Week of February 26, 2007
First of a three-parter featuring the second set of New Year's Eve 1990.
Around the time I was putting this show together, I spoke with guitarist Bob Weir about the 1976 New Year's Eve CD that was about to come out, and Bob told me a great story about an encounter with Bill Graham at the 1990 show. Graham was, of course, the legendary San Francisco concert promoter who put on a wild pageant at midnight every New Year's Eve from 1976 until 1990. You'll also hear a bit of the radio broadcast, including the voices of hosts Ken Nordine (who celebrated his 90th birthday this week - happy birthday, Ken!), Bari Scott, Jack Ellis, and me.
Oh, and the wonderful Branford Marsalis sits in with the Dead for pretty much the whole second set.
Grateful Dead 12/31/90 Oakland Coliseum Arena
NOT FADE AWAY->
EYES OF THE WORLD
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