May 1, 1928 - August 21, 2002
Gene at Pinewoods Music Camp circa 1973
This is an account of the memorial events so far.
Upon Gene's passing, the Bluesteins presented rememberances in word and song Saturday, September 7, 2002, at the Satellite Student Union, California State University. Since then there have been four Gene Bluestein Memorial Concerts.
The First Memorial Concert featured Sweet Honey In the Rock in Fresno's Warnor's Theatre.
The Second Memorial Concert featured Jean Ritchie (with The Bluesteins) and The Richard Hagopian Ensemble.
The Third Memorial Concert featured Joel, Evo, Frayda, and Jemmy Bluestein, October 6, 2006, Tower Theatre, Fresno, CA.
The 4th Gene Bluestein Memorial Concert featured Peggy Seeger, October 4, 2008, Unitarian Church, Fresno, CA.
Gene & Ellie Bluestein
- Press Honors Gene Bluestein
- Rememberances of Gene Bluestein
- Celebrating Gene Bluestein
- Gene Bluestein Retrospective CD
- Brief Biography of Gene Bluestein
- Bad Old Times at CSUF
- Getting to Fresno State
- Letters from Woody Guthrie
- Early Memories
- Childhood and Parents
- Union Organizing
- Cousin Moishe
- Club Tempo Cellar Club
- Early Folk Music Influences
- Sex As a Literary Theme
- Memorial Concerts
- Poem for Gene by Lisa Strand Baloian
- Polish Shtetl Rememberance Book
- A Few Awards
- Gene Bluestein Fund
- Ellie Bluestein Biography
- Courage Award
- Ellie – Award for the Common Good
- Ellie – Freedom of Speech Award
- Ellie – MLK Award