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music friday: february 25, 1976, fillmore auditorium

Canned Heat opened the show. This was a few months before their first album. This clip is from the Monterey Pop Festival in June of '67.

The Otis Rush Chicago Blues Band was next. Rush had recorded plenty of singles, but no album until 1968-9, making this Fillmore show an evening where no one had an actual album out yet. This is from 1966 (and the video is colorized):

I wrote about the night's headliner, the Grateful Dead, a month ago. Their first album was released a few weeks after this show. Here is a clip from a local TV special in 1967 that featured the Dead:

Here's a Spotify playlist of some of the above artists' recordings from around 1967 (the Otis Rush is older):

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