The Fillmore East in New York City’s East Village, 105 Second Avenue at 6th Street, opened on March 8th, 1968 with Janis Joplin headlining. The theater used to be an old movie theater called the Loews Commodore Complex but concert promoter Bill Graham, an ex-New Yorker, said he needed a companion concert theater to his Fillmore West in San Francisco. The theater held nearly 2,800 people and the acoustics were perfect and they had these amazing psychedelic light shows. So many great albums were recorded here including “The Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East” “Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys” “The Mothers – Fillmore East June 1971” and many others. The Fillmore East closed a few years later on June 27th, 1971. Hear the stories when you book the East Village Tour at www.rockjunket.com
Rock Junket is the Original Rock n’ Roll Walking Tours of NYC. Join us as we discuss the Ramones, CBGB’s, Fillmore East, Jimi Hendrix, NY Dolls, Bob Dylan, The Doors and many other great bands and venues. Founder Bobby Pinn is a former music executive, author, music historian and rock radio personality. It’s only rock n’ roll but we like it.