November 5, 2015

The Updated Grateful Dead Song Graph

Guest Post by Dr. Beechwood

Here is an update of the original chart that I made a few years ago showing every time the Grateful Dead’s original songs were played live.

This is a low-res thumbnail image - the full-sized version can be downloaded at: 

There are 151 original songs. The chart begins with the songs on the Dead’s first albums, so their earliest songs from 1965-66 that were dropped earlier are not included. The chart now includes the previously missing Pigpen song Empty Pages, played twice in 1971, as well as all of the Mydland and Welnick originals. A few Dead originals, such as Pride of Cucamonga, were never played live and are absent. (Two Hornsby songs played by the Dead, Valley Road and Stander on the Mountain, are here considered covers and not included.)
Weir’s songs with and without Barlow are given different symbols, as are Mydland’s songs with and without Barlow. I have not given a separate symbol to the two early Garcia songs for which he wrote both the words and music (Cream Puff War, Cryptical Envelopment). But the songs primarily credited to Robert Hunter are marked separately, as he wrote both the words and music for Easy Wind and It Must Have Been the Roses, and co-wrote Fire on the Mountain with Hart.
Additional songwriters are listed in the footnotes; for instance, Hart and Kreutzmann are co-credited in several songs. The songwriters not in the Grateful Dead include Bobby Petersen, Eric Andersen, Peter Monk, Gerrit Graham, Bob Bralove, Willie Dixon, Rob Wasserman, and Andrew Charles.
Most song credits are from, but note that some credits are inconsistent between the original album and other sources (such as live album releases).

The dates are taken from (before the site went down) and The pre-’69 shows are more sparsely documented, and there are probably some versions of songs missing. For example, has separate entries that sometimes list “St. Stephen” and other times “Saint Stephen.” I tried to catch most of these.

The twenty least-frequently played original songs from post-1967 (based on existing knowledge) are:

Rosemary: 1 (12/7/68)
What’s Become of the Baby: 1 (4/26/69)
Only a Fool: 1 (4/23/84)
Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues: 1 (3/27/86)
Salt Lake City: 1 (2/21/95)
Empty Pages: 2
Sage and Spirit: 2
Gentlemen Start Your Engines: 2
Money Money: 3
Blues for Allah: 3
If I Had the World to Give: 3
Operator: 4
Reuben and Cherise: 4 (but played much more frequently by the Jerry Garcia Band)
Till the Morning Comes: 5
King Solomon’s Marbles: 5
Mission in the Rain: 5
Clementine: 6
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away: 6  
Maybe You Know: 6
Believe It Or Not: 7

A longer essay on the Dead's original songs can be found at the older post: 

You can see a larger version of the chart at here: 
However, the download looks better. You'll need to sign up on or log in through facebook to download.

The chart was created using Excel and importing the graph into Illustrator to make the labels and other graphic design elements. A better version could be created using a real database program. If the graph were created using Google Charts, then hovering over each point would give you the actual date of that song’s performance. I would be happy to share the data with someone if they want to create a better version of this, provided credit is given to my work compiling the data and this original graph.

September 24, 2015

Deadbase Corrections

A new edition of Deadbase was published last month, a thousand-page hardcover celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dead.  
Deadbase 50 includes a reprint of Deadbase XI from 1999, plus 400 pages of updates. The authors explain that “the primary motivation to put out a new edition at all was to satisfy the numerous requests to reprint DB XI for those who missed out the first time. As the reprint was being prepared we kept coming up with more and more new material and decided to put it at the beginning.”
Unfortunately, they were not able to combine the updates with the old listings: “due to technical difficulties and the passage of time, we were not able to resurrect the old programs” – in short, “the database used to produce DB XI no longer exists…the DB XI pages are pdf scans.” So the updates are printed separately from the older DB XI lists, which means the reader must do a lot of flipping back and forth. (This is no easy task when looking through hundreds of pages, so I recommend bookmarks for the different sections.)

