#2 – INTERVIEW – Eddie Money Remembers His Hero – Concert Promoter Bill Graham
It takes many people to get an artist’s career off the ground but for Eddie Money one name stands out and he was a legendary concert promoter with a big influence on the history of Rock and roll – Bill Graham. Fillmore West promoting shows in the 60’s for Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead. Graham also owned The Fillmore East Fillmore records. He managed and signed lots of bands. He was known for big music festivals including the US Festival in 1982 where Eddie Money performed.
Graham died on October 25, 1991 (aged 60) in a helicopter accident.
Eddie Money will be headlining the Blues Fest in Windsor Ontario which serves the Detroit area July 12-15. The festival also features Night Ranger, Extreme, Colin James, Beth Hart, Johnny Lang and many more. – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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