Rock History

Chet Helms R.I.P.


I was sorry to hear that the legendary rock and roll promoter Chet Helms, he of the Avalon Ballroom and the Family Dog passed away at age 62. Described as the "Father of the Summer of Love" Helms was a proud hippie through and through who actually lived the ideals that the ’60s counterculture was supposed to espouse. Another rock and roll legend gone.