1969: Bill Graham Hires Diane Sward (Rapaport) as an Artist’s Manager

While washing dinner dishes one afternoon, I thought, what if Bay Area acoustic performers had their own evening? They wouldn’t have to compete with the rock bands and have their more gentle sounds become dwarfed by raucous fans stomping, “We want the Grateful Dead.” A name came into all these thoughts in the same flash: Equinox; A Traveling Faire of Acoustic Music.”

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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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