The updates (with their online equivalents) include:
GarciaBase: (Garcia setlists from 1970)
WeirBase: (Weir setlists pre-1995) (Ratdog setlists since 1995)
PhilBase: (Phil & Friends, Furthur, Dead, Other Ones setlists)
The Ned Lagin performance list:
Ihor Slabicky’s discography:

As it stands, this edition of Deadbase still has some large gaps to be filled. These things are absent:  

1) The pre-Dead tapes of Garcia, Lesh, and Pigpen, up to the Mother McCree’s tape. These should really have their own section. For now, there’s the first volume of the Deadhead’s Taping Compendium; and one online option (somewhat cluttered and out of date) is here:
2) Garcia’s guest appearances, jamming with other musicians. The current GarciaBase does not include these, though this is an important part of Garcia’s history and includes many significant tapes that are also left out of the Dead listings. (To a lesser extent, this also applies to Weir.)   
3) NRPS dates & setlists covering the years Garcia played with them. In the New Riders’ first year in particular, this includes many shows they played without the Dead (some recently uncovered on the Lost Live Dead site), so perhaps this group should have a separate database covering their early history.
Deadlists offers setlists for many of the shows the New Riders played with the Dead. The NRPS site also has show lists, but is very incomplete & out of date:
Aside from the Dylanstubs site, another option for all Garcia dates is  - shows can be searched by date or by band. (Personally I think this site is a nightmare to navigate.)
An alternate option, insofar as it works (the site is dead, and not all of it is accessible):

Of course, the Grateful Dead’s shows are the most important part of any Deadbase! Since none of the Dead setlist sites online are updated anymore, a single source that compiles all the latest, most accurate show information is much needed. Unfortunately, the Grateful Dead updates in Deadbase are still incomplete and out of date, and many recent discoveries were not included. So I decided to post a list of corrections and additions to the new Deadbase updates, which I hope can be incorporated in any future edition or online version. For now, consider this an extended list of errata!

My main sources were the indispensable Lost Live Dead site, newspaper reviews and posters of shows, and various web articles and audience memories I've found online.
Note that I’ve only listed my corrections & updates here; the previous Deadbase listings aren’t repeated. This list will really be of use only to people who already have Deadbase 50 in hand.
Also, I only went up to 1971. Remaining errors after that are probably minor; it’s the early years that needed the most work.
Also, there are many cancelled shows that I didn’t list here. Deadbase has an old list of cancelled shows which needs to be updated, but that can wait for another day.
Also, this list covers only the Grateful Dead updates. The GarciaBase listings may be just as incomplete, but here I left Garcia’s shows aside. Ideally someone can doublecheck the GarciaBase entries as well.
I’m sure I’ve overlooked a lot – for instance, I didn’t thoroughly check for setlist changes, venue name changes, opening bands, etc, though I came across quite a few. So feel free to add more corrections in the comments!


4/??/65 Menlo College, Menlo Park CA
This entry should be deleted if there isn’t a substantial source for it. The Warlocks did play at Menlo College sometime later that year, but multiple sources attest that their first shows were at Magoo’s. (Kreutzmann’s new book claims they played on 4/1/65 at Menlo College, a good example of how false online dates can contaminate eyewitness accounts.)

5/5, 12, 19, 26/65 Magoo’s Pizza Parlor, Menlo Park CA
The Last Time, King Bee, Little Red Rooster (sung by Pigpen), and other Stones covers (per audience memories).
Garcia remembered playing three shows at Magoo’s, which I take to be three successive weeks. Per Lost Live Dead, it was four weeks: “The Warlocks played every Wednesday night in May at Magoo’s.” The last show is thought to be the show Phil attended. (Deadbase had this as 5/27, a Thursday, though Garcia mentioned that the band played on Wednesday.) At this point, certainty about the dates is impossible.
One witness on offers a possible setlist, which I am skeptical of since it includes songs they may not have played until later, after Lesh joined. But for the record: Cold Rain & Snow, Stealin’, Little Red Rooster (sung by Weir), Off the Hook, Good Lovin’.

