This Was Fillmore East

Manhattan: East Village/
105 Second Ave.

Nicknamed the "Church of Rock and Roll," Fillmore East was the east-coast counterpart to San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium. The concert venue began as a Yiddish theater in what was the city's Yiddish Rialto in the 1920s. The theater's excellent acoustics and its management under rock promoter Bill Graham produced a number of notable live albums, recording performances by The Allman Brothers' Band, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, and Miles Davis. Fillmore East opened in 1968 and closed in 1971.

Posted February 14, 2014 by gstavrou

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