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Bill Graham: The Producer of the New Rock

Michael Lydon, New York Times, The, 15 December 1968

"I dream about doing the Beatles," Bill Graham said, hunched over his desk in the crowded office of the Fillmore West. Outside the office, the ballroom — at night a huge hot space of close-packed bodies, blaring rock ‘n’ roll and swirling lights — was empty and bright with afternoon sun; inside, everything was normally hectic — phones ringing and deals being dealt — but for a moment Graham was oblivious.

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