Grateful Dead

30 Days Of Dead - November 10th

We're on a mission to make a miracle every day. As a token of our appreciation for making 2010 an epic year, we're giving away a high-quality 320Kbps download every day this November. That's 30 days of Dead! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win some great music from the Dead.
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You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C's, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70's show? Each day we'll post a free download from one of the Dead's coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in '93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen's harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand.

Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you've answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set. Log in now and enter to win!
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We haven't selected a winner for the week of 11/22 yet!


Joined: Nov 1 2010
Today"s DL

Nice Cream Puff!!

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Joined: Nov 2 2010

If you check the previous comments you can find all of the links to all of the songs that have been posted as well as the a and b downloads. Hope this helps whoever needs it. Pay it forward my friends! :0)

Joined: Jun 7 2007

anyone got a link. Mine came through not openable. Help!

Joined: Oct 22 2010
posted links

hello there and many thanks to you kind folks who put up the links for those of us who may have missed a few so far .last thurs 11/4 was my 25th anniv !! many thanks also for the free tunes , a great contest idea , and a gratefully accepted addition to the library ! have a fine day and night !

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Joined: Jun 25 2007
Revised List Without Links to the (B) Versions

List o' Links November 10th. I believe the questions about distribution of the (B) versions of Easy Wind and He's Gone have been answered.

30 Days of Dead

1. New Speedway Boogie - Download

New Speedway Boogie
Fillmore East, NY, NY - 9/20/70
10:03 - 23,574 KB approx 23.0 MB

2. Dark Star - Download

Dark Star
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA - 6/5/69
21:11 - 49,686 KB approx. 48.5 MB

3. Althea - Download

Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT - 3/14/81
8:46 - 20,579 KB approx. 20.0 MB

4. Playin In The Band - Download

Playing In The Band
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA - 5/13/73
28:56 - 67,837 KB approx. 66.2 MB

5. Easy Wind (A) - Download

Easy Wind (A)
Springer's Inn, Portland, OR - 1/16/70
9:51 - 23,109 KB approx. 22.5 MB

Easy Wind (B)
Winterland, San Francisco, CA - 12/31/70
9:35 - 22,465 KB approx. 21.9 MB

The file for Easy Wind (B) is no longer available.

6. Sugaree - Download

Warfield, San Francisco, CA - 10/13/80
10:14 - 24,011 KB approx. 23.4 MB

7. He's Gone (A) - Download

He's Gone (A)
Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT - 3/26/87
12:55 - 30,310 KB approx. 29.5 MB

He's Gone (B)
L'Olympia Theater Paris France - 5/4/72
8:05 - 18,954 KB approx. 18.5 MB

The file for He's Gone (B) is no longer available.

8. Estimated Prophet - Download

Estimated Prophet
Warfield, San Francisco, CA - 10/7/80
12:16 - 28,779 approx. 28.1 MB

9. China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider - Download

China Cat Sunflower / I Know you Rider
The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA - 2/1/70
12:03 - 28,274 KB approx. 27.6 MB

10. Cream Puff War - Download

Cream Puff War
????? Date/Venue
6:15 - 14,656 KB (15,006,880 bytes) approx.14.3 MB

Songlist And Winners

Songlist and Winners Text File


Joined: Nov 9 2010

Winterland in march of '67? Gotta love that raw, gritty edge to the early stuff

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Joined: Nov 1 2010
3Phase says:

"I believe the questions about distribution of the (B) versions of Easy Wind and He's Gone have been answered."

It has? Where? When? Or more importantly, what? Should they not be distributed?

Joined: Oct 24 2008
Hint on Facebook

At least I think it's a hint. Guess we'll find out tomorrow...
This is really fun!

Joined: Nov 12 2010
30 days of dead

new member...would some kind soul out there please educate me...what do i need to do to be able to listen and maybe download theser tunes offered on "30 Days of Dead"? thank you much

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Joined: Jun 25 2007
Oops, busted...

Thank you, Marye!

So, can the B versions be distributed on our own personal bandwidth, just no public links to them on this site to distract from the intent of the contest?

This has been a lot of fun even though the odds of me winning anything are only slightly better than Snowball the cat's chances of getting all that yarn back into a ball with a disgruntled rhino in the living room. :)


Joined: Nov 10 2010
Late to the Festivities

So I recently stumbled upon this site and, coincidently, the 30 Days of Dead. I consider myself to have a pretty good collection of music and am constantly looking for more, especially if I can find it via free download these days. My question to the group is can we as registered "users" of the site continue to download songs featured earlier in the month? I've looked around a bit, but this doesn't seem possible. Perhaps the site admin(s) could help us Dead loving folk out in this venture. The way I see it, if the song was available for free download one day, it ought to continue to be archived as a free download.


Joined: May 18 2009
I dunno, the clues on Facebook...

...usually say they are the clues. Not that a big ol' Stephen>Eleven wouldn't be appreciated, especially since tomorrow's the ELEVENTH lol.

