Week of May 3, 1993
Grateful Dead 11/23/70 Anderson Theatre, New York
THE OTHER ONE
UNCLE JOHN'S BAND
Grateful Dead, Europe '72
Grateful Dead 9/18/70 Fillmore East
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS
In the winter of 1993 I got a call from my friend Alan Mande, who worked on the stage of the Fillmore East in 1970. He had some reels to share! They were recorded by members of the crew in the "E" shop under the stage. I'm not sure who did what, but John Chester shipped these tapes to Mark Morris, and Alan and Mark brought them to me for transfer and broadcast.
These were copies of the master reels, not the originals. I'm not sure who has the masters. But the performances and the recordings sounded great to me!
According to the entries at deadlists.com, the material listed as 11/23/70 Anderson Theater might actually be 11/16/70 Fillmore East. From the 11/16/70 entry on that site:
According to Corry Arnold, on 11/14/70 at the Fillmore East after Frank Zappa's performance Grace Slick came on stage and announced on behalf of Bill Graham that the Dead and the Airplane would be playing a surprise concert at the Fillmore East on Monday, November 16th. On the 16th the very pregnant Slick was unable to make the gig but Hot Tuna substituted for the Airplane. This is why this show does not appear in ads and playbills etc.
Richard Volet writes: "Fillmore East, fall 1970 (maybe earlier that year?) Before Mickey Hart left, after T.C. left. The concert was originally billed as Airplane/Dead, but the Airplane broke up right then (I believe that week) and Hot Tuna took their place. I remember Hot Tuna playing with Will Scarlett on Harmonica, but I think without Papa John Creach. The New Riders played next, with Garcia on pedal steel. The Dead set included Dear Mr. Fantasy with Stevie Winwood on vocal and organ, and guest appearance also of Tom Constanten on Dark Star/Saint Stephen. This was with two drummers. (I also remember Garcia playing a Gibson SG and Weir playing a hollow body Guild.) "
The music in this program is all I got from these two shows. Alan and Mark also delivered an amazing reel of 9/19/70 - Dark Star-> St. Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Lovelight. This is the famous "Pigpen, did you say 'fuck'?" Lovelight, heard (censored, I'm afraid) in GD Hours 311 and 312. Guess I'd better get those onto this site ASAP!
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Thanks for listening! David Gans
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