City: New York
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 525 E. 11th St.
Closed doors in: June 27, 1971
Famous for: The recordings of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys and a legendary performance of John Lennon with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Serving as the counterpart to the existing Fillmore in San Francisco, the Fillmore East opened in 1968 and quickly became known as "The Church of Rock and Roll." Due to the burgeoning growth of the concert industry, the Fillmore East reached its demise in 1971, featuring a closing week with performances from The Allman Brothers Band, Albert King, the Beach Boys, and more. The venue was known for its superb acoustics, which gained attention from acts like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, and Miles Davis, all of whom would later release live CDs recorded at the historic site. Unfortunately, the venue only operated for three years, later serving as the New Fillmore East in 1974, a gay nightclub titled The Saint in 1980, and presently, a savings bank. A signpost is the only thing that marks the spot of this historic venue.