Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fillmore West in San Francisco 1969

Shakedown Stream resumes the conversation this week with the Grateful Dead from 1969 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. It was at the Fillmore West (1968) that the owner Bill Graham had his first psychedelic experience. He even played percussions with the band (This is where the real 1st cow bell came from). Previously, the Fillmore West was the Carousel Ballroom which was managed by the Grateful Dead, QuickSilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane in 1968. This attempt of collaboration was an effort by the bands to manage themselves without the typical hassles. 

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