4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    July 28, 2018 at 7:16 AM

    Also in 1973 another Bill Graham addressed a million people in one place. Of course they didn’t have to pay admission. https://billygrahamlibrary.org/when-and-where-was-billy-grahams-largest-crusade/ There’s something magical and stirring about huge crowds of people interacting peacefully. Music soothes the savage beast in us as do other messages of hope.

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  2. July 28, 2018 at 6:47 AM

    Say ‘Bill Graham’ to me, and the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the Fillmore, but Tower of Power. I was lucky enough to see them live in Oakland, and it was a show. I was in the Bay Area when the last concert at Winterland took place, but stuck with the simulcast. I loved the music, but couldn’t quite bring myself to join the crowd.

    There are some good photos of Winterland’s demolition here.

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    • July 28, 2018 at 9:07 AM

      Thanks for the updated info & link for the Winterland ballroom. I never went to a concert there and somehow overlooked the demolition in ’85. BG had a large presence in the Bay Area music scene and it was sad to lose him in ’91.


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