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NYC – East Village – Fillmore East: Allman Brothers Band
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Previously known as the Village Theater, Bill Graham’s rock palace, Filmore East, opened March 8, 1968, as an East Coast counterpart to the Fillmore West establishment in San Francisco. It quickly became "The Church of Rock and Roll," with two-show concerts several nights a week. For most of its existence, the venue had been a mainstay of the Yiddish theatre circuit; it had also been a cinema and was falling into disrepair before Graham’s acquisition. Despite the deceptively small marquee and façade, the theater had a capacity of 3,664 seats.

Graham would regularly alternate acts between the two theatres; some of those acts included the Grateful Dead, The Who, The Allman Brothers Band, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jethro Tull, Joni Mithcell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Pink Floyd, John Mayall, Jefferson Airplane and many more. It was not unusual for a band to be booked to play two shows both Friday and Saturday nights; nearly all bands were contracted to play matinee and late shows until early 1971. The Allman Brothers Band played so many shows at Fillmore East that they are sometimes called "Bill Graham’s House Band".

Many live albums were recorded at the Fillmore East, the most notable of them being At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, considered by many to be one of the best live albums of all time. Jimi Hendrix also recorded a live album at Fillmore East with the Band of Gypsies. John Mayall’s The Turning Point was also recorded here. Grateful Dead released a 4-disc set taken from their 5-night stint at the Fillmore East in April 1971, appropriately titled Ladies and Gentlemen… The Grateful Dead: Fillmore East — April 1971.

Graham closed down the Fillmore East, with its final concert taking place June 27, 1971, with the billed acts Allman Brothers, J. Giels Band, Albert King and special guests Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Mountain, The Beach Boys and Country Joe McDonald in a performance which was by invitation only.

In 1980, the former Fillmore East site on Second Avenue in the East Village became the trend-setting private gay club The Saint. As of 2007 the former entrance lobby is a branch of Emigrant Savings Bank. The rest of the interior has been gutted and rebuilt as an apartment complex.

It was announced that Live Nation will bring the Fillmore name out of mothballs by opening up "The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza" at the nearby site of the former Irving Plaza on April 11, 2007.

The old Upper West Side 08: The Level Club
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Built as a masonic men’s club (not a lodge) in 1927, it is now a residential condominium. Located at 253 West 73rd Street, next to the Ansonia. Its style is described as Neo-Romanesque. It was designed by the architectural firm of Clinton Russell Wells George and Holton.

NYC – Queens – LIC: M. Wells – Escargot and Bone Marrow
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Escargot & Bone Marrow, with shallots and red wine puree

M. Wells Diner, or Magasin Wells Diner, at 21-17 49th Avenue, was opened by by husband-and-wife team Canadian-born Hugue Dufour, an alum of Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon, and Queens native Sarah Obraitis in a gutted and redesigned chrome-sided diner in 2010 Initially, the Québécois influenced diner served only breakfast, before expanding to brunch and now dinner.

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