Awards & Winners

Bill Graham

Date of Birth 08-January-1931
Place of Birth Berlin
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Wolfgang Grajonca, Wulf Wolodia Grajonca, Uncle Bobo, Wolodia Grajonca, Wolfgang
Profession Businessperson, Promoter, Actor, Impresario, Soldier
Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and from City College with a business degree. In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage a theater troupe. He organized a benefit concert, then promoted several free concerts. This eventually turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff. Graham had a profound influence around the world, sponsoring the musical renaissance of the '60s from the epicenter, San Francisco. Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Arena; these turned out to be a proving grounds for rock bands and acts of the San Francisco Bay Area such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, and many others.

Awards by Bill Graham

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