RARE FOOTAGE: Allman Brothers live at Fillmore East, March 13th 1971

For such a legendary run of shows, there really isn’t much in terms of photos and video footage from the March 1971 dates at Fillmore East. There are a few photos that have been around for a while but not as much as other shows, and considering At Fillmore East is one of the best live albums of all time, it’s mind boggling that there is such a lack of material. But this video was brought to my attention a few days ago by Mark Vormittag of the Duane Allman – Skydog Fan Page on Facebook and it appears to be (to me at least) new video footage from one of the March shows. Perhaps a few people have seen it before but I don’t think it’s been widely circulated.

Based on photos that do exist, most notably by photographer Eddie Berman, the footage is most likely from the 13th March as Duane is seen wearing the famous checked shirt. Sadly there is no audio but the video footage alone is enough to excite many fans, mainly because video footage of Duane Allman is a rare thing indeed.

If this is NEW footage then it’s a wonderful find and begs the question as to whether or not the other shows were filmed as well in some capacity. The shows took place 44 years ago exactly (at the time of writing this) and it really is outstanding that footage like this continues to come to the surface.

Photo by Jim Marshall

Photo by Jim Marshall


6 thoughts on “RARE FOOTAGE: Allman Brothers live at Fillmore East, March 13th 1971

  1. Chuck Voellinger says:

    Hi Tom. Looking forward to your D&D book! I’ve has this video for 25 years on an old VHS cassette that I found for sale in Goldmine magazine I think along with the Sept ’70 Fillmore and Shaefer Fest ’71 footage. Rare stuff indeed. There is also footage from Love Valley and UNC 5.1.71 on Youtube. The only other Duane I’m aware of is Feb ’70 Fillmore East with about 10 minutes of Mountain Jam.

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