Music

Bill Graham

  1. Hendrix in Berkeley, 1970 Bill Graham: Hendrix in Berkeley, 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 The ultimate guitar god delivers a challenging but rewarding set, including tunes "Straight Ahead," "Machine Gun" and "Foxy Lady," shortly before his tragic death.
  2. The Who Play 'Tommy' Bill Graham: The Who Play 'Tommy' Fillmore East Oct 22, 1969 Two months after their historic appearance at Woodstock, the band performed Pete Townshend's rock opera at the Fillmore East in 1969.
  3. A Salute to Merle Haggard Bill Graham: A Salute to Merle Haggard Fillmore Auditorium Apr 15, 1995 Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Alvin, Rosie Flores and Billy Joe Shaver cover "Ramblin' Fever," "West Texas Plains" and "I Can't Be Myself" in 1995.
  4. B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Bill Graham: B.B. King Rocks the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium Jun 6, 1968 The king of the blues serenades the hippies with his classics "Paying the Cost to Be the Boss," Sweet Sixteen" and "Rock Me Baby" in this '68 set.
  5. James Taylor at the Fillmore East Bill Graham: James Taylor at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 The lanky troubadour performs solo renditions of his "Country Road" and "Carolina On My Mind" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee."
  6. Los Lobos at the Fillmore, 1998 Bill Graham: Los Lobos at the Fillmore, 1998 Fillmore Auditorium Dec 4, 1998 David Hidalgo leads the East LA roots rockers on cumbias, Tex-Mex, Chicago blues tunes and a Grateful Dead cover.
  7. Remembering Janis Joplin Bill Graham: Remembering Janis Joplin Winterland Jun 14, 1968 Hear the iconic singers raw, uninhibited style with Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Winterland Ballroom in 1968.
  8. Bob Dylan Reunites with The Band Bill Graham: Bob Dylan Reunites with The Band Los Angeles Forum Feb 14, 1974 After a long touring hiatus, Dylan returns with electrified versions of "Highway 61," "Like a Rolling Stone" and Blowin' in the Wind" in 1974.
  9. Farewell, Tom Petty Bill Graham: Farewell, Tom Petty Winterland Dec 30, 1978 We mourn the death of a champion of pure simple beauty in rock and roll. Hear him early in his career with the Heartbreakers in 1978.
  10. Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East Bill Graham: Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Feb 11, 1970 The original jam band stretches on epic instrumentals "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Mountain Jam" in this classic 1970 set from NYC.
  11. Pink Floyd Wishes You Were Here Bill Graham: Pink Floyd Wishes You Were Here Oakland Coliseum Arena May 9, 1977 Roger Waters sings "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Have a Cigar" and other tunes from Wish You Were Here.
  12. Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Bill Graham: Dickey Betts Hits the 'Highway' Winterland Dec 14, 1974 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his country flavored Highway Call with fiddler Vassar Clements in this 1974 set.
  13. Jimi Hendrix In Memoriam Bill Graham: Jimi Hendrix In Memoriam Fillmore East May 10, 1968 Hear the rock guitar god and his crack rhythm section cover Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" among other fiery favorites at the Fillmore Eastin 1968.
  14. All Hail the King! Bill Graham: All Hail the King! Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 Hear Riley "B."B." King play his hits "Sweet Sixteen" and "The Thrill Is Gone" in this 1971 Fillmore East set.
  15. Best of Bill Graham
    1. The Who Play 'Tommy'
    2. Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968
    3. Derek and the Dominos, 1970
    4. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends at the Fillmore
    5. Traffic at the Fillmore East, 1970
    6. Flying Burrito Brothers at the Avalon
    7. Red Hot Chili Peppers in Philly, '89
    8. John Cipollina's Lightning Licks
    9. Miles Davis at Tanglewood
    10. Mountain at the Fillmore East
  16. Fee Waybill's Theatrical Edge Bill Graham: Fee Waybill's Theatrical Edge Winterland Dec 28, 1978 The lead singer of The Tubes, who turns 67 today, leads the Bay Area band on their signature "White Punks on Dope" and a cover of Arthur Lee's "Seven and Seven Is."
  17. Pigpen Turns On His Love Light Bill Graham: Pigpen Turns On His Love Light Fillmore West Jun 7, 1969 Vocalist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, born on this day in 1945, is joined by Janis Joplin on this soul anthem to close out the Grateful Dead's 1969 Fillmore West set.
  18. The King Doing His Thing Bill Graham: The King Doing His Thing Winterland Dec 8, 1967 B.B. King plays his classics "Sweet Little Angel" and "Rock Me Baby" and gets into some downhome storytelling on "Don't Answer the Door" in a 1967 set.
  19. Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, 1969 Bill Graham: Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, 1969 Fillmore West Sep 19, 1969 The country bluesman plays his popular "She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride)" and "I'm Gonna Move to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue."
  20. Little Steven Van Zandt Flies Solo Bill Graham: Little Steven Van Zandt Flies Solo Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 The longtime E Street sideman will embark on a tour this Fall in support of his new Soulfire album. Hear him with his Disciples of Soul at Giants Stadium in 1986.
  21. The Nice at the Fillmore West, 1969 Bill Graham: The Nice at the Fillmore West, 1969 Fillmore West Dec 12, 1969 Keith Emerson, in this pre-ELP band, plays baroque flourishes on organ beneath solid funk and rock grooves and fuels Dylan's "She Belongs To Me."
  22. Sting in Vegas, 1993 Bill Graham: Sting in Vegas, 1993 Sam Boyd Stadium May 16, 1993 The ex-Police man covers the Beatles' "Penny Lane" and "Blackbird," Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and performs the Police hit "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic."
  23. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Bill Graham: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Black Oak Ranch Sep 6, 1998 The Brooklyn-born folk singer and Woody Guthrie disciple turns 86 today. Hear him play "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Friend of the Devil" in this 1998 set.
  24. Rahsaan Plays Bacharach Bill Graham: Rahsaan Plays Bacharach Fillmore East Apr 3, 1971 The multi-reed master Rahsaan Roland Kirk stretches out on an 18-minute version of Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer" at the Fillmore East in 1971.
  25. Sly & the Family Stone at the Fillmore Bill Graham: Sly & the Family Stone at the Fillmore Fillmore East Oct 5, 1968 The funk icon grooves hard on "Are You Ready?," "Color Me True" and a medley of "Dance to the Music," "Music Lover" and "I Want To Take You Higher" in this '68 set.
  26. George Clinton Pilots P-Funk Bill Graham: George Clinton Pilots P-Funk Laguna Seca Raceway May 27, 1995 The audacious frontman, who turns 76 today, leads the potent funkateers on "Atomic Dog," "Red Hot Mama," "Cosmic Slop"and other P-anthems in this 1995 set.
  27. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Bill Graham: Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Fillmore West Apr 10, 1970 In the trumpeterGÇÖs first live recording since 1965, Miles Davis' quintet performs music from the groundbreaking album Bitches Brew just after it was released.
  28. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 1970 Bill Graham: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 1970 Fillmore East Mar 6, 1970 The godfather of grunge plays "Down By The River," "Cinnamon Girl" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" from the landmark Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere in 1970.