6/18/65 Frenchy’s, Hayward CA
The Warlocks may have opened for the Lords of London, if the 18th was the date they played.

Summer ’65 Top of the Tangent, Palo Alto CA
The Warlocks played several unknown dates here.

8/65 Cinnamon Tree, San Carlos CA
Venue name & city corrected.
The Warlocks won a Battle of the Bands against William Penn & His Pals here.

8/65 Big Al’s Gashouse, San Mateo CA
City corrected.

8/65 Fireside Lounge, San Mateo CA
Venue name corrected.

??/65 Continental Roller Bowl, Santa Clara CA
One attendee writes, “The Continental would have bands play on Friday and Sat nights… Many local bands played there in ’65… I saw the Warlocks at least two times there.”  (He remembers it as being the winter of ’65.)

As far as I know, the actual dates or number of shows at each venue are completely unknown, so they could have happened in any order, anytime that summer.

9/65 Dining Hall, Menlo College, Atherton CA
Off the Hook (sung by Jerry, per witness).
The date is conjectural, but the band wouldn’t have played there in the summer.

Sept-Oct/65 In Room, Belmont CA
Wooly Bully, Gloria, Do You Believe In Magic, Get Off of My Cloud, Satisfaction, Midnight Hour (per various witnesses).
The Warlocks played five sets a night, six nights a week, for six weeks. They likely played from mid-September to late October. Initially they backed Cornell Gunter & the Coasters, playing Coasters songs.

11/65 Pierre’s, San Francisco CA
Midnight Hour (per Peter Albin, who attended).

12/8/65 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Another Dead researcher says, “I am certain the Grateful Dead played a midweek show at the Matrix in December 1965 - Owsley agreed with me over this.” The date is speculative and the source uncertain.

As an aside: Rock Scully’s book has a plausible-looking setlist for the 12/10/65 Fillmore show (Little Red Rooster, I Know You Rider, Midnight Hour, Early Morning Rain), however it turns out he wasn’t actually at that show, confusing it with the 1/8/66 Fillmore Acid Test. Doubt increases when he writes that Owsley took him to the Big Beat Acid Test (Owsley wasn’t there) and that they played Good Day Sunshine there (a song that wouldn’t be released til August ’66). This illustrates some of the perils of using distant recollections to piece together setlists!

12/11/65 Muir Beach Lodge, Muir Beach CA
Acid Test – date corrected.

12/18/65 The Big Beat, Palo Alto CA
Midnight Hour (per witness – see David Browne, So Many Roads p.96).
Acid Test – date corrected.
Accounts vary over whether the Muir Beach or Big Beat Acid Test came first – most place Palo Alto on the 11th – however, Tom Wolfe’s 1968 account specifically placed Muir Beach first, as did Owsley; and Lost Live Dead concurs. (Owsley said he did not go to the Palo Alto or Portland Acid Tests.)


I should note that deadlists’ entries for 1966 are an absolute mess and need to be completely revised. Use deadlists with caution.

1/1/66 Beaver Hall, Portland OR
The date for this Acid Test is still in dispute. Deadlists and other sources have it as Jan 15, which is unlikely since the Dead were scheduled to play at the Matrix that day. From various information, we know that a) the Portland Acid Test happened between the Big Beat and Fillmore Tests, and b) it happened while there was a blizzard in southern Oregon. The fragmentary evidence, such as it is, leads me to think a New Year’s Acid Test is most likely. (Charles Perry’s book Haight-Ashbury puts it on Christmas Eve, but his Acid Test dates are often muddled.)

1/22/66 Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco CA
Add the New Brothers.
The Dead definitely played this day, since Ralph Gleason praised them in a review.

1/23/66 Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco CA
Big Brother & the Holding Company and the Loading Zone were also scheduled to play.
This is likely to be the night Garcia remembered his guitar being broken. But the Dead may still have played, with or without him. (Charles Perry’s Haight-Ashbury book says they did play.)

