San Francisco & Grateful Dead

San Francisco , officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.5 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. 5.0/5

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Today in 1978, Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco permanently closes after the Grateful Dead play for 6 hours.
Grateful Dead in Haight Street, San Francisco, 1968 . (extraordinary pic by Jim Marshall).
Phillies beating the San Francisco Giants on Grateful Dead tribute night is the best kind of win.
46 years ago today: Grateful Dead live at Fillmore West in San Francisco, California -
35 years ago today: Grateful Dead live at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California -
40 years ago today: Grateful Dead live at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA -
"There's some satisfaction in the San Francisco rain. No matter what comes down, the Mission always looks the same." -Grateful Dead
48 years ago today: Grateful Dead live at The Matrix in San Francisco, California -
November 1st 1969. the Grateful Dead performed at The Fillmore West in San Francisco (audio, set1)...
Robert Hall Weir was born on October 16,1947 in San Francisco, California. He had trouble in school because of undiagnosed dyslexia. On New Year's Eve, 1963, 16-year-old Weir and another underage friend were wandering the back alleys of Palo Alto, looking for a club that would admit them, when they heard banjo music. They followed the music to its source, Dana Morgan's Music Store. Here, a young Jerry Garcia, oblivious to the date, was waiting for his students to arrive. Weir and Garcia decided to form a band. Originally called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, the band was later renamed The Warlocks and eventually the Grateful Dead. Weir played rhythm guitar and sang a portion of the lead vocals through all of the Dead's 30-year career. His unique guitar style is strongly influenced by the hard bop pianist McCoy Tyner and he has cited artists as diverse as John Coltrane, the Rev. Gary Davis, and Igor Stravinsky as influences. Weir participated in the various reformations of the Grateful Dead's member ...
TODAY IN ROCK: AUGUST 1 First blues recording is made, "Crazy Blues" by Mamie Smith. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family sign recording contracts with Victor Records. Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and guiding light of the Grateful Dead, is born in San Francisco. "Gotta Let You Go"/"Boogie In the Park" by Joe Hill Louis is released on Phillips, a label launched by Sam and Memphis deejay Dewey Phillips. It is the only single released by the label. The Orioles' biggest hit, "Crying in the Chapel," enters the R&B chart, which it will go on to top for eight weeks. The Drifters, featuring Clyde Mcphatter on lead vocals, record "Money Honey" on Atlantic Records. Sh-Boom (The Crew-Cuts) was a hit. Fats Domino performs as part of the Alan Freed-promoted "Moondog Jubilee of Stars Under the Stars" at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Other acts on the bill: Muddy Waters, the Clovers, the Orioles, Little Walter. "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry reaches on Billboard's Best Sellers chart and tops the R&B chart for eleven weeks. "Lo ...
JUNE 16-This Day in Entertainment & Music History: 1967-The 3-day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. As the unofficial start of the so-called Summer of Love, all proceeds from the Monterey Pop Festival went to charity as all artists agreed to perform for free. The festival saw the first major USA appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Also on the bill: The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Steve Miller Band, Canned Heat, The Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and The Electric Flag. Tickets cost $3.50 and $6.50. Scott Mackenzie also performed his mega-hit San Francisco, Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair which was written specifically for this event by John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas...1976-The Jackson Five started a 4-week run hosting a summer variety show on CBS-TV. The show not only featured the Jackson brothers, but also sisters Latoya, Rebbie and Janet.A couple of celebrity endorsements made the news on this day: 1987-Lawyers fo ...
This book examines the linkages between the music and message of the Grateful Dead and the Christian gospel. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco "hippie" scene in the late 1960s, and offered a message of community and divine encounter. While the Dead drew on the teachings of many spirit…
Today, in the history of Rock and Roll, May 29th: 1945: Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker has a birthday. The singer-songwriter-pianist is from London. 1959: Herndon Stadium in Atlanta holds one of the first outdoor rock concerts, featuring Ray Charles, Jimmy Reed, and B.B. King. Nine thousand people attend. 1961: Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, KS. 1971: Three dozen audiences members attending today's Grateful Dead show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom are treated for hallucinations after drinking apple juice purposefully spiked with LSD (some say by the band themselves). 1971: The Rolling Stones have the album, “Sticky Fingers” and the single, “Brown Sugar.” People claim the song’s lyrics are sexist, racist and/or about drugs. With all that controversy, how could it miss? 1972: After seeing his protest song "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" banned by the BBC for its content, Paul Mccartney puckishly rush releases a version of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb" as the fol ...
