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The Grateful Dead At The Fillmore West & The Winterland: 1971–Truckin’ and Johnny Be Good   2 comments

This is the third of three blog posts on the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West, 1969, 1970 and 1971.

During the last year the Dead were busy reinventing themselves again.  On May 05 and May 04, the Dead had a very successful run at the Winterland, then a quick visit to France for an aborted music festival and a filmed concert.  Finally the Dead return to The Fillmore West on July 07, 1971.  Bookings for both the Fillmore West and the Winterland were controlled by Bill Graham  (Bob Weir called him ‘the protagonist’), so perhaps Graham was involved in setting up the May Winterland run and pushing the Fillmore gig to July 07.  The Dead worked the East coast extensively in April of 1971. The five night run a the Fillmore East has been released as an official Dead.Net recording (which in MHO suffers from being a compilation drawn from all five shows which diminished  the impact of hearing single shows develop end to end, but does benefit from the high quality of the sound processing technology deployed to release this box set).  During May there was a three night run at the Manhattan Center, two nights at the Boston Music Hall, five nights at the Fillmore East as well as  10 other east coast gigs.  Here are the links to the shows available on the Internet Archive for April, 1971:

971-04-04 – 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

This intense schedule is followed by a month off and then the two night run at the Winterland on May 29 and may 30.  The Winterland run shows the band playing in a much larger hall for a much larger audience (The Winterland’s seating capacity was 5,400 and the Fillmore West holds just over 1,000 souls). I highly recommend the May 29 Winterland show with the high level of musicianship and the vastly improved sound system of the Winterland (compared to the Fillmore East or West).  Unlike the Fillmore West show which ran for almost three hours, the Winterland shows are single sets which do not break 60 minuets on either night.  In the less intimate surrounds of the Winterland the turn out a very tight, well played, just the hits concert both nights.  What is most notable, compared to show of just a year ago is how much more of a ROCK band the Dead have become.  Bob Weir’s guitar playing is much improved and the ‘lock’ between bass and rhythm guitar is much tighter.  Jerry’s solo are also better framed and more precise.  On 05-29 the opening run of:  Truckin’ –> Drums –> The Other One –> Wharf Rat –>Sugar Magnolia –> Deal pumps along and then ends with Bo Diddily influenced coda of NFA –> GDTRFB –> NFA.  A short but effective set. Great presentation of of the band as it will become for 1972 through 1974.  In short, fade down Pig Pen and cross fade to Bobby Weir.  Turn down the psychedelic  R&B and turn on the R&B.  As Jerry says, introducing Johnny B. Goode as the closer to the Fillmore West show: “Here it is folks, what it’s all about.”

The second nights set list is more Workingman’s Dead oriented.  The second night reprises the newer children from the night before: Truckin, Sugar Magnolia and Deal and closes with a very nice: Uncle John’s Band –> Casey Jones.  The standout song of the second night is the amazing version of Big Boss Man.  Pig Pen pulls out all the stops in emulating the great R&B singers of times past and the band acts as a  well rehearsed  R&B back up band is tight.  This song, at least, is not Rock and Roll but classic R&B with Jerry playing a constrained but perfect R&B solo to go with Pig Pens mighty singing effort.  Great effort but one which points to the past and not the future.

Before the Fillmore West show, The band made a road trip for a music festival in France.  Rain prevented the festival from being held but the bands stayed while in France at the Chateau d’Herouville whose owner was a deadhead and  film score composer and the Chateau included a 16 track recording set.  The lack of the festival gig was then replaced by the dead setting up in back of the Chateau performing a  50 minute concert which was recorded on film and audio tape.  This film was originally broadcast on French TV but is now available on both YouTube and  the full concert audio is available on the Internet Archive.

Returning to the more intimate surround of the Fillmore West for a July 02 radio broadcast the Grateful Dead put out a three hour ROCK show which does not include Truckin (or Wharf Rat ), does include some fantastic jams (Good Lovin’), some trucker’s favorites (Mama Tried, Sing Me Back Home as well as Joplin’s Me And Bobby McGee), some R&B (Big Boss Man and less so, Good Lovin’) and lots of R&R (Bertha, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, NFA, GDTRFB and the aforementioned  Johnny B. Goode).  Five stars to this July 02 Fillmore West concert.  As Judy Garland famously said once, “Let’s stay up all night and sing them all.”