1/28/66 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Move the setlist from 2/??/66 “Pauley Ballroom #2.” Barring an unknown Pauley show with the Loading Zone, this Matrix date seems the most likely for this recording. The tape labels for the early ’66 reels cannot be trusted, either for dates or locations.

1/29/66 Sound City Recording Studios, San Francisco CA
I don’t believe this was an Acid Test – it was a recording session for Kesey & the Pranksters, not a public event, and it certainly wasn’t a Dead show.

2/5/66 Questing Beast, Berkeley CA
Delete this entry. The New Brothers were playing at the Questing Beast this weekend, and the Dead were never known to rehearse there; this date is just a false tape label. The Dead were already in Los Angeles in any case. The Viola Lee Blues rehearsal must have been done days earlier (Phil mentions on the tape that they’re going to LA to play on “Saturday night,” which must be the 5th).  

2/6/66 Northridge Unitarian Church, Los Angeles CA
Setlist: Tastebud, Mindbender, One Kind Favor, BIODTL, Only Time Is Now (per incomplete Vault tape). 
The date of the tape is uncertain, or whether it was actually taped at this event. Bear says he did not attend the Northridge Acid Test, in which case he couldn’t have taped it; so the tape is probably from another show.
For that matter, since the Dead were planning to play in LA on Saturday the 5th, I don’t know why the Northridge Acid Test has always been dated as the 6th. If there is no proof for the date, I would think it’s overwhelmingly likely that the Acid Test took place on the 5th.
(Bear is most likely incorrect that the Northridge Acid Test took place on Feb 19, as this is contradicted by other accounts, and Bear’s memories of dates from early ’66 are full of errors. For instance, he’s quoted on deadlists: “The [Watts] test, the third in LA, was in early March 1966. I met the Dead formally at the Fillmore show on 11 Feb '66. The Northridge Acid test was 19 Feb, the Sunset Blvd. test was 25 Feb.” That statement alone contains four false dates!)

2/12/66 Youth Opportunities Center, Compton CA
New Orleans is not really the song – the Dead don’t remember it, so it’s basically an improvised Pigpen song sharing some elements (drumbeat, “yeah” chorus) with New Orleans.
There is an unknown harmonica player in “New Orleans” and Twist & Shout.

2/23/66 Unknown Location
It’s A Sin Jam>La Bamba Jam>It’s A Sin Jam
From Bear’s Watts rehearsal tapes. All the early ’66 “unknown location” rehearsals most likely took place in the house in Watts where they were staying – I would relabel them “Watts house” or something similar.
The La Bamba jam could be an instrumental Twist & Shout jam, since it’s very similar to the 2/12/66 Twist & Shout. (The Taper’s Section mislabels it as Good Lovin’, but it’s not – the Dead played Good Lovin’ very differently.) The blues jams are also instrumental, and could be a generic blues riff, but resemble It’s A Sin most closely. 

2/25/66 Cinema Theater, Los Angeles CA
Acid Test. An ad confirms this date & location.

2/??/66 Unknown Location
Watts Rehearsal: Walkin’ the Dog, Big Boss Man, BIODTL, Baby Blue, You See a Broken Heart, One Kind Favor, Promised Land. (The tracklist from the tape circulating on “San Franciscan Nights, series 2” is more complete for this batch than the Rare Cuts selections. Not Fade Away appears to be from a different session.)

2/??/66 Unknown Location
Space, Blues Jam
This listing should be more specific. The “tuning>blues jam” comes from a Bear rehearsal tape labeled “Watts practice” (per Lemieux’s Taper’s Section note). The segue is just a tape cut, and the “tuning” is not just a tuning. Some singing can faintly be heard at the end of the blues jam, which I can’t make out.

2/??/66 Unknown Location
I would redate the “early 1966” rehearsal session with Good Lovin’, Standing on the Corner, and Cream Puff War, since all of those songs debut in the 5/19/66 show, and are not heard earlier – in fact these versions are all extremely close to the 5/19 performances. This must be from April or May. (It’s not known whether Owsley continued taping band rehearsals after they returned to San Francisco in April.)

