Born Wulf Wolodi Grajonca on January 8, 1931, in Berlin, Germany. His parents were Jewish lower middle-class Russians who emigrated to Germany. In 1941, he and 1,000 other Jewish children were sent to New York City to escape Hitler's reign.
Throughout his career, Bill Graham organized and promoted several benefit concerts. In many ways, they paved the path for some of today’s larger music festivals. Let’s take a look at a few of his more well-known events.