Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972

Episode Duration: 01:33:39

We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead’s 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis’s Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there.

Guests: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower, Bill Weber, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, Joe Schwab, Mark Slosberg, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, Graeme Boone, David Lemieux

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by Jesse Jarnow

The Grateful Dead’s three shows at the Fox Theatre in October 1972 were in many ways a culmination of the previous four years during which the band had played the city as often as any location between the Bay Area and the the vicinity of New York City. One guest in our St. Louis episodes, local St. Louis head John Ellis, helped compile a jaw-dropping multi-part in-depth history of the Grateful Dead in St. Louis, 1968-1971, with even more unseen photos in a supplementary post. It’s definitely worth checking out.

David Gans provided us with some great audio of Owsley Stanley. You can read the full interview in his essential interview collection, Conversations With the Dead, available in signed copies from David’s online bookstore. The Owsley Stanley Foundation has lots of great music to check out.

There wasn’t any review of the Dead’s 1972 shows in the St. Louis Outlaw, but there was this sweet photo spread, though no credited photographer, where you can see the mirror ball that the band installed especially for these shows. Thanks to the State Historical Society of Missouri and the New York Public Library for archival assistance, and to Uli Teute for helping to sew it back together.

 

listen to river 1972

We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead’s 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis’s Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there.

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Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower, Bill Weber, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, Joe Schwab, Mark Slosberg, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, Graeme Boone, David Lemieux
Supplemental Materials

by Jesse Jarnow

The Grateful Dead’s three shows at the Fox Theatre in October 1972 were in many ways a culmination of the previous four years during which the band had played the city as often as any location between the Bay Area and the the vicinity of New York City. One guest in our St. Louis episodes, local St. Louis head John Ellis, helped compile a jaw-dropping multi-part in-depth history of the Grateful Dead in St. Louis, 1968-1971, with even more unseen photos in a supplementary post. It’s definitely worth checking out.

David Gans provided us with some great audio of Owsley Stanley. You can read the full interview in his essential interview collection, Conversations With the Dead, available in signed copies from David’s online bookstore. The Owsley Stanley Foundation has lots of great music to check out.

There wasn’t any review of the Dead’s 1972 shows in the St. Louis Outlaw, but there was this sweet photo spread, though no credited photographer, where you can see the mirror ball that the band installed especially for these shows. Thanks to the State Historical Society of Missouri and the New York Public Library for archival assistance, and to Uli Teute for helping to sew it back together.

 

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Fantastic as usual! For some reason I was struck with emotion and brought to tears as the music teacher followed closely along with the versions of Bird Song from the run. Thank you!

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    Fantastic as usual! For some…

    Fantastic as usual! For some reason I was struck with emotion and brought to tears as the music teacher followed closely along with the versions of Bird Song from the run. Thank you!