Bill Graham and his concert promotion company, Bill Graham Presents, produced more than 35,000 concerts all over the world. His first venue, the legendary Fillmore Auditorium, was home to many of rock's greatest performers - Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Prince - and the list goes on and on.
Graham taped thousands of live performances and stored the tapes in the basement of the BGP headquarters. These tapes and the concerts they captured lay dormant until the Bill Graham archive was acquired by Wolfgang's Vault (Bill Graham's given first name was Wolfgang) in 2003.
Vault Radio is now playing selected tracks from these concerts in an FM-quality, 128K digital radio stream. Songs will be added to and removed from the radio show on a regular basis.
For everyone who grew up in the '60's and the 70's this online radio station is a blast from the past. If you haven't checked out the Vault you should. Live music recorded in all of the famous and never heard locations (at least for this Texas teenager of the time). I must admit a lot f the groups have fallen of the memory chips in my head in the last 30+ years, but it doesn’t take much to pull them right back. If you have some time to kill, check out the posters and photo's they have in the archives.
My musical tastes have changed greatly since those days, so I don't take the Vault in any great time segments. Most people who hear what plays in my office all day at work are amazed at the eclectic mix that pours from my computers speakers...jazz, rock, celtic, country, new age, hip-hop, blues, classical, you name it with more and more bluegrass. I generally play everything through Winamp with the shuffle option on, so you really never know what might come out.