Week of November 11, 1991
Grateful Dead 9/16/78 Sound and Light Theatre, Cairo, Egypt (with Hamza El-Din)
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN->
The "UNCLE BOBO" incident: Bob Weir, Bill Graham
Grateful Dead, One from the Vault
HELP ON THE WAY->
BILL GRAHAM REMEMBERED: Wavy Gravy, Dr. David E. Smith, Thom O'hair, Mickey Hart, Robin Williams
Concert promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash on a rainy night in October 1991, along with his girlfriend, Melissa Gold, and his pilot, Steve Kahn.
Dr. David E. Smith was the founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic. His long-out-of-print memoir Love Needs Care is well worth reading if you can find a copy. Thom O'hair, now deceased, was the program director at KSAN in its heyday, back in that time when FM radio was the community listening post of the counterculture. Wavy Gravy is Wavy Gravy, of course. The insane/delightful actor/comedian Robin Williams is a San Francisco native, and he - along with hundreds of other Bay Area luminaries - spent November 3, 1991 at Golden Gate Park, grieving and celebrating with the rest of us at a memorial event titled Laughter, Love and Music. * * * You can browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the GD Hour web site. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour [at] dead.net
Thanks for listening!
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