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Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution Exhibit at Skirball
March 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pmFree – $10
Jerry Garcia’s guitar “Wolf,” one of Janis Joplin’s tambourines, and Keith Richards’s leather boots are just a sampling of the treasures on display in this much-talked-about retrospective on illustrious concert promoter Bill Graham (1931–1991).
From the ’60s through the late ’80s, Graham was the driving force behind milestone performances at the Fillmore Auditorium, the Winterland Ballroom, Day on the Green, Live Aid, and countless others. This exhibition is the first to put Graham center stage, examining his life from his childhood experiences as a Jewish refugee during World War II to his enduring legacy. A cultural innovator and advocate for social justice, Graham pioneered the multi-dimensional phenomenon of rock theater, working with acts like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, the Who, and the Rolling Stones.
In addition to displaying photographs, archival concert footage, memorabilia, instruments, a psychedelic liquid light show, and iconic concert posters, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution captures Graham’s phenomenal story through his own voice and the voices of those who knew him best.
Through October 11
$10 General | $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $5 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 | FREE to all visitors on Thursdays
Ticket includes Museum admission | Tickets available at the door