Sunday, June 26, 2005


Chet Helms 1942-2005

Chet Helms, a towering figure in the 1960s Bay Area music scene who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco and ran the Avalon Ballroom during the Summer of Love, died early Saturday after suffering a stroke last week. He was 62.

The SF Chronicle has a nice obit here.

The Chet Helms Memorial Auction begins July 28th on eBay, one day prior to the sold-out ChetFest, A Tribute to the life of Chet Helms concert at Great American Music Hall. Auction proceeds will benefit The CHET HELMS MEMORIAL FUND and a small portion to the hearing health programs of San Francisco nonprofit organization Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) who are also managing the auction.

To donate music memorabilia or other items for the auction, please contact Kathy Peck at 415-409-3277 or

The Chet Helms Memorial Auction starts on July 28 on this page:
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