Bill Graham Exhibit At Illinois Holocaust Museum

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  1. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION
    July 16 – November 12, 2017

    Take an electrifying trip through the 1960s-1980s and learn about the extraordinary life and career of rock impresario Bill Graham, the Holocaust refugee who promoted countless music legends—including The Grateful Dead, Santana, and Jimi Hendrix—and produced humanitarian concerts such as Live Aid to raise the consciousness of the world.

    AUDIO TOUR
    Listen as Bill talks about his life, from being a hidden child of the Holocaust, to his early days in upstate New York, to the full breadth of his career. Click on the link below to hear Bill’s story in his own words.
    Listen to the tour>
     
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  2. Kevin55

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    The audio tour is very interesting.
     
  3. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I had no idea about Graham's history - the telling of it in his Bill Graham Presents book, first person accounts from himself and his sisters, is very compelling.

    The book also details the episode in the 1980s, when his office was burned down by neo-nazis because he protested President Reagan placing a wreath at a German cemetery where SS soldiers were buried.
     
  4. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Somethings never change. Sadly.
     
  5. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    He basically wrote an op-ed, that was it.
     
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