Chet Helms

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Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Santa Maria, CA
Death Date
Jun 25, 2005 (62)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Santa Maria, CA
Death Date
Jun 25, 2005 (62)

About

San Francisco rock promoter who helped organized the 1967 Summer of Love.

Before Fame

He spent his early life in Missouri and Texas organizing civil rights fundraising events.

Trivia

He organized the Human Be-ins' at the city's Golden Gate Park and developed psychedelic light displays at the Fillmore as well as helped to shape what became the San Francisco Sound.

Family Life

He was born in Santa Maria, California as the eldest of three sons of Novella and Chester Helms, who both died when Chet was nine.

Associated With

He brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco for what would be her breakout performance, in 1966, at the Avalon.