Rock & Retrospective: R&B Founders Celebrate Their Roots At Skirball
R&B founders Dave & Dell Furano, with co-founder and brewmaster Michael Zislis at the opening event for Bill Graham’s Retrospective at the Skirball Museum & Cultural Center.
Brother’s Dave & Dell got their start in the concert business with Bill Graham and Winterland Productions. Check out this video of Dell Furano working the merch booth at one of the Grateful Dead’s first major shows:
Bill Graham and the Rock &Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, 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.