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Bill Graham


Bill Graham was born in Berlin, Germany.


Bill Graham presents his first show, a benefit for the San Francisco Mime Troupe.


Ken Kesey plans, and Bill Graham supervises, the Trips Festival


Having worked their way up from the street, the Santana Blues Band performs at San Francisco’s storied Avalon Ballroom. They soon become regulars at the Fillmore West, and Bill Graham himself manages the band.


Bill Graham takes over the Carousel — a music hall owned by the Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead — and re-christens it Fillmore West.


Band of Gypsys – a trio with Hendrix, Cox and drummer Buddy Miles – plays Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York. Graham calls the shows “the most brilliant, emotional display of virtuosic electric guitar playing I have ever heard.”


Bill Graham was killed in a helicopter accident.


Bill Graham is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame