The Fillmore East was in count-down mode; barely three weeks remained until what Bill Graham had announced in April, 1971 would be his hallowed hall's final rock concert. Frank Zappa was lined up for June 5/6 and set-up with an equipment truck to record Fillmore East: June 1971. The day before the concert, John Lennon and Yoko Ono showed up at Zappa's hotel room and, after pleasantries and gentle put-downs were exchanged, took up Zappa's invitation to "come down and jam" with the band. Lennon and Yoko made a surprise, on-stage appearance with Zappa for the encore of the June 5th concert, too, creating a died-and-gone-to-heaven sensation in awe-struck fans privy to the three's scream-edition of "Scumbag."
Fine Art Prints are the highest quality photographic prints in the Vault, primarily Silver Gelatin and C-Prints, created with painstaking attention to detail and the craft of printing. This category is comprised of the photography of Baron Wolman, Michael Zagaris, Joseph Sia, Gene Anthony, Philip Melnick, and Jim Marshall. Our Fine Art Prints collection also includes an exceptional collection of rock concert photography created by the staff photographers of Bill Graham Presents from the early 1970s to the early 2000s.