Happy Birthday Pigpen!!!
3 terrific shows occurred on this date: I'm fortunate to have been at 2 of them. 9/3/72 was a 3 set show on a beautiful sunny day in Boulder, with an afternoon rainstorm to cool us off. This was my first show that really put me on the bus. We all appreciated the gifts from the Rainbow family.
13 years later I attended the Starlight show in KC when Cryptical opened up the 2nd set. Listen to the Oade recording and enjoy this great show again.
On XM Sirius right now, 9/3/77 is playing. Dick's Pick 15 offers a soundboard recording....
I had just returned to Bellingham,WA from Coos Bay,OR, where my father had cashed his worldly chips two weeks prior....I stopped at the tavern for a "coke and a smoke". I looked up at the television above the bar,and there was Jerry smilin' down with a black frame around his face and today's date 1995....I miss you Jerry, but I have survived and I will get by....Thanks for the music and the good times shared and yet to come....
the Hell's Angels. 8/07/65, 3:00 p.m. at Kesey's in La Honda. Two days of debauchery - ooooeeee!!! Further. Deep in the Rusky Dusky Neon Dust.
" Where does the time go? "
that were being sold in the late 80's and early 90's had a tag attached with a picture of whatever artwork of Jerry's that was used, so i believe marye is correct, they were designed around his artwork.
What a mass of hippie humanity on this wild and crazy day in 1973 near Elmira, NY. A few of us from Cleveland drove up in my '70 VW bus to see the Dead, the Band & the Allman Brothers.
Our ten dollar tickets were useless as the fences were down by the time we got into the venue. We laid out a blanket left of the stage about 80 yards away and enjoyed the show until a fast moving storm chilled us all off. After the Allman's performance, several members of the Band and Dead returned to the stage and jammed on into the night. Never did figure out what was in that bottle of Almaden wine!?!
"she was too pat to open and too cool to bluff"
...on this day in 1973.
though I'm prepared to be corrected by those with better knowledge, that the designs are from Jer's art, of which there is lots, but I don't know the details.
Were the original Jerry ties actually designed by Jerry? Or did he just attach his name to it? If he did it, how many different designs were his as opposed to, say, variations on a theme?
Wage slaves? Really? In America? Say it ain't so! If I were president Jerry ties would be de rigeur in my administration.
On topic, 40 years ago today the Grateful Dead played an epic 14 song acoustic first set at the Fillmore East that included Cocaine Blues.
July 12, 1976
The Grateful Dead played the first of six nights at the Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California.
"I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had 6 months to live" Keith Richards