This item was part of Bill Graham's personal collection and shows some damage from the May 7, 1985 firebombing of his San Francisco office. The attack stemmed from Graham's open and honest criticism of President Reagan's visit to Bitburg Cemetery published in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Herb Greene's work chronicles the heyday of Haight-Ashbury. Living in the neighborhood, Greene worked by day as staff photographer for a San Francisco department store and photographed the early rock scene on his own time. Greene's artistic reputation grew with the musical milieu; he shot the cover of Jefferson Airplane's first album and is considered by many to be the 'official' photographer of The Grateful Dead. After a 15 year respite, Greene re-involved himself in rock photography. He's published two books, exciting pictorial histories of The Dead and has had several successful exhibits and tours of his work.