Classic rock exhibition to make East Coast debut at Jewish Museum
Also in Tattle: Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, supermodels, Tina Fey and Willie Nelson
IN 1985, ROCK impresario
was one of the producers of Live Aid in Philly.
Now, 25 years after his death in 1991, The National Museum of American Jewish History here at 5th and Market Streets will host the East Coast premiere of "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" from Sept. 16 to Jan. 16, 2017.
Graham was a holocaust survivor who fled Nazi Germany as a boy to come to America and become one of the most influential promoters of the rock era. If you were a big act from the 1960s to the 1980s - The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, the Who, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bob Dylan, The Band, the Rolling Stones - Graham had some role in your career.
The exhibition, first seen in Los Angeles last year at the Skirball Cultural Center, starts in Berlin and moves to the Bronx, Graham's services in the Korean War and his relocation to San Francisco when San Francisco was becoming a center of the country's 1960s counterculture.
Graham was soon running San Francisco's famed Fillmore Auditorium, where he helped change rock culture.
"Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" features concert posters, memorabilia, photos, films, and ephemera and examines the way rock brought about social change.
The exhibition includes more than 200 objects from lenders across the country - many being shown in public for the first time.
Graham's son, David Graham, who lives in Bucks County, consulted on the exhibition. Graham's ex-wife, Bonnie Mac-Lean, also lives in Bucks County, and was the artist of many of his generation-defining concert posters.
Bradley and Leo and supermodels
E! News reports that former Daily News intern
and enough supermodels to stage a Victoria's Secret show at his annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala in St. Tropez on Wednesday night.
The gala raises money for environmental causes.
And what an enivronment. Models included Nina Agdal, Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Donaldson, Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Barbara Palvin and Petra Nemcova. Stars included Mariah Carey, Bono, Chris Rock, Tobey Maguire, Adrien Brody, Jonah Hill and Edward Norton.
The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey and Andrea Bocelli performed, and that's a bill you're not going to every night.
The event raised a whopping $45 million.
* Upper Darby's
will receive Temple University's Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award this fall, the university's School of Media and Communication announced Thursday.
Past winners include Matt Lauer, Anderson Cooper, Whoopi Goldberg and Wolf Blitzer.
Fey attended the University of Virginia but her brother Peter and late father, Donald, graduated from the Media and Communications school. Last year, the Fey family established a scholarship for veterans at the school in memory of Donald Fey.
Tina will attend a ceremony Oct. 7 at Mitten Hall and will speak with students at a reception.
* The Los Angeles Times reports that longtime pot advocate Willie Nelson has his own brand of buds.
Willie's Reserve will be launched in Washington and Colorado over the next few months.
"I've smoked enough and I want to give back," Willie said.
But no, it's not free.
- Daily News wire
to this report.