Week of July 22, 1996
Vince Welnick brought a delightful pop sensibility to the Grateful Dead. He was instrumental in the return of "Here Comes Sunshine" to the Dead's repertoire, but he was unable to persuade the Dead to bring back "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)," the band's very first single (which they wrote and recorded after completing principal recording of their first album because executives at Warner Bros. Records didn't "hear a single").Vince Welnick & Missing Man Formation (unreleased)
Interview: Vince Welnick
Affordables 10/31/92 Oakland Coliseum Arena
HERE COMES SUNSHINE->
CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE->
THE GOLDEN ROAD (To Unlimited Devotion)
Weir-Welnick-Kaiser 8/27/94 Fukuoka, Japan
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS->
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT
Not sure if it was official, but the Fukuoka band was rumored to have been called "Special K and the Cereal Killers." A band with almost the same lineup performed 2/14/95 at the Fillmore under the name The Valentines. I'll get that show posted here soon.
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Thank you for listening!
- David Gans