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