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KYOU Radio Dot Org HammondCast 192 Jon Hammond Trio Edition at The Fillmore Late Rent Sessions

February 4, 2016


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HammondCast 192 KYOU Radio Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men opening for Sons of Champlin at the Fillmore Auditorium “Introduction to Pocket Funk”, “Hip Hop Chitlins”, “Head Phone” live at The Fillmore and “Killer Joe” from the Late Rent Sessions volume III and Al Jazzbeaux Collins checking in from outer space

Were you there? June 4th 1999 The Fillmore – 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115

Jon Hammond, The Fillmore, Sons of Champlin, June 4 1999, #HammondOrgan #Trio #CNNiReport

Here I am in my dressing room at The Fillmore. if you look closely you can see the schedule says:
Jon Hammond 9 – 9:45PM
Sons of Champlin 10:15 – 12:15AM
Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men (Trio) special edition opening for Sons of Champlin at Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco June 4, 1999 original composition(s) Late Rent – Introduction to Pocket Funk Jon Hammond organ and bass, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums special thanks Bob Barsotti

The Fillmore

“The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the “Fillmore Auditorium”[1] in 1954 when Charles Sullivan acquired the master lease from the building owner, Harry Shiffs, and renamed it for the neighborhood rather than its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. It is situated in the historical center of the Western Addition neighborhood, on the edge of the Fillmore District and Upper Fillmore (lately known as Lower Pacific Heights). From the 1930s through the ’60s, before redevelopment, this location was considered the heart of the San Francisco Fillmore District.

Graham also opened a Fillmore East in New York City in March, 1968. In July, 1968, he opened an additional venue in San Francisco under the same brand. Formerly known as The Carousel Ballroom at Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, he called this the Fillmore West.

On May 27, 28 and 29, 1966, The Velvet Underground and Nico led by Lou Reed played the Fillmore Auditorium as part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable avant-garde, multimedia show premiered in New York City. Their light show engineer Danny Williams, who pioneered many of today’s standard practices in rock music light shows, built a light system at the Fillmore that included stroboscopes, slides and film projections onstage. Conceived by Andy Warhol, Danny Williams and using some of film maker Jonas Mekas’s ideas (Mekas pioneered film projections during concerts at The Cinematheque in New York), the show also included wild, free dancing both in the crowd and onstage. At Bill Graham’s request Danny Williams soon came back to the Fillmore to build more. These innovations were to become part of the Fillmore Auditorium’s prestige and image and were also used at the Fillmore East and Fillmore West venues, both opened in 1968.

In the mid-1960s, the Fillmore Auditorium became the focal point for psychedelic music and counterculture in general, with such acts as The Grateful Dead, The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Santana, Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention, The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and British acts The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd all performing at the venue.[3] Besides rock, Graham also featured non-rock acts such as Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles Lloyd, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding as well as poetry readings. The Grateful Dead were regulars at The Fillmore, having played a total of 51 concerts from 1965 through 1969.

Also, B.B. King’s well received performances at Fillmore Auditorium served to introduce many fans to the authentic sounds that had already inspired blues-rockers including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Bob Dylan. B.B. King subsequently became a counter-cultural icon appearing at many rock festivals.[4]

The venue had a legendary ambience as well as the stellar performances, often with swirling light-show projections, strobe lights and uninhibited dancing. The cultural impact of the Fillmore was very large. It is referenced by Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a description of the counterculture of the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay area.

After two years at the Fillmore Auditorium, because of a deteriorating neighborhood and the modest capacity of the hall, Bill Graham opened another venue in July 1968 nearby at 10 South Van Ness Avenue, at the corner of Market Street which was renamed Fillmore West in contrast with Graham’s Fillmore East auditorium in the East Village in New York City.

The Fillmore reopened under Graham’s management in the mid-1980s, but it was damaged and closed by the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 1989. After Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991, those close to him decided to carry out his final wish to retrofit and reopen the original Fillmore, which required much structural work. The Fillmore reopened on April 27, 1994, with the band The Smashing Pumpkins playing an unannounced surprise show, and Primus playing the first official reopening show the following night. The Fillmore has once again become a San Francisco hot spot with frequent shows. For a standard show, the capacity of the Fillmore is 1,199 guests.

Since 2007 The Fillmore is leased and operated by Live Nation.[7]

Live Nation has recently begun a campaign to expand the Fillmore “brand” by changing the names of a number of established clubs it owns around the U.S. This includes clubs in Denver, Detroit, the Fillmore at the TLA in Philadelphia, the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City, and the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach, Florida. The Fillmore Charlotte opened in June 2009.[8] A Fillmore in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, broke ground in 2010 and opened in late 2011.

