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Skirball explores Bill Graham’s ‘Jewish dimension’

Published May 14




There’s nothing Jewish about the concert posters for which the Fillmore was famous, or the artist’s memorabilia, such as Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” Guitar, Janis Joplin’s tambourine or a shard of a guitar from Jimi Hendrix.

By tom teicholz, j. correspondent…


«Graham is buried in the Eternal Home cemetery in Colma beneath a long, undulating black marble…»
The legendary rock impresario Bill Graham was not a particularly observant Jew. There is nothing Jewish about the bands he worked with, such as the Grateful Dead or the Rolling Stones, or the venues in which he produced concerts, such as Fillmore West and Winterland in San Francisco or Fillmore East in Completely new York.

A version of this piece first ran in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.


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