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I still have many of my old Fillmore East
Concerning the Village Theater, I only
went to one show: The Who, Vagrants, and the Rich Kids.
In between the Village Theater and the
Fillmore East, a few shows were held at another theater on 2nd Ave.....
probably around 2nd or 3rd Street. I am blocking on the name of that
theater. I saw Moby Grape, Procol Harum, and the Bagatelle there.
Unfortunately, I have no dates for these
very early shows.
name: doug kauffman
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> THE MC5 PLAYED THE FILLMORE FOR A FREE SHOW SOMETIME IN 69 THIS WAS
SHOW WHERE A HUGE BRAWL ERUPTED THAT WAS STARTED BY A NY ORGANIZATION
THE MOTHERFUCKERS GRAHAM GOT HIT IN THE HEAD BY A CHAIN AND BANNED THE MC5
FROM THE VENUE I HAVE THE DATE IN A BOOK ILL POST IT
name: jeff hirsch
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> Actually, I was wondering how I could get a copy of the image of the
exterior of the Fillmore so as to publish it in the magazine I work for.
are putting together an article on the 60s, and wanted to include an image
of the Fillmore. I'd really appreciate any info you could provide me with.
name: albert nieuwoudt
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> what was the physical street-address of the f east - could you let me
Dear Fillmore East Webmaster, My name is Keith
Wigdor. I am a Digital
Surrealist Artist and I ask that when you have the chance to look at
also at www.selfcell.net
click on wigdor k. Please let me know what
you think of the work and let me know if it is cool to send you a free
in honor of the fillmore east. I intend to promote my art. Thank
I found your incredible website and thought you may be able to help me
some research I am doing. Not sure if you can help me or not.. but
worth a shot. Anyway, I am doing research for a book on the 60's
"The Doors" documenting all of their concerts down to the
way I do this is from concert recordings (audio/video) taken by the local
soundmen or audience members. Would know of any individuals who
possibly be able to help me with this? Or could you possibly forward
to someone who might be able to help me. I really do appreciate the
Thanks so much in advance.
In 1980 I had a roommate in San Francisco, Annie Rudder. She had
been involved in the world of rock in the 60's, including being a
secretary of some sort at the Fillmore East. Her reputation there
was so stellar, that several years later in 1980, when the Grateful Dead
were playing the Warfield in San Francisco, she walked up to Bill Graham
who was standing out front and said, "can I get in?" He
hugged her, said that she never gets older, and opened the front door to
let her in. Does anyone know where I can contact her?
Her name also appears on the back of Santana's album Abraxas under
Regards, STeven Palmer/ Hashburysp@aol.com
I have about 6 playbills from the Fillmore East, including one from
spring 1969 announcing the Woodstock Festival that has a partial list of
performers and coupons you can send in for tickets. There is also an
announcement for the Atlantic City Pop festival. On the inside of
the front cover is an announcement from RCA about their acrimonious
relationship with the Jefferson Airplane. I had this one signed by
Grace Slick a couple of years ago. And then there are several
Do you have a sense of what this would be worth -- I have no idea. I
wouldn't sell it anyway, but it would be nice to know.
Regards, Steven PalmerHashburysp@aol.com
In '67 & '68 (until
I got drafted in February 68) my friends & I would go to Greenwich
Village almost every weekend. Saw the great Moby Grape at the
Village Theater (pre-Fillmore) in 67 - probably November. Moby
Grape's site has them listed as playing the Village Theater 9/23/67 with
Cream, also 11/11, 11/23 and 11/24/67. I know I saw at least
two of those shows. The Anderson Theater was also in the
neighborhood and featured live shows. The Electric Circus was just
around the corner, I vaguely remember seeing the Chambers Brothers
there. We would walk around to determine who was playing, then go
see whichever show caught our fancy. We were usually able to get
tickets at the door the night of the show for around 3 or 4 dollars.
We'd be approached by junkies, Jesus freaks and winos while we
waited on line (local color!). Lots of buildings along St. Marks
Place were painted in bright colors. We saw Cream once, Country
Joe & the Fish on several occasions, as well as the Electric Flag.
Richie Havens seemed to be at every show, which was OK with me.
After I got out of the service in '70, the Village Theater had become
the Fillmore East. Saw plenty of shows there, including Jefferson
Airplane. They had a big bi-plane sculpture out on the sidewalk
for that one, which Bill Graham announced he was selling, as they had
received a summons for blocking the sidewalk. Was there for the
Frank Zappa show (NEVER missed a Zappa show) at which John & Yoko
appeared. Greenwhich Village is still pretty cool - my 14-year-old
son goes CD shopping there all the time with his friends from Brooklyn,
Staten Island & Queens.
I believe before '67, Rheingold sponsored the festival. I remember
Lovin' Spoonful there . 1965 or '66?
Other significant venues I recall are "The
Bottom Line", Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Ungano's, The New
Utrecht Theater, The Capitol Theater and that's all I can remember for
the moment. You have a great web site, keep up the good work
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