In 1969, Billy Graham was invited to join the Grateful Dead, Santana and other rock headliners at the Miami Rock Music Festival. Yes, just months after Woodstock rocked America, Graham stepped out onto the main stage on a Sunday morning and spent several minutes telling thousands of rock fans how God loved them and wanted a personal relationship with them. Initially, two dozen attendees responded to his invitation, but before the weekend was over, 350 indicated they made commitments to Jesus Christ and 2,000 New Testaments were distributed. I can't tell you how much this story blows my mind. This wasn't Bono saying a provocative sentence or two about God from stage ... wasn't Bob Dylan singing "Rise Again" in San Francisco ... Cliff Richard giving his testimony at Wembley Stadium ... or even the soon-to-be deceased Stevie Ray Vaughan telling surprised audiences he'd recently given his life to Jesus. ... This was 1969 ... America's most well-known evangelist ... invited to speak on the main stage ... No gu ...
Does anyone know if Courtney Love's father has military or intelligence services connections? from wiki: "Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California, to psychotherapist Linda Carroll (née Risi) and Hank Harrison, publisher and brief manager of the Grateful Dead.[23][24][25] Love's mother is herself the daughter of novelist Paula Fox and an unidentified father, whom rumors have claimed to be Marlon Brando"
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Day five of my S.F. vacation... today was probably my favorite day so far. I spent hours in The Haight District. The neighborhood has changed a lot since my last visit back in the eighties. There is a new generation of Deadheads and hippies (instead of Yuppies) as well as Head Shops proliferating everywhere. One young entrepreneur told me they're anxiously waiting for California to change the marijuna laws and for the new gold rush to begin. There is now a Ben and Jerry's on the corner of Haight and Asbury Streets. The street signs have been returned back to a normal height. They used to be twenty feet up to prevent theft. The whole neighborhood seemed cleaner even though the Grateful Dead house is definitely in need of some paint. Speaking of paint, two of the Seven Painted Ladies (another iconic image from San Francisco) are buried in scaffolding, are being internally remodeled and are being externally repainted. The scaffolding isn't coming down for, at least, another month. I guess one of them is ...
The Dinosaurs, formed in 1982, were a Bay Area supergroup to emerge from the psychedelic music era of San Francisco. The group consisted of Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company, John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Papa John Creach of Hot Tuna, Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead, Barry Melton of Country Joe and The Fish and keyboardist Merl Saunders from the Saunders-Garcia Band. In the 1990s David LaFlamme of It's A Beautiful Day and Jerry Miller of Moby Grape also toured with this group. All-Stars indeed! On this day 31 years ago in 1983, The Dinosaurs played at Country Club in Reseda California. This great poster was created by one of the BIG Five rock artists, the late Alton Kelley. After driving the band to the Bay Area Music Awards in the "Posterville Limo" that same year, the band presented me with this poster signed by all of the members of the band as well as Kelly's. A wonderful keep-sake of that evening. Boy I'm lucky! Share a Steg ...
This Day in Labor History: The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selects the Carpenters union to lead the 8-hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country strike in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns have achieved shorter hours - 1890 A U.S.-China treaty prevents Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. - 1894 Staffers at San Francisco progressive rock station KMPX-FM strike, citing corporate control over what music is played and harassment over hair and clothing styles, among other things. The Rolling Stones, Joan Baez, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and other musicians request that the station not play their music as long as the station is run by strikebreakers - 1968 Boeing Co. and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) come to terms on a new contract, settling the largest white-collar walkout in U.S. history. SPEEA represented some 22,000 workers, of whom 19,000 honored picket lines for 40 days - 2000
March 17, 1967 -- Warner Brothers issues The Grateful Dead, featuring “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Viola Lee Blues” and “Morning Dew.” The LP produces the band’s first studio outtake: the group effort “Alice D. Millionaire,” inspired by a headline about LSD maven Owsley Stanley. On the cover of [the Dead's] first album, this inscription from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead is cleverly encrypted in the artwork - “In the land of the dark, the ship of the sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead.” “The Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion),” a nugget from the 1967 album, [is a] simple, melodic number [that] reflects the sounds of the day: catchy tunes with over-the-top choruses. Psychedelic “pop” bands were emerging all over the world - London’s Pink Floyd, the Doors in Los Angeles, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground from New York, the Grateful Dead - and grabbing the attentions and capturing the imaginations of young people everywhere. March 23, 1967 -- San Francisco mayor John Shell ...
