A dozen rock groups are shown playing concerts in 1972.




Credited cast:
Bill Graham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Balin ...
Performers (as The Jefferson Airplane)
Themselves (as The Elvin Bishop Group)
Ed Bogas ...
Performers (as Lamb)
Mike Carabello ...
Performers (as Santana)
Jack Casady ...
Performers (as Hot Tuna)
John Chambers ...
Performers (as The Elvin Bishop Group)
John Cipollina ...
Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Papa John Creach ...
John Dawson ...
Performers (as The New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Bill Douglass ...
Performers (as Lamb)
Spencer Dryden ...
Performers (as The New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Gary Duncan ...
Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Larry Fields ...
Performers (as Cold Blood)
David Freiberg ...
Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)


A dozen rock groups are shown playing concerts in 1972.

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An outrageous movie!


Documentary | Music






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13 January 1973 (Japan)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The end of an era
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An excellent in your face documentary about 60's rock promoter Bill Graham that chronicles the last days of his Fillmore West which he closed in 1971 along with the Fillmore East a while later. FILLMORE gives us a no nonsense look at the music business after the nirvana of the 1960's had evaporated. The musical groups that flourished in the open San Francisco atmosphere and elsewhere during the mid to late 60's, became "authoritarian", corrupted by power bought with success and money. When love of music became secondary to egos and business interests, Graham decided to get out of the business. And so after watching the daily drudgery of Graham having to deal with prima Donnas, the threat of cancellations and broken agreements, it's easy to see why he wanted out. On the other hand, when talented musicians like Boz Scaggs, Carlos Santana, Elvin Bishop and Jerry Garcia take the stage to do their thing, it's easy to see why he got into the business in the first place.

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