20th Century Fox and filmmaker Shawn Levy are set to team on a biopic of legendary music promoter Bill Graham.
Having fled the holocaust as a child, he came to the U.S. where he pioneered the promotion of rock concerts into major events. His venues the Fillmore and Winterland brought the San Francisco music scene to prominence, and in the process helped define an era of rock in the 1960s with break out acts including the Grateful Dead, Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.
He died in a helicopter accident in 1991 at the age of 60. Based on Graham’s autobiography “My Life Inside Rock and Out” which he co-wrote with Robert Greenfield, Levy will produce the project.