Today in Music History. Mar 8, 1968 Bands like the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane and Santana owe a great deal of their success to the business acumen of the legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, whose skill and creativity turned San Francisco into a musical Mecca for both fans and performers in the late 1960s. In 1966, Graham opened his own new concert venue, the Fillmore, which quickly became an important stop on the concert itinerary of nearly every great band of the era. Two years later, his psychedelic musical empire went bi-coastal with the opening of the Fillmore East in New York City on March 8, 1968. Opening night at the Fillmore East was typical of the kind of show put together by Graham, who was a pioneer in combining roots music with contemporary rock and roll in a way that became de rigueur at 1960s rock festivals. The bill featured blues guitarist Albert King, folk singer-songwriter Tim Buckley and Janis Joplin's group Big Brother and the Holding Company, who had just begun recordin ...
Artist Biography by William Ruhlmann Jefferson Airplane was the first of the San Francisco psychedelic rock groups of the 1960s to achieve national recognition. Although the Grateful Dead ultimately proved more long-lived and popular, Jefferson Airplane defined the San Francisco sound in the 1960s, with the acid rock guitar playing of Jorma Kaukonen and the soaring twin vocals of Grace Slick and Marty Balin, scoring hit singles and looking out from the covers of national magazines. They epitomized the drug-taking hippie ethos as well as the left-wing, antiwar political movement of their time, and their history was one of controversy along with hit records. Their personal interactions mirrored those times; the group was a collective with shifting alliances, in which leaders emerged and retreated. But for all the turmoil, Jefferson Airplane was remarkably productive between 1965 and 1972. They toured regularly, being the only band to play at all the major '60s rock festivals -- Monterey, Woodstock, even Alt ...
such a sad day. August 9,1995 Jerry Garcia, the 53-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, died today at a Northern California residential drug treatment center. The cause, according to authorities, was a heart attack. The Grateful Dead blended blues, rock, country and folk music with a dash of the psychedelic sound of the sixties counter-culture that grew out of their home base of San Francisco. Over three decades, the dead became one of the most popular concert draws in the world. Songs like "Truckin'," "Casey Jones," and "Friend of the Devil" were staples of album rock radio, yet the Grateful Dead only had one top ten hit, "Touch of Gray," in 1987. Nonetheless, they became a cultural phenomenon and almost a way of life for their fans, known as "Deadheads." Some followed them around the country, and many can boast of seeing hundreds of concerts. As one fan remembered, "You wanted to go to every show because you didn't know what would happen next. The records didn't necessarily convey tha ...
Guitar Player, February 1997 Sunshine Supermen - Britain's Psychedelic Guitar Wizards By James Rotundi It was the era of dolly girls and miniskirts, freak-outs and flowered blouses, spontaneous "happenings" and all-night raves, and "Swinging London" was at the heart of it. While kids in San Francisco were grooving to Moby Grape and the Grateful Dead's lysergic deconstruction of jugband blues and Okie folk, clogging up to Haight -Ashbury and adjusting their sights to the new cosmic consciousness through LSD, British kids were busy reassembling R&B, rock, pop and folk culture into something that would totally eclipse their previous slavish imitation of American forms. Though U.S. groups like Love, the Beach Boys, and Velvet Underground and the Byrds sent the first whiffs of the new musical contraband across the water, young English bands in '65 and '66 liberated and empowered by the success of the Beatles, the Kinks and the Who, took the new music's open-endedness as an opportunity to finally act, sing and ...
~ History and happenings in music ~ January 20th: On this Day 1958 - Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film "King Creole". 1964 - The album "Meet the Beatles" was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records. It was their U.S. debut LP. 1965, American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia at the age of 42. Freed called himself the "father of rock and roll", appeared in the movies such as Rock Around The Clock and Don't Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s. 1965: The Rolling Stones and the Kinks both make their debut on ABC's Shindig! along with guests Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Bobby Vee, Bobby Sherman and Gerry and the Pacemakers. 1966: Promoter Bill Graham holds a three-day "Trips Festival" at Longshoremen's Hall in San Francisco, CA, featuring Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, the Grateful Dead, and Big Brother and the Holding Comp ...
