Performance Rockin' the Fillmore

Performance Rockin' the Fillmore is the 1971 live double-LP/single-CD by the English blues-rock group Humble Pie, recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City on May 28–29, 1971. It reached #21 on the Billboard 200, #32 in Canada,[5] and entered the UK Top 40.

Performance Rockin' the Fillmore
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 1971
RecordedMay 28–29, 1971
VenueFillmore East, New York City
GenreHard rock[1]
ProducerHumble Pie
Humble Pie chronology
Rock On
Performance Rockin' the Fillmore
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideC−[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]


The hour-long set contains one original song and several cover versions. "I Don't Need No Doctor" was the biggest hit from the album, having been issued as an edited single and reaching #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1971.

The song listed as "Four Day Creep", and attributed to the classic blues singer Ida Cox, bears no melodic or lyrical resemblance to her self-recorded composition of that title. The single version of "I Don't Need No Doctor" was backed with "A Song for Jenny" from the Rock On album, which Marriott wrote for his first wife, Jenny Rylance.

After the album was mixed, and shortly before it was released, guitarist Peter Frampton left the band[6] because of growing friction between him and Marriott.[citation needed]

The album's steady sales helped it to become the band's first RIAA gold record. Its popularity helped the band's previous album, Rock On, reach gold album status.

On October 29, 2013, Omnivore Recordings released all four sets recorded that weekend as a four CD set Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore-Complete Recordings.

Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Four Day Creep"Ida Cox3:46
2."I'm Ready" (from Humble Pie)music: Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley; words: Willie Dixon8:31
3."Stone Cold Fever" (from Rock On)Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley6:18
Side two
4."I Walk on Gilded Splinters"Dr John Creaux23:25
Side three
5."Rollin' Stone" (from Rock On)Muddy Waters; arranged by Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley16:07


Humble Pie

Technical team

  • Live recording by Fedco Audio Labs
  • Engineer: Eddie Kramer
  • Assistant engineer: David Palmer
  • Re-mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York
  • Engineer: Eddie Kramer
  • Ably assisted by John Jansen, Andy Edlen, Buzzy and Tom
  • Produced by The Pie


1971 LP A&M 3506
1990 LP A&M 6008
1990 CD A&M 75021-6008-2
1990 CS A&M 75021-6008-4
1996 CD Universal/Polygram 1887
2004 LP Classic 3506
2006 CD Universal 6229
2007 CD Universal 93221
2007 CD Universal 93221 (Japan)
2013 CD Universal 3751304
2017 LP Box Disc 3 A&M ('The A&M Vinyl Boxset 1970-1975' released June 16, 2017)


  1. ^ a b "Album Reviews". Billboard. 6 November 1971. p. 38. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Humble Pie – Rockin' the Fillmore". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 26 February 2019 – via
  4. ^ Cross, Charles R. (2004). "Humble Pie". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 398. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums - January 22, 1972" (PDF).
  6. ^ Bell, Max (20 October 2018). "The story of Humble Pie, the anti-supergroup". Louder. Retrieved 8 October 2021.

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