Feel the ocean breeze and spend a sunny Sunday with the Grateful Dead as the Deadcast visits Santa Barbara ‘73 with first-time showgoer Al Franken, archivist David Lemieux, the show’s promoters, and more.
by Jesse Jarnow
Michael Lydon’s 1969 Rolling Stone feature captured the Dead’s less-successful 1969 visit to UC Santa Barbara.
Michael Parrish attended the Santa Barbara ‘73 show, and recently posted his memories and a handful of never-seen photographs.
Rosie McGee’s photos of Santa Barbara ‘73 appear in both her memoir and sumptuous coffee table book of photographs, 1966-1991. Tom Davis’s memoir Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is extraordinarily entertaining.
A 2004 newspaper article referring to the wayward cocaine prescription described in this episode by promoters Jim Curnutt and Sepp Donahower. An interview with Sepp featuring a photo of him before the Santa Barbara ‘73 show with Sam Cutler, Jon McIntire, Sonny Heard, and Stanley Mouse.
Bob Student’s silent footage of Santa Barbara ‘73.
Just an aside. When about to launch into "The Race is On" Bobby makes comment, "A song of our time". I am sure this is referring to the biggest story of the day before. That would be, Secretariat winning the Triple Crown of horse racing for the first time in 25 years. Pretty cool. Weir was good at stuff like that. Gave shout out to the local little league team in suburban Washington State when in Seattle in early '80s. These tapes and your shows are time capsules. Just thought I'd point out what I knew.