Aretha Franklin, King Curtis and the Kingpins, Tower of Power, James Anderson, Sunburst Vintage Tickets Artist: David Singer and Jim Marshall Date: Mar 5, 1971 - Mar 7, 1971 Venue: Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA) Size: 2 5/8" x 4 5/8"
"The Diva herself, Aretha Franklin, played three nights in 1971 at the Fillmore West. Recordings of those sessions were released as "Live at the Fillmore West" and became one of her best albums. The gig proved to be memorable for the opening band, Tower of Power, too: on Saturday night, Emilio Castillo of Tower exchanged hellos with Franklin in the dressing room hallway and she said, "Tower of Power, my favorite band." "