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Keep the Memories Alive! Share your Fillmore East Experience.
I still have many of my old Fillmore East programs.

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.

-David Dubofsky

 

name:   doug kauffman
> email:  doug@nipp.com
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> THE MC5 PLAYED THE FILLMORE FOR A FREE SHOW SOMETIME IN 69 THIS WAS THE
SHOW WHERE A HUGE BRAWL ERUPTED THAT WAS STARTED BY A NY ORGANIZATION CALLED
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
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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. We
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.
Thank you.
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> -Jeff
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name:   albert nieuwoudt
> email:  querelle@mweb.co.za
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> what was the physical street-address of the f east - could you let me
know?
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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 
www.digitalconsciousness.com/galleries/KeithWigdor/KeithWigdor.phtml   I am
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 piece
in honor of the fillmore east. I intend to promote my art.  Thank You, Keith
Wigdor   Kwigd144@Aol.com
Hello,
I found your incredible website and thought you may be able to help me with
some research I am doing.  Not sure if you can help me or not.. but it is
worth a shot.  Anyway, I am doing research for a book on the 60's rock group
"The Doors" documenting all of their concerts down to the smallest detail.
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 would
possibly be able to help me with this?  Or could you possibly forward this
to someone who might be able to help me.  I really do appreciate the help.
Thanks so much in advance.
Dave Dutkowski
ddutkowski@new.rr.com

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 "Continuity."

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 others. 

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 seeing the
    Lovin' Spoonful there . 1965 or '66?            DocArt

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
Warren Schuster

Dear Webmaster

Your Web site, The Fillmore East Preservation Society, is presently being
featured in the "Acquisitions" section of the Circa2000 Virtual Time
Capsule.

Circa2000 is a three year project designed to take a "snap shot" of the
Web in and around the turn of the millennium. When finished it will be
preserved entirely by means of downloads so that the time capsule can
be shared by anyone interested.

Circa2000's home page URL is:
http://circa2000.com/contents.htm  Your site is featured at:
http://circa2000.com/acquisitions.htm  Good luck with your campaign.

Christopher Simpson
Editor/Webmaster
Circa2000 Virtual Time Capsule

e-mail me: kitsimpson@zdnetonebox.com
phone: (416) 967-0375




                        

 

 

 


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