Jeff Beck Fine Art Print
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Jeff Beck Fine Art Print

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SUBJECT:
Item Number:
  • OCS760606-01-FP
TOUR/SHOW:
  • Day on the Green #4
PHOTOGRAPHER:
DATE:
  • Jun 6, 1976

"If I hadn't done it, someone else would have. …once we were going to do it, we wanted to do it right. …"

By the early 70's rock bands were burned out from the road. Performers wanted to travel less and make money faster.

Bill Graham's Day on the Green concerts were the first prototypes of "festival" shows - multi performer sets in stadium settings. Staged on the lawn of the Oakland Coliseum, the Day on the Green concerts were a summer series started in 1973 that continued until shortly after Graham's death in 1991.

"That was why I came up with the name "Day on the Green". I wanted to make these events special. I wanted to create giant outdoor sets so the bands would be going into a space that was like a theater piece."

About Michael Zagaris

Michael Zagaris, known as 'the Z-man', offers the performer's eye view in his photography. Zagaris became the Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin; not vicariously but actually. He donned the make-up and ran down the tunnel onto the stage. As an insider in those days, he took photographs of what was, not what one expected to see, and as an insider today he does the same thing for 21st century bands and artists. As team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, a title he achieved in '73, and for the Oakland A's, Zagaris is sports' inside-out shooter. Ankles taped and knee pad-clad, he's the guy so familiar to the players that they see him as their own.