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Fillmore (1972)

A dozen rock groups are shown playing in the final five nights of shows leading up the closing of Fillmore West on July 4, 1971.


Richard T. Heffron




Credited cast:
Bill Graham ... Bill Graham
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Balin ... Performers (as The Jefferson Airplane)
Elvin Bishop ... Themselves (as The Elvin Bishop Group)
Ed Bogas Ed Bogas ... Performers (as Lamb)
Mike Carabello Mike Carabello ... Performers (as Santana)
Jack Casady ... Performers (as Hot Tuna)
John Chambers John Chambers ... Performers (as The Elvin Bishop Group)
John Cipollina John Cipollina ... Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Papa John Creach Papa John Creach ... Self
John Dawson John Dawson ... Performers (as The New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Bill Douglass Bill Douglass ... Performers (as Lamb)
Spencer Dryden ... Performers (as The New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Gary Duncan Gary Duncan ... Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Larry Fields Larry Fields ... Performers (as Cold Blood)
David Freiberg ... Performers (as Quicksilver Messenger Service)
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A dozen rock groups are shown playing in the final five nights of shows leading up the closing of Fillmore West on July 4, 1971.

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Written by Jerry Garcia (uncredited) and Robert Hunter (uncredited)
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Must see for the obscure bands
7 March 2010 | by EvildadSee all my reviews

Never saw the original theatrical release, but this DVD is only 55 minutes or so. There's no Bill Graham interview stuff, he just hops on stage and introduces a few of the bands. The opening credits seem to run forever, sucking up a lot of that minuscule hour of video. Possible the most egregious (to me) error is that during Jefferson Airplane's clip, they show a ton of footage of outdoor scenes (crowds, rallies, concerts) and occasionally closeups of Grace, Paul and Marty. I suspect this was in the original film this way, and probably because the stage footage sucked but they wanted to include the Airplane.

All that's the bad news. The good news is that this DVD has two complete songs by Quicksilver (featuring plenty of guitar work by John Cipollina), most of a song by It's a Beautiful Day, two pieces by Hot Tuna, a rave-up tune by Cold Blood: all this is worth the price of the DVD. The video is extreme wide-screen, mostly split in two parts, sometimes three and sometimes overlapping montage. If you're looking for footage of old heroes, you could do worse than this.

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Release Date:

13 January 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fillmore: El palacio del rock San Francisco See more »


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2.35 : 1
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