Happy Birthday Chris Robinson: Watch Black Crowes’ 2010 Fillmore Finale

By Nate Todd Dec 20, 2020 11:49 am PST

The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson celebrates his birthday today. Robinson was born on December 20, 1966. On December 19, 2010 — nearly 44 years to the day Robinson was born— the Black Crowes concluded a six-night run of shows at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco on their Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys Tour, at the time their final shows for the foreseeable future.

The lineup included Robinson on vocals, guitarists Rich Robinson and Luther Dickinson, drummer Steve Gorman, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and bassist Sven Pipien along with vocalists Charity White and Mona Lisa Young and percussionist Joe Magistro. As they had done previous nights, the band kicked things off with an acoustic set that began with the vintage Crowes tune “Remedy” from the band’s 1992 album, The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion. Next came “Roll Old Jeremiah” from their 2009 live LP, Before The Frost…Until The Freeze, which was recorded in front of a live audience at Levon Helm’s famed studio in Woodstock, New York. The Black Crowes then got into some jamming ahead of “Whoa Mule.” The first set also contained a cover of the Rolling Stones’ — a band whose material they would return to later in the evening — “No Expectations.” Next, The Crowes classic “She Talks To Angels” would come ahead of the acoustic set closer, “Shine Along.”

The electric set got underway with the Joe Cocker popularized “Space Captain,” (which appears on a 1970 Joe Cocker live album from The Fillmore) before “My Morning Song” encompassed “Stare It Cold.” The electric set also featured the classic “Soul Singing” from the band’s 2001 album, Lions, ahead of “Thorn In My Pride,” which the Crowes jammed into the live debut of The Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler” to bring the set to a close. The Black Crowes would retake the stage for a four-song encore of Stones songs — the band paid tribute to different legendary rock acts each night of the run including The Band two nights previous — beginning with the stellar Exile On Main St. track “Torn And Frayed.” Chris Robinson and company continued the Stones section with Exile’s “I Just Want To See His Face” and the Sticky Fingers rocking opener “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” ahead of the fitting closer, “The Last Time.”

To celebrate Chris Robinson’s birthday, watch the Black Crowes 2010 Fillmore finale below via the JamBase Live Video Archive (JBLVA) for this special edition of Sunday Cinema:

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Setlist (via Crowebase)

Set One (acoustic): Remedy, Roll Old Jeremiah -> Jam, Whoa Mule, Thunderstorm 6:54 PM, No Expectations, Tornado, Oh Josephine, She Talks To Angels, Shine Along

Set Two (electric): Space Captain, My Morning Song -> Stare It Cold -> My Morning Song, Show Me, Seeing Things, God’s Got It, Feathers, Soul Singing, Thorn In My Pride -> Jam -> Midnight Rambler*

Encore: Torn And Frayed, I Just Want To See His Face, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’, The Last Time


* – first time played

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