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July 25, 1969 ~ Neil Young  appears with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash for the first time. It happens at The Fillmore East in New York. A long time gone. 

The Fillmore East

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

 

The Allman Brothers Band ~ At Fillmore East

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.