The Allman Brothers — In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, live at the Fillmore East, New York City, September 23, 1970, from un-aired footage shot for a television educational channel. From the show more of the Youtube of the entire un-aired 34 minute Allman Brothers segment:
Gregg Allman – organ, vocals
Duane Allman – guitar, vocals
Dickey Betts – guitar, vocals
Berry Oakley – bass, vocals
Butch Trucks – drums
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums
Tom Doucette – harp
On 1970 / 09 /23, Bill Graham assembled a stellar roster of bands to participate in the filming of a television special called “Welcome To The Fillmore East” for broadcast on educational channels. Short sets were filmed by the Byrds, the Elvin Bishop Group, Sha-Na-Na, Van Morrison, and the Allman Brothers Band, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of Bill Graham and the Fillmore East staff at work.
The Allman Brothers performance is nothing short of spectacular and features the original lineup that included Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Recorded six months prior to the legendary Live At Fillmore East double album set, this performance captures the Allman Brothers when they were a relatively new band, full of youthful passion and performing what would become classic original material when it was fresh and new.
Be sure to click over and read the show more on that full set. What’s on your mind?