Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends

Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends

John Glatt


In 1968, rock promoter invoice Graham introduced the Fillmore East in manhattan urban and the Fillmore West in San Francisco, altering track forever. For 3 years, each significant rock band performed the Fillmores, appearing mythical indicates: Jimi Hendrix, the thankful lifeless, Santana, Jefferson plane, Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Allman Brothers, and plenty of extra. writer John Glatt tells the tale of the Fillmores throughout the lives of invoice Graham, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, and an all-star assisting solid. Joplin opened the Fillmore East and introduced a few of her maximum performances there and at its San Francisco dual. Carlos Santana grew up as a performer on the Fillmore West after being chanced on via Graham on audition evening. continually unpredicatable, Grace Slick’s electrifying Jefferson aircraft was once the de facto resident band at either Fillmores. Chronicling the East and West Coast cultures of the past due ’60s and early '70s—New York urban with its velocity, heroin, and the Velvet Underground as opposed to San Francisco with the LSD-drenched summer time of Love—Glatt unearths how Graham the made all of it attainable . . . that's, until eventually August 1969 while Woodstock replaced every little thing and musicians without notice discovered their power.
     yet why did invoice Graham shutter either Fillmores inside weeks of one another in 1971, through the peak in their reputation? Live on the Fillmore East and West finds how Graham’s declare that “The flora wilted and the scene changed,” was once now not rather the full story.

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