For three short years, from 1968 to 1971, New York's Fillmore East, housed in an abandoned second run movie house on New York's Lower East Side, was the greatest rock palace in the world. The best acts played there; it had its own resident light show presenting some of the most exciting visual images ever seen; and it was managed by the imaginative Bill Graham, who specialized in introducing the audience to new acts. Fans came from around the world and across the neighborhood; one dedicated audience member, then-twenty-eight-year-old performance artist and writer Richard Kostelanetz, attended religiously, keeping notes on the performances, interviewing the musicians, and documenting the shows. Now, he has pulled together these documents, along with original program notes and memories of other regulars, to produce the complete history of the theater. Photographer Raeanne Rubenstein, who got her start as a teenage news photographer, has opened her files to provide many never-before-seen performance photos of the greatest acts. This is a must-have for those who were there and all those who wish they could have been!