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Fillmore East Final Concert

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USA: 1971 – matrix: 104 A / B

Source:  Closing night broadcast of the Fillmore East in Manhattan, NY. “… it was broadcast in New York over WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM; fittingly, Don McLean’s “American Pie” received its first radio airplay during those broadcasts, as a bit of music history died in the early morning hours of June 28, 1971 when the Fillmore East finally shut its doors.” [source: concertvault]

To the best of my research, this is the only bootleg that was released from this event in the years 1971 – ’73.

The radio broadcast consisted of the following tracks (those marked with ‘*’ are on the bootleg:

01 Albert King / Bill Graham Introduction 00:06
02 Albert King / Knock On Wood 05:03
03 Albert King / Got To Be Some Changes 06:13
04 Albert King / Nothing But The Blues 03:26
05 Albert King / Crosscut Saw 05:53
06 Albert King / Personal Manager 06:23
07 Albert King / Bye Bye Blues 02:10
08 J. Geils Band / Bill Graham Introduction 00:10
09 J. Geils Band / Sno-Cone 03:21
10 J. Geils Band / Wait 03:19
11 J. Geils Band / First I Look At The Purse 04:51*
12 J. Geils Band / Whammer Jammer 03:00
13 J. Geils Band / Homework 03:31
14 J. Geils Band / Pack Fair And Square 02:19
15 J. Geils Band / Cruisin’ For A Love 04:03
16 J. Geils Band / Serves You Right To Suffer 12:44
17 J. Geils Band / Hard Drivin’ Man 03:51
18 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Bill Graham Introduction 00:59
19 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Where Would I Be (Without You) 05:17
20 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Let’s Get It On 07:35*
21 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Tobacco Road 15:47
22 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Turn On Your Love Light 09:09
23 Mountain / Bill Graham Introduction 00:25
24 Mountain / Never In My Life 06:03
25 Mountain / Theme From An Imaginary Western 05:44
26 Mountain / Dream Sequence (guitar solo) 02:44
27 Mountain / Roll Over Beethoven 06:18
28 Mountain / Dreams Of Milk And Honey / Swan Theme 15:34
29 Mountain / Silver Paper 07:48
30 Mountain / Mississippi Queen 06:41*
31 The Beach Boys / Bill Graham Introduction 00:07
32 The Beach Boys / Heroes And Villains 03:53
33 The Beach Boys / Do It Again 02:52
34 The Beach Boys / Cotton Fields 02:42
35 The Beach Boys / Help Me, Rhonda 04:14
36 The Beach Boys / Wouldn’t It Be Nice 03:00
37 The Beach Boys / Your Song 04:58*
38 The Beach Boys / Student Demonstration Time 05:16*
39 The Beach Boys / Good Vibrations 04:28
40 The Beach Boys / California Girls 03:29
41 The Beach Boys / I Get Around 02:31
42 The Beach Boys / It’s About Time 03:50
43 Country Joe McDonald / Bill Graham Introduction 00:21
44 Country Joe McDonald / Kiss My Ass 02:31
45 Country Joe McDonald / Entertainment Is My Business 03:31*
46 Country Joe McDonald / The Fish Cheer 00:10
47 Country Joe McDonald / Fixin-To-Die-Rag 01:02
48 Country Joe McDonald / Rockin’ All Around The World 06:53
49 Country Joe McDonald / Hold On It’s Coming 03:31
50 The Allman Brothers Band / Bill Graham Introduction 00:55
51 The Allman Brothers Band / Statesboro Blues 04:13*
52 The Allman Brothers Band / Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 03:36*
53 The Allman Brothers Band / Done Somebody Wrong 03:52
54 The Allman Brothers Band / One Way Out 04:56
55 The Allman Brothers Band / In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 14:58
56 The Allman Brothers Band / Midnight Rider 02:47
57 The Allman Brothers Band / Hot ‘Lanta 05:52
58 The Allman Brothers Band / Whipping Post 19:00
59 The Allman Brothers Band / Crowd 01:23
60 The Allman Brothers Band / You Don’t Love Me 16:51

For four of the artists, J. Geils Band, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Mountain and Country Joe McDonald, this would be the only time in the 1970’s that they were bootlegged (I’m excluding the J. Geils Band album Live From Germany on WCF as it was a straight pirate knock off of their official live album).

The Allman Brothers apparently hit the stage at 4 AM on the 28th. This is how drummer Butch Trucks remembers it: “We played for roughly seven straight hours with everything we had. The feeling was just so overwhelming that I just started crying. Then we got into a jam, I think it was ‘Mountain Jam,’ that lasted for four straight hours. Nonstop. And when we finished, there was no applause whatsoever. The place was deathly quiet. Someone got up and opened the doors, the sun came pouring in.”

 

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Back of a 2015 European release on colored vinyl and limited to just 100 copies.

Quite a number of official live albums including recordings from or taped exclusively at the Fillmore East were released, among them the Allman Brothers Band’s own At Fillmore East.

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WCF reissued this title as part of their folder cover series with blank white labels.

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The matrix was now: EL 3304 A / B

 

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Beach Boys Anaheim '76 II

Beach Boys Anaheim '76

Beach Boys Anaheim '76 detail

On 3 July 1976, the Beach Boys performed at Anaheim Stadium to help celebrate the bicentennial festivities of their home land and also welcomed Brian Wilson back on stage after an absence of several years.

