Musicians and Crew Recall the Glorious 3-Year Run of The Fillmore East in New Oral History

The Fillmore East was called “The Church of Rock and Roll” for good reason; between 1968 and 1971, promoter Bill Graham made music history as he brought the cream of rock royalty to New York audiences in astounding triple-artist bills with ticket prices ranging from $3.50 – $5.50.  Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana and The Allman Brothers were just some of the stars that graced the stage, with several recording classic live albums at the Lower East Side venue.

Fillmore East: Photo © Jeff Rothstein

Interestingly, Graham also served as a catalyst for expanding the tastes of impressionable

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