July 9, 1995. Jerry Garcia would pass a month later.
July 5, 1975
The Zac Brown Band will present 4th With The Family, a free livestreamed performance. 4th With The Family airs this Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the JamBase Livestreams Calendar via LiveXLive.
And, Jesus H. Christ on a bike is it good. Turn up “Lookin’ for a Leader” Follow the link below and head to Screen 1.
Source: Neil Young Archives
Bill Graham opened the Fillmore East in March, 1968 at 2nd Avenue and 6th Street in New York City. With spectacular light shows, dancing, and extraordinary performances from rock’s biggest names, it quickly became legendary. Graham’s success with his Fillmore’s East and West contributed to the changing demands of the musicians he featured, opening the door to a commercial atmosphere of bigger salaries and larger venues. Anticipating those changes, Graham closed the Fillmore East with a month-long celebration that culminated in the June 27, 1971 concert…
With Albert King, the J Geils Band, Edgar Winter, Mountain, the Beach Boys, Country Joe McDonald, and the Allman Brothers Band all featured on the bill, it was an appropriately epic and genre-spanning lineup. Admission into the venue was invite-only, but it was broadcast in New York over WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM. ~ Concertvault.com
June 27, 1981 ~ Motörhead release their epic live album. Turn it up.
June 1971 ~ The Allman Brothers Band turn out the lights at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East. The album is recorded over the course of three nights — June 25, 26 & 27.
It’s #49 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. And In 2004, the album was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” by the National Recording Registry.
June 15, 1996 ~ Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, held in San Francisco. Joining them are Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. That show raised over $800,000 and spurred a slew of other TFCs around the world held over the next 7 years.
Look what turns 50 today … Jimi Hendrix releases his live album on June 12, 1970. It’s his first without his original band but with his “band of gypsys” — Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. Many consider the album one of the best live recordings of all time.
When people talk about Russia or the Soviet Union or the Cold War, we don’t talk about the people. It sounds so lame and antiquated because it should be so obvious, but they are just like us. They want similar things.