1970 Grateful Dead NRPS Fillmore East Program

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This is an original Bill Graham Program advertising a run of shows at the legendary Fillmore East in New York City, featuring Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and more on 9/17-20/70.

This Dead run produced a cassette tape that has been cherished by deadheads for decades! The 9/17 show featured the only time Box of Rain was performed by the personal / instruments heard on the album American Beauty, consisting of Phil Lesh (acoustic guitar and lead vocals), Jerry Garcia, (acoustic piano and backing vocals), Bob Weir (backing vocals), Bill Kreutzman (drums), David Nelson of NRPS (electric guitar), Dave Torbert of NRPS (electric bass). Additionally, Jerry Garcia played pedal steel with the New Riders during their set.

The Fillmore East was Bill Graham's contribution to the New York City music scene in the late 1960s. The venue operated from March 1968 to June 1971. During that period, the Fillmore East hosted some of the most memorable shows of the era. Unlike the West Coast Fillmore, the East Coast counterpart did not use many posters to promote each show. Instead, the promoter produced these vintage "Playbill" style programs, featuring beautiful artwork, album advertisements, and bios/photos of the band's upcoming shows at the venue.

--TITLE: Grateful Dead NRPS Fillmore East Program Flyer
--PERFORMERS: Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage
--VENUE: Fillmore East
--CITY: New York
--DATE: 09/17/70
--DIMENSIONS: 8.5 in. x 5.5 in.