19 hours ago
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Bill Graham was a Capricorn
Just received this email- looks like more big fun!
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 9:54 PM
Subject: Bill Graham's Birthday Party!!
There's a very cool event happening this weekend - I'll be there and I hope you will too!
Bill Graham's birthday party...this Saturday - January 8th - at the Fillmore...
Sat., January 8th would've been Bill Graham's 74th birthday. The Bill Graham Foundation is throwing "Bill's Birthday Party" at the Fillmore in S.F., with a special showing of the "Fillmore!" movie, the legendary 1972 music documentary about the last days of the Fillmore West in 1971, featuring ABSOLUTELY CLASSIC Bill Graham, and performances by Grateful Dead, Santana, Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power, Elvin Bishop, Cold Blood and other great bands.
The film was recently digitally restored on 24 Frame HDCAM Video, and the Audio was remixed for playback through the Fillmore Sound System. The picture will be bright and the audio crisp. They're also showing some other special moments of Bill Graham at different times in his life. Also live performances by some Bill Graham Foundation grant recipients, including the San Francisco Mime Troupe, circus performers and jazz bands.
The event starts at 8pm and includes birthday cake & ice cream (but you should eat dinner before you go). You can buy tickets online at http://www.bgp.com (click on The Fillmore) - or buy tix at the door with no service charge - AND THE FULL TICKET PRICE IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
All proceeds benefit The Bill Graham Foundation, which has donated over $1 Million to worthwhile causes in Bill's memory. http://www.billgrahamfoundation.org