The Fillmore is also well known for its psychedelic concert posters by artists who in the 1960s included Wes Wilson and Rick Griffin. Copies of the night’s poster are given to fans free of charge as they exit selected, sold-out shows. A chronological collection of these posters is on display in the mezzanine level of the auditorium today.

Other traditions are carried on to this day at the Fillmore in San Francisco. One is a large tub of free apples for concert goers positioned near the entrance. Another is a “greeter” who welcomes each guest as they enter with: “Welcome to the Fillmore!”

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Jon Hammond with Tower of Power Co-Leader Stephen Doc Kupka


Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka co-leader Baritone Saxophonist of Tower of Power and President of Strokeland Records interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOURADIO just prior to Tower of Power 40th Anniversary Fillmore Show in San Francisco. Doc and Jon speaking about the history of his career in TOP and writing with Frank Biner, Frank’s last recordings on his album for Strokeland “Bumped Up to First Class”, “Doc Goes Hollywood”, memories of Bill Graham and much more

Day 1 Winter NAMM 2013


Jon Hammond I’m real proud of you Joe! Everybody should watch / listen to this remarkable life story of the Berger-Meister – keep up the great work and Spirit Mr. Berger! See you soon and on the bandstand, Jon Hammond

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Published on Dec 27, 2012
Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
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Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.
Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs)


*Note: Friday Night January 25th at 2013 Winter NAMM Show
8:00 pm

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HammondCast 33 for KYOU/KYCY 1550 AM “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” (San Francisco) from Jon Hammond in Hamburg Germany..still snow on the ground here. Live radio show from Jazzhaus Radio concert with Hamburg musicians SANDRA HEMPEL-guitar, FRANK DELLE-t.sax, HEINZ LICHIUS-drms., also news about Minsk Belarus and dedication of Jon’s song “Soon I Will Be Free”, live “Lydia’s Tune”, Oakland A’s announcement of partnership with KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM and story of SAUL SALSAKOVITCH and “Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” live in MUSIC CLUB LIVE-Hamburg Germany. Jon Hammond is a member of Musicians Union Local 802/Local 6 & ASCAP Composer/Publisher

Happy Halloween from Jon Hammond Trick or Treat!

Bassist Bob Cranshaw looking up to Dr. Billy Taylor (R.I.P.)
July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010
at Local 802 Musicians Union – Jon Hammond
Billy Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.

Billy was the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University in Greenville, and since 1994, he was the artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.[3][4]
Taylor was a jazz activist. He sat on the Honorary Founders Board of The Jazz Foundation of America. In 1989, Billy Taylor, Ann Ruckert, Herb Storfer and Phoebe Jacobs started The Jazz Foundation to save the homes and the lives of America’s elderly jazz and blues musicians, later including musicians that survived Hurricane Katrina.[5]
Billy Taylor was also one of the foremost jazz educators. He lectured in colleges, served on panels and travelled worldwide as a jazz ambassador. Critic Leonard Feather once said, “It is almost indisputable that Dr. Billy Taylor is the world’s foremost spokesman for jazz

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Malc Deakin of Hammond Suzuki UK with Jon Hammond in DuckDuckGo T-Shirt at Musikmesse

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Jon Hammond’s Photographs of Winter NAMM 2016 Media Preview Day – schedule:
11:10am NEWZIK
11:15am Denon DJ
11:20am EarthQuaker Devices
11:25am 660 Guitars
11:30am The NAMM Foundation (music education through community, partnerships, updates on issues and advocacy)
11:35am HK Audio
11:40am Touché by Expressive E
11:45am Deering Banjo Company
11:50am Kadabra – by Tribal Tools
11:55am ROLI
12:00pm C.F. Martin & Co.
12:05pm Aerodrums
12:10pm Yamaha (violinist Caroline Campbell)
12:15pm Numark
12:20pm Taylor Guitars
12:25pm Peavey Electronics
12:30pm Rututu by EarthSync Music (DJ Sol Rising)
12:35pm Fender Musical Instrument Corporation
12:40pm The Ventures & Wilson Brother Guitars (guitarist Don Wilson, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer)
12:45pm EBS Sweden AB (bassist Billy Sheehan)
12:50pm Vinyl Recorder T560 (bring your favorite CD and we will make vinyl recording in real time for free!)
12:55pm IK Multimedia
1:00pm The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (6-time Grammy winner Dr. John and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Co-Founder, Brian Rothschild).
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Thanks Kaori Tai! My head fits better now! Big relief, air flowing well to my very special ‘Hammond edition’ Suzuki Melodions – thanks Kaori!
Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments – The NAMM Show, see you at musikmesse April ’16 Frankfurt — at The NAMM Show.
Frankfurt am Main — See you at musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2016!
Don’t forget your hat…and your Sennheiser headphones folks!
Be there…or be Square – my 30th musikmesse – Jon Hammond Band
“It’s my tune.” Thursday – Sunday 7.-10.4.2016
Thursday 7 April to Sunday 10 April 2016, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
open daily for Trade and Private visitors
More than 30.000 instruments shown in seven exhibition halls
Outdoor area with festival atmosphere: Stages, Foodtrucks and more

