By: Concert Vault
S.N.A.C.K. - Students Need Athletics, Culture, And Kicks - was a way for Bill Graham to give back to the San Francisco community. When city budget cuts meant an end to all extracurricular activities in schools, he staged a concert with an amazing list of performers and over 50 guest celebrities. 50,000 attendees at Kezar Stadium raised enough money to keep extracurricular activities in San Francisco schools going for one year.
Presented here is the entire day's worth of music in the Vault from that benefit concert. It began with some early morning funk from Tower of Power and Graham Central Station and ended with an all-star jam where Bob Dylan and Neil Young played with members of The Band and the Stray Gators. In between were sets by Bay Area regulars like the Doobie Brothers, Santana, the Grateful Dead (in one of their very few 1975 appearances) and Jefferson Starship; as well as some beautiful folk from Joan Baez and some Latin jazz from Eddie Palmieri.
This was Bill Graham's first large, outdoor, multi-artist stadium concert and certainly one for the ages.