Their performance was filmed for an NBC-TV special called The Beach Boys: It’s OK, a recording of the sound track ended up being pressed as Wizardo 504:

SIDE 1:  FUN, FUN, FUN/ INTERVIEW/ BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL/ INTERVIEW INCL. “I’M BUGGED AT MY OLD MAN”/ I GET AROUND/ INTERVIEW/ YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL/ INTERVIEW/ WE’RE SINGING THAT SAME SONG (studio)

SIDE 2:  GOOD VIBRATIONS/ SLOOP JOHN B/ INTERVIEW/ SURFIN ‘USA/ CALIFORNIA GIRLS/ HELP ME RHONDA/ IT’S OK/ ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC/ FUN, FUN, FUN/ HELP ME RHONDA

Sound quality described as “good mono” at best and “rough”. The final two songs come from a different unidentified source.

One of the hardest to find releases in the Wizardo 500 series.

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“The show’s sketch in which Saturday Night Live‘s John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd pose as California Highway Patrolmen and force an overweight Brian out of bed to go surfing after issuing him a citation for failing to surf, has gone on to be one of rock and roll’s greatest comedic moments.

  • Highlights in the special include Dennis Wilson acting as one of the judges of the Miss California beauty pageant, Dennis singing his signature “You Are So Beautiful” encore at the Anaheim show, and all three Wilson brothers harmonizing around the piano singing group chestnuts such as “I’m Bugged At My Old Man” and “Surfer Girl.”
  • It’s O.K. also featured footage shot at Brian Wilson’s 34th birthday party (June 20th, 1976) held at brother Carl’s Malibu home, with Paul and Linda McCartney and their kids [on a tour break between gigs in Tucson and the first night at L.A. Forum] all helping to present Wilson with his birthday cake. In 2005, the special was released on DVD as The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour.”

01. Fun, Fun, Fun
02. Be True to Your School
03. I’m Bugged at My Ol ‘Man
04. God Only Knows
05. I Get Around
06. You Are So Beautiful
07. That Same Song
08. Good Vibrations
09. Sloop John B
10. Surfin ‘USA
11. California Girls
12. Help Me Rhonda
13. It’s OK
14. Rock ‘n ‘Roll Music
15. Wouldn ‘t It Be Nice
16. Final Credits

 

I did laugh several times when I watched this (pretty good sounding) live version of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ but perhaps not always for the intended reasons.

There are some numbers missing in the 350-380 series: #s 354 + 355, 367 & 369 and 372 are all missing. I wonder if there are Wizardo’s out there that have fallen through the cracks.

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Below: The original back insert, perhaps produced while stoned.

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Side A:  Good Vibrations/ Don’t Go Near the Water/ Darlin’/ Wouldn’t it Be Nice/ Long Promised Road/ Student Demonstration Time

Side B: Disney Girls/ Take a Load Off Your Feet/ Sloop John B/ Surfin’ USA

Quality: “Far from a great recording but gets the atmosphere of the concerts of that time.” “Vgm” states Hot Wacks.

Date and venue research: The set list features a significant number of tracks from their 1971 Surf’s Up album. They did not play Madison Square Garden in either 1971 or 1972. The set list matches part 1 of their concert in Long Beach, CA on 3 December 1971:

Beach Boys present on stage: Mike Love, Brian Wilson (On “A Day In The Life Of A Tree”), Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine

Backup band PROBABLY included: Ed Carter, Daryl Dragon, Mike Kowalski, Ricky Fataar, Billy, Hinsche, Bobby Torres, Joel Peskin

SETLIST

1. GOOD VIBRATIONS
2. DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER
3. DARLIN’
4. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
5. LONG PROMISED ROAD
6. STUDENT DEMONSTRATION TIME
7. DISNEY GIRLS
8. TAKE A LOAD OFF YOUR FEET
9. SLOOP JOHN B.
10. SURFIN’ U.S.A.
11. IT’S ABOUT TIME

– Intermission –

12. COOL, COOL WATER
13. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TREE
14. LOOKIN’ AT TOMORROW
15. CAROLINE, NO
16. I’VE GOT A FRIEND
17. OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
18. GOD ONLY KNOWS
19. TM POEM
20. SURF’S UP
21. DO IT AGAIN
22. FUN, FUN, FUN

“Probably the only performance ever of ‘A Day In The Life Of A Tree’. The Boys coaxed Brian out from the side of the stage to play organ while Jack Rieley sang it. They were going to do ‘Heroes and Villains’, but had to shorten the set because the Long Beach Police were going to turn the power off at a certain time. At the end of the main set, following ‘Surf’s Up’, Jack Rieley comes onstage and announces they have just enough time to do two more before the plug is pulled, so instead of leaving and coming back for an encore, they just stay on stage and do the last two. The high vocal part on the end of ‘Fun Fun Fun’ is performed exactly 25 times tonight (I counted ’em!). Brian may have joined in for that, but Rob isn’t sure. Contrary to what is written in Keith Badman’s book, ‘Surfer Girl’ is not performed tonight.”

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Captured live at New York’s Fillmore East in 1971

Compare this with their confirmed set list at NY’s Carnegie Hall on 23 November 1972:

01. Darlin’  4:37
02. Only With You  3:58
03. Heroes And Villains     4:05
04. Long Promised Road    7:30
05. Don’t Worry Baby 5:24
06. Student Demonstration Time  5:28
07. I Get Around     4:57
08. Marcella  3:43
09. California Saga / California  3:36
10. Help Me, Rhonda  5:21
11. (Medley) Wonderful; Don’t Worry, Bill; Wonderful  7:12
12. God Only Knows  3:11

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Pressing on Mid Records (MID 2609), mentioned in Hot Wacks as “Midnight Records/Renaissance 2609”. I was not able to find this title as Live or the Contraband title California Surf Music, as stated there.