Winterland Arena: 1971-05-29winterland

  • 01 04:32 Tuning Listen
  • 02 08:16 Truckin’-> Listen
  • 03 03:18 Drums-> Listen
  • 04 17:13 The Other One -> Listen
  • 05 11:39 Wharf Rat -> Listen
  • 06 05:53 Sugar Magnolia -> Listen
  • 07 06:26 Deal Listen
  • 08 03:14 Not Fade Away -> Listen
  • 09 07:40 Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Listen
  • 10 03:38 Not Fade Away Listen

Concert Length: 01:03:49

Winterland Arena: 1971-05-30

  • 01 08:02 I Know You Rider Listen
  • 02 08:02 Sugar Magnolia Listen
  • 03 06:50 Cumberland Blues Listen
  • 04 07:56 Big Boss Man Listen
  • 05 04:11 Me And My Uncle Listen
  • 06 04:55 Deal Listen
  • 07 08:17 Truckin’ -> Listen
  • 08 16:56 Turn On Your Lovelight Listen
  • 09 06:39 Uncle John’s Band Listen
  • 10 05:20 Casey Jones Listen

Concert Length: 00:53:08

Chateau d’Herouville: 1971-06-21

  • 01 09:52 Truckin’ Listen
  • 02 08:26 Loser Listen
  • 03 07:59 Me And Bobby McGee Listen
  • 04 03:53 Next Time You See Me Listen
  • 05 11:19 Morning Dew Listen
  • 06 04:09 Me And My Uncle Listen
  • 07 11:09 Hard To Handle Listen
  • 08 05:07 China Cat Sunflower -> Listen
  • 09 08:01 I Know You Rider Listen
  • 10 02:52 The Promised Land Listen
  • 11 06:05 Deal Listen
  • 12 04:41 Playing In The Band Listen
    Chateau d’Herouville: 1971-06-21
  • 13 06:04 Big Boss Man Listen
  • 14 08:18 Black Peter Listen
  • 15 05:49 Bertha Listen
  • 16 05:48 Casey Jones Listen
  • 17 16:45 That’s It For The Other One -> Listen
  • 18 08:21 Wharf Rat Listen
  • 19 06:07 Sugar Magnolia Listen
  • 20 09:32 Sing Me Back Home Listen
  • 21 03:40 Johnny B. Goode ListenConcert Length: 01:43:39
  • Concert Length: 01:43:39

Fillmore West: 1971-07-02

  • 01 08:42 Bertha Listen
  • 02 07:09 Me And Bobby McGee Listen
  • 03 05:23 Next Time You See Me Listen
  • 04 05:11 China Cat Sunflower> Listen
  • 05 08:22 I Know You Rider Listen
  • 06 08:06 Playin’ In The Band Listen
  • 07 10:08 Loser Listen
  • 08 05:23 The Rub Listen
  • 09 03:16 Me & My Uncle Listen
  • 10 05:56 Big Railroad Blues Listen
  • 11 07:56 Hard To Handle Listen
  • 12 07:28 Deal Listen
  • 13 04:00 Promised Land Listen
  • 14 18:16 Good Lovin’ Listen
  • 15 07:34 Sugar Magnolia Listen
  • 16 11:15 Sing Me Back Home Listen
  • 17 03:58 Mama Tried Listen
  • 18 02:04 Cryptical Envelopement-> Listen
  • 19 05:05 Drums-> Listen
  • 20 01:49 The Other One Jam-> Listen
  • 21 01:23 Space Jam Listen
  • 22 04:23 The Other one-> Listen
  • 23 04:54 Jam Listen
  • 24 02:02 the Other One Listen
  • 25 02:12 Cryptical Jam Listen
  • 26 07:11 Big Boss Man Listen
  • 27 06:38 Casey Jones Listen
  • 28 03:42 Not Fade Away-> Listen
  • 29 08:31 Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad-> Listen
  • 30 03:46 Not Fade Away Listen
  • 31 05:08 crowd Listen
  • 32 04:22 Johnny B. Goode Listen