Grateful Dead perform Touch of Grey at the Bill Graham Memorial Concert "Laughter, Love, and Music" in San Francisco, CA
Jerry Garcia had 9 fingers & played with Grateful Dead. The Airplane is a great 60s band from San Francisco
Bob Weir describes the Grateful Dead's early years, the influence of psychedelic drugs on the San Francisco scene, and the lasting legacy of psychedelic music.
The 3-Day Trips Festival at Longshoreman's Hall was the largest Acid Test in terms of overall attendance. This event marked the beginning of the Psychedelic Sixties in many ways. This event preceded Monterey Pop by 4 Months, the Be-In by 1 year, and Woodstock by 3 years. This event really brought the Grateful Dead to the masses for the first time. It was also the most heavily advertised of any of the acid test events of all. Handbills were printed by the hundreds, and posters were posted all around the event. The poster for this event is very rare though, while the handbills are much more common. "It was actually Stewart Brand who thought up the great Trips Festival of January 1966. Brand and a San Francisco artist, Ramon Sender. Brand was 27 and an ex-biologist who had run across the Indian peyote cults in Arizona and New Mexico. Brand founded an organization called America Needs Indians. And then one day he took some LSD, right after an explorer satellite went up to photograph the earth, and as the old ...
Grateful Dead - He's Gone 10-17-74 San Francisco, CA live - I don't own the rights to this music and won't profit from this video ...
The Blues Brothers performing Rubber Biscuits live on New Years Eve 1978 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA. Aired Opened for the Grateful Dead. Winterland's...
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hippie Grateful Dead bertha daze!!! DHL | (~);} It was on Dec. 10, 1965 that the San Francisco based band called The Warlocks used their new name in San Francisco. They had become “The Grateful Dead,” and played with the name for the first time at the Fillmore Auditorium for the second San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal Party. (They had played on Dec. 4th as The Grateful Dead at a Ken Kesey Acid Test in San Jose).The Jefferson Airplane (who did not have Grace Slick as their singer yet), The Great Society (who had Grace Slick as their singer), the John Handy Quintet, the Mystery Trend, and Sam Thomas also appeared. (THANK YOU The College of Rock and Roll Knowledge! )
Okay, Debbie Thornton gave me the number fifteen. I'm not sure my life's been that interesting, but here goes: 1) I am the third of four children, two boys and two girls. 2) I broke my right arm at a roller skating rink when I was 14. This past summer I broke my left arm, same kind of break. They are now both deformed. 3) I grew up with anywhere from eight to eighteen keeshonds at any given time. My mom was a professional breeder before there were puppy mills, and we went to dog shows more weekends than not. 4) I partied with Lynyrd Skynyrd in their hotel room three weeks before the plane crash that killed half the band. I partied back stage at a Grateful Dead concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco when I was 16. 5) I lived in a commune in the Santa Cruz mountains when I was 18. Up Lompico Canyon. 6) After I left the commune I joined the army, like Private Benjamin. I lasted 29 days before getting a medical discharge. 7) I went to one of the top ten high schools in the country at the time, Gunn High S ...
In new animated video, Jerry Garcia talks about the early days of the Grateful Dead, from playing divorcee bars up in San Francisco to becoming the house band at Ken Kesey's acid tests. The video is the latest in the animated video series by Blank on Blank.
Today In Entertainment History - 1928: The first professional recordings in Nashville take place as DeFord Bailey lays down eight tracks in Victor Records (later RCA) Studios. 1945: Elvis Presley, then just ten years old, makes his first public appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show singing "Old Shep" in a talent contest. He comes in second. 1954: Elvis Presley bombs at the Grand Ole Opry, which does not approve of his take on traditional country music. The Opry's talent director, Jim Denny, famously tells Presley he should go back to driving a truck. Elvis swears never to return. 1965: Manfred Mann plays Prague in Czechoslovakia, becoming the first Western band to take the stage behind the infamous Communist "Iron Curtain." 1967: The entire Grateful Dead are arrested for marijuana possession in San Francisco. 1968: Motown sues their most prolific songwriting team, Holland-Dozier-Holland, for their refusal to write more songs until their royalty rate is increased. The trio are eventuall ...
YouTube Tuesday features San Francisco's Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir. In...
