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Fillmore East

July 8, 1967: The Who's First Concert in New York City

Binky Philips | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The Who's music/act was almost a weapon. They took the stage with something akin to an invasion/occupation. It was theirs now until they didn't want it anymore.

44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

May, 1969: My Parents Accost The Who's Pete Townshend in the Lobby of the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Not sure if I believed my ears, I wheeled around... Oh, my God, was this really happening?! Right out of a dream, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, dressed in a pale sky-blue suit, was, indeed, standing in the Fillmore East's lobby... talking... to... my... parents!

April 1971: I Write Pete Townshend a 32-page Letter, He Sends Me an Incredible Gift (EXCERPT)

Binky Philips | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I have been working on a book about my love affair and actual interactive relationship with The Who for at least three years, on and off. I had an ent...

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

45 Years Ago: April 5th and 6th, 1968... The Who Debut at the Fillmore East the Night After MLK Jr.'s Assassination

Binky Philips | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!

Pete Townshend Meets My Mom and Dad at the Fillmore East

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As The Who show progressed, with no security staff whatsoever, the wings of the stage started getting jammed. But, I was still the only one onstage.

Sam & Dave Take Me to School, 1968

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I never saw Alonzo Daniels' gun... but, I believed the rumor. The whole school just sorta knew that he carried a loaded .38. This was back in the days...

Pete Townshend's Guitar... Part Two

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

After I caught Pete Townshend's guitar -- hurled from the stage -- I turned to see dozens of kids charging down the aisle, absolutely intent on taking the guitar away from me...a true mob!

I Caught Pete Townshend's Guitar

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

It was April 1970 and I had camped out for two nights to get tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy" at the absurdly ostentatious and downright silly venue, The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Direct and to the Point

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

Pictures of unadorned business awning signs in New York that state what you will find inside with no obfuscation, no unwarranted puffery, and as few words as possible.