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Special Exhibitions:

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Sept. 16, 2016 – Jan. 16, 2017

Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Bill Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the ’60s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived of rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Through rock memorabilia, photographs, ephemera, and psychedelic art in the form of Fillmore concert posters, the exhibition will explore the momentous cultural transformations of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s through the lens of rock & roll.

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
is organized by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in association with the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, and made possible by the support of Alex Graham, David Graham, and Danny Scher.

Lead media sponsors are WMGK and WMMR.

Let Bill tell you his story… download the audio tour for Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.

Get in the groove! Watch iconic bands play at the famed Fillmore Auditorium...

The Allman Brothers Band performs "Whipping Post" at the Fillmore East in 1970:

Van Morrison performs "These Dreams of You" at the Fillmore East in 1970:

For the run of Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, the Museum will stay open until 8 pm on Wednesday evenings. Please note NMAJH will be closed on select Wednesday evenings for High Holidays and private events. 

Related Programming:
Wednesday, September 14 from 6 - 8 pm, Members Opening
Thursday, September 15 from 10 am - 5pm, Members Preview Day
Sunday, September 18 from 2 - 8 pm,
Speakers That Rock Opening Symposium
Thursday, September 22 from 6 - 8 pm, Young Friends Curated Cocktails
Tuesday, September 27 at 10 am, Curator Tour for Members
Wednesday, October 5 at 6 pm,
Grateful Dead Yoga
Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm, Dreamers and Doers: Larry Magid
Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm, Rock Docs: The Last Waltz with WXPN
Thursday, December 8 at 6 pm, Rock Docs: Monterey Pop with World Cafe Live