Grateful Dead

Hollywood Bowl - June 17, 1972

Hollywood Bowl

June 17, 1972

Los Angeles, CA US

Average: 5 (8 votes)


Pigpen's last show, he did not sing - tapes from 11-20-71 often have this date - sound check: "Half Step" - first "Stella Blue" - also: NRPS

Set List:

Promised Land
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Me and My Uncle
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playing in the Band
Beat it on Down the Line
Stella Blue
El Paso
Casey Jones

Big Railroad Blues
Jack Straw
Cumberland Blues
The Other One
Ramble On Rose
Rockin Pneumonia
Sugar Magnolia
You Win Again
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

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Tim_SoCal's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
My first ever show

I went with a group of friends from high school and sat in a box that one of the parents had for all Hollywood Bowl shows...a great time and a great way to get on the bus!

cpoma's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
My first Greatful Dead Show

Me too, it was so great it was a turning point in my life. I missed the GD earlier shows and wish I hadn't
Turn on your love light and leave it on!

Joined: Jun 16 2007
Sort of a Historic Show...

I just listened to this, well, the 1st Set and what is in circulation of Set 2...

1st Set's marginal quality while the 2nd Set is bordering on horrendous.

Pigpen might be heard on the very first Stella Blue, not so sure, will hafta give it a listen again to see... really he's not heard much at all (possibly not even a single note) on this recording. Nice China->Rider suffers from a tapeflip but what can ya do?

If this soundboard exists in the vault, it should be released and not held back!

A Pismo Clam's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
The Bowl, a great venue

I still recall the China Cat/I Know You Rider from this show as being one of the best. Pig sure looked like he wished he was somplace else!

Joined: Jun 10 2007
my very first show

& what a winner it was.
Garcia was playing like he really wanted to make up for what Pig wasn't getting done.

Joined: Jun 26 2007
I had tickets......

I had tickets to this show but my parents would not let me go as I was only 12. So I gave my tickets and my camera to my older brother. I have some good photos of that show. I'll try to get some uploaded.

Joined: Jun 24 2007
Good show

I remember people dancing on the stage during Truckin' and being warned to, "Watch the wires."

Joined: Sep 24 2007
My First Show

I remember i went with a date and two other friends that brother had turned me on to the Skull and Roses live album and i really liked that so i bought four tickets.....saw the show which i really dont remember in great detail but it turns out that was Pigs last show.....and since that night ive been on the bus ever since......long live Jerry and the Rose Boys!!!!!!!!!.....Jim

Joined: Jul 7 2007
Did you forget the encore?

I attended this show. I had a full box, dead center and, despite the great seats, (and my dislike of negativity), this show (my 30th) was a real disappointment - the ushering-in of the bland Keith and Donna years.

Because I like to have memorabilia from every show I attended I DID pay a load of loot for a poster signed by the entire band. It took six months just to verify the sigs. If anyone out there has photos, tickets, a decent soundboard etc., I'm open to chatting with you.

By the way, attendees, have you all forgotten that the encore was "One More Saturday Night" and that this was the first public performance of "Stella Blue"?

Joined: Sep 2 2008
My First Show

Went with my best buddy and cousin. We tried to smoke the whole lid, but were not successful. It was all I ever wanted from my first Dead show.



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Hollywood Bowl - June 17, 1972