Trips and Tales

Turned on and tuned into the Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia

Turned on and tuned into the Grateful Dead

I was turned on to Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in the Fall of 1972 when I was 13 years old.

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The first concert I attended

Eric Clapton

The first concert I attended

Cream was one of my most favorite bands and when I found out Clapton was touring again, I jumped at the chance to get tickets.

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Grateful Dead - Radio City Music Hall 1980

1980s Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia Radio City Music Hall Road Stories

Grateful Dead - Radio City Music Hall 1980

This run was huge. For the first time in a decade, the Dead were going to incorporate an acoustic set into their show, followed by two electric sets. 

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Grateful Dead - Hilton press conference, New York, NY 1.9.79

1970s Bill Kreutzmann Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia Mickey Hart

Grateful Dead - Hilton press conference, New York, NY 1.9.79

This press conference at the N.Y. Hilton hotel was arranged for college media and sandwiched between the Dead’s Madison Square Garden and Nassau Coliseum shows.

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Grateful Dead - Winterland New Years Run 1977

1970s Grateful Dead Road Stories Winterland

Grateful Dead - Winterland New Years Run 1977

After my summer trip to San Francisco in August '77, I was itching to get back to the Bay Area. The Grateful Dead provided the perfect excuse—their fabled year-end concerts at Winterland.

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