Grateful Dead

The Spectrum - March 31, 1987

The Spectrum

March 31, 1987

Philadelphia, PA US

Average: 4.1 (17 votes)


FM broadcast WMMR-Philadelphia

Set List:

Jack Straw
Franklin's Tower
C.C. Rider
Ramble on Rose
Tons of Steel
Mama Tried
Big River
Desolation Row
Don't Ease Me In

Touch of Grey
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
Uncle John's Band
I Need a Miracle
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Turn on Your Love Light

Brokedown Palace

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Attendees of this show

dubai-escorts-bunnies, Phurstno2, Brad125, Luvdacheese, Frankie In atlanta, rockit, GeoffHarrison, UncleJoe, CaptJ8k, wmorton03, Mgross1356, phillyirish, tat2inmd, Gr8ful Dead, pukegrub, RANGER15, mmcgreev, adamz, Stealurface-bertbert, eloicious, V-GOD, sugaree511, tapertom1272, rymo, IkoIko95, BillyBlastoff, Norwood, jbass77bc, Theeteetop, M.Laurentus, hockey_john, v32, ptown phool, gdharlow, docjbf, Funken_A, Charlie Mosbrook, munclemex, salart, Debdeadhead, mmcnutt1970, MrJonesN, halloweenkid, Phinnegan, TrippyPete, Pynzo, ChinaRider77, matt stein, seltz, yodel9, Nikon Harry, Jaypro, mamakim67, Sequitor, Gentle Giant, gmcmd, Iriecycle, lotsofgreensmiles, rainman67ko, Uncle Arby, Dr Dimento, hippierob, lazarus11, jz, Gr8fulGlenn, uponscrutiny, diamond dudeegs, niptotheair, lynch, darkstarcrashes, spacewalker, BIODTR58, tpenn, roseagle, corrinaandmarin, Pandaman, mojoman, rodiebluez1, Mr.Natural, johnnytreeman, Mud, swa, Rolokid, AlaskaDeadHead1, midiman007, thatch, detroit is dead, stroukoa, flip0512, Ms Bee, jsginbull, foreverahead, Flickster, paintgangster, cinimod, rcs616, palmsunday, Cerberus, ddam, HelenABucket, deadratdog, ahpook23, jlawless, dalbert1969, zebadya, jcjoesammax, Rickyspill, redcdiver, misterAYed, Tweety42, bml140, sugarmag68, HlpSlpFrank, alovours13, terrapintom, scorpm64, chefdarkstar, junglejim, RaymondMBrown, Danc1n, Marshmallow Warrior, scotty m, ellis d, cassidy11, gr8fulal, Mister_Charlie, Heynow from The Well, mercurygd, nicklas59, pat L, John Galt, onebear, JohnDC, rrketchum, tcrider, Iggy, gatzapaul, powderjunky, Bettinadragonfly, gallabill, stemcap,, CarlaDCArea, bmurf, chaoslodge, Byrd24, shayful dead, Farsiter, lemond, cool colo. rain, SCDeadhead, Savage, Lil_Red_Wolfster, MagicPEZ, wharfrat1016, WALLMEISTER, brewstu, Phaldo, grooveon, terrapinbill, ladnarc, jsomoza, chrisfic, deadheadii, deadheadfrom76, pflugs, buddawolf,, gr8fulcraig, jerseyjed369, Sugar Mag, ruk1nd, tomsned66, richdead, Lostsailor86, tardis, Peppermint Patty, voodoonola, NNJDEADHEAD68, danceswithbears, redeft, mps6102, thehagg01, The_Music_Danced_Me, aikox2, cdeuce, bobbyb, DinoBam, MICKE527, zig zag man, byrdgirl_01, cosmic_skye, lamarred664, iggy62, free2liv64, Amitayus, tattoohippy, zappy, rami, In_A_Silent_Way, lookslkrn, nickelless, jbatt, cub, flipper, aliceDmillionair, LittleTerry, flahead, jimi864, WaywardBill, BoSoxMatt, Brother Esau, InTheSticksUBEPA, HaraldPlays, skullfu, scarletfire16, NM-MCS, WMC Preacher-Rock, sakparadise, Bettylou, zofo, EasyJim, PatrickJP07, funkygoodpants, ticket lee, Sprybert, AlanSheckter, Sleepy Monkey, twilaq1, TomFoolery, wheels69, Mr.Skjellyfetti, jakestraw, ginsu710, Wandering Soul, gr8tfulandy, 10sejed, bigbob, Duude, estimatedprofits, macdoogle, still-dead, romp711, dupree49, hopdawg04, giotti, WHARFRAT917, theleven, koopman, hamal, Greatful Greg 61, kaluss, AoxoA, Osmodiar, gr8fuldrew, Skjellifetti, rgreene, picnic, wolfman719, Bill Stratton, big dave, Babuyaya, geriskids83, Brownie, JkStrw, notfade, ramblonrose, jobyallwaysdead, AndieIsAlthea, SocietysPliers, jz323, Ted S, Gr8fulglow, gratefulgreg1, jennyg219, JMRDead, dhmikeo, GratefulGigi, eclipse, DEADHEADMOM62, lisainpotown, Space69, jozeppy, caffmcjimmrey, The Ostrich, KingLono, Majuroguy, blondon1, miggon, MoonshineCito, GDfan4ever, George C. Hartman, DFBWM, bshaky256, Longnook, DedHedMom, sycobilly, GaryHartman, jpjp, mcthwait, shnaholic, andrewmyers, tapertim, Mr.Wooz, Shimanto, JurassicBlueberries, Josef, mary-sunshine, warphrat, Uncle Jimmie, catchmohl, wubai65, deshafe, Stephen S Sharkey, wolf,, carmotor, brainman, augustfirst, jackl921, sugarmag122, galacticartist, johnh, AnnieRoses, gregp123, ez2lovu, Forever_Deadicated, kirk, PearlyB, Big Bad Bill, chef, crippledbutfree, Oroborous, AikoBearzly, dharmagum, RAUCHFEST, carob, lappdog1, taperdave, schleif, physsijim, Techgurl, legionmary, nalex, MovinGroovin, ripple7, shugamag, sugrmag66, DrDarkStar, JOEG, gratefuldoc, claw, Friend of the Devil, Cosmiccharlie, bonz713, Finster, WWTyson, raven0618, fotd313, ScottL57, TracyS, kenw83, dmfresco, njwreckdiver, saint, levitonjl, johnnydomino, Raoul Duke, OneGratefulDad, judyc7, SkookS, Lesh-Is-More, mcleary, gilco, mapfreak, skrletbegonia, Tony_S, jillstraw, micp1274, stickyfingers, warlok, mksmith, toshchance, Steph, fenario420, johnlo, EDupree, hbgbill, jdwilgus, vernnlou, Lazy-Supp-Deal, 333mike, lindas, Maliz, starjfa, Kenpb, mightzwell, philfan61, msgsec74, GrandMasterG, jonesgang, captblei, pzz, prentsloan, taperchef, Thom, Duggles, nughuffer, boxorain62, paulmalonj, ratskrad, Spender, dansoninthestreets, Bozo Bus, jims, other1, 2pigpen


