This Thursday night the 27th marks the 45th anniversary of blues great Albert King taking the stage of the Fillmore Auditorium with his new band to record his second of two nights for a possible live album. Oh what a blistering hot night it was, with smokin' versions of "San-Ho-Zay", "Call It Stormy Monday", and other gems. The Fillmore, mostly known for its legendary psychedelic rock acts (Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and assorted light shows and more) was open for just one more week before Bill Graham closed it and moved operations to the equally legendary Carousel Ballroom/Fillmore West. Drop in Monday night and you'll hear why Albert King's guitar licks were a big influence on Hendrix, Clapton, and other blues-rock guitarists of the '60's and beyond.
Monday Night June 24th at 8pm: ALBERT KING - Thursday Night in San Francisco
By Martin Anderson • Jun 21, 2013