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The Fillmore East : Recollections of Rock Theater

Richard Kostelanetz, Raeanne Rubenstein (Photographer)

Publication date: 1995

Schirmer Books

A group by group review of many of the groups who played at the Fillmore East. Each group section comprsises a brief ' memory' of a show by that group and a photograph. The Dead section comprises notes about the September 26, 1969 and January 3, 1970 shows plus a short note by the actor Michael Strong.

"For three short years, from 1968 to 1971, New York's Fillmore East, housed in an abandoned second run movie house on New York's Lower East Side, was the greatest rock palace in the world. The best acts played there; it had its own resident light show presenting some of the most exciting visual images ever seen; and it was managed by the imaginative Bill Graham, who specialized in introducing the audience to new acts. Fans came from around the world and across the neighborhood; one dedicated audience member, then-twenty-eight-year-old performance artist and writer Richard Kostelanetz, attended religiously, keeping notes on the performances, interviewing the musicians, and documenting the shows. Now, he has pulled together these documents, along with original program notes and memories of other regulars, to produce the complete history of the theater"
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