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  • Fillmore East Then and Now

    49 Years Ago Today- On March 8, 1968, the Fillmore East opened at 105 Second Avenue. The first night’s lineup of Big Brother & Holding Company, Tim Buckley, and Albert King was the start of a three year run of music legends that included The Who, The Doors, […]

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  • Commemorating a Favorite Concert Hall, the Fillmore East

    GVSHP will officially unveil a new historic plaque at the former Fillmore East at 105 Second Avenue on Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but we appreciate reservations at rsvp@gvshp.org. About the place I first learned […]

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  • The Doors at the Fillmore East

    Forty-six years ago on Saturday, the legendary rock band The Doors performed at the East Village’s fabled Fillmore East. The performance is considered one of the most iconic in the band and the theater’s career — which is saying a lot, considering the near-mythic status each enjoy. The […]

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  • Take A Visual Trip Through the Art of the Fillmore East

    It was forty five years ago this month that Bill Graham opened the Fillmore East on Second Avenue. Though the venue only existed for a couple of years from 1968 to 1971, the Fillmore East had an outsized impact on the history of music in […]

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  • The Fillmore East before it closes in 1971 and the building today.

    Remembering the Fillmore East

    Forty-four years ago today, music promoter Bill Graham opened the Fillmore East at 105 Second Avenue. This 2,600 seat venue hosted concerts from 1968 to 1971, including performances by the Allman Brothers Band, the Who, and the Doors. The venue was known for launching many […]

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