Fillmore West - June 6, 1969
June 06, 1969
list may be incomplete - billing: GD; Jr. Walker & The All Stars; The Glass Family. Elvin Bishop plays guitar on the tunes listed in Set One. Checkin Up On My Baby features his vocals.
This is probably the longest Lovelight ever played and certainly the longest in circulation.
Set List:Smokestack Lightning
Green Green Grass Of Home
Me And My Uncle
Checkin Up On My Baby
Beat It On Down The Line
Turn On Your Love Light
I will never forget the night for two main reasons...We were absolutely blown away by Jr. Walker, when he played Shotgun and got us all on our feet, then asked us to all hold hands, which was a first time thing in my many many fillmore west concerts...then sang "What Does it Take?" which was a current radio hit at the time, I remember alot of tears in the audience, which was kindof a new experience as well....Then I will never forget the almost without end Lovelight with Pigpen in his prime. Of course the purple owsley was a wee factor..
2nd major memory of the nite was after the concert back home in Santa Rosa, my friend and I decided to make some "poppin fresh" caramel rolls, turned on the oven but forgot to light it, he went home and I went to bed. The next morning my friends were banging on the door, dragged me out onto the lawn to breathe, and said if you would have lit a match, the whole cabin would have exploded , there was so much gas in the place...close call..and of course a strong memory.
I lived up Van Ness @ Turk St. in an old victorian house and we would just walk down to the Carousal (Fillmore West)
every night to check out the action. I remember Jr. Walker and the holding hands deal...I also got to drink some southern comfort with Janis and PigPen, while everyone on the side of the stage where we were all on smokin' some good pot through Pan's six foot fur wrapped PIPE. Janis even got up on stage and smoked Pan's pipe and said something like "Let's all get Stoned".....
Then the super long "Lovelight"......and like what was mentioned....lots of Purple Owsley!!!!!