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Gallery Chat: Danny Scher on Bill Graham and the Building of Shoreline Ampitheatre

Gallery Chat for Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, on view Mar 17–Jul 5, 2016 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Danny Scher discusses the rise of stadium rock and the creation of the Shoreline Ampitheatre.

Recorded Jun 17, 2016.

Danny Scher
Danny Scher

Danny Scher worked at Bill Graham Presents from 1975–1999. He booked shows with Graham throughout Northern California and beyond, including Winterland, Days on the Green, motor events, broadway shows, closed circuit boxing, and others. He developed amphitheatres, including Shoreline, Cal Expo in Sacramento, and sites that became amphitheatres in Seattle and Yuba County. It was Scher who envisioned a world-class amphitheatre in Mountain View on what was an active garbage dump. He also introduced major corporations to become sponsors at BGP events. He is one of the founders of the Bill Graham Foundation and is its Treasurer, and produces non-profit fundraising events at his backyard amphitheatre, Coventry Grove.