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Fillmore West
FILLMORE WEST was a historic rock and roll music venue in San Francisco, California
California
which became famous under the direction of concert promoter Bill Graham from 1968-1971. Named after Graham's original " Fillmore
Fillmore
" location at the intersection of Fillmore
Fillmore
Street and Geary Boulevard
Geary Boulevard
, it stood at the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue . There is now a Honda
Honda
automobile dealership at that location. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Events * 1.2 Closing * 2 References * 3 External links HISTORYThe Carousel Ballroom was originally a big band dance palace. Later, Fillmore
Fillmore
West booked primarily African American performers as part of the Chitlin Circuit , prior to 1967. Blues legend B.B
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The Fillmore
THE FILLMORE is a historic music venue in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California , made famous by Bill Graham . Built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the Fillmore Auditorium in 1954 when Charles Sullivan acquired the master lease from the building owner, Harry Shiffs, and renamed it for the neighborhood rather than its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard ." It is situated in the historical center of the Western Addition neighborhood, on the edge of the Fillmore District and Upper Fillmore (lately known as Lower Pacific Heights). From the 1930s through the 1960s, before redevelopment, this location was considered the heart of the San Francisco
San Francisco
Fillmore District. Jefferson Airplane Fillmore poster, February 1966. This was the first non-benefit concert held at the venue
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Fillmore District
The FILLMORE DISTRICT is a historical neighborhood in San Francisco located to the South West of Nob Hill , west of Market Street and north of the Mission District . It has been given various nicknames such as “the Moe” or “the Fill”. The Fillmore
The Fillmore
District began to rise to prominence after the 1906 San Francisco
San Francisco
earthquake . As a result of not being affected by the earthquake itself nor the large fires that ensued, it quickly became one of the major commercial and cultural centers of the city. After the earthquake, the district experienced a large influx of diverse ethnic populations. It began to house large amounts of African Americans, Japanese and Jews. Each group significantly contributed to the local culture and earned the Fillmore district a reputation for being "One of the most diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco"
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Fillmore Music Venues (other)
The name FILLMORE may refer to: CONTENTS* 1 Arts, entertainment * 1.1 Venues * 2 Fictional characters * 3 Geography * 3.1 Canada * 3.2 United States * 4 People * 5 Places * 6 See also ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT * Fillmore (film) , a music documentary filmed in 1971 at the Fillmore West
Fillmore West
auditorium *
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Workingman's Dead
WORKINGMAN\'S DEAD is the fourth Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
studio album . It was recorded in February 1970 and originally released on June 14, 1970. The album and its studio follow-up, American Beauty , were recorded back-to-back using a similar style, eschewing the psychedelic experimentation of previous albums in favor of Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
and Robert Hunter 's Americana-styled songcraft. In 2003, the album was ranked number 262 on Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time . CONTENTS * 1 Recording * 2 Release * 3 Track listing * 4 Personnel * 5 Charts and certifications * 6 See also * 7 References RECORDINGThe band again recorded at Pacific High Recording Studio in San Francisco , spending just nine days there
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San Francisco
California
California
------------------------- CSA San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland METRO San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward MISSION June 29, 1776 INCORPORATED April 15, 1850 FOUNDED BY José Joaquin Moraga Francisco Palóu NAMED FOR St. Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-council • BODY Board of Supervisors • MAYOR Edwin M
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California
Native languages as of 2007 * English 57.4% * Spanish 28.5% * Chinese 2.8% * Tagalog 2.2% DEMONYM Californian CAPITAL Sacramento LARGEST CITY Los Angeles LARGEST METRO Greater Los Angeles Area AREA Ranked 3rd • TOTAL 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2) • WIDTH 250 miles (400 km) • LENGTH 770 miles (1,240 km) • % WATER 4.7 • LATITUDE 32°32′ N to 42° N • LONGITUDE 114°8′ W to 124°26′ W POPULATION Ranked 1st • TOTAL 39,250,017 (2016 est.) • DENSITY 240/sq mi (92.6/km2) Ranked 11th • MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $63,636 (13th) ELEVATIO
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Rock And Roll
ROCK AND ROLL (often written as ROCK "> Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland , Ohio in the origins of rock and roll The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The _ American Heritage Dictionary _ and the _ Merriam-Webster Dictionary _ both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music . _ Encyclopædia Britannica _, on the other hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as rock music". The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals and as a sexual analogy
