Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Due to popular demand, the exhibition is extended through January 7, 2018!
“While gazing at a Jimi Hendrix suit and Janis Joplin’s tambourine, you could be forgiven for thinking you were at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…” JUF News
Film & Discussion: Summer of Love
Thursday, December 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
From the PBS Series “American Experience,” we present a special film screening coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Summer of Love is a striking picture of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district during the summer of 1967 — from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love prevailed, to the chaos, unsanitary conditions, and widespread drug use that ultimately signaled the end.
In January 1967, the thousands of youth already in San Francisco descended on Golden Gate Park for a Human Be-In. The media flocked to the event, putting hippies in the national spotlight for the first time. And once the press offered a window into the world of Haight Ashbury, even more young people flooded in. “The city of San Francisco has been warned of a hippie invasion come summer in numbers almost too staggering to comprehend,” declared one TV news reporter.
The Summer of Love was a fleeting moment in the turbulent history of the 1960s. But its underlying message left an indelible impression on those who witnessed it.
Free to the public.
WINTER BREAK PROMOTION: KIDS & STUDENTS VISIT FREE
Tuesday, December 26 – Sunday, January 7
This winter break, kids and students can visit Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, and all other Museum exhibitions free of charge. There must be at least one paid adult present, and the offer can be redeemed by mentioning this Winter Break Promotion at the admissions window at the Museum. This offer does not apply to field trips, group tours, or public programs that require reservations.
More to explore
Chicago’s music all-stars–Arny Granat and Jerry Mickelson (JAM Productions) and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)–talk about Bill Graham’s legacy. Writer/Producer EDIE TUROVITZ KASTEN, Camera DAVID SEMAN, Editor HARVEY MOSHMAN
The Allman Brothers Band
For the press
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In the News
Chicago Sun-Times | Bill Graham Exhibit Rocks on at Illinois Holocaust Museum
JUF News | Rock-and-Roll Survivor: The Life and Times of Bill Graham
Chicago Tribune | Bill Graham rock and Roll exhibit at the Holocaust Museum is a hit
Sheridan Road | Striking A Chord
Make It Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum Opens ‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’
Chicago Now | Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition
Album Cover Hall of Fame | Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Evanston Patch | Photographer Baron Wolman Discusses Bill Graham and “The Rolling Stone Years”
Chicago Now | Exhibit of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham at Illinois Holocaust Museum
Third Coast Review | Bill Graham and The Rock and Roll Revolution Comes to Chicago
Style Chicago | Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
NBC5 | Museum Spotlights Rock Promoter’s Bill Graham’s Journey
Chicago Tonight, WTTW | Bill Graham, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Who Escaped Nazi Germany
ABC7 Eyewitness News | Bill Graham Exhibit Opens at Illinois Holocaust Museum
WGN 9 | Exhibit Shows Promoter’s Journey from Holocaust Survivor to Rock-and-Roll Legend
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WBEZ Morning Shift
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Listen as Bill talks about his life, from being a hidden child of the Holocaust, to his early days in upstate New York, to the full breadth of his career. Download the link below and bring a pair of headphones to the exhibition to hear Bill’s story in his own words.
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Contributing Sponsors: DUANE MORRIS LLP; Shure Incorporated
Additional Funders: Nicor Gas; Windy City YPO; Nicole and Dan Drexler; First Bank of Highland Park; Mitch and Gladys Greenberg & Family; Susan and David Kalt; Zoberman Family. The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor of Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.
Media Sponsors: Chicago Magazine; WXRT
Public Relations Partner: Creative Marketing Associates
Community Partners: Ogilvy & Mather; Ravinia
Bill Graham and the Rock & 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.