JerryGarcia is now spinning Me and My Uncle [Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA, February 4, 1970] by Grateful Dead
¡Ashbury!: The Dead at 710 --- The original Grateful Dead pose on the front steps of their communal home, 710 Ashbury, San Francisco, CA -- at bottom: Phil Lesh -- at top, left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.
On this day in rock history, 2004, The documentary “Festival Express” chronicling a 1970 cross-country Canadian tour (via train) is released in San Francisco. Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Band and Buddy Guy are on board. The film, which was shot by Peter Bizou, was stored in the Canadian National Archives for almost 25 years. The Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh provide commentary.
On This Day In Music History, June 7th: -1994 – Grace Slick is ordered to serve 200 hours of community service and attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. -1977 – Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. -1975 – Elton John’s album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. -1970 – The Who performs its rock opera, Tommy, at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. -1969 – Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. -1968 – Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California. -1964 – During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas.
A little over two years ago, eight rock groups from San Francisco copped some instant hype by appearing at the Monterey Pop Festival--Big Brother & The Holding Co., Country Joe & the Fish, the Electric Flag, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Ste...
"Cool daddy -o, Man-o-man, like the baker's shop is full of sand, man"-- in early "Beatnick" 1950's lingo, alternative or counter culture before the 60's hippie generation--- flower power. peace, love, and dope-- or sex, drugs and rock and roll-- Haite and Ashbury streets area of San Francisco counter culture, where the Grateful Dead lived, especially during the Summer of Love, 1967, where, in the nearby Golden State Park in the Sunset area of San Francisco, the Dead, and the Jefferson Airplane used to play for free---it was the movement, man, you had to have lived through it, at least in your mid to late teens (coming of age), to understand what that counter culture was all about, and to have had an open mind-- to what that social movement was. I remember it like it was yesterday...although they say, who ever "they" are, that if you can remember the 60's, you were not there---I don't think that is true, and I don't subsribe tothis saying anyway... Read Hunter S. Thompson book, "Fear and Loathing in Las . ...
MAY 1968 (45 YEARS AGO) Quicksilver Messenger Service: Quicksilver Messenger Service is released. ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 4.5/5 # allmusic 4.5/5 # Rolling Stone (see original review below) Quicksilver Messenger Service is the self-titled debut album by Quicksilver Messenger Service, released in May, 1968. It reached on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. Quicksilver Messenger Service may have lacked the longevity of peers like the Grateful Dead and Santana, but they were one of the finest bands to come out the Bay Area's improvisatory acid rock scene in the '60s. The twin guitars of John Cippolina and Gary Duncan made for the kind of spontaneous sonic dreamscapes that marked the finer examples of the genre. Like that of its San Francisco brethren, the band's early repertoire consisted largely of long pieces with extended instrumental passages, allowing for plenty of interplay between the musicians. The 12-minute jamfest "The Fool" is a good example of this seminal group's dynamic energy as captured on this d ...
On this day in 1943 - 70 years ago - actress Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England. On this day in 1973 - 40 years ago - Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan died in San Francisco at age 27. On this day in 1983 - 30 years ago - English composer Sir William Walton died in La Mortella, Ischia, Italy at age 80. On this day in 1993 - 20 years ago - jazz singer Billy Eckstine died in Pittsburgh at age 78.
This Day in History: Thomas Wolfe's second novel 'Of Time and the River' is published after years of review by editor Max Perkins at Scribner's (who also reviewed a young Ernest Hemingway), the book coming not soon enough for fans of his successful first novel 'Look Homeward, Angel', which introduced a new phrase- "You can't go home again" into the lexicon, 1935; the VW micro-bus goes into production, a decade later to become a home and traveling companion to millions of free spirits, hippies and road warriors who wanted to explore the United States, 1950; rock impresario Bill Graham opens his Fillmore East, trying to duplicate the success of his original venture out in San Francisco which heralded the careers of bands like the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, the eastern version opening up with a concert by blues legend Albert King, folkie Tim Buckley and sue generis blues-rock hybrid Big Brother and the Holding Company led by a young girl named Janis Joplin, 1968; the "Fight of the Century" occ ...
Sadly, I never got to see Bob Dylan, but I did get to see the Grateful Dead. They played for free in a little coffee house in San Francisco.
