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Bill Graham Biography
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1912 Majestic Hall and Majestic Academy of Dancing opens (The Fillmore)
1931 1/08Wolfgang Grajonza (Bill Graham) is born in Berlin, Germany
1952 The Fillmore opens
1965 11/01Bill Graham presents his first show, a benefit for the San Francisco Mime Troupe
1965 11/06Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
1965 12/10The Fillmore's first Dead show, produced by Bill Graham
1966 1/21Trips Festival
1966 2/04The Fillmore's first non-benefit concert, produced by Bill Graham
1966 6/06Bill Graham is granted a dance hall permit for The Fillmore
1966 9/04The Fillmore's first headline by Grateful Dead
1966 12/31The Fillmore's first New Years Eve Dead show
1967 12/26Village Theater venues' first Dead show, later renamed the Fillmore East
1968 3/08Fillmore East opens in NYC
1968 6/14Fillmore East venue's first Dead show
1968 7/01Fillmore West formerly the Carousel Ballroom, renamed by Bill Graham
1968 7/04The Fillmore closes
1968 12/31Winterland Arena venue's first New Years Eve Dead show
1969 Bill Graham books Grateful Dead throughout the country
1971 4/??Winterland Arena is almost closed down when Electric Kool Aid is distributed
1971 4/29Fillmore East venue's last Dead show
1971 6/27Fillmore East closes
1971 7/02Fillmore West venue's last Dead show
1971 12/05Felt Forum
1973 7/27Watkins Glen
1974 10/16Winterland Arena 5 night Dead farewell series
1978 9/14Egypt 3 day series at the pyramids
1978 12/31Winterland Arena venue's last Dead show
1979 2/17Oakland Coliseum venue's first Dead show
1980 ~Bill Graham produces events in the original Fillmore building (Elite Club)
1986 4/30The Fillmore reopens with shows produced by Michael Bailey
1987 10/15Lunt-Fontanne Theater sell-out shows by Garcia bands
1989 10/17The Fillmore is damaged in the San Francisco earthquake
1991 10/25Bill Graham dies in a helicopter accident near Vallejo, CA at age 60
1991 11/03Bill Graham Memorial Concert
1991 12/31Last New Years Eve Dead show - in honor of Bill Graham
1994 4/27The Fillmore reopens after restoration