We are pleased to announce that Bill Graham was awarded the Recording Academy’s “Trustees Award” at this year’s Grammys along with record company executive Seymour Stein and film composer John Williams. They will be honored at a special event this summer along with the musicians who received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and a PBS broadcast of this event will follow.
Here’s an excerpt from the Press Release from the Recording Academy:
ABOUT THE TRUSTEES AWARD HONOREES:
At the Fillmore Auditorium, Fillmore West, Winterland, and Fillmore East, Bill Graham* created the modern rock concert. He discovered and managed artists such as Santana, and organized national tours for Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and George Harrison. Having arrived in America as a 10-year-old Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany with not much more than the clothes on his back, Graham raised millions of dollars for charitable causes by staging Live Aid as well as many other benefit tours.