Grateful Dead

Bickershaw Festival - May 7, 1972

Bickershaw Festival

May 07, 1972

Wigan, UK

Average: 4.6 (14 votes)


Bill Kreutzmann's 26th birthday - also: NRPS

Set List:

Mr. Charlie
Beat it on Down the Line
He's Gone
Chinatown Shuffle
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Black Throated Wind
Next Time You See Me
Playing in the Band
Tennessee Jed
Good Lovin'
Casey Jones

Greatest Story Ever Told
Big Boss Man
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Dark Star
The Other One
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia
Turn On Your Lovelight
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away

One More Saturday Night

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

Sorry, guys, they definitely didn't do Deal on this occasion

Joined: Jul 10 2007
Deal again

I have to concur with Simon 'Deal' was not played.

Mythical Ethical Icicle Tricycle's picture
Joined: Jul 26 2007

Both and also indicate that "Deal" was played between "Mr.Charlie" and "Beat It On Down the Line" (sorry I can't link to those setlists, as the navigation on those sites won't allow it).

Nevertheless, it's of course entirely possible that who were there have it absolutely correct --that "Deal" was not played at Bickershaw and that a factual error has burrowed itself into the Interweb and has made its way across the length and breadth of it.

Me, I'm in no position to take one side or the other...

Joined: Nov 12 2007
Anyone see the movie yet?

The Bickershaw Festival DVD has been released, but only in Britain. Also the movie is not like the one about Woodstock or the Isle of Wight. Mostly stills and amateur footage. However I am sure the film is worth seeing because this was such a fascinating festival. The Dead's set is really a classic.

Joined: Nov 12 2007
The above setlist was merely

The above setlist was merely copied from Deadbase, so that is why "Deal" is erroneously listed.

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
now playing

Sing me Back Home

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Spanish Jam

Joined: Jul 8 2008
Met The Dead

At this gig i was one of only a very few (were you one?) who got over the fence went backstage and met Jerry sitting on the back step of a truck. Inside other members of the band were checking equipment. Security said to Jerry that they would remove us, but Jerry said let them stay and we (5/6?) remained and spent a while talking to him. I remember him asking me about a pink (i don't believe it now!) cardigan i was wearing with GD and NRPS knitted into it in another colour (red?). Anyway we were allowed to stay and when the Dead performed i positioned myself under the stage on a plank a few feet off the ground. The show was great.

Joined: Oct 18 2008
If you remember you were not there

If you info geeks remember where and when you were you have missed the point completely.Did you all have a sibling who went and now you have the ticket??? I was there I know it was Great in my soul. Davy Beggs and Jerry Garcia smoked a joint (I think)

Joined: Jun 30 2007
Here is the actual setlist from the SBD

Grateful Dead
Bickershaw Festival
Wigan, England

Disc 1
1st Set
1. Intro>
2. Banter
3. Sugaree
4. Banter
5. Mr. Charlie
6. Beat it On Down the Line
7. Banter
8. He's Gone
9. Chinatown Shuffle
10. China Cat Sunflower>
11. I Know You Rider
12. //Black Throated Wind
13. //Next Time You See Me

Disc 2
1. "Happy Birthday Billy"
2. Playin' in the Band
3. Tennessee Jed
4. Good Lovin'
5. //Casey Jones
2nd Set
6. Greatest Story Ever Told
7. Big Boss Man
8. Ramble On Rose
9. Banter
10. //Jack Straw

Disc 3
1. //Dark Star(patched)>
2. Drums>
3. The Other// One(patched)>
4. Sing Me Back Home

Disc 4
1. Banter
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Turn On Your Lovelight>
4. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad>
5. Not Fade Away
6. One More Saturday Night
7. Bonus - Banter Highlights

There is no break in the sbd between Mr. Charlie and Beat it On Down the Line so I can guarantee Deal was not played between those songs.

If you don't believe, then email me and I will burn discs for you. True believers=free; doubters=$10,000 :)

JIMI C (not verified)

there was a prison nearby &someof the prisoners were used to clean up the site after the festival ended..I'been visiting a pal in the Borstal ther & he told me about we made our way to site ,sneaked in & hid up a bigoak tree where we had a good overveiw of all...spent entire dead/nrps sets up a tree trippin & had no idea who these "Long haired hippies" were (SIC!!!!) however soon succumbed to the magick & have had a lifetime of joy ever to chat/vibe with other ones(!) am new to both net/deadnet sosend me some LOVE


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