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Request for stories

Friends -

I am writing the liner notes for three of the shows in the Europe 72 box: Jahrhunderthalle 26 April, Radio Luxembourg 16 May, and Lyceum 26 May.

Is there anyone among us here who attended any of these shows, or heard the Radio Luxembourg show over the air?

I'd be interested in a brief email conversation with an earwitness or two.

For that matter, I suppose it would be good to talk with someone who hit one of the other shows, for a sense of how the Grateful Dead were presented to the European market. What had you heard of them before they arrived? How were they received?

And of course, as these things go, I need it yesterday.

I will check back here later, but it would expedite matters if you sent your stories to me at david@gdhour.com or david@trufun.com

Thank you!

Gans/GD Hour blog
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Scottish dead band

Scottish dead band Workingsman's Deed will be playing Saturday, April 16th in Manchester at the Briton's Protection Bar. A great opportunity to hear some good tunes and meet fellow deadheads in the UK. Discussions about football are not recommended .....

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Dr. Will

Brand new video with his brother Schorsch. I LOVE it!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=1720107976297&oid=202137041934&comments
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jamasutra featuring Barry the Fish Melton cd (Deadicace members)

jas obrecht Jamasutra "revolution down the road" cd review
First, a quick background check: Barry “The Fish” Melton played lead guitar on the San Francisco scene’s first psychedelic record, and went on to play the Monterey and Woodstock festivals. His new “neo-psychedelic” release with Parisian guitarist/vocalist Stephan Missri and band is, in a word, extraordinary. It’s trippy, politically and socially conscious, and brilliantly played. Deadheads – Garcia freaks in particular – will love Melton and Missri’s flowing solos, epitomized by the Jerry-esque joyride of “Jamasutra Mantra.” Like the early Allman Brothers Band and Steve Hunter-Dick Wagner with Lou Reed, Melton and Missri create intriguing two-guitar interplay without venturing into overkill. They freak-out Hendrix-style on “Vert,” and Barry resurrects his wicked vibrato of yore for “Le Dernier Homme en Ville.” His sea shanty-cum-ecological call to arms “Shady Grove” recalls his Country Joe & The Fish era and then segues into one of the album’s best jams.

International feels abound. Algerian-born Missri sings mostly in French, with a smooth, smoky voice. Rhythms and melodies seamlessly embrace rock, blues, psychedelic, Middle Eastern, and African influences. “This was truly a trans-Atlantic effort for me,” says Melton, who’s worked as a public defender in northern California. “Much of my early music was influenced by Middle Eastern music, which becomes immediately apparent were you to see me with Country Joe in the 1967 movie Monterey Pop.” Danish bassist Charles Jannic and French drummer Christophe Rossi excel at everything – hats off to these guys, as well as to Melton and Missri for their fine, fine playing and producing. Order this Seafood Records release at www.barrymelton.com and www.jamasutra.com.

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that sounds like fun. i'm so

that sounds like fun.
i'm so used to facebook ... i was looking for the like button

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Dr. Will

Dr. Will is playing a blusey theatrical jammin show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, on 25th of March.
Can't wait!
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deadheads in uk

don't know about london, but the UK is full of deadheads.
you need to check out the eurotraders group on yahoo, that's your best bet. currently a concert is being planned in april for workingman's deed, a dead tribute band, one of various in the uk. although i think it is cosmic charlies which plays more around london.
if you hunt around my webpage www.jambandseurope.com you can also find links to all the dead cover abnds and jma bands in the uk as well as links to other sites and the SOL festival in UK as well.

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deadhead in London

Hiya,

Just wondering if there are any heads residing in or around the London area?

thanks!

Has anyone tried any of the fine ale from Darkstar brewery?
Delicious

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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS

just a heads up for all jamband and funk fans living in spain. the Uks finest funk band "The New Mastersounds" will be on tour in Spain in February. These guys play all original funk, mainly instrumental, ten albums already released, and have been compared to the meters, in fact, Art "Poppa Funk" Neville was so impressed by a video of them doing a meters tribute session at the Mountain Aire festival he asked them to be his backing band for a show at Tipitina's in NOLA this Halloween. They spend most of their time touring the jamband circuit in the u.s., they played just about every major jamband festival this summer and fall, so this is a rare opportunity to catch them on this side of the Atlantic. These will be their first shows after Jam Cruise (3rd year in a row), so don't miss them. If you live in the UK they will be playing a free show in Leeds tomorrow December 22nd.

Thursday, February 3rd - Fender Club Getafe
Friday, February 4th - Durango Club Valencia
Saturday, February 5th - Booga Club Granada
Sunday, February 6th - Sala Malandar Sevilla w/ La Mula
Wednesday, February 9th - Vallado-Indy Music Series @ Sala Asklepios Valladolid
Thursday, February 10th - Hangar Burgos
Friday, February 11th - Jimmy Jazz Vitoria
Satruday, February 12th - Apolo [2] Barcelona
Sunday, February 13th - Sala Caracol Madrid

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Hey Now...Just a reminder

Hey Now...Just a reminder that www.deadvids.com is hosting another My First Grateful Dead Show this Wednesday evening from 9:00-11:30pm/ET. This will be our first in the series to showcase one of our "international" Deadheads so it's gonna be a really special show.

Please do join us in the Deadvids chat room (http://deadvids.com/dv) to participate in the interview. We're bound to cover just a little more ground! Peace...

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