All Aboard the Time Machine!

In June of 73′, the Dead and the Allman Brothers teamed up at RFK Stadium in the nation’s capital for what is widely regarded as one of the top Dead shows ever. The Dead delivered a monster 3 set show, with the third set featuring Merl Saunders, Dickey Betts and Butch Trucks. This show is truly a blast from the past, a looking glass into a past time when the Dead, the Brothers, and 30,000 fans could get together on a Sunday and enjoy a sunshine daydream freakout like it was still 1968.

Dig it:


The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band
6/10/73 ~ RFK Stadium ~ Washington, DC

Set 1:
Morning Dew
Beat It On Down The Line
Ramble On Rose
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
They Love Each Other
The Race Is On
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Bird Song
Playing In The Band

Set 2:
Eyes Of The World ->
Stella Blue
Big River
Here Comes Sunshine
Around And Around
Dark Star ->
He’s Gone ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

Set 3:
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
That’s All Right, Mama
The Promised Land
Not Fade Away ->
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away
Johnny B. Goode

Stream 6/10/73 SBD
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The Dead at RFK

The Dead at RFK

Back up a few years to 1970 – The Filmore East – where we find The Dead and the New Riders of the Purple Sage playing two shows (early and late show) with an intimate Dead Acoustic Set -> New Riders set -> Dead electric set format for both shows. This is A LOT of music. This is early, stripped-down, raw Dead, not to be messed with. Exhibit A: Phil’s bombing entrance into The Other followed by a break-neck rendition. Exhibit B: Bobby’s growls and yells in Minglewood – this is good shit:

The Grateful Dead and the New Riders of the Purple Sage
5/15/70 ~ The Filmore East ~ New York, NY

Early Show – Dead Acoustic Set
Don’t Ease Me In
I Know You Rider
The Rub
Friend Of The Devil
Long Black Limousine
Candyman/Equipment problems
Cumberland Blues
New Speedway Boogie
Cold Jordan

Early Show – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bill Graham Introduction/Six Days On The Road
Whatcha Gonna Do?
I Don’t Know You
Portland Woman
Fair Chance To Know
Last Lonely Eagle

Early Show – The Grateful Dead (Electric)
Casey Jones
Easy Wind
Attics Of My Life
St. Stephen >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Drums >
The Other One >
Cryptical Reprise >
Cosmic Charlie
New Minglewood Blues

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

Late Show – Dead Acoustic Set
Ballad Of Casey Jones
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Black Peter
Friend Of The Devil
Uncle John’s Band
She’s Mine
Katie Mae
I Hear A Voice Callin’

Late Show – New Riders of the Purple Sage
Bill Graham Introduction/Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Louisiana Lady
Can’t Pay The Price
Truck Drivin’ Man
All I Ever Wanted
Workin’ Man Blues
Henry/Broken String
I Don’t Know You
Last Lonely Eagle
Mama Tried
Me And My Uncle

Late Show – The Grateful Dead (Electric)
Here Comes The Sun/Stage Preparations
The Sun King/Stage Preparations/Marines’ Hymn
Bill Graham Introduction/China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Cumberland Blues
Hard To Handle/Broken String
Beat It On Down The Line
Morning Dew
Good Lovin’
Dire Wolf
Next Time You See Me
Dark Star >
St Stephen >
Not Fade Away >
Turn On Your Lovelight
Cold Jordan

Stream the SBD here

Download Part 1 (SHN files)

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The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

The Dead @ Filmore East 1970

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