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Rock promoter Bill Graham's life and career commemorated at Skirball
Rock promoter Bill Graham's life and career commemorated at Skirball

Bill Graham Presents: himself. In a first for the legendary concert promoter, a major museum retrospective opening Thursday at the Skirball Cultural Center will delve into the life and times of the man who helped to hatch the Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin at the Fillmore auditorium in San Francisco. From the 1960s through the '80s, the words "Bill Graham Presents" on psychedelic posters became synonymous with rock 'n' roll history in the making. That history — so crucial to the fabric of current musical pop culture — is told through more than 400 objects related to Graham's rise from child survivor of the Holocaust...

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