Concert Length: 02:50:49

The Grateful Dead: Dancin’ In The Street Part I (1970-04-15)   Leave a comment

This was Pigpen’s night at the Winterland.   Pigpen IS James Brown on It’s a Man’s World and Jerry sounds like two separate guitarist on his two breaks during this song. wOw.  The set closes with

Dancin’ In the Street (featuring Bob & Pigpen)

[Compare this version with the 1978-04-10 Bob and Godchaux version (Listen).]

Followed by the massive Pig Pen production:

Turn On Your Love Light –> Not Fade Away –> Not Fade Away.

Motown a go go.

According to those in the know this was some kinda night for the SF sound at its finest. Quicksilver Messenger Service opened followed by the Jefferson Airplane and then the Dead blow the place apart.

Winterland Arena: 1970-04-15

  • 01 08:10 It’s A Man’s World Listen
  • 02 05:16 Candyman Listen
  • 03 02:04 Cryptical Envelopment -> Listen
  • 04 03:56 Drums -> Listen
  • 05 05:55 Jam -> Listen
  • 06 00:24 Drums -> Listen
  • 07 08:42 The Other One -> Listen
  • 08 03:20 Cryptical Envelopment Listen
  • 09 04:11 Dire Wolf Listen
  • 10 12:15 Dancin’ In The Streets Listen
  • 11 12:47 Turn On Your Lovelight Listen
  • 12 02:18 Not Fade Away Listen
  • 13 07:12 Turn On Your Lovelight Listen
  • Set Length: 01:00:30

PS: there is an audience recording of the set which includes Cold Rain and SNow and Mama Tried which proceeds It’s A Man’s World. The links here are to the Soundboard recording where Bear seems to have missed the first two songs.  These are Internet Archive Recordings.

The Grateful Dead – The 1979 Tapes On The Internet Archive   Leave a comment

The Grateful Dead – The 1979 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.


1979-00-00 – Go to Heaven Sessions – Betty Cantor’s Rough Mixes Listen

1979-01-05 – The Spectrum Listen

1979-01-07 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1979-01-08 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1979-01-10 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1979-01-11 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1979-01-12 – The Spectrum Listen

1979-01-14 – Utica Memorial Coliseum Listen

1979-01-15 – Springfield Civic Center Listen

1979-01-17 – Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum Listen

1979-01-18 – Providence Civic Center Listen

1979-01-20 – Shea’s Theatre Listen

1979-01-21 – Masonic Temple Listen

1979-02-03 – Market Square Arena Listen

1979-02-04 – Dane County Coliseum Listen

1979-02-07 – SIU Arena, University Of Souther Illinois Listen

1979-02-09 – Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Hall Listen

1979-02-10 – Soldier’s And Sailors Memorial Hall Listen

1979-02-11 – Kiel Auditorium Listen

1979-02-17 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1979-04-16 – Unknown studio Listen

1979-04-22 – Spartan Stadium – San Jose State University Listen

1979-05-03 – Charlotte Coliseum Listen

1979-05-04 – Hampton Coliseum Listen

1979-05-05 – Baltimore Civic Center Listen

1979-05-07 – Allan Kirby Field House Listen

1979-05-08 – Recreation Hall – Penn State University Listen

1979-05-09 – Broome County Arena Listen

1979-05-11 – Billerica Forum Listen

1979-05-12 – Alumni Stadium, University of Massachusetts Listen

1979-05-13 – Cumberland County Civic Center Listen

1979-06-28 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Listen

1979-06-30 – Portland International Raceway Listen

1979-07-01 – Seattle Center Coliseum Listen

1979-08-04 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1979-08-05 – Oakland Auditorium Listen