More than 1,000 events and concerts

Hall plan of Musikmesse 2016:
Hall 8.0 – Classic meets Acoustic

Hall 9.0 – Classic meets Keys

Hall 9.1 – Electro meets Recording

Hall 10.2 – Classic meets Jazz

Hall 11.0 – Rock meets Pop

Galleria – Education meets Fun

Hall 11.1 – Exclusive area for trade visitors
Exclusive area for trade visitors

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*Note: This year Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller will be Tuesday night / Dienstag abend 5 April 2016
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Industry Tribute NAMM In Memoriam 2016 – those lost in 2015, produced by Dan Del Fiorentino covered by Jon Hammond HammondCast – including Russ Les Paul, Lew Soloff, David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead, Carlo Greco and many more Event Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 – 5:30pm to 6:00pm – The NAMM Show
Anaheim C.C., NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage a very special Industry Tribute, as we remember the music industry professionals we’ve lost over the past year with a moving video accompanied by live bagpipe music from the Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band. Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band — with David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead, Dan Del Fiorentino Producer, Stage Production Manager Greg Herreman and Russ Les Paul Jr..
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Those Lost in 2015 from NAMM Community:
Van Alexander, Henry Allain, Takehiko Aoyagi, Hy Babit, Robert Bach, Sherwood Ball, Don Banks, Javier Barrios, Steve Bauman, Gene Beckwith, Dick Bell, Miriam Bienstock, Crane Bodine, David Bowie, Gary Burgett, DW Caffey, Don Canedy, Ben Cauley, Bob Cavanagh, Jim Clark Jr., Jim Coffin,
Natalie Cole, Tim Conway, Alex Cooley, David Cooper, Milton DeLugg, Sam Denov, Lennie DiMuzio, John Eaton, Richard Ellis, Buddy Emmons,
Sterline R. Fehr, Dennis Ferrante, Lloyd Fillio, Vic Firth, Andy Fraser, Gene Fesco, John Galante, Horace Gamlin, Eric Glasnapp, Spencer Golvach,
Carlo Greco, Charles H. Groene, Ruth Jean Gurwitz, Joe Guth, Gerold Hannabach, George Hamlin, Arlette Hart-Day, Neil Hauser, Billy Ray Hearn,
Ed Hendricks, Christine Hermanson, Dr. Maurice Hinson, Dee Hoyt, Joe Hume, Ken Ingram, Bruce Jefferies, Elbert “Don” Jewell, Mac Johnson,
Walt Johnston, Robert Jorgensen, Lemmy Kilmister, Yoshinori Kimbara, B.B. King, Fritz Kollitz, Botso Korisheli, Mike Kropp, A.A. “Sid” La Grandeur,
Gerry Landers, Robert Laube, Edward Laukat, Dr. Allo Leone, Peggy J. Linkin, Gay & Marshall Maler, Marty Manus, Tom Mapson, Robina Miller,
J.P. Moats, Fred Morgan, Fumiki Nara, Toshio Norazuka, Clive Norris, Dan Norton, Joseph Noto, Richard O’Donnell, Harry Osiecki, Kimberly Pacent,
Mike Papp, Wayne Paseka, Russ Paul, Gerrie Pedrini, William Petersen, Gordon Pfund, Norman Pickering, Dave Pike, Mike Pocaro,
Glen Pratt, Peter Paul Prier, Bill Pritchard, Jeff Pumfrett, Layton Rawlins, Raul Rekow, Delores Rhoads, Ed Rizzuto, George F. Roeder, Lindsey Roman,
David Roof, Billy Ross, Howard Ramsey, Oliver Sacks, Victor Salvi, Doug Sax, Robert Schaff, Craig Schertz, Gunther Schuller, Dewitt “Scotty” Scott,
Bob See, Lothar Seifert, Ruth Sibley Bensinger, Lew Soloff, Denver Spence, George Steinmeyer, Bill Tarpley, Tut Taylor, Clark Terry,
Greg Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Bill Tregoe, Bob Turner, Russ Turner, Coen Van Duijn, Edward J. Warren, Wil White, Henry Wickham,
James “Spider” Wilson, Mu Wiltshire, Abe Wollam, Phil Woods, Marty E. Zimmerman, Ralph Zumpano
“The NAMM Community Will Never Forget You”

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