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Joined: Nov 1 2010
This is so great!!

I am having a great day!!! These downloads just made it even better!!!! I just downloaded the last 3 days that I missed. WOW!!!! Fun very fun!!!

Joined: Oct 24 2008
Great minds Helena...

11/11 was my thinking also.

Joined: May 18 2009
LMAO...blonde moment...

...I forgot this was November. D'oh!

*fingers crossed* Live/Dead was an early entry in my album collection - may have been the first GD album, that or Aoxomoxoa. Was SO happy when the CD came out, I don't even remember what happened to my vinyl copy.

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Joined: Jan 4 2009
From the Facebook page

CLUE for tomorrow's 30 Days Track: This is the final East Coast appearance, from the 1980s, of this classic from Aoxomoxoa. ( I think I got it already)

Helena--I thought we'd get an Eleven too for tomorrow. It's not only the 11th, it's 11/11.

Joined: Jul 1 2007
11/6,7,8 downloads.

i missed these because of computer malfunctionoverload. can anyone help a brother out!!? i am a real novice on the computer so please be patient with the ill-informed thanks...Peace

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Joined: Jan 4 2009
Holy Hartford Batman

To be honest...I think that Facebook clue is way too much of a giveaway

Joined: Jul 19 2010
Helena Buckett, i too have

Helena Buckett, i too have the illustrated trip, Great Book! , but on a couple pages before it says around 66 and 67 that the scene around the dead were not to scrupulous about keeping records so the dates and venues around this time are not precisely documented. it was just such a long time ago and around that time nobody knew the dead would become what they did later on.

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Joined: Jan 4 2009
To mildbill

links to all the downloads are posted throughout these comments--just gotta poke around

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Yes, definitely....

...definitely 3-18-67.

Holy Hartford, deadbass ~ are you forgetting the Doin' That Rag from that Merriweather stealth show in '86?

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
holy "hint"...

sheeeeesshhhh... so, whoever can post the date the quickest after hitting "refresh" all morning gets a freebie..

Joined: Nov 10 2010

Hey, at least we all get a guaranteed shot at the sweet weekly prize just for trying!

Joined: Jun 4 2007

Now that there are mirror sites for all the 30 days of dead downloads, are there ones for the mp3's released pre-8/07 on the Taper's Section? I missed some that I'd really like to have. Anyone know?

Joined: Jan 2 2008
Hes Gone B

Here is He's Gone B for Anyone

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Many heads

Many heads are truly better than one. Thanks to Canyon Critter and d0ti5 for getting me back on track. In the first 10 days I have faced an uncooperative website and had one day where life just kept me from getting to the download, but I was shown the light- or should I say link in both cases and very much appreciate it.

Joined: Mar 29 2010
Thank you Mr. Manning

Appreciate the "He's Gone 'B' "

Joined: Nov 1 2010
China Cat Sunfloer/ I Know You Rider

I downloaded China Cay?Rider but it was 0 bytes so it didn't there a way to try downloading it again?

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Joined: Jun 25 2007
To Gr8tefulTed re: File Size

File size is a way of confirming you have the complete file/song given the trouble folks have been having getting the full songs each day due to high traffic. On Dark Star and PITB I had to try at leat 5 to 7 times before I got the full track and was glad to know the file size I was shooting for. Good luck!

Joined: Apr 1 2008

Just saw my name on the weekly drawing list; so what's the loot? Good thing I got lucky with this because I just cant seem to draw quick enough for the daily prize, although I think I have a pretty good idea of tomorrow's answer already. Thanks folks, I'm digging this promo more than ever!

Joined: May 18 2009
The Dead might not have been scrupulous about dates...

...but others were. That 3/17 date is just wacky. The blurb supplied by folks says "This show took place the day before the release of the Grateful Dead eponymous debut album", but the album was released on 3/17/67. That is a fact, and an album release date isn't something that gets foggy over time. I've got GD calendars that show 3/17 as the album release date (with a release party at Fugazi Hall in SF). Now if the concert in question was the day *before* the release that puts it on 3/16 - and I can't find anything about a show anywhere on 3/16/67.

Here's my theory: the phrase "day before the release" is a mistake. the show was the day after the release. And whoever wrote the blurb may have been using the bad entry in their database (which looks enough like the Deadbase database to make me think that's what it is) misreading that entry as for an alleged show at the Winterland on 3/17 (the entry says that tapes labeled as 3/17/67 were actually from a show in '66).

Whatever, I don't have a dog in the fight and the whole thing's starting to bore me. Bottom line: everything else I've seen suggests 3/18, and since TPTB don't give any backup info (if they have it, why don't they put the setlist info into their own database?) all we've got is that blurb up there saying it's 3/17. Who's writing those things, anyway?

There's gotta be a list somewhere of all the shows performed at the Winterland, that's separate from the info. That would give some info. Also some kind of show chronology for Chuck Berry since he performed shows with the Dead in that same time period.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Congrats wadeocu

Your choice of prize is: "THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) ($134.98 value) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set ($69.98 value)."

