Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out
Gritty, moving, funny, and always fascinating, Bill Graham Presents is the inside story of the explosive and unforgettable man who created the business of rock.
As a child, Bill Graham fled Europe to escape Hitler's armies. He grew up on the streets of New York and in the dining rooms of the hotels in the Catskills. After failing as an actor, he headed for San Francisco right before the Summer of Love where he founded the Fillmore and launched the rock icons of a generation--Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, the Grateful Dead, and more. He was a complex, caring, compassionate whirlwind of energy who rock stars either loved or hated.
In his own voice and those of the people who knew him--Jerry Garcia, Keith Richards, Grace Slick, Ken Kesey, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, and Carlos Santana--we hear Bill's story as well as the scoop on the major events in rock for more than three decades, ending with his tragic death in a 1991 helicopter crash.
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BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS: My Life Inside Rock and OutUser Review - Kirkus
Fascinating story of the rock impresario, who led many lives to the fullest. Graham (1931-91), raised in a Berlin orphanage, was sent to the US at age 11, fleeing the pogrom. After serving in Korea ... Read full review
Bill Graham presents: my life inside rock and outUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This lively, loose autobiography of rock's most respected promoter pieces together hundreds of oral interviews with Graham, his family, friends, musicians, agents, and so forth, with connecting ... Read full review
1 From War to War
2 Mountain Rat
3 My Life in the Theater
The Sacred Store
4 The First Days
5 Doing Shows
6 Summer of Love
7 Bringing It All Back Home
15 Led Zeppelin
16 Closing Winterland
18 A Personal Plea
19 Going Global
20 A Conspiracy of Hope
21 Rocking Behind the Curtain
22 Around the World for Amnesty