The Grateful Dead – The 1973 Tapes On The Internet Archive   Leave a comment

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 (1972) 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.

1973-00-00 – Wake Of The Flood Sessions Listen

1973-02-09 – Roscoe Maples Pavilion – Stanford University Listen

1973-02-15 – Dane County Coliseum Listen

1973-02-17 – St. Paul Auditorium Listen

1973-02-19 – International Amphitheatre Listen

1973-02-21 – Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois Listen

1973-02-22 – Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois Listen

1973-02-24 – University of Iowa Listen

1973-02-26 – Pershing Municipal Auditorium Listen

1973-02-28 – Salt Palace Listen

1973-03-15 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1973-03-16 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1973-03-19 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1973-03-21 – Utica Memorial Auditorium Listen

1973-03-22 – Utica Memorial Auditorium Listen

1973-03-24 – The Spectrum Listen

1973-03-26 – Baltimore Civic Center Listen

1973-03-28 – Springfield Civic Center Arena Listen

1973-03-30 – Rochester Community War Memorial Listen

1973-03-31 – War Memorial Listen

1973-04-02 – Boston Garden Listen

1973-05-13 – Iowa State Fairgrounds Listen

1973-05-20 – Campus Stadium – University Of California Listen

1973-05-26 – Kezar Stadium Listen

1973-06-09 – RFK Stadium Listen

1973-06-10 – RFK Stadium Listen

1973-06-22 – P.N.E. Coliseum Listen

1973-06-24 – Memorial Coliseum Listen

1973-06-26 – Seattle Center Arena Listen

1973-06-29 – Universal Amphitheatre Listen

1973-06-30 – Universal Amphitheatre Listen

1973-07-01 – Universal Amphitheatre Listen

1973-07-27 – Grand Prix Racecourse Listen

1973-07-28 – Grand Prix Racecourse Listen

1973-07-31 – Roosevelt Stadium Listen

1973-08-01 – Roosevelt Stadium Listen

1973-09-07 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1973-09-08 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1973-09-11 – The William and Mary College Hall Listen

1973-09-12 – William And Mary Hall – College Of William And Mary Listen

1973-09-15 – Providence Civic Center Listen

1973-09-17 – Onondaga County War Memorial Listen

1973-09-20 – The Spectrum Listen

1973-09-21 – The Spectrum Listen

1973-09-24 – Pittsburgh Civic Arena Listen

1973-09-26 – War Memorial Listen

1973-10-19 – Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena Listen

1973-10-21 – Omaha Civic Auditorium Listen

1973-10-23 – Metropolitan Sports Center Listen

1973-10-25 – Dane County Coliseum Listen

1973-10-27 – Indianapolis State Fair Coliseum Listen

1973-10-29 – Kiel Auditorium Listen

1973-10-30 – Kiel Auditorium Listen

1973-11-01 – McGaw Memorial Hall – Northwestern University Listen

1973-11-09 – Winterland Arena Listen

1973-11-10 – Winterland Arena Listen

1973-11-11 – Winterland Arena Listen

1973-11-14 – San Diego International Sports Arena Listen

1973-11-17 – Pauley Pavilion – University of California Listen

1973-11-20 – Denver Coliseum Listen

1973-11-21 – Denver Coliseum Listen

1973-11-23 – County Coliseum Listen

1973-11-25 – Feyline Field Listen

1973-11-28 – Palace of Fine Arts Listen

1973-11-30 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1973-12-01 – Music Hall Listen

1973-12-02 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1973-12-04 – Cincinnati Gardens Listen

1973-12-06 – Public Hall Listen

1973-12-08 – Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U Listen

1973-12-10 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1973-12-12 – The Omni Listen

1973-12-18 – Curtis Hixon Convention Hall Listen

1973-12-19 – Curtis Hixon Convention Hall Listen

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