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Joined: Jun 17 2008

Good morning rockers!!!!

As many of you may or may not know, I am a bit of a “1971 Dead fanatic”. I have taken on a slightly ambitious project, documenting all 1971 Dead shows, the end result of which I hope will combine numerous “facts/factoids” about shows with recollections of folks who actually attended Dead shows in 1971.

In order to accomplish this, I need the help of the Dead fan community.

ALL contributions will be properly and specifically credited.

If you attended ANY shows in 1971 and have ANY recollections to share, PLEASE consider participating. Please PM me for details.

While of course I’m happy to hear from anybody who attended “classic 71 shows” such as Port Chester, Fillmore East, Harding Theater, Felt Forum, etc., I’m particularly interested in hearing from folks who may have attended lesser known, “out of the way” shows, such as:
1/21/71 Davis
1/22/71 Lane Community College
3/5/71 Oakland
4/14/71 Bucknell
4/18/71 Cortland
6/21/71 Chateau d’Herouville
8/4/71 Terminal Island
10/19/71 Northrop Auditorium
11/11/71 Atlanta
11/17/71 Albuquerque

In addition, if ANYBODY out there has “paper ephemera” related to 1971 shows, Please consider participating. I’m looking especially for:
Newspaper/print media articles
Show posters/handbills
Ticket stubs

Thanks in advance to all who participate and contribute!

Rock on,
Doc Gillespie

Joined: Sep 9 2015
if you are in adelaide get in

if you are in adelaide get in touch and we can see if we can plug you into our listening and viewing sessions .

Joined: Jun 27 2007
Based on how cool and groovy

Based on how cool and groovy most Aussies are I would think the Dead would fit right on in over here! Maybe RatDog will make a triumphant return starting with a week of shows in Sydney! That would be a dream come true for me! You never though, I was lucking enough to see RD play 3 shows in Italy!

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Joined: May 24 2015
I have seen some....

we got some heads here in Austria, usually there are five or six in
most every crowd of a rock concert ort Festival here around and i do think
there would be enough to fill a bigger hall if.....Bobby and or Phil
would make it over here once again - yet i don`t think they`ll do....
sad think cause we got lot`s of older legends and bands to Play
Audstria every year

Joined: Jun 27 2007
Sydney Head Here

Hi All! I have lived here for 2 years and am yet to meet 1 Aussie deadhead! I have a Stealie on my backpack which i bring to the city every day and haven't heard one thing about it. wild.

nfa----> joe g

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Joined: Jul 16 2015
deadheads in melbourne ,sydney ,brisbane and adelaide

in Brisbane , i know of three who get together-they watched Fare thee well as a group , in NSW there are another three , two of whom i have met at womadelaide . we had five watching the saturday show and two of us got together for the final one- dancing all the way through !

in melbourne theres Tascam Tim and Paisley Skies - we met with Paisley when we went over the see govt mule last year , there are heads around , but you need to search. i have a list of people on my website , but its pretty old and outdated as people now don't trade like they used to, i still get heads form new heads every now and again and i put them in touch with others in their town if i can
anyway heres the list

on my main page - there is a contact email , best to get in touch that way , meanwhile i will send a group email to all those addys on that list and see who is still active and i'll update it .

chilly , i'd love to meet up ,i'll PM you when i have finished this general post .

as for dead cover bands, i've never come across any over here , as they never toured they have no profile . if we can't get more than 20 people to go see widespread ( i was at the gov for their 98 tour - about 25 people there :-) then theres no chance for any dead cover bands , sad but true , in fact the fare thee well shows would have been the most publicity they ever had over here in the press apart from Jerry's death

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Joined: Nov 19 2010
Yes there are

I'm american as well and have been in Adelaide nearly 7 years now. I've run across a handful of Deadheads here and there. Not to long ago I bought a copy of Hofheinz from a girl in Melbourne who's boyfriend was an American Deadhead. That wasn't you was it? Can't say I've come across any cover bands.

Mr Shark I sent you a pm. Would love to meet up for a pint.

Joined: Jul 12 2015
aussie deadheads

Hey... i'm an American who has been in Melbourne for the past four years. Are there really deadheads around here? I've yet to meet one. I just returned from the last show in Chicago, which was so beautiful!!! It left me feeling both inspired and a bit sad. Are there any dead cover bands in Australia... or anything of the sort? Peace be with you.

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Joined: Jul 16 2015
adelaide heads

see my message above mate about adelaide heads.

mr shark's picture
Joined: Jul 16 2015
adelaide deadheads

I've tried to post this here a few times but for some reason I was never allowed to set up an account, finally it seems to work.

I am the deadhead who accosted a guy at womad a few years back and declared there were five of us in adelaide. At one time there were about 10 of us and there have been more who have drifted in and out of the group over the years . There were a number of core panic and deadheads at the uni but they have all returned to the US .

Well now we are down to about 3 who meet regularly as one of us buggered off overseas -he was much younger than the rest of us ,now he in his 30s living in London running trebuchet magazine ,out of those of us who are left two are old poms who are bickershaw veterans , the other a native aussie of the same vintage .

there is another guy who we see occasionally who is in his 40s who was a tour head in the 90s , way cool guy -and another who isn't bothered about meeting up for some reason so he doesn't count.

there are several ozzie heads who live in brisbane, melbourne and sydney who are all on the mailing list . join that and you will get some vine action as well as flac downloads on occasions

if you are in adelaide get in touch and we can see if we can plug you into our listening and viewing sessions . although most of are old farts we have good beer and sound systems and we love the dead and much more music both old and new that moves our souls


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Deadheads of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands