The musical soundscape to the Vietnam War was strikingly different from the music that accompanied World War II. While there were patriotic songs that did very well, the vast majority of Vietnam War songs fell into the category of anti- rather than pro-war songs.
In March 1971, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage at the Fillmore East on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to make the historic live recordings that would propel them into rock-’n’-roll’s upper echelon. By that time, rock had shifted its geographic epicenter from the Deep South to large metropolitan areas. During the 1960s, in the wake of the “British Invasion” led by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and others, rock’s center of gravity had migrated to large cities on the coasts and throughout the North, while widening the audience to a massive number of young men and women born in the fifteen years after World War II.