Grateful Dead

Academy of Music - March 25, 1972

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Academy of Music

March 25, 1972

New York, NY US

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Hell's Angels party/benefit - also: Bo Diddley - first set with Bo Diddley - "Unknown" is a blues number - Donna Godchaux's first official appearance as a member of the Grateful Dead - first "Hey Bo Diddley" - final "Mannish Boy" - only "Take It Off" - first "Mona" - only "Wo Wow Hey Hey" - only "Pollution" - only "Eighteen Children" - only "Are You Lonely For Me" - only "How Sweet It Is"

Set List:

Hey Bo Diddiey
I'm A Man
Jam
Take it Off
Mona

How Sweet It Is
Are You Lonely For Me
Next Time You See Me
Brown Eyed Women
Smokestack Lightning
Top Of The World
Sugaree
Looks Like Rain
Bertha
Mr. Charlie
Playing in the Band
Good Lovin'
Turn On Your Lovelight


03-26-72 Academy of Music, New York, NY

Greatest Story Ever Told
Cold Rain and Snow
Chinatown Shuffle
Black Throated Wind
You Win Again
Mr. Charlie
Jack Straw
Loser
Looks Like Rain
Big Railroad Blues
Big Boss Man
Playing in the Band

Truckin'
drums
The Other One
Me and My Uncle
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

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on top of camel back mt. (the sunny side) n.e.Pa radio show fried-days 6 - midnite (e.s.t.) www.esu.edu/wess
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hell's angels party w/ Jerry garcia and friends

tj crowley

toooo much acid!!!! the HA's play more than physical games

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on top of camel back mt. (the sunny side) n.e.Pa radio show fried-days 6 - midnite (e.s.t.) www.esu.edu/wess
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tj crowley

i see there's a poster for the gig (which i've never seen - and i collected poster's) but i recall the show was announced as 'hell's angels benefit w/ jarry garcia and friends' no mention of the dead or diddley

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Added show

this was an extra added show billed as Jerry Garcia and friends.
It was supposed to be a legal benefit for A Hells Angels defense fund or something.
The curtain went up and Bo Diddley was on first,
backed up by the Dead.This was a Saturday night I think
and I went down in the afternoon to try to get a ticket.
I payed a scalper $10 for a $5.50 ticket.

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Rember this show extremely

Rember this show extremely well, and yep, was a Hells Angels Benefit. A close friend in the music business got me 6 tickets for 1st Row Dead Center. March 20th, just five days earlier was my 18th birthday, and this was his birthday gift to me.

Jerry on Steel Pedel during Looks Like Rain was beautiful.

During "Brown Eyed Woman" I was dancing and smiling ear to ear, being only a few feet from Jerry. He looked at me dancing, right in my eyes, smiled back with a huge grin, and went off on break. Was one of those very special moments in my 24 years of seeing the dead.

Lord I miss him.

Love -EW

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1st Show

New York City...dozens of choppers...The Hell's Angels...this was the tune up run just prior to what we now know as Europe '72. Bo Diddley comes out with The Dead as his backup band. This was a crazy night. I seem to remember this may have been Donna Jean's initial appearance with the band. Pig Pen was on stage singing and playing organ...why? "...cause Mr. Charlie told me so."

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Garcia and friends

Great great night. Angels were everywhere, but no prob. It was really Pigpen's night- the bikers loved him and he tore the place down. The balcony was shaking like it would collapse. Orange barrels didn't help at that particular moment. What a classic run of shows at the Academy. I saw 4 of them- that was when I really got on the bus. By this time next year ('73) the Dead were out of the theaters and into the stadiums on the East Coast, for the most part.

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Academy of Music - March 25, 1972