Fillmore Management Clips Off My Career as an Artist Manager

Rejection in the music business is as common as dirt. You can cry or laugh, but if you let it get to you, it’s as quick to bury you as quicksand. In one six month period in the late sixties, I had three rejections in six months. Rejections just make me stubborn. . .

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Bill Graham: Intimidation as a Negotiating Tactic

Barbara Mauritz of Lamb opened one of the shows during the last days of Fillmore West with a stunning version and performance of her song “Hello Friends.” Her performance is captured beautifully along with an equally stunning performance of her song “River Boulevard.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgPw2Q9-6jc

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Diane Sward (Rapaport) Meets Bill Graham at Fillmore West 1968

I traipsed up to the second floor of Fillmore West at 10 a.m. The ballroom was dark and cavernous with basketball hoops at each side, fronted by a large stage. An adjacent café was dimly lit and some guy sat at a table sobbing. He hardly looked up at me as I passed him and knocked on a door that had light leaking from under it. “Come in,” a gruff voice shouted.

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