The Grateful Dead – The 1977 Tapes On The Internet Archive   10 comments

The Grateful Dead – The 1977 Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes.  There are over 2000 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.

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  • 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.

1977-02-17 – Arista Studios Listen

1977-02-20 – Studio (Terrapin Station Outtakes) Listen

1977-02-26 – Swing Auditorium Listen

1977-02-27 – Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara Listen

1977-03-18 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-03-19 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-03-20 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-04-22 – The Spectrum Listen

1977-04-23 – Springfield Civic Center Arena Listen

1977-04-25 – Capitol Theater Listen

1977-04-26 – Capitol Theater Listen

1977-04-27 – Capitol Theatre Listen

1977-04-29 – The Palladium Listen

1977-04-30 – The Palladium Listen

1977-05-01 – The Palladium Listen

1977-05-03 – The Palladium Listen

1977-05-04 – The Palladium Listen

1977-05-05 – New Haven Coliseum Listen

1977-05-07 – Boston Garden Listen

1977-05-08 – Barton Hall Listen

1977-05-09 – Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Listen

1977-05-11 – St. Paul Civic Center Arena Listen

1977-05-12 – Auditorium Theatre Listen

1977-05-13 – Auditorium Theatre Listen

1977-05-15 – St. Louis Arena Listen

1977-05-17 – Memorial Coliseum Listen

1977-05-18 – Fox Theatre Listen

1977-05-19 – Fox Theatre Listen

1977-05-21 – Lakeland Civic Center Listen

1977-05-22 – The Sportatorium Listen

1977-05-25 – Mosque Listen

1977-05-26 – Baltimore Civic Center Listen

1977-05-28 – Hartford Civic Center Listen

1977-06-04 – The Forum Listen

1977-06-07 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-06-08 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-06-09 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-09-03 – Raceway Park Listen

1977-09-28 – Paramount Theatre Listen

1977-09-29 – Paramount Theatre Listen

1977-10-01 – Paramount Theatre Listen

1977-10-02 – Paramount Theatre Listen

1977-10-06 – The Activity Center. Arizona State U Listen

1977-10-07 – University Arena (aka The Pit’) – University Of New Mexico Listen

1977-10-09 – McNichols Sports Arena Listen

1977-10-11 – Lloyd Noble Center – University of Oklahoma Listen

1977-10-12 – Manor Downs Listen

1977-10-14 – Hofheinz Pavilion Listen

1977-10-15 – Moody Coliseum – Southern Methodist University Listen

1977-10-16 – Louisiana State U Listen

1977-10-28 – Soldier’s And Sailors Memorial Hall Listen

1977-10-29 – Evans Field House – Northern Illinois University Listen

1977-10-30 – Assembly Hall – Indiana University Listen

1977-11-01 – Cobo Arena Listen

1977-11-02 – Field House – Seneca College Listen

1977-11-04 – Cotterell Gym – Colgate University Listen

1977-11-05 – Community War Memorial Auditorium Listen

1977-11-06 – Broome County Arena Listen

1977-12-27 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-12-29 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-12-30 – Winterland Arena Listen

1977-12-31 – Winterland Arena Listen

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