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    Set of 32 Fillmore East Concert Programs - Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Etc. A lot of 32 original Fillmore East concert programs dating from December 1968 to June 1971. Featured acts from the concerts these were distributed at include The Grateful Dead (9/69 and 2/70), Pink Floyd (9/70), the Allman Brothers Band with Duane Allman (2/70, opening for the Grateful Dead), Derek & The Dominos with Eric Clapton (10/70), Black Sabbath with "John" Osbourne (2/71), Elton John (4/71), James Taylor (1/71), Jefferson Airplane (11/70), Fleetwood Mac (2/71), Van Morrison (2/71), The Kinks (10/69 and 12/70), Santana (4/71) and Chicago Transit Authority (with Terry Kath) (2/69).

    And then the advertisements contained within are just crazy. They range from full-page ads placed by the record companies (for the Allman Brothers Band's first album, Crosby, Stills & Nash, CSNY's Déjà Vu and The Who's Tommy) to so-called "marquee ads" for the Fillmore East which named all the upcoming shows. These marquee ads can really spotlight up & coming bands that later became legends, such as Led Zeppelin opening for Iron Butterfly and the Allman Bros. Band being third-billed to Blood, Sweat & Tears and Appaloosa (both from 1969, of course).

    Making appearances in these 32 programs were ads featuring Jimi Hendrix (just one total, the New Year's Eve Band of Gypsys), Led Zeppelin (seven), The Who (four), Crosby, Stills & Nash (eight), Laura Nyro and Jackson Browne (two), Neil Young & Crazy Horse (one) and Joni Mitchell (two). Also found are ads with the aforementioned Grateful Dead (four), Pink Floyd (one), the Allman Brothers Band (seven), Derek & The Dominos (two), Black Sabbath (one), Elton John (six), Van Morrison (1) and the Rolling Stones (just one, for their Gimme Shelter movie, a two-page spread ad). There's also a two-page ad for the upcoming Woodstock festival in the summer of '69.

    There are 31 different programs here with one duplication: the Sept. 1970 program featuring Pink Floyd, of which there are two.

    The list:
    Dec. 13-14, 1968 - Sam & Dave, Super Session with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Earth Opera
    Jan. 10-11, 1969 - B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Terry Reid
    Jan. 17-18, 1969 - Buddy Rich, the Grass Roots, Spirit
    Feb. 21-22, 1969 - Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention, Buddy Miles Express, Chicago Transit Authority

    Mar. 7, 1969 - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian & Sylvia and the Great Speckled Bird; and Mar. 8, 1969 - Vanilla Fudge, Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes, Sirocco

    Apr. 9-10, 1969 - Ten Years After, The Nice, The Family
    Apr. 18-19, 1969 - Butterfield Blues Band, Foundations, Savoy Brown

    Jul. 3, 1969 - Jeff Beck Group, Jethro Tull, Soft White Underbelly; and Jul. 4-5, 1969 - Iron Butterfly, Blues Image, Man

    Sept. 26-27, 1969 - Country Joe & the Fish, Grateful Dead, Sha-Na-Na
    Oct. 3-4, 1969 - Chuck Berry, John Mayall, Elvin Bishop Group
    Oct. 17-18, 1969 - Spirit, Kinks, Bonzo Dog Band
    Nov. 21-22, 1969 - Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Fleetwood Mac, King Crimson, Voices of East Harlem
    Dec. 19-20, 1969 - Byrds, The Nice, Sons of Champlin, Dion
    Jan. 9-10, 1970 - Ike & Tina Turner, Mongo Santamaria, Fats Domino
    Feb. 11, 13 & 14, 1970 - Grateful Dead, Love, Allman Bros.
    Apr. 23-26, 1970 - "U" with Incredible String Band, Stone Monkey Mime Troupe
    May 8-9, 1970 - Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa, Insect Trust, Sea Train
    June 10-11, 1970 - Traffic, Fairport Convention, Mott the Hoople
    June 12-13, 1970 - Procol Harum, Rhinoceros, Seals & Crofts
    Sept. 25-26, 1970 - Steve Miller Band, Mungo Jerry and Clouds; and and Sept. 27, 1970 - Pink Floyd. There are two of these programs, extra small at just eight pages.
    Oct. 2-3, 1970 - Johnny Winter And, Buddy Miles, Tin House
    Oct. 16-17, 1970 - B.B. King, Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop Group
    Oct. 23-24, 1970 - Derek and the Dominos feat. Eric Clapton, Ballin' Jack, Humble Pie (w/Peter Frampton)
    Nov. 25, 27 & 28, 1970 - Jefferson Airplane, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells Band; and Nov. 29, 1970 - Incredible String Band.
    Dec. 4-5, 1970 - The Kinks, Love with Arthur Lee, Quatermass
    Jan. 22-23, 1971 - Dave Mason & Cass Elliot, Odetta, Livingston Taylor; and January 25, 1971 - James Taylor, Victoria
    Feb. 16-17, 1971 - Small Faces, The Grease Band and Savoy Brown; and Feb. 19-20, 1971 - Black Sabbath, J. Geils Band, Sir Lord Baltimore
    Feb. 26-27, 1971 - Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison; and Feb. 28, 1971 - Gordon Lightfoot, Happy & Artie Traum
    Apr. 1, 2 & 3, 1971 - Santana, Tower of Power, Rahsaan Roland Kirk & His Vibration Society; and Apr. 4, 1971 - The Howdy Doody Revival featuring Buffalo Bob Smith
    Apr. 8, 9 & 10, 1971 - Elton John, Seatrain, Wishbone Ash
    June 18-19, 1971 - B.B. King, The Original Moby Grape, Grootna; and June 24, 1971 - Johnny Winter And, Edgar Winter's White Trash

    All programs measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and all grade to Very Good condition or better. They're mostly in excellent shape with no writing, tears, serious creases, loose staples or any of that; they were well-loved. One of the programs has a crossword puzzle filled in. But generally all kept in excellent condition with just standard handling, and toning on the earliest ones. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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