Rock History at The Old Mint

Treasure trove of S.F. rock relics at Old Mint: Aidin Vaziri | As Katherine York, the enthusiastic archivist for Wolfgang’s Vault, offered a sneak peek at the ephemera from the Bill Graham collection that will be on display for a rare public exhibition at the Old Mint Building for just a few days this week, she couldn’t help resorting to hyperbole. “This is the history of San Francisco music,” she said. York pointed out posters for Led Zeppelin’s first San Francisco appearance, opening for Country Joe and the Fish, and the Sex Pistols’ last. “It’s not just the history of the performers,” she said. “It’s the history of the venues. It’s the history of the promoters. It’s the history of the artists.” Continue reading.

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