3/??/66 Unknown Location
Who Do You Love
This has been variously dated 3/6 or 3/9 – at any rate, it sounds like it belongs with Bear’s March ’66 Watts demo recordings of the band.

3/25/66 Trouper’s Club, Los Angeles CA
“Trouper’s” is the right spelling, as on this poster. (Owsley recalled a “Sunset Blvd.” Acid Test, and this club was located only a block away from Sunset Blvd. However, despite what this site asserts, I don’t think this was an Acid Test.)
With Del Close & Tiny Tim, according to the poster.

4/22-24/66 Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco CA
A comparison of the two BIODTLs on these tapes makes it clear that the “3rd Night” tape is earlier than the “1st Night,” and it is unlikely that they are only two days apart, since the Dead had little opportunity to rehearse a new arrangement during these shows. So I don’t think both tapes can be from this run – possibly neither is.
For what it’s worth, McNally’s book states that Midnight Hour was played on 4/22, per band recollections. (p.139)

5/14/66 Veterans Memorial Hall, Berkeley CA
Add opener: the Final Solution.

5/25/66 Unknown Location
I think this should be deleted. A Wednesday show anywhere seems unlikely.

5/??/66 Unknown Location
Another conjecture is that the Viola Lee/Don’t Ease Me In/Tastebud reel comes from 7/31/66 PNE Garden Auditorium, Vancouver BC.

6-xx-66 U of C Medical Center, San Francisco CA – “LSD Conference”
I don’t know what Deadbase’s source for this was. The conference took place from June 13-18 at the UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, and according to Don Lattin’s book The Harvard Psychedelic Club, the Dead didn’t play at the conference itself, but by a swimming pool at “a pre-conference party held at a mansion in Marin County,” apparently the day before the conference started (Sunday the 12th?). The listing should be changed if there are no alternate accounts.

7/??/66 Unknown Location
This set used to circulate as “2/25/66 Ivar Theater,” and the Vault has it as “3/12/66 Danish Center.” I agree with Deadbase that this dating is impossible – comparing the song performances to other March shows, there’s no way it comes from March. (The extra verses in Rider, or the singing in Cold Rain, are the most obvious clues.) I Know You Rider does not yet have the bass/drum intro that the July versions have, so I believe July is too late for this show, but anytime from the spring is possible.

7/3/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Set 1: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Dancing In The Streets, I Know You Rider, He Was A Friend Of Mine, Next Time You See Me, Viola Lee Blues, Big Boss Man, Sitting On Top Of The World, Keep Rolling By
Set 2:  New Minglewood Blues, Cold Rain & Snow, Tastebud, BIODTL, Cream Puff War, Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing*, Cardboard Cowboy, Gangster Of Love*, You Don’t Have To Ask, Midnight Hour
*- appear on Rare Cuts & Oddities. The whole show is now released.
[For reader convenience, I’ve used the old names for several songs that Deadbase has given more accurate but unfamiliar titles.]

7/16/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Add: Midnight Hour, played with Jefferson Airplane and sung by Marty Balin, Pigpen, Joan Baez & Mimi Farina. This was most likely an encore, since it’s missing from the circulating tape.

8/3/66 English Bay Beach Park, Vancouver BC
Free afternoon show, which was stopped by the police.
(There is some dispute about the details – this was originally thought to have been on 8/5; the promoter remembers it as 8/3. The location is variously recalled as the gazebo at First Beach Park; a bandstand on English Bay Beach; or Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park. From what I can tell, these are all different names for more or less the same place. The promoter Jerry Cruz gives helpful driving directions in his book on the Afterthought.)

8/5/66 Afterthought, Pender Auditorium, Vancouver BC
Add: Midnight Hour.
Change venue name. (The Afterthought was a club that presented shows at different locations, Pender being one.)
Add opener: United Empire Loyalists.
The promoter says there was no show on 8/6 – delete entry for 8/6.  

