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    Fillmore East-Long and interesting article

    If you were there during the heyday of Fillmore East, i envy you.Check this out.

    https://msmokemusic.com/blog/blog/ro...Y6PUcWywmyHAPc
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    An incredible read. Really good.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    I would also recommend Bill Graham's autobiography (unfinished as he died during the series of interviews he gave for it), which I translated in French. It's nice to have one's name next to Pete Townshend's (who wrote the foreword) in a book.
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    Quite a good read and an obvious labor of love.
    I'm not lazy. I just work so fast I'm always done.

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    I, too, really enjoyed Bill’s autobiography, especially the ‘early days’ part (working in the Catskills, etc)
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    PS - WALT! Thanks for posting this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I, too, really enjoyed Bill’s autobiography, especially the ‘early days’ part (working in the Catskills, etc)
    I have a copy of that and haven't read it for quite some time. His story about Peter Grant is pretty crazy, but hardly surprising. Grant was a waste product.
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    I skimmed this - it was a good read! For what it's worth, I wanted to see if he'd written about The Nice at the Fillmore, & he does in fact devote a couple of paragraphs, which I would say are really spot on in their critical appraisals - & indicative of the overall quality of the piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    I would also recommend Bill Graham's autobiography (unfinished as he died during the series of interviews he gave for it), which I translated in French. It's nice to have one's name next to Pete Townshend's (who wrote the foreword) in a book.
    Kudos, Aymeric!

    I only read it in English (back on release), but it's a great one. I took particular note in his telling of how most of his wider (European) family perished in the Holocaust, and the manner in which this essentially marked his view on most things - from existential to trivial. Many of his descriptions of artists and their personalities are priceless as well; turns out that reality sometimes way outdid the antics of a Spinal Tap.

    This article at hand was very good as well. These were the golden days of rock and roll for absolutely sure.
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    Great link! Thanks for posting..

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    Bill Graham's autobiography arrived yesterday.Thanks to calyx and all for the recommendation.
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    Yeah...very long article but a really enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing, dude
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    Great article , thanks !!

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