Grateful Dead – The 1970 Tapes On The Internet Archive   30 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

  • Grateful Dead Members During the  1970’s
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Bob Weir
  • Phil Lesh
  • Bill Kreutzmann
  • Ron “Pigpen” McKernan  (Left in June, 1972)
  • Mickey Hart  (Left in Febuary, 1971  and rejoins in October 1974 for the duration)
  • Keith Godchaux  (Joins In October, 1971 and left in Febuary, 1979)
  • Donna Godchaux – (Joins In March 1972 and left in Febuary, 1979)
  • Brent Mydland (Joins in April 1979 and left in July 1990)

The Grateful Dead In The 1970 – From The Hippie Cowboys of 1970 to the Jazz Age

While the core Grateful Dead members (Garcia, Weir, Lesh & Kreutzmann) remain members through out the 1970’s there were several changes in the band line up during this time.  PigPen left the band in ill health in 1972. Keith Godchaux joined that same year on key boards (primarily on a concert Grand piano but also on a Hammond B3 organ).  His wife Donna joined as a vocalist that same year.  Both of the Gordchaux’s left the band in Febuary, 1979.   Brent Mydland joined the band as a key board player and vocalist in April 1979).  Micky Hart (whose father controversially manager the band for a while) left the band under a cloud in 1971 but later rejoined in 1974.  This decade began with  signature songs such as Truckin’, Me & My Uncle and Jack Straw.  The Grateful Dead Movie (filmd in 1974) solidified the band’s image in the public mind.  Later in the decade the band sound changed considerably.  The massive Scarlet Begonias –> Fire On The Mountain –> Estimated Prophet was perfected on stage and redefined the band.  The colorful marital discord and unhealthy lifestyle choices of the Godchaux (and Jerry and Bob’s search for a different (more electric and funk oriented) keyboard sound lead to the Godchaux leaving the band and Brent Mydland  joining the band in 1979.

In This Series:

____ 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

1970-00-00 – Studio Listen

1970-01-01 – Studio- Workingman’s Dead Outtakes Listen

1970-01-02 – Fillmore East (Early and Late Shows) Listen

1970-01-03 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-01-10 – Golden Hall – San Diego Community Concourse Listen

1970-01-16 – Springer’s Inn Portland Listen

1970-01-17 – Oregon State University Listen

1970-01-23 – Honolulu Civic Auditorium Listen

1970-01-24 – Honolulu Civic Auditorium Listen

1970-01-30 – The Warehouse Listen

1970-01-31 – The Warehouse Listen

1970-02-01 – The Warehouse Listen

1970-02-02 – Fox Theatre Listen

1970-02-04 – Family Dog at the Great Highway Listen

1970-02-05 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-02-06 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-02-07 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-02-08 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-02-11 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-02-12 – Ungano’s Night Club Listen

1970-02-13 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-02-14 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-02-23 – The Auditorium Listen

1970-02-27 – Family Dog at the Great Highway Listen

1970-02-28 – Family Dog at the Great Highway Listen

1970-03-01 – Family Dog at the Great Highway Listen

1970-03-07 – Civic Auditorium Listen

1970-03-08 – Star Theatre Listen

1970-03-20 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-03-21 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-03-24 – Pirates World Listen

1970-04-03 – The Field House, U. of Cincinnati Listen

1970-04-09 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-04-11 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-04-12 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-04-15 – Winterland Arena Listen

1970-04-24 – Mammoth Gardens Listen

1970-05-01 – Alfred College Listen

1970-05-02 – Harpur College Listen

1970-05-03 – Field House, Wesleyan University Listen

1970-05-06 – Kresge Plaza – MIT Listen

1970-05-07 – DuPont Gym – MIT Listen

1970-05-08 – Farrell Hall (SUNY) Listen

1970-05-09 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute Listen

1970-05-14 – Merramec Community College Listen

1970-05-15 – Fillmore East (Late Show) Listen

1970-05-16 – Temple University Listen

1970-05-24 – Unknown Venue Listen

1970-06-04 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-06-05 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-06-06 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-06-07 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-06-13 – Red Vest Listen

1970-06-21 – Pauley Ballroom, U. of California Listen

1970-06-24 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-07-00 – Festival Express Train Listen

1970-07-01 – Winnipeg Fairgrounds Listen

1970-07-10 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-07-11 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-07-12 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-07-14 – Euphoria Ballroom Listen

1970-07-16 – Euphoria Ballroom Listen

1970-07-30 – The The Matrix Listen

1970-08-05 – Golden Hall – San Diego Community Concourse Listen

1970-08-17 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-08-18 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-08-19 – Fillmore West Listen

1970-08-30 – KQED Studios Listen

1970-09-17 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-09-18 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-09-19 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-09-20 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-10-04 – Winterland Arena Listen

1970-10-10 – Colden Auditorium, Queens College Listen

1970-10-11 – Marion Shea Auditorium, Paterson State College Listen

1970-10-23 – McDonough Arena – Georgetown University Listen

1970-10-24 – Kiel Opera House Listen

1970-10-30 – University Gymnasium, SUNY Stony Brook Listen

1970-10-31 – University Gymnasium, SUNY Stony Brook Listen

1970-11-05 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-11-06 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-11-07 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-11-08 – Capitol Theater Listen

1970-11-09 – Action House Listen

1970-11-10 – Action House Listen

1970-11-11 – 46th Street Rock Palace Listen

1970-11-16 – Fillmore East Listen

1970-11-20 – The Palestra, U. of Rochester Listen

1970-11-21 – Sargent Gym, Boston University Listen

1970-11-23 – Anderson Theatre Listen

1970-11-29 – Club Agora Listen

1970-12-00 – Radio Apology Ad Listen

1970-12-12 – Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Listen

1970-12-17 – The Matrix Listen

1970-12-23 – Winterland Arena Listen

1970-12-26 – Legion Stadium Listen

1970-12-27 – Legion Stadium Listen

1970-12-28 – Legion Stadium Listen

1970-12-31 – Winterland Arena Listen

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