The Fillmore East that once stood proudly at 2nd Ave & 6th St. on Manhattan's
lower East Side was one of rock'n'roll's greatest shrines
during the late 60's and early 70's. Once stood a premier
venue boasting a capacity of 2,600 where the top bands on the
music scene of the time performed and made music history.
Rock promoter Bill Graham opened the Fillmore East in 1968.
Eventually most bands outgrew the capacity of the venue and it
was closed with a final Allman Brothers concert on June 27th,
1971. The theatre, was razed in 1997, it is now a condo.
Alive with the sounds that shaped the American rock music
scene between 1968 and 1971, the narrow four-story building was
well known for the exploits of the stars and their audiences.
The sounds live on in the minds of many people to this day as
they remember the concerts that fashioned the future sounds
of music. Gone but not forgotten as the live recordings
bearing a proud monument of the decade of stars.
Some of the Greats of Fillmore East.
The Allman Brothers
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Blood, Sweat and Tears