Ha, found it myslef.
Jerry did a "walk on" for the show, he sang "Cocaine Express Mainline". My search suggested the song was/is famous but I've never heard about it besides listening to the radio that nite. Just think, Jerry and the band knew Jake and Elwood before Saturday Night Live was created.
Here's the link for the song, it's a hoot. Thanks folks.
In the early 70's the National Lampoon Radio Hour was on Sunday nights. The people on the show became the initial Sat Nite Live group. Anyway, one night the show was a spoof on Hunter Thompson heading to Sanfran to a Dead show on a barge that wouldn't stop rocking till it hit Hawawii. As the radio show tapered off, the Dead began singing a song about shooting up cocaine. It sure did sound like the Dead, and Jerry singing. Did the band really do that song for the radio show?
I'll see about getting it out shortly - i'll be away for the week-end for college orientation (my son's - not mine)
The Third Eyeball
June 22, 1984 | Toronto, Canada
The Band and The Grateful Dead
This other site lists it as 6/21
I'll look to see if i have it tonight
but it might be worth a listen
According to Deadbase there were only 2 shows in Canada in the 80's. This might be it. It has not been vined according to the vindex: http://www.dead.net/forum/vindex. Anyone have it?
06-21-84 Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, Ontario, Canada (Thu)
1: Bucket, TLEO, C. C. Rider> Bird Song, BIODTL> Dupree's> L. L. Rain> Might As Well
2: Scarlet> Fire, Good Times, Samson> Terrapin> Drumz> Wheel> Throwing Stones> NFA E: New Orleans*, Big Boss Man*> Iko Iko*
*with The Band SEVA benefit - nationwide FM broadcast - final/last "New Orleans": 11-12-70 [879 - The Band opened - Sylvia Tyson played outside the beer tent after the show for Circle Of Gold tickets
I believe it was in the mid-80's when the Dead did a benefit concert for the Seva Foundation. The show was in Toronto and it broadcasted all over north america. I would like to find out the date of the show and then a source for the tunes.
Please send me a PM if you can help.
I have this very suite set of Phil boards and some 1990's that someone sent me and I don't know where it goes next?
Keep a song in your heart.
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all ready to go to the next person.
Sorry for the delay. Lapful Laughs on its way.
"That path is for, your steps alone."