8/26/66 IDES Hall, Pescadero CA
An attendee recalls, “It was a 3 day gig, but the Dead just played for 2 nights. There were less than 10 of us there the first night, maybe 25 the 2nd night.”

9/??/66 House Party, Cabin at 50 Wurr Road, Loma Mar CA
Midnight Hour.
Larry Rogers (who attended the Pescadero shows) writes: “I told them I was having a party soon and asked if they would like to come and to play. I asked them at the Pescadero event. Garcia was all for it… It was my house…the house was actually in Memorial Park… There were no neighbors and we were surrounded by redwoods and off the beaten path… There were maybe 20 folks there, lots of LSD… I remember that they played Midnight Hour for about an hour.” (Rogers also wrote the liner notes for the 4/14/72 CD release.)

9/4/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
QMS & Country Joe & the Fish were billed, not the Great Society (unless there’s some record that Great Society substituted for Country Joe).

9/5/66 Rancho Olompali, Novato CA
I wonder what the evidence is for this date – the Dead no longer lived at Olompali.

9/11/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Add: BIODTL, Midnight Hour (per reviews).
The jazz lineup differed from what was advertised.

9/16/66 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
Move setlist to 12/23-24/66 Avalon shows.

9/30/66 International Room, SF State College, San Francisco CA
With the Only Alternative and His Other Possibilities with Mimi Farina, The Light Castle.
(The 9/27/66 Mojo Navigator announced that this show would be in the Women’s Gym.)

10/1/66 Women’s Gym, SF State College, San Francisco CA
With the San Andreas Fault Finders, Universal Parking Lot, Congress of Wonders, Dino Valenti, Ken Kesey.
(Info for these two dates comes entirely from the Lost Live Dead post; I don’t know the original source. Also note, for the 10/2 performance, I believe Mimi Farina sang with the Only Alternative, not separately.)

10/6/66 Panhandle, San Francisco CA
Add bands: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Wildflower.
I wonder what the source was for the Dead playing Alice D Millionaire at this show? (The Chronicle article headline calling Owsley an “LSD Millionaire” had appeared on October 5.)

10/14/66 TMU Deck, Stanford U, Palo Alto CA
With Wildflower.

10/15/66 Heliport, Sausalito CA
With Transatlantic Railroad.

10/16/66 Panhandle, San Francisco CA
Add bands: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish.

10/23/66 Gymnasium, Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek CA
Add: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (per eyewitness).
This show was part of the Art Forum series of the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center. Phil’s parents attended.

10/26/66 North Face Ski Shop, San Francisco CA
Change city; the ski shop was not in Berkeley.

10/31/66 California Hall, San Francisco CA
Mimi Farina did not appear (per Ralph Gleason’s review).

10/66, Columbus Recorders, San Francisco CA
Fire in the City, Your Sons and Daughters (with Jon Hendricks)
Ralph Gleason noted in an 11/20/66 column that Hendricks had recently taped two songs with the Dead for the documentary “Sons and Daughters.” The session took place in October.

11/9/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Delete this entry. The Fillmore generally did not have shows on Wednesdays, and I think this is a mistaken listing for 9/11/66.

11/23/66 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
The Thanksgiving party was held on the 23rd, not postponed til the 27th, as confirmed by two newspaper reports. Admission free by invitation.

11/29/66 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Add Early Morning Rain AND Cold Rain & Snow after One Kind Favor.
While the sets can be labeled “sets 1 and 2” for convenience, it’s apparent from Garcia’s comments after Viola Lee that they are sets 2 & 3 – we are missing the first set. 12/1/66 follows the same three-set structure (assuming the whole tape comes from that date).
Also, an Archive commenter notes that the “Merry-Go-Round Broke Down tuning” at the end is not a tuning, and is not the “Merry Go Round Broke Down” – either here, or at the end of the 12/1/66 show. (It’s a different vaudeville riff - it also ends the 8/4/67 and 9/15/67 shows.)

12/23-24/66 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
The tape usually dated “9/16” comes from these shows.

Fall 1966, American Legion Hall, South Lake Tahoe CA
