Graham

The San Francisco-based Graham organized and promoted concerts for several important bands in the 1960s. He worked hard to create diverse lineups, and balance the needs and desires of artists and record labels. Graham closed his iconic Fillmore Theater in 1971.

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