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Music Venue
A MUSIC VENUE is any location used for a concert or musical performance. A music venue range in size and location, from an outdoor bandshell or bandstand or a concert hall to an indoor sports stadium . Typically, different types of venues host different genres of music. Opera houses , bandshells, and concert halls host classical music performances, whereas public houses , nightclubs , and discothèques offer music in contemporary genres, such as rock , dance , country and pop
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San Francisco, California
California
California
------------------------- CSA San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland METRO San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward MISSION June 29, 1776 INCORPORATED April 15, 1850 FOUNDED BY José Joaquin Moraga Francisco Palóu NAMED FOR St. Francis of Assisi GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor-council • BODY Board of Supervisors • MAYOR Edwin M. Lee
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Bill Graham (promoter)
BILL GRAHAM (born WULF WOLODIA GRAJONCA; January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939 he was sent from Germany to France to escape the Holocaust
Holocaust
. At age 10 he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York . Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School
DeWitt Clinton High School
and from City College with a business degree . In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco
San Francisco
, and, in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco
San Francisco
Mime Troupe . He had teamed up with local Haight Ashbury promoter Chet Helms and Family Dog, and their network of contacts, to organize a benefit concert , then promoted several free concerts. This eventually turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff
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Fillmore Street
FILLMORE STREET is a street in San Francisco, California , named after American President Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
, which starts in the Lower Haight neighborhood and travels northward through the Fillmore District and Pacific Heights and ends in the Marina District . It serves as the main thoroughfare and namesake for the Fillmore District neighborhood. The part of Fillmore Street
Fillmore Street
that runs through the Fillmore neighborhood reflects the neighborhood's diversity: family-owned neighborhood-serving retail mixes with chain stores, jazz clubs, ethnic restaurants of many varieties, and empty storefronts. Some of the stores, restaurants, and clubs lost to redevelopment are memorialized by plaques on the sidewalk
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Geary Boulevard
GEARY BOULEVARD (designated as GEARY STREET east of Van Ness Avenue
Van Ness Avenue
) is a major east-west 5.8-mile (9 km) long thoroughfare in San Francisco , California
California
, United States, beginning downtown at Market Street near Market Street's intersection with Kearny Street
Kearny Street
, and running westbound through downtown, the Civic Center area, the Western Addition , and running for most of its length through the predominantly residential Richmond District . Geary Boulevard terminates near Sutro Heights Park at 48th Avenue, close to the Cliff House above Ocean Beach at the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
. At 40th Avenue, Geary intersects with Point Lobos Avenue, which takes through traffic to the Cliff House, Ocean Beach and the Great Highway
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Market Street (San Francisco)
MARKET STREET is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District , to the intersection with Corbett Avenue in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. Beyond this point, the roadway continues as PORTOLA DRIVE into the southwestern quadrant of San Francisco. Portola Drive extends south to the intersection of St. Francis Boulevard and Sloat Boulevard, where it continues as Junipero Serra Boulevard
Junipero Serra Boulevard
. Market Street is the boundary of two street grids. Streets on its southeast side are parallel or perpendicular to Market Street, while those on the northwest are nine degrees off from the cardinal directions
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Van Ness Avenue
VAN NESS AVENUE is a north-south thoroughfare in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, running from Market St north to the Bay. Originally named MARLETTE STREET, the street was renamed Van Ness Avenue
Van Ness Avenue
in honor of the city\'s seventh mayor , James Van Ness
James Van Ness
. Van Ness Avenue
Van Ness Avenue
begins at Market Street near the Civic Center , and extends north to end at Bay Street at Fort Mason
Fort Mason
. Of the more striking landmarks along the route are the San Francisco
San Francisco
City Hall , the War Memorial Opera House , and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall . SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE is the portion of Van Ness south of Market Street, continuing through the city's South of Market
South of Market
and Mission districts to end at Cesar Chavez Street
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