name: Randy Tyler
comment: Hello! Great site.
I was(and still am) a fan of the UK rock group Family.
Any pics or info on them at the Fillmore East? Thanks,
comment: Allman Brothers
headlined for Friday late show during 11-13 Mar 71
show, not Johnny Winter
(most of the stuff on the Live From
the Fillmore East record were from that show.
There was a
bomb scare and the Allmans promised to make up for it. I
recall walking out of the FIllmore
at about 9:00am. Elvin
Bishop jammed with the Allmans. Some of that came out on
disc years later).
Jake and the Family Jewels were on the
bill 28-29 Aug 70 with Savoy Brown and the others.
the only show I can recall where I saw 4 acts. Kim Simmons
from Savoy Brown now lives in
Oswego NY and is still
playing. Sure wish I had kept the Iron Butterfly/Led
Zeppelin program pictured.
That was my first trip to the
Fillmore East! The $5.50 top price at closing sure beats the
$50 (plus $7.25 in surcharges)
I just paid to see the Stones
name: Jeff Taylor
comment: Dear Sirs, Came
across the site by accident while searching vintage guitar
Proud to say i'm 43 and saw several shows at FE!
Was only 15-16 at time! Here's my list with
comments/corrections?/recolections--1-2-70 Dead. My 1st FE and 1st Dead
I actually have a good 1st gen tapr too! Cold
Blood was awesome too. Had a female front ala Airplane.
Lighthouse had about 15 guys including horns-sounded like
Blood Sweat and Tears!
1-16-70 Santana and James Gang. I
actually went to see James Gang!
Joe Walsh was as young as I
was. Feb 26 or 27? TYA. I remember both Doug Kershaw and
Zephyr on the bill- you don't list them together-can't
remember which date I saw and don't have the stub!
show! TYA did most of Cricklewood Green and SHESSH albums-
ended with 20m min.
woodstockian Going Home!!
9-11-70 Byrds, D&B Clapton did
not show with Delaney and Bonney as rumored!
This was Byrds
with the late,great Clarence White on guitar (same line up
as Untitled album)
April 5 Humble Pie, Catus, Edgar Winter
and Tin House-- FYI there were four groups as the original
Jethro Tull! They cancelled at last minute due
to illness--Humble Pie was fill in! They announced change
while everyone was already on line outside! They offered
refund or Humble Pie/Tin House added to bill.
and did set similar to Rockin the Fillmore album! Not a bad
fill in. That was my last show,
thought FE would be around
forever, I guess. Another FE tall (but true) story--My
buddy offered me a
ticket for New Years Eve 69-70 but I
already had the Dead tix for 1-2-70.At that age, my MOM would
me go to NYC (I'm from jersey) twice in one week,so I told
him "I'll see JIMI some other time"-
the rest is history. I
do remeber Bill Graham commenting how he was still
recovering from "one hell of a show
last night" when he
introduced your friends and mine, the Grateful Dead on jan
2!. Its ironic (or fate?)
that came across this site and
told this story on or about the same date 27 years
I used to have all of the programs
from these shows but traded them to a collector about
1980-should have kept the Dead 1-2 70 as it also had Jimi on
the cover and was a joint program for the whole weekend.
Still have the ticket stib for April 5 that says Tull on it!
Hope you enjoyed my ramblins about FE. If we only knew then
what we know Now!
Friends of the
Fillmore East, I can't tell you how absolutely surprised and
I was to read about your website in the
December,1997 issue of DISCOVERIES magazine.
I grew up in the
Bronx and was WEANED by Bill Graham at the Fillmore.I have
great memory of the Fillmore and the many groups I
saw there in just the short time it was open.
for starting up this page.
name: w lord
COOL SITE!!!!!! HOW
ABOUT A DISCOGRAPHY PAGE. . .
ALLMAN BROTHERS. . .BAND OF
GYPSIES. . . MOTHERS (1971)... KEEP UP THE GOOD
We added it and we're updating it as
people bring other recordings to our attention!
comment: Jim and Larry- Nice
job on the Fillmore East website. A highlight for me was
Johnny Winter's NYC debut. It was during the summer (I
remember being severely sunburned.)
He was introduced by
Mike Bloomfield, then with his Electric Flag. Hope to see
you both in Long Island in May.
Regards, Victor (American
HI AGAIN: GOT
THROUGH THIS TIME TO ALL THE PAGES. HAVE A
FRIEND WHO HAS
SEEN SEVERAL DOZEN FILLMORE SHOWS, INCLUDING
ZEPPELIN, DEAD, ALBERT KING, ETC. I'LL TRY TO GET HIM TO
SHARE SOME OF THOSE EXPERIENCES WITH YOU.
PS: HE HAD A GREAT COLLECTION OF
FILLMORE PROGRAMS, BUT HIS
MOTHER THREW THEM ALL OUT!!!!!!!!
WHAT WOULD THEY BE WORTH TODAY,
AND WHERE CAN HE GET SOME
RECREATIONS(ARE ANY ORIGINAL ONES
STILL FOR SALE? ALSO
LOOKING FOR FILLMORE POSTERS(ORIGINAL OR
THANKS AGAIN, ALEX
name: J.D. Smith
comment: Dear Friends, Great
site. The Fillmore East was like "church" to me. I always
looked forward to going there. I have one important
historical inquiry. I attended Derek & The Dominos
night show on Oct. 23, 1970, which is today the best concert
I ever attended-period.
These shows have been audiowise been
documented several times. Yet, the one fault is that there
have been no photos available from those shows, at least
towards those lp and CD releases.
I have one picture
that was taken on that night that was actually made into a
poster for Personality
Posters on 8th ST. in Greenwich
Village. The photo on the poster is credited to J. McInnes.
Are there any other or any photos known from that
night? The photo I have is rare and shows
Clapton in a close
up in his beige suit, clean shaven and looking incredibly
classy. I wrote an accurate
and printed article for a
Clapton newsletter called "Slowhand" last year also
inquiring about photos from
that night, but only
received positive letters from people who enjoyed the
Any help you give me on this matter would be
greatly appreciated. Also I would be more than
submit the story to you for your web site. It is very
detailed and includes facts that surround
the going to these
JD Smith KUSF-FM, San
comment: While it is true
that Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter were scheduled on the
|June 24, 1971, Johnny OD'd and didn't show.
Instead, B.B. King and Albert King subbed.
I was there!! It was a great show, but the last public
performance on June 26 with the Allman Brothers
was the best
concert I ever saw.
comment: I am looking for a
calander featuring poster art from the fillmore.
please help me locate it? It was seen in Tower Records in
but they are out of stock. Please help, would
like to order as Christmas gift. Thank you.
There are plenty of places to purchase
genuine Fillmore Posters and handbills. Try www.artrock.com.
comment: I enjoyed your site
and would like to know if there is a place to get t-shirt or
from that place we called home every
We'll try to find some additional sites,
but try www.artrock.com and see
ebay for listings.
name: Ron Miele
comment: I have a dozen
fillmore programs-Johnny Winter, Poco,
Winter, J. Geils, Savoy Brown & more...Any
interest?...Lets bring the last show
back for a
That is a nice thought Ron. Can you scan
some of those programs to share with us all on this site?
We would like to hear
from anyone out there if you have any stories,
experiences, photos or other items you would like to
share to add to the history of the greatest concert venue
of all time.
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