Rare program from the only tour by the short-lived Derek and the Dominos
Concert program for Derek and the Dominos at the Fillmore East on October 23-24, 1970, 5.5 x 8.5, featuring many advertisements from that period of time for acts like Dave Mason and Cass Elliot, and Lee Michaels, and for the Andy Warhol movie Trash. Also includes a “Bill Graham Presents in New York” schedule for October and November that lists Albert King, Small Faces, Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, Traffic, and Elton John. Also scheduled to perform on the bill are Ballin’ Jack and Humble Pie. In fine condition. These historic Fillmore East concerts were recorded and released to much acclaim in 1973 as a live double album entitled In Concert.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the closing of the now legendary Fillmore East. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Derek and the Dominos, the Allman Brothers Band and so many more performed at the Fillmore, most on several occasions. Unlike its counterpart the Fillmore West in San Francisco, which was a ballroom (it was a former dance hall) like most music venues were at the time, the Fillmore East was a theatre and it was a totally different experience for both the artist and the audience. Going to the Fillmore East was going to the theatre... a theatre that was built originally for vaudeville shows, which was perfect acoustically and seating wise for rock concerts. With the addition of a custom-made sound system and the visually mesmerizing Joshua Light Show (Joe's Light's later), it was a concert experience like no other. The Fillmore East itself is gone now, though its legend lives on and anyone who was ever fortunate enough to perform or attend a concert there can attest to the magic that occurred in that much missed theatre.