Newsflash! Chet Helms Tribal Stomp In Golden Gate Park 10-3

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Newsflash! Chet Helms Tribal Stomp In Golden Gate Park 10-3

Postby Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:39 am

Mark your calendars...

Family Dog Presents

Event: A Chet Helms Tribal Stomp

Produced by: Family Dog

Date: Sunday October 30th, 2005

Location: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park

Admission: Free

Info: Information will be posted at: The list

of performers who wish to pay their respects is massive. As the performers,

etc. confirm they will be posted on the site.

Volunteers: Anyone wishing to be involved may contact us at 415-861-1520.

Contact: Boots Hughston 415 861-1520 fax 415 861-1519\chetmemorial


Chet Helms was one of the founding fathers of the psychedelic movement from

the 1960s. As promoter for the Family Dog, Chet developed the concept of

the modern rock concert and was one of the founding fathers of the 1960s

peace movements that swept the nation and made waves around the world. Chet

was also the catalyst that brought together Janis Joplin with Big Brother

and the Holding Company, which helped shape the San Francisco sound. He

promoted acts like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Charlatans, Great

Society, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Peter Tosh, the Clash and countless

others. Without Chet Helms, as many have said, there would be no Grateful

Dead, no Jefferson Airplane, no Big Brother, and the list goes on and on.

While promoting concerts at the legendary Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco,

Chet produced a series of posters that are considered by some to be the

finest art from that period. It was through these posters that artists like

Alton Kelley, Stanley Mouse, and Rick Griffin, rose to fame. He also

provided a fertile home for light shows to develop their art, which became

todays multimedia light show extravaganzas. Chet Helms continued promoting

pivotal concerts through four decades. In the 60s at the Avalon, Family Dog

at the Beach, S.F. Golden Gate Park, Denver Dog, and Crystal Ballroom in

Portland. In the 1970s, Chet organized the Tribal Stomps in Berkeley and

Monterey, which rekindled hip values and united the families. The Tribute

to Chet Helms in 1994, brought together many of the original 60s acts and

started a new hip movement that lasted at Maritime Hall for 7 years. In

1997, Chet organized the 30th anniversary Summer of Love concert at the

Beach Chalet Meadows, uniting young bands with original 1960s San Francisco

acts. Over 20,000 people attended this event. Where Bill Graham may have

been the warrior and conqueror of rock, Chet Helms was heart and soul. Chet

was a kind and gentle spirit who had love for all.

(Pass it on!)

Postby Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:43 am

(Hi).....The title should have been completed to include the full concert date~10-30-05. Best Regards! John B. Krug

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