Posted November 27, 2019 at 5:06 am
More legendary music from the days of the Fillmore East is out of the vault. Fifty years ago, the Band of Gypsys (Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Jimi Hendrix) played four memorable debut gigs at the Fillmore — two on New Year’s Eve and two on New Year’s Day in 1969 and 1970. The recordings from […]
Posted February 26, 2018 at 5:08 am
The Who in its prime, on the last leg of a world tour, stopped in New York City on April 4, 1968. The four-piece British outfit spent the next two nights on the Lower East Side for back-to-back shows at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East on Second Avenue. Now, fifty years later, an official album […]
Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:44 am
Won’t you fly high, free bird. On Sunday, May 27, 2017, the music died. At least for a little while. Southern rock, jam band, blues titan, Gregg LeNoir Allman passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69. He was a newlywed (7 times a lady, ah, musicians) and father of 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd […]
Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am
For a few short, yet culturally significant years, the Fillmore East buzzed the eardrums of rock fans. Bill Graham opened the historic theater in 1968 as the East Coast sister to San Francisco, and attracted a slew of legacy performers in their prime. Some artists who graced the stage, among others, were Pink Floyd, The […]
Posted May 30, 2013 at 11:53 am
The passing of Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek last week got us thinking again. Obviously too young to have witnessed their glory, The Doors was nevertheless household music growing up. Mom always deemed the vinyl Soft Parade as the perfect soundtrack for cooking. Lots of hummable melodies, etc. However, it wasn’t until much later on when […]
Posted March 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Remember that Boogie back to the Fillmore East? On June 27, 1971, after arguably the most influential three years in the history of rock n roll, the Fillmore East took its last bow. This comparably small concert hall at 105 Second Avenue left proverbial footprints large enough to rival those of Radio City and the Beacon; after you read […]
Posted April 12, 2012 at 10:33 am
Last month, the ghost of neighborhood’s past took us on a tour of the legendary Fillmore East on the Lower East Side. Check out some ephemera after the jump!
Posted March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm
This comparably small concert hall at 105 Second Avenue left proverbial footprints large enough to rival those of Radio City and the Beacon; after you read this, you’ll know why.