Joined: Jan 12 2009
He's Gone B

Isn't this awesome!! It is also the highlight of my day. I hate to rush the day but i'm waiting for 9 0'clock!! is streaming. How, if possible, do I get the file. If not here, does anyone know where?

I'm pissed at myself for missing this version. :[

Joined: Jan 12 2009
Mac book

Hey "stealyourface1991"..........

That's odd. I also have a macbook and haven't had any problems (knock knock on wood). I click the link, the download screen pops up, music starts playing. I open iTunes and there it is.

sorry you are having problems. If I learn anything I will pass it along

Joined: Apr 1 2008
Thanks John

Thats a tough choice - I got the Warlocks set hot of the press and dont have a record player. I guess the vinyl thing is more of a collectible. I guess I could consider the retail price but Im more into listening to my tunes than collecting them. Maybe Ill get the box and give it to my bro for xmas; he was eyeballing mine the other day.

Joined: Jan 12 2009
jimmanningjr is my hero!!!!!!!

I have gone thru all the posts and yours was the first to work for He's Gone B!!

THANK YOU. I can rest now.

Joined: Apr 17 2008
Remember all the Vets of all Dumb Wars and conflicts

We have too many that fought and are fighting for our Freedom's.
We take it for granted many have fought war's/battles,
For us and they will go down as unthanked.
Thank a Elder.
Smiley Dave
Do For Other's You Will Feel Better.

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Joined: Mar 3 2008
thing is this would not be

thing is this would not be the first mistake....besides, if you listen to several dif versions of aud copies (at least two dif tapers) both dated 3/18 they are note for note with this dl....

i enjoy the game and go by ear and narrow from there....i have been called a walking deadbase by my boyfriend and others and love these games!
i have only used an actual deadbase once so far and that was so i could narrow a venue name down

it is fun..i know i can never be the first, heck i am at work (lucky for me i can listen to music in the background and go from there), but i want to get my entries in for the weekly!!

i want that vinyl set!!! i will end up buying it if i don't win, but how much fun would that be to win one?

i won a poster from furthur fridays months ago!!


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Joined: Jun 6 2007
say what???

how could cbs73 guess 3/17 when that wasn't one of the seven dates the song was played? Talk about a WAG! (wild-ass guess)

Is a recount in order, or is someone gonna prove that 3/17 really was the date of the last GD Cream Puff War...?

Joined: Jun 5 2007
Agree with segan63. 3/18 was

Agree with segan63. 3/18 was my pick from all available detective work I could apply!

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I too can't find a setlist for the 17th and think it is the 18th

Joined: Oct 24 2008
A Typo?

Maybe the 3/17 announcement should be 3/18.

Joined: Jan 29 2008
european deadheads

great to see lots of comments from deadheads in europe!
check out to find out about local deadhead discussion groups in europe, tribute bands, tour dates for bands in europe, radio programs, etc.
hook up with the heads in europe!

Joined: Nov 11 2010

I'm missing where/how to listen and download...

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Joined: Jan 2 2009
They did play on 3/17

Not to say it is the right answer here but it probably is. That's a low blow picking an uncirculated version! =)

"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"

Joined: Jan 1 2009
Download timing

I have checked here for the past few mornings (8 am EST) and there is no download or listen option. are these songs not available for 24 hours each? I am not always able to get on line for the "late coast" timing of the music. the only few I have gotten this month are the ones I have found at 2 pm or later...

Will the entire "compilation" of songs be available somewhere to download after the fact?

Joined: Sep 11 2008
Posting should 3-18-67

My bet is that CBS73 was correct with date 3-18-67 and the posting of 3-17-67 is wrong.

The archive, tape compendium #1 and Dead Base all show 3-18-67 Winterland for this performance.

Here is what Dead Base has to say about 3-17-67:

03-17-67b Winterland Arena, San Francisco, Ca. (Fri)
the list from 11-19-66 often appears on tapes with this date - billing.

3-17-67b? Really??

Congrats CBS73.

Best Wishes-Jimmy the Cop

Joined: Nov 2 2010
jimmanningjr He's Gone (b)

Hey jimmanningjr
You're a cool dude. Much appreciated for posting the 'b' version of He's Gone. :-)

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
I'm thinkin' 3/18 too

Even eTree doesn't have a recording dated 3/17. Chuck Berry is mentioned: coincidentally Chuck played last night at Blueberry Hill in St Louis. Furthur performs tonight in St Lou!!

Joined: Jan 1 2009

I think this contest is unfair for a number of reasons and I'm a very well season dead head having seen 287 shoes and having the largest collection of shows of anyone I know. I won't go into detail but there was the post yesterday for someone who said they were poking around on the server and found a list of all the songs and dates and they speculated that others had done the same which would make this thing absolutely unfair. Just my two cents.

30 Days Of Dead - November 10th