See, there's only two theaters, man that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that - the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.— Jerry Garcia
Instructive Fillmore quotations
After the week at the Fillmore we flew down to L.
A. to hang out and pick up whatever gigs we could. We did a gig in Santa Barbara on July 1st and then the next night we opened for Sam & Dave at the Whisky.
Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore had the same title.
They were both presidents of the United States, but their tenure in office and their legacy could not be more different.
I was lucky enough as a kid to spend most of my weekends at the Fillmore East.
On a great night, that was like a Holy Roller evangelical church.
I'd rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night at an arena.
Monterey, I remember, but I seem to remember the Fillmore West, that we played the week before Monterey. That was much more memorable for me. The first time in San Francisco. They were good gigs.
The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn't really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn't hear it.
I don't think that you can rehash music that was born in the Fillmore East and came from a whole different set of social and emotional circumstances. The situation has changed. Let's get real about this.
I would say seeing the original Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page at the old Fillmore was a pretty powerful influence on me.
I came out to California from Texas, to the Haight, and the Fillmore and all that stuff, and totally got the bug.
Once we played at the Fillmore opposite The Cream.
Eric Clapton was there and he played his ass off that night ... backstage Michael Bloomfield introduced me to Eric, and Eric was so nice. He came up to me, put his arms around me and said "Barry, it's such a pleasure to meet you" ... I couldn't figure it out... then Michael told me that he had told Eric I had cancer and two months to live...