For this column Bill scans and publishes 20-30 images from photos and negatives that haven’t been seen in many years. The concert to place on the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park,11/03/1991, Stephen Stills Laughter, Love & Music concert in memory of Bill Graham who was killed in a helicopter crash. Sep 4, 2016 - Helicopter Accidents: Bill Graham helicopter crash (1991) Crashed into a transmission tower in Calif. 25 years ago today (10/25/91), legendary promoter Bill Graham, who ran the Fillmore and Fillmore East venues and whose accomplishments in the music industry are unrivaled , died in a helicopter crash returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert … The accident happened in darkness (21:56 Local Time). Deaths 3 (all) They were returning to the rock impresario's home in Corte Madera after a concert, by Huey Lewis and the News, which he had promoted. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can, Destroyed October 25, 1991 when crashed approximately six miles west of Vallejo, California, United States (at approximate co ordinates 38°09′11″N 122°24′45″W), http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=3456M, http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=9475, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Graham_helicopter_crash, https://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/27/us/bill-graham-rock-impresario-dies-at-60-in-crash.html, http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Graham-N3456M.htm, 6 miles W of Vallejo, Solano County, California -, Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, Calfornia (DVO/KDVO), Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative], Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency], Unless otherwise stated: copyright © 1996-2020 Aviation Safety Network (ASN). Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Mr. Graham was one of three people who died when their helicopter hit a 200-foot utility tower and crashed in a fiery explosion about 10 P.M., said officials of his company, Bill Graham Presents. Santana was one of the first musicians to confirm, and he told Elwood: “Bill’s spirit will make it all happen. As World War II tore through Europe, the two children fled through France. A full page ad in the Sunday November 3, 1991 San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle Pink section.for the Bill Graham memorial show, Laughter Love and Music. This information is added by users of ASN. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Mr. Graham's beginnings were perilous. Bill Graham helicopter crash; Bell 206B Jetranger similar to accident aircraft. Money for Social Causes. The concert to place on the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park,11/03/1991, Carlos Santana at Laughter, Love & Music concert in memory of Bill Graham who was killed in a helicopter crash. The concert to place on the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park,11/03/1991, Steve Perry of Journey at Laughter, Love & Music concert in memory of Bill Graham who was killed in a helicopter crash. With the 25th anniversary of Graham’s death approaching, I headed to The Chronicle’s archive in search of photos and stories from the memorial concert that celebrated his legacy. Adopted by a family in the Bronx, he graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. “Oh yeah,” Wavy said. The location of the transmission line was marked on the area sectional chart. Mr. Graham made it, but his 13-year-old sister starved to death along the way, which he said made him feel guilty for the rest of his life. In 1987 he staged a July Fourth American rock concert in Moscow, where nervous Soviet officials ordered thousands of soldiers to ring the stadium as as a precaution. Bill Graham, who escaped Nazi Germany to become America's leading promoter of rock musicians and who helped develop the mass rock concert format that drew audiences totaling in the millions, was killed Friday in a helicopter crash about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.