Live at the Fillmore East A Photographic Memoir

Anno/Year 1999
156 pagine/pages
212 illustrazioni/illustrations.
30x30 cm.
ISBN 1-56025-244-8
70.00

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Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir

From 1968 to 1971 Bill Graham's Fillmore East theater in New York was the headquarters of the rock explosion. Live at the Fillmore East tells the story of its heyday with more than 200 black-and white and color photographs of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Tina Turner, Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, Elton John, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and many others, plus never before seen behind-the-scenes photographs including the secrets of the Joshua Light Show. The lively text gives an insider's view of the birth of rock music theater on the Fillmore's stage. Included here are photos of the Who's premiere of Tommy in 1969; John and Yoko's surprise encore to a Frank Zappa concert; the jam between the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, and Mick Fleetwood in 1970; Janis Joplin's first performance after signing with CBS records; Jimi Hendrix's New Year's Eve concerts; Van Morrison during the first-ever television taping of a rock concert in 1970; and many other defining moments of rock history.






Amalie R. Rothschild has a multi-faceted background in Photography, Computer Imaging, Motion Picture and Video Production. From 1968 to 1974 she worked extensively as a free-lance photographer in the music field, her photographs appearing in many publications. From 1969 to 1971 she was part of the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York producing special effects photography, slides, graphics, and films used during performances and was considered the theater’s unofficial house photographer. She was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and photographed many major rock music events including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood 1969 & 1970, The Who’s 1969 U.S. premiere of their rock opera Tommy, the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in November 1969, Bob Dylan’s 1974 tour, and, in England, the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, as well as many anti-war and peace demonstrations in the U.S. in the 1960’s and the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. A hardcover monograph, Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir was published in 1999 and was reprinted six times in softcover.
A skilled, award-winning filmmaker, and co-founder of New Day Films, she has been producing and directing documentaries since 1969 with special emphasis on films about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts. She lectures and shows her films often at museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. Her work is seen frequently on covers and in the booklets of compact disc reissues by Sony Music, Columbia, Grateful Dead Merchandising, Rhino and other record labels, and in many books and films.
A number of galleries in both the U.S. and the U.K. represent her photographs. She has had many solo exhibitions and a selection of her work was in the group show Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era curated by the Tate Liverpool, U.K.
Since 1983 she splits her time between the U.S. and Italy and, after many years in Rome, since 2002 lives most of the year in Florence with her publisher and artist husband Angelo Pontecorboli.


Ruth Ellen Gruber. Philadelphia-born Ruth Ellen Gruber has written on topics ranging from the fall of communism and the election of popes, to rock star profiles and country music festivals in Europe, to the restoration of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues. A former foreign correspondent based in six countries for United Press International, she has authored, edited, or contributed to numerous books, articles, journals, and other publications. She coordinates the web site www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu. Her awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, fellowships at the Autry Museum and Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Rockower journalism prizes, and Poland’s Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit. She has lectured widely at venues ranging from universities to museums to conferences to culture festivals, and in 2015 she was the Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, South Carolina.