Grateful Dead – The 1971 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, 1972 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 (filmed 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.

1971-01-22 – Lane Community College Listen

1971-01-24 – Seattle Center Arena Listen

1971-02-18 – Capitol Theater Listen

1971-02-19 – Capitol Theater Listen

1971-02-20 – Capitol Theatre Listen

1971-02-21 – Capitol Theater Listen

1971-02-23 – Capitol Theater Listen

1971-02-24 – Capitol Theater Listen

1971-03-03 – Fillmore West Listen

1971-03-14 – Camp Randall Field House Listen

1971-03-18 – Fox Theatre Listen

1971-03-20 – University of Iowa Listen

1971-03-21 – Exposition Center Listen

1971-03-24 – Winterland Arena Listen

1971-04-04 – Manhattan Center Listen

1971-04-05 – Manhattan Center Listen

1971-04-06 – Manhattan Center Listen

1971-04-07 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1971-04-08 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1971-04-10 – East Hall, Franklin & Marshall College Listen

1971-04-12 – Civic Arena Listen

1971-04-13 – Catholic Youth Center Listen

1971-04-14 – Davis Gym, Bucknell University Listen

1971-04-15 – Allegheny College Listen

1971-04-17 – Dillon Gym, Princeton University Listen

1971-04-18 – Lusk Field House – State University Of New York Listen

1971-04-21 – Rhode Island Auditorium Listen

1971-04-22 – Bangor Municipal Auditorium Listen

1971-04-24 – Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University Listen

1971-04-25 – Fillmore East Listen

1971-04-26 – Fillmore East Listen

1971-04-27 – The Fillmore East Listen

1971-04-28 – Fillmore East Listen

1971-04-29 – The Fillmore East Listen

1971-05-29 – Winterland Arena Listen

1971-05-30 – Winterland Arena Listen

1971-06-21 – Chateau d’Herouville Listen

1971-07-02 – Fillmore West Listen

1971-07-31 – Yale Bowl, Yale University Listen

1971-08-04 – Terminal Island Correctional Facility Listen

1971-08-05 – Hollywood Palladium Listen

1971-08-06 – Hollywood Palladium Listen

1971-08-14 – Berkeley Community Theater Listen

1971-08-15 – Berkeley Community Theater

1971-08-21 – Mickey Hart’s Barn Listen

1971-08-23 – Auditorium Theatre Listen

1971-08-26 – Gaelic Park Listen

1971-09-29 – Studio Rehearsals with Keith Godchaux Listen

1971-09-30 – Studio Listen

1971-10-01 – Studio Listen

1971-10-19 – The Northrop Auditorium, U. of Minn. Listen

1971-10-21 – Auditorium Theatre Listen

1971-10-22 – The Auditorium Theatre Listen

1971-10-23 – Eastown Theater Listen

1971-10-24 – Easttown Theatre Listen

1971-10-26 – The Palestra, U. of Rochester Listen

1971-10-27 – Onondaga War Memorial Listen

1971-10-29 – Allen Theatre Listen

1971-10-30 – Taft Auditorium Listen

1971-10-31 – Ohio Theatre Listen

1971-11-06 – Harding Theater Listen

1971-11-07 – Harding Theatre Listen

1971-11-11 – Atlanta Municipal Auditorium Listen

1971-11-12 – San Antonio Civic Auditorium Listen

1971-11-14 – Texas Christian University Listen

1971-11-15 – The Austin Municipal Auditorium Listen

1971-11-17 – Albuquerque Civic Auditorium Listen

1971-11-20 – Pauley Pavilion – University of California Listen

1971-12-01 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1971-12-02 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1971-12-04 – Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden Listen

1971-12-05 – Felt Forum – Madison Square Garden Listen

1971-12-06 – Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden Listen

1971-12-07 – Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden Listen

1971-12-09 – Fox Theatre Listen

1971-12-10 – Fox Theatre Listen

1971-12-14 – Hill Auditorium Listen

1971-12-15 – Hill Auditorium Listen

1971-12-31 – Winterland Arena Listen

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  30. great site. FYI your date on keith’s joining the band is off by one year

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