What a Night! Hot Tuna Electric’s Fillmore Finale
Our annual gathering at the Fillmore was especially sweet this year, as it was also Hot Tuna’s final electric performance ever at The Fillmore. Jorma, Jack, and drummer Justin Guip, joined by Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, gave us an incredible evening of music to remember — with a lot of great tales and reminiscences along the way.
Please take a look at the extensive list of thanks to everyone who helped make this special night of music, community, and fun(d) raising happen!
Says Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears:
“On December 10, 1965, Bill Graham produced his first show at the Fillmore as the San Francisco Mime Troupe manager. The show benefited the Mime Troupe and was focused on maintaining their free speech rights to perform in Golden Gate Park. It featured many San Francisco bands. Principal among them was the Jefferson Airplane, along with the second appearance of the Grateful Dead, who had just changed their name from the Warlocks the previous week.
“Fast forward to today, and 58 years later, Jorma and Jack return to the Fillmore for another Benefit, this time for the Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead.
“Rex was established to continue the tradition established in Haight Ashbury of giving back and supporting the development of positive social change. We believe that the work of creating positive social change never ends, and that when we all come together to celebrate the music we all love and raise funds for the grants we make to the nonprofits doing the work, excellent results are not only possible, they become a reality!”