The best kinds of interviews are less question and answer sessions than genuine conversations between those involved. Whether they’re music lovers, movie buffs or sports fanatics, the dialogue moves at an increasingly rapid clip because one participant’s comment inspires a corollary from the other(s).
In September, 1978, musical worlds collided when renowned Egyptian oud player Hamza El Din, along with the Nubian Youth Choir, joined the Grateful Dead onstage during all three concerts they performed at the foot of the Pyramids of Egypt. The collaboration resulted in the hypnotic, polyrhythmic tune “Ollin Arageed,” written by Hamza himself. It was a true meeting of two completely divergent, yet totally complementary, musical styles.
Bill Graham staffers outside Winterland.
Bobby, Donna and Jerry. From Egypt With Love.
The Winterland marquee for the Egypt with Love shows.
From Egypt with Love show at Winterland.
David Gans's handwritten set list from the November, 1973 Winterland shows.
Rock Talk with KG - A review of Wake of the Flood.
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA. Sufi benefit.
Uncle Sam at midnight, NYE, Winterland Arena, SF, CA.