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Live at the Fillmore East

$ 85.00


Signed by Amalie R. Rothschild -- while supplies last

First published in 1999 in hardcover and reprinted 6 times in softcover, Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir  is no longer in print. Eminent author/photographer/documentary filmmaker Amalie R. Rothschild had a special edition with a silk covered slipcase made at the time which has never been offered for sale until now, on the occasion of the exhibition "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" at the New-York Historical Society. The NYHistory Store is proud to feature these signed copies, while supplies last.

From 1968 to 1971 the Fillmore East in New York City was the East coast Mecca for the music that shaped a generation. Not only that: thanks to a visionary technical staff and unsurpassed psychedelic light shows, the Fillmore East stage was the place where rock music became rock theater. Live at the Fillmore East gives readers insider access, recreating with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive interviews the story of the Fillmore East and its legendary impresario Bill Graham. 

Rothschild called the Fillmore East her home for three years, shooting close to 20,000 pictures in black and white and color, capturing on film The Who’s premiere of Tommy in 1969, John and Yoko’s surprise encore to a Frank Zappa concert, the jam between the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead and Mick Fleetwood in 1970, Janis Joplin’s first performance after signing with CBS records, Jimi Hendrix’s New Years Eve concerts, Van Morrison during the first ever television taping of a rock concert in 1970, and many other defining moments of rock history.

 Live at the Fillmore East is a tribute to an extraordinary era and all of those who made the Fillmore a showcase for the best music of its time and an exciting laboratory for technical and artistic innovation whose influence is still felt today.

The New-York Historical Society presents the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution explores the life and work of the legendary music impresario who worked with the biggest names in rock music. Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters with a site-specific installation of “The Joshua Light Show,” the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White that served as a psychedelic backdrop to Graham’s concert productions in New York. On view February 14, 2020 –January 3, 2021.

  • 156 pages
  • 11.25 x .75 x 11.25 inches
  • hardcover, special edition, with silk covered slipcase
  • by Amalie R. Rothschild, with Ruth Ellen Gruber
  • Forward by Mickey Hart

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