Saturday, May 27, 2017

Remembering the Allman Brothers on 2nd Avenue

Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, died today at age 69.

Allman and the band have a connection to the East Village... They were one of promoter Bill Graham's favorite bands, and he had them play the last three nights when the Fillmore East at 105 Second Ave. closed in June 1971.

The space today is a bank branch... though there is a commemorative plaque out front. You can read more about the Allman Brothers and the Fillmore East at Bob Egan's PopSpots site ... and Off the Grid. Rolling Stone has an oral history of the shows as well as the "The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East" album here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Bank branch becomes bank branch at former site of the Fillmore East

The Loew's Commodore Theatre

Rock of ages: Commemorating the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue


Anonymous said...

Wow, he was an ICON. What a loss. RIP to Gregg Allman.

Gojira said...

Another icon from my youth lost too soon. Go be with Duane again and sing with the angels, Gregory, your voice was always heavenly to my ears anyway. And thank you.

Anonymous said...

I grew up listening to the Allman Brothers but didn't see them in concert until 2014 (ticket still on my refrigerator). My tastes moved on to punkier stuff but they've moved back, or at least broadened to like a lot more kinds of music at the same time. I too am grateful for the Allman Brothers.