OPINION PIECE #7: Top 5 Favourite Live Albums

As a whole I think I tend to listen to more live recordings than I do studio albums, especially from the late 60’s and early 70’s. That period for me is second to none when it comes to live music. The places bands took music, including those listed below, have never been reached since in my opinion. At least not the┬ásame extent. So, the following are my top five live albums of all time. Enjoy.

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Derek and the Dominos: Fillmore East Photo Misconceptions

Ever since the In Concert live album was released in 1973, people have always associated the photos that featured on the back cover of the record as photos taken at the Fillmore East. However this is not the case at all. Those photos were actually taken towards the end of the US tour at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on the 4th┬áDecember 1970. The Fillmore East shows on the 23rd and 24th October 1970 took place roughly a week after the start of the Dominos’ US tour and at that time, Eric didn’t have a beard. The photos that have been associated with the Fillmore East album show Eric with a full beard and this is wrong.

The band played two days at Fillmore East in October with two shows on each day. They did the same at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and as a result, multiple photos exist from each of the shows. The ones I have posted below are considered the most famous and well known shots.

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