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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Birthday show

My one and only birthday show...Mom bought the tix

ChinaRider's picture
Joined: Jun 14 2007
My first tape

Recorded the FM broadcast from WMMR, and went on the collect many tapes.

If you get confused, listen to the music play!


Jeffc's picture
Joined: Jun 10 2007
Spring Fever

Best of both worlds, taped radio broadcast and made it to the show.
Despite being in the tinny old Spectrum, Jerry's guitar was absolutely perfect, the Desolation Row solos were pure Jer, and I doubt there were ever more soulful versions of China Doll and Brokedown Palace. Give it a listen if you can, you'll see what I mean.

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Joined: Oct 1 2007
From the throws

First night was great, Until. . . . after the couldn't find my people and well after wandering aimlessly for hours I finally decided to sleep in a hedge row in some God forsaken park with a bunch of junkies and bums and vagerants and such. I woke the next morning so sick, so freaking sick. I miracled my ticket to the second night, slept through in the bus (I found my people in the lot of course) and into the next day. show time and I was still feeling in the throws didn't know if I was going to make it but I ended up dancin the illness away (the dead as medicine)

Joined: Nov 29 2007
The one that got me on the bus

My second show - I just didn't get it after my first show. Opens with an absolutely stellar Jack Straw > Franklins. The rest follows suit. Thank G_d I decided to check things out for a second time. I've been hooked ever since this excellent show.

Joined: Mar 26 2008
Great Show

One of the best Jack>Franklins I've ever seen!

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Joined: May 5 2011
3rd night

Attended all 3 nights at the Spectrum and this one I thought was the most rockin..Unfortunately my buddy Marc decided to take some acid and totally wigged out, at one point even throwing a lit cigarette into some chicks hair who was sitting two rows in front of our crew. Apparently he thought she was his ex-girlfriend there with some other dude. Needless to say his stupidity brought us all down. Aside from Marc I had a killer time . We were just to the left of the stage on Phil's side and the band was really tight that night. The dont ease stands out for me cause Brent went nuts on the organ solo. Shazam!

Joined: Nov 10 2012

Best ever Jack> favorite show of 87.

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Joined: Jan 8 2009
3rd night...

Took the train down from C.W. Post, Long Island U. for 2 shows! Took some liquid brown 1st night w/ Joel M. Had to train back to school for class but did a turn around and trained back to Philly for this show! Sober night indeed but I remember hanging with two heavy metal rock and roll types who were blown away by what they saw and heard! classic!


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