1979-08-12 – Red Rocks Ampitheater Listen

1979-08-13 – McNichols Arena Listen

1979-08-14 – McNichols Arena Listen

1979-08-31 – Glens Falls Civic Center Listen

1979-09-01 – Holleder Memorial Stadium Listen

1979-09-02 – Augusta Civic Center Listen

1979-09-04 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1979-09-05 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1979-09-06 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1979-10-24 – Springfield Civic Center Arena Listen

1979-10-25 – New Haven Coliseum Listen

1979-10-27 – Cape Cod Coliseum Listen

1979-10-28 – Cape Cod Coliseum Listen

1979-10-31 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1979-11-01 – The Nassau Coliseum Listen

1979-11-02 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1979-11-04 – Civic Center Listen

1979-11-05 – Spectrum Listen

1979-11-06 – The Spectrum Listen

1979-11-08 – Capitol Center Listen

1979-11-09 – Buffalo Auditorium Listen

1979-11-10 – Chrisler Arena Listen

1979-11-23 – Golden Hall, Community Concourse Listen

1979-11-24 – Golden Hall, Community Concourse Listen

1979-11-25 – Pauly Pavillion Listen

1979-11-29 – Cleveland Public Auditorium Listen

1979-11-30 – Stanley Theatre Listen

1979-12-01 – Stanley Theatre Listen

1979-12-03 – Uptown Theater Listen

1979-12-04 – Uptown Theater Listen

1979-12-05 – Uptown Theater Listen

1979-12-07 – Indiana Convention Center Listen

1979-12-09 – Kiel Auditorium Listen

1979-12-10 – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium Listen

1979-12-11 – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall Listen

1979-12-26 – Oakland Auditorium Listen

1979-12-27 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1979-12-28 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1979-12-30 – Oakland Auditorium Arena Listen

1979-12-31 – Oakland Auditorium Listen

(from Jerry’s Setup From GuitarGeek)

The Grateful Dead – The 1977 Tapes On The Internet Archive   11 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

Grateful Dead – The 1972 Tapes On The Internet Archive   29 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 (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.

1972-01-02 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-03-05 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-03-21 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-22 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-23 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-25 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-26 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-27 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-03-28 – Academy of Music Listen

1972-04-07 – Wembley Empire Pool Listen

1972-04-08 – Wembley Empire Pool Listen

1972-04-11 – Newcastle City Hall Listen

1972-04-14 – Tivolis Koncertsal Listen

1972-04-16 – Aarhus University Listen

1972-04-17 – Tivoli Gardens Listen

1972-04-21 – Beat Club Listen

1972-04-24 – Rheinhalle Listen

1972-04-26 – Jahrhunderthalle Listen

1972-04-29 – Musikhalle Listen

1972-05-03 – L’Olympia Listen

1972-05-04 – L’Olympia Listen

1972-05-07 – Bickershaw Festival Listen

1972-05-10 – Concertgebouw Listen

1972-05-11 – Rotterdam Civic Hall Listen

1972-05-13 – Lille Fairgrounds Listen

1972-05-16 – Theatre Hall Listen

1972-05-18 – Kongressaal – Deutsches Museum Listen

1972-05-23 – Strand Lyceum Listen

1972-05-24 – Strand Lyceum Listen

1972-05-25 – Strand Lyceum Listen

1972-05-26 – Strand Lyceum Listen

1972-06-17 – Hollywood Bowl Listen

1972-07-16 – Dillon Stadium Listen

1972-07-18 – Roosevelt Stadium Listen

1972-07-21 – Paramount Northwest Theater Listen

1972-07-22 – Paramount Northwest Theatre Listen

1972-07-25 – Paramount Theater Listen

1972-07-26 – Paramount Theater Listen

1972-08-12 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Listen

1972-08-20 – San Jose Civic Auditorium Listen

1972-08-21 – Berkeley Community Theater Listen

1972-08-22 – Berkeley Community Theatre Listen

1972-08-24 – Berkeley Community Theatre Listen

1972-08-25 – Berkeley Community Theatre Listen

1972-08-27 – Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Listen

1972-09-03 – Folsom Field, U of Colorado Listen

1972-09-09 – Hollywood Palladium Listen

1972-09-10 – Hollywood Palladium Listen

1972-09-15 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1972-09-16 – Boston Music Hall Listen

