Carousel was the former El Patio Ballroom on the second floor of the
car dealership on the southwest corner of Market and Van Ness.
Bill Graham left the Fillmore on Geary to take over the Carousel in
1968. I saw "The Eagles " on Valentines Day 1968 and
The Dead playing with the Airplane in 1971.
One of the best shows I
remember was Dr. John and another time Sly and the Family Stone.
It seemed to me at the time that the vibrations were not as good at
the Carousel as at the Avalon Ballroom possibly because I was more
with the people who frequented the Avalon. What was the Carousel Ballroom
is now the service and repair shop of a Honda Dealership. Although
the floor is gone, the walls are
still there suggesting
that once was.
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