1968 is on my short list of really awful years.
Two assassinations, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, that business at the DNC in Chicago, Prague Spring, the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam, the My Lai massacre, there were other notable incidents such as the Black Power salute at the Olympics in Mexico City, and many many protests.Fun and games.
people have this idyllic view of the '60s, all peaceful and tuneful and lovey-dovey, and, um, no. Not that way. There was a lot of dark along with the light. Often in the same place.
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Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, William Schroeder, and Sandra Lee Scheuer were killed, from live M-1 gunfire, by the Ohio National Guard during a Kent State University protest against expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. I was a senior in high school 30 miles away in Pepper Pike. These were very turbulent times, widespread across our nation.
Grateful Dead played a free concert in memory of these fallen students in Cambridge, MA the next day, 5/5/70.
Gansa Gansa HEY!!
david gans was born!!.....happy birthday david!!...from johnman and mooona
On this date in 1980, Grateful Dead played a 3 set show at the warm and cozy Saenger Theatre, in New Orleans, LA. Set 1 was acoustic, followed by 2 electric sets. A few snippets of the 2nd electric set have been brought out of the vault just this week! A tale that had been circulating indicated the recording equipment had flown from SF to NY: now we know that a soundboard exists. Dan Healy did run a cassette deck off the PA feed, according to someone familiar with what's in the Vault. Today on XM, you can hear China>Rider, Stranger, Ship of Fools, Estimated & an Eyes! This sequence is also on the featured week of 10/12-18, here on dead.net I sure would like to hear the Scarlet > Fire, from 10/19/80, next week! Thanks for the grate memories.
Here's a timeline of album releases with pics and vids. Enjoy!
The show was "Englishtown" , and a great show it was, best Eyes of the World I know of.
Right outside this lazy summer home
This is the only day where I'd been to 2 Grateful Dead shows: 1972 was my first show, a 3 set gem in Boulder with free pot, a rain storm, and a Rockin' Pneumonia. All this for a $3 ticket!
13 years later at Starlight Theater in Kansas City's Swope Park, it was hot and humid. The 2nd set opened with Crytical Envelopement and encored w Baby Blue. The Oade brothers made a wonderful audience recording that may be obtained from www.archive.org. Do check it out!
Today on XM Sirius, David Lemieux features a piece of history with some great tunes from the Elizabethtown, NJ 9/3/77 show, one I wish I had attended. Most of it is on Dick's Pick #15.