1972-09-17 – Baltimore Civic Center Listen

1972-09-19 – Roosevelt Stadium Listen

1972-09-21 – The Spectrum Listen

1972-09-23 – Palace Theater Listen

1972-09-24 – Palace Theatre Listen

1972-09-26 – Stanley Theatre Listen

1972-09-27 – Stanley Theatre Listen

1972-09-28 – Stanley Theatre Listen

1972-09-30 – American University Listen

1972-10-02 – Springfield Civic Center Listen

1972-10-09 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-10-17 – Fox Theatre Listen

1972-10-18 – Fox Theater Listen

1972-10-19 – Fox Theatre Listen

1972-10-21 – Vanderbilt University Listen

1972-10-23 – Performing Arts Center Listen

1972-10-24 – Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Listen

1972-10-26 – Music Hall Listen

1972-10-27 – Veterans’ Memorial Hall Listen

1972-10-28 – Cleveland Public Hall Listen

1972-10-30 – Ford Auditorium Listen

1972-11-12 – Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Hall Listen

1972-11-13 – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Listen

1972-11-14 – Oklahoma City Music Hall Listen

1972-11-15 – Civic Center Music Hall Listen

1972-11-17 – Century II Convention Hall Listen

1972-11-18 – Hofheinz Pavilion – University of Houston Listen

1972-11-19 – Hofheinz Pavilion – University of Houston Listen

1972-11-22 – Austin Municipal Auditorium Listen

1972-11-24 – Dallas Memorial Auditorium Listen

1972-11-26 – San Antonio Civic Auditorium Listen

1972-12-10 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-12-11 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-12-12 – Winterland Arena Listen

1972-12-15 – Long Beach Arena Listen

1972-12-31 – Winterland Arena Listen

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

Grateful Dead – The 1967 Tapes On The Internet Archive   29 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.

The Grateful Dead: Dark Star Rising (1966 – 1969)


After leaving the Army in 1960 (the story goes that he lost a tank) Jerry Garcia gravitated towards bluegrass (playing banjo in his band Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions
and LSD (1964). Jerry, Pigpen, Phil, Bill and (the under aged) Bob formed the Warlocks in 1965 playing as the ‘house band’ with Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests in San Francisco. Tom joined in 1968 and
was very important to the massive Dark Stars of yore. Owsley Stanley (The Bear) was both chemist and sound man for the Grateful Dead. Between 1965 and 1967, Stanley produced and help distribute more than 1.25 million doses of LSD.
Owsley helped develp the distinctive ‘Steal You Face’ Skull logo for the Dead. Many of the early live recordings of the Grateful Dead where due to Owsley’s efforts and his unique approach to clairity and simplicity in miking allows us to experence much of the early shows ‘as they were.’
In 1968 The Grateful Dead included these members:
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan
Phil Lesh
Bill Kreutzmann
Mickey Hart
Tom Constanten

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.

1967-00-00 – Studio Sessions for Anthem of the Sun Listen

1967-01-14 – Polo Field, Golden Gate Park Listen

1967-01-27 – Avalon Ballroom Listen

1967-02-12 – Unknown Listen

1967-03-18 – Winterland Arena Listen

1967-04-01 – KMPX Radio Show Listen

1967-04-08 – KPIX-TV Studios Listen

1967-05-05 – Fillmore Auditorium Listen

1967-06-18 – Monterey Fairgrounds Listen

1967-07-01 – 710 Haight Street House Listen

1967-07-73 – Straight Theater, Haight Street Listen

1967-08-04 – O’Keefe Centre Listen

1967-08-05 – O’Keefe Center Listen

1967-09-03 – Dance Hall Listen

1967-09-04 – Dance Hall Listen

1967-09-15 – Hollywood Bowl Listen

1967-10-20 – American Studios Listen

1967-10-22 – Winterland Arena Listen

1967-10-31 – Winterland Arena Listen

1967-11-10 – Shrine Auditorium Listen

1967-11-11 – Shrine Auditorium Listen

1967-11-14 – American Studios Listen

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