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Sweetwater Café in Mill Valley just north of San Francisco is about the size of a living room. It hosts spectacular shows such as last night's Jorma Kaukonen's (f Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna) with Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead) acoustic performance. If you're travelling to the Bay Area, check out what's going on at Sweetwater's in Mill Valley. It has happened that Neil Young, Springsteen and other little people have appeared with a guitar, or a beer or sometimes both. Just in case...
had a lot of fun hearing about your first ever albums bought by you! Now tell me the five most memorable concerts you ever went to. Two rules: (i) list only 5 (Ted, this means you); and (ii) nobody can list Led Zep at MSG in '77 (ask mena if you need to know why) -- I'll start 1. Talking Heads at Forest Hills stadium, I think with Adrian Belew (the Big Suit tour); 2. Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer at Palladium '76; 3. Miles Davis at Avery Fischer Hall (don't remember the year - but I remember it was his first show in 25 years with Mike Stern on guitar); 4. Bob Marley at Colgate University '79; and 5. Grateful Dead at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco '81.
In 1962, Joplin left again to study at the University of Texas at Austin. There she started performing at folksings — casual musical gatherings where anyone can perform — on campus and at a local club with the Waller Creek Boys, a musical trio she was friends with. With her forceful, gutsy singing style, Joplin amazed many audience members. She was unlike any other white female vocalist at the time — folk icons Joan Baez and Judy Collins were known for their gentle sound. In January 1963, Joplin ditched school to check out the emerging music scene in San Francisco with friend Chet Helms. During this first stint in San Francisco, Joplin struggled to make it as a singer. She played some gigs — even a side stage at the 1963 Monterey Folk Festival — but her career never really got off the ground. She went to New York City for a time, hoping to have better luck there, but her drinking and drug use got in the way. Joplin eventually developed a nasty speed habit and left San Francisco to return home in ...
(smarcus, here) Here is something I just found on an old backup drive from 2006...I always wrote a "script" of the hotline message I was going to record...this would appear to be one I wrote early 2006 (although it is also possible that I got it from someone else...): "Thank you for calling the official Grateful Dead Hotline. This is a new message as of February 9th, 2006. Grateful Dead Productions along with Bill Graham and Heaven Can Wait Productions Present a special week of shows at the legendary Winterland Arena located at Post and Steiner in San Francisco. By special arrangements with Heaven Can Wait Productions these special shows will feature all former and living members of the Grateful Dead performing three sets nightly. Special souvenir tickets will be available only by mail order from Grateful Dead Ticket Sales, so get those number ten sized self-addressed, stamped envelopes and 3 x 5 index cards ready. The dates for these special shows are a long way off, December 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 3 .. ...
Motherlode is now spinning Born on the Bayou (live 11-3-91) by Grateful Dead (1991.11.03 - Polo Field, Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA)
Tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco, the local Giants will face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Two of baseball’s National League Championship Series. Before the game, local legends Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead / Furthur will team up with Giants coach Tim Flannery to sin...
Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1965. A pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement, Jefferson Airplane was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve mainstream commercial and critical success. On January 14, alongside Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane headlined the now-legendary "Human Be-In", the famous all-day 'happening' staged in Golden Gate Park, one of the key events leading up to the "Summer of Love".
Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh sing National Anthem in San Francisco tonight. Well, that ought to dispel image of SF Giants as a commie pinko team.
Grateful Dead? Not too bad, and I think someone in San Francisco likes the oldies for Major League Baseball.
Before becoming a central figure of the music scene in San Francisco, and the lead guitarist and vocalist of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia attended the California School of Fine Arts. Using cartoon-like take-offs on disparate subjects like vampires, dragons and politicians, he created a distinctive style, and a visual universe of his own. With a few lines, and small patches of color, he was able to show funny and philosophical layers of his rich personality. As his artistic skills developed, he encompassed realism, surrealism, and geometric abstraction. His versatility allowed him to express himself in pen and ink, crayon, watercolor, airbrush and print making. He once stated ‘I hope no one takes my art too seriously’. Jerry Garcia died in 1995, leaving behind an unforgettable legacy of music and visual art. Image Makers Art, Inc. has been exhibiting his artwork since 1992. Image Makers Art Inc. is a leader in exhibiting artwork by musicians and actors and has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St ...
