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Fillmore : The Last Days

Various Artists

Initial release : June 1972

Fillmore 31390

Triple LP box set featuring music from the last performances at the Fillmore West, San Francisco in July 1971. Includes two songs by the Grateful Dead and one song by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage with Garcia on pedal steel. Also includes tracks by Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, Hot Tuna, Cold Blood, Tower of Power and Stoneground.

Tracks / musicians

The tracks and performers are;

  • Hello - John Walker
  • Hello Friends - Lamb
  • So Fine - Elvin Bishop Group
  • Party Till the Cows Come Home - Elvin Bishop Group
  • Pana - Malo
  • Poppa Can Play - Sons of Champlin
  • White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day
  • Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Mojo - Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Introduction - Bill Graham
  • Back On the Streets Again - Tower of Power
  • Baby's Callin' Me Home - Boz Scaggs
  • I Just Want to Make Love to You - Cold Blood
  • Passion Flower - Stoneground
  • Henry - New Riders Of The Purple Sage
  • Casey Jones - Grateful Dead
  • Johnny B Goode - Grateful Dead
  • Introduction - Bill Graham
  • Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin' - Hot Tuna
  • Incident At Neshabur - Santana
  • In a Silent Way - Santana
  • Jam Session: We Gonna Rock - Taj Mahal/Elvin Bishop/Boz Scaggs
  • Jam Session: Long and Tall - Taj Mahal/Elvin Bishop/Boz Scaggs
  • Final Night Jam Session
  • Goodbyes : Bill Graham
  • Words with Bill Graham (extracts from an interview with Bill Graham)
Casey Jones and Johnny B. Goode are taken from the Grateful Dead set performed on July 2, 1971. The musicians present were;
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - keyboards, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Garcia also plays pedal steel with the New Riders Of The Purple Sage on Henry;
  • John Dawson (Marmaduke) - guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson - guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Dave Torbert - bass, guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia: pedal steel
  • Spencer Dryden: drums, percussion

  • Executive Producer - Bill Graham
  • Producer - Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good
  • Engineer - Jerry Zatkin
  • Original recordist - Nigel Noble
  • Recording (Santana) - Glen Kolotkin
  • Mixed by Catero Sound at Pacific Recorders
  • Mixing (Lamb) - Fred Catero
  • Mixing (Santana) - Mike Larner
  • Mixing (Grateful Dead) - Steve Barncard
  • Mixing (Quicksilver Messenger Service) - John Wilson
  • Mixing (Hot Tuna) - Hot Tuna personnel
  • Project Director - Gary Pacheco
  • Liner Notes - Bill Graham
  • Package Design - Ed Lee
  • Photography - John Olsen, Jim Marshall, Bruce Steinberg

  • 'This album is for John Walker'

A triple LP box set featuring music from the last performances at the Fillmore West, San Francisco in July 1971.

The Grateful Dead and New Riders Of The Purple Sage sets were played on July 2, 1971. The Rowan Brothers were the opening act on that day and Garcia sat in with them throughout their set.

In addition to the notes by Bill Graham the album booklet includes a section about Fillmore posters, alist of all Fillmore staff between 1965 and 1971 and a list of performers for all shows at the Fillmore and Fillmore West in San Francisco from November 6, 1965 through to the closing shows commemorated by this album.

The LP set also included a reproduction of the David Singer poster (BG 287) that was produced for the closing week. The copy that came with the album was printed on thin uncoated index paper and was folded to fit inside the album box.

The performances on the album are taken from the last week of shows at the Fillmore West. The performers at these shows were as follows;

  • June 29, 1971 - Sawbuck, Malo, Kwane and the Kwanditos
  • June 30, 1971 - Boz Scaggs, Cold Blood, Flamin' Groovies, Stoneground
  • July 1, 1971 - It's A Beautiful Day, Elvin Bishop Group, Grootna, Lamb
  • July 2, 1971 - Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Rowan Brothers
  • July 3, 1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service, Hot Tuna, Yogi Phlegm
  • July 4, 1971 - Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tower Of Power, Other San Francisco musicians and all the good people
Related releases

Reissued in 1991 as a double CD by Sony Legacy 31390

One of the Grateful Dead songs was also released on a single;

A single was included in the box set;
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