New York Times, February 14, 2006
A Fillmore Stream
A 75-song play list distilled from 7,000 to 8,000 vintage audio and video concert recordings made between 1966 and 1999 at the Fillmore in San Francisco and other sites has been streaming since last Wednesday on the Wolfgang's Vault web site at no cost to the public, Reuters reported. The trove comes from the collection of Bill Graham, the concert promoter who died in a helicopter crash in 1991. Wolfgang's Vault sells Graham concert memorabilia that was bought for more than $5 million in 2003 by Bill Sagan, who named his venture in honor of Graham, who was born in Germany and named Wolfgang Grajonca. Its holdings include material from Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, U2, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix and the Who. Video materials include a Who concert in 1973 at the Cow Palace, where Keith Moon fell into his drum kit; and the Sex Pistols' final concert. Mr. Sagan said he hoped that CD's and DVD's of some shows could reach the market by the end of the year. Meanwhile, he said, he hoped the streaming music would attract fans to the site and sell merchandise.
Compiled by Lawerence Van Gelder
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