Well, it was 17 years ago this AM. My phone kept ringing and eventually I finally dragged my *** out of bed & listened to the messages..."Bummer about Jerry", "So sorry to hear about Jerry" etc..One of them was even from my Mom...so, I turned on the radio (there was no internet as we know it yet) and many stations were playing Grateful Dead. At that moment I knew..."Jerry has left the auditorium". I was of course totally bummed, but decided to grab my guitar and head down to San Francisco...I went to Golden Gate Park polo field and there was a small group of approximately 35-50 people there...Another dude had a guitar & I asked "wanna play some tunes"? We started jamming and a few more players joined in & before long we had a furious "Grateful Jam" going...The people that were there and very somber turned celebratory & started dancing around...it certainly was a very moving moment...Next thing, the news media folks seemed to pop up out of the bushes with their news cameras & the like...It's like they were ...
A milestone birthday and a milestone event anniversary, people all over the globe celebrated Grateful Dead' s legendary Jerry Garcia on what would have been his 70th birthday last week and his hometown San Francisco's 10th annual "Jerry Day". But none more than the all-star gathering of musicians an...
If you're anywhere near San Francisco, CA, surely you can't even walk down the street without hearing about this year's 10th annual "Jerry Day" commemorating the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. Since 2002, Deadheads have come together the first weekend of August to pay tribute to their idol on his bi...
1985) For most of the 80's Oingo Boingo was to L.A. and Orange County what the Grateful Dead was to San Francisco. Oingo Boingo developed the kind of fan following that made every appearance an event. They were "our band", and we believed they kne...
Garcia met his first wife, Sara Ruppenthal Garcia, in 1963.[17] She was working at the coffee house in the back of Kepler's Bookstore where Garcia, Hunter, and Nelson performed. They married on April 23, 1963, and on December 8 of that year the only child they had together, their daughter Heather, was born.[53] Garcia and his fellow musicians were subjected to a handful of drug busts during their lifetime. On October 2, 1967, 710 Ashbury Street in San Francisco (where the Grateful Dead had taken up residence the year before) was raided after a police tip-off.[17] Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan were apprehended on marijuana charges which were later dropped, although Garcia himself was not arrested.[54] The following year, Garcia's picture was used in a campaign commercial for Richard Nixon.[55] Most of the Grateful Dead were arrested again in January 1970, after they flew to New Orleans from Hawaii.[17] After returning to their hotel from a performance, the band checke ...
Thinking about tuning in and dropping out since mom's no longer actively monitoring me. Of course I have street credibility! I have several meditation tapes from Timothy Leary under my mattress. Let's not forget Mark owns the Grateful Dead collection and two Syd Barrett CDs. Which way is San Francisco?
From todays Las Vegas NV paper..Daren Libonati and booking the GD in Vegas. "In the early 1990s, I was given the opportunity to book and coordinate the contract for the Grateful Dead. There was so much concern about bringing a band of this nature to an outdoor stadium like Sam Boyd Stadium. A small team and I headed to San Francisco to view a handful of Dead dates. Upon returning, I was asked to present the plan to handle the ingress and egress of fans while also managing the event staff and live-event performance. The experience was the greatest. This event allowed me to understand the importance of believing in what you can’t see and the importance of a plan. Everything from A-Z was new, and nothing close had ever been done by our TMC team. The communication and peer-to-peer coordination were priceless, as we hadn’t entered the cell phone or social media age. It was good old-fashioned, face-to-face business. In the end, the Dead came back three more times before the death of Jerry Garcia and the end ...
While I'm in San Francisco, I'm going to go see Janis Joplin's old house, the Jefferson Airplane house, and the Grateful Dead party house.
New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco, California in 1969, and its original lineup included several members of the Grateful Dead. Their best known song is "Panama Red." The band is sometimes referred to as t...
For a few hours on Sunday afternoon, Idlewild Park was transformed into a throwback to San Francisco in the 1960s, with dozens of self-proclaimed hippies dancing and drumming in a circle with former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart during Artown's opening day.
Driving through Traverse City, I found myself at Oryana Natural Foods; sandaled feet were everywhere, bicycles, the major mode of transportation, were parked helter-skelter; wild-haired, sagging, bra-less females at the outdoor seating area were sipping herbal teas while nibbling on bananna-tofu-nut muffins, and discussing the benefits of public nursing of infants, toddlers, and others... wow man... far out... I was instantly transported to my beloved 1968 San Francisco and Berkeley, California. The only things missing were the scent of incense and background music by the Grateful Dead. What a trip...
Scarlet Begonias into Fire on the Mountain by the Grateful Dead performed on December 27, 1983 in San Francisco, California. I got it off of a DVD titled The...
Tune in to tonight's Throne Of Tone where we'll be transported through time to 1967 and a broadcast from the Mothership of Freeform Radio, KMPX in San Francisco. Featuring Tom Donnahue, the Big Daddy of the Airwaves, sharing the Mic with Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead as they play their favorite music and comment on the Music Scene in San Francisco as it was actually happening. On KKCR, the spiritual descendant of KMPX and the only freeform Radio Station in the Pacific. 6 to 8 pm on KKCR, the station that Loves You.
After spending some time working on her next LP in the same studio used by a founding member of the Grateful Dead and hitting storied venues like The Independent in San Francisco and Troubadour in Los Angeles, Nicki Bluhm will return with her
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mickey Hart, two-time Grammy winning artist and percussionist of the Grateful Dead, will perform an original composition of the sounds of the bridge at Crissy Field on May 27th. As Hart
UC Santa Cruz has a job for someone who loves the Grateful Dead and also has organizational skills.
Straight Talk: Jim Marshall's Bio & Career Highlights 1936: Born February 3 in Chicago, Illinois 1938: Parents move family to San Francisco’s Fillmore District 1959: Purchases first Leica camera, an M2 1960: Photographs John Coltrane at the home of Ralph J. Gleason 1962: Moves to New York City; assignments include album covers for Atlantic, Columbia, and ABC Paramount, as well as a feature on Thelonious Monk for The Saturday Evening Post 1964: Covers Newport Folk Festival; moves back to San Francisco 1966: Shoots The Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park 1967: Photographs the Monterey Pop FestivalJimi Hendrix burning his Strat, Janis Joplin's rising star, and much more; first U.S. photographer to shoot Cream and The Who; extensively documents the Summer of Love: Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, Big Brother, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and more 1968: Photographs historic recording session of Johnny Cash live at Folsom Prison 1969: Photographs numerous iconic images at Woodstock, such as The Who greet ...
Membership Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia was often seen both by the public and the media as the leader or primary spokesperson for the Grateful Dead, but was reluctant to be perceived that way, especially since he and the other group members saw themselves as equal participants and contributors to their collective musical and creative output.[70][71] Garcia, a native of San Francisco, grew up in the Excelsior District. One of his main influences was bluegrass music, and Garcia also performed—on banjo, one of his other great instrumental loves, along with the pedal steel guitar—in bluegrass bands, notably Old and in the Way with mandolinist David Grisman. The singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby never officially joined the band, because of his other commitments, but he did play keyboards at most Dead shows between September 1990 and March 1992, and sat in with the band over one hundred times in all between 1988 and 1995.[72][73] Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow were the band's primary lyricists. Twelve mem ...
Grateful Dead playing a truely amazing 30 minute Dark Star at the famous Family Dog at The Great Highway in November '69. The visuals are done with water, mi...
Does anyone have some toast? Because Saturday night's event was oh-so jammy sweet! Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and members of indie rock ensemble The National teamed up for an intimate show entitled "The Bridge Session" at Weir's TRI Studios in San Francisco, CA. Bridging the gap between east and ...
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Grateful Dead - Bean Bear Plush Toy - Big Boss Man: It was June of '90. I was in the San Francisco airport on my...
How did the foray of five friends in search for an illusive pot lot and their secret codeword, 4:20, become a world-wide common phrase? Just as interesting as the origin is the way it spread: as fortune would have it, the collapse of San Francisco's hippie utopia in the late sixties set the stage. As speed freaks, thugs, and con artists took over Haight Ashbury, the Grateful Dead and the thousands that followed them picked up and moved into the Marin County hills-just blocks away from San Rafael High School where the five friends attended. The five friends (The Waldos as they called themselves because of the wall outside the school they met by)had more than just a geographic connection to the Dead. Mark Waldo's father took care of real estate for the Dead. And waldo Dave's older brother Patrick(another one of the five) handled a couple of Dead side bands. The Waldos had open access to Dead parties and rehearsals. "We'd go with Mark's dad who was a hip dad from the sixties", says Steve", and we would be ...
Grateful Dead - San Francisco White Long Sleeve T-Shirt: The Bears dancing up and accross the Golden Gate Bridge...
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