Backstage Tasting Lounge
The Photography of Herb Greene
August 18, 2016 - October 10, 2016
In 1966, San Francisco was the center of the psychedelic rock revolution, and 23-year-old Herb Greene was photographing it all.
In his Baker Street apartment, in studios and on street corners, Greene captured intimate portraits of some of music’s most iconic performers: The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, Carlos Santana, Sly Stone.
His unfettered access to rock legends was serendipitous. They were friends and fellow seekers, a free-flowing cohort that wandered San Francisco’s streets and clubs and partied at all-night jam sessions. It was at a North Beach bluegrass café where Greene met Jerry Garcia, the future frontman for The Grateful Dead, and the pair began a lifelong friendship.
For the shy kid from Indio, California, those few years were a surreal and fleeting moment. In Greene’s own words, “it didn’t last a night and a day.”
But Greene’s work with The Grateful Dead has continued for 50 years; the band featured his iconic images at their recent anniversary shows. While the musical landscape has changed, Herb Greene’s portfolio offers an enduring portrait of the most revolutionary era in rock and roll history.
Get a Backstage pass for access to our limited production wines. This cool and comfortable lounge also features rotating art exhibits and, of course, classic rock music. Prior reservation required.
On this experience, we are unable to accommodate anyone who is less than 21 years of age; this includes toddlers and babies in arms. Maximum party size of eight guests.