Friday, July 18, 2008

Jan, 2nd & 3rd @ The Fillmore East

Fillmore East
New York, NY
Jan 2nd & 3rd, 1970

These two shows at the Fillmore East are not only fantastic shows, they represent the direction the band adopted throughout the early 70's with their folk-electric style. These shows establish the Working Man's Dead material which had been floating in throughout 69, as well as a resurgence of Motown and Blues which had always been an influence on the band. On top of which these shows mark, in my mind at least, the relationship which developed between the Dead and New York, whether at the Fillmore East or Capitol Theater in Port Chester. Whereas the 60's are dominated by San Francisco and the California area, New York is really where the Dead shined during 1970.

Jan 2nd, 1970 - Fillmore East
Jan 3rd, 1970 - Fillmore East

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