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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

BILL GRAHAM AND THE ROCK & ROLL REVOLUTION

February 17 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 8:00 pm

New-York Historical Society

70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly

Explore the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City.

Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters—the New-York Historical presentation highlights Graham’s personal connections to New York, beginning with a site-specific installation of “The Joshua Light Show,” the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White that served as a psychedelic backdrop to Graham’s concert productions in New York.

A free immersive audio experience, provides a musical tour through the exhibition with songs by rock superstars Aerosmith, Blondie, David Bowie, Cream, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Tom Petty, and Neil Young, among others. Kid-friendly family guide available.

Large crowds expected; purchase timed tickets in advance. Closed most Mondays.

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