Happy birthday, Joan …
The most important non-musician in rock …Bob Weir
A crowd estimated at 300,000 turns out for a concert honoring promoter Bill Graham, the San Francisco legend who died a week earlier.
A whole bunch of heavies and friends show up including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead and Journey, which reunites for their first performance since 1987.
The show goes smoothly, a remarkable feat considering it was organized in less than a week; Graham died in a helicopter crash on October 25 at age 60.
October 30, 1975 ~ Orpheus performs the first show of his Rolling Thunder Revue at the War Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Joan Baez, Bob Neuwrith, Joni Mitchell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Roger McGuinn, and other rock n’ roll gypsies join in. If you haven’t seen the rock-doc, do it. Do it now.
Here’s a little song/about a man gone wrong/while building up his evil empire
Thank you, Joan.
May 17, 1963 ~ It’s the very first Monterey Folk Festival featuring Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez.