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Bill Graham Presents : My Life Inside Rock And Out - Bill Graham

Bill Graham Presents

My Life Inside Rock And Out

Paperback Published: 5th May 2004
ISBN: 9780306813498
Number Of Pages: 608

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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. 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.

Industry Reviews

"A worthy coda to the master showman's illustrious career, the book is at once a deeply personal and insightful history of modern rock."--Rolling Stone
"An extraordinary insider account of the golden age of rock 'n' roll."--Boston Globe
"One of the best-if not the best-books ever written about the world, and the business, of rock 'n' roll."--New York Post

ISBN: 9780306813498
ISBN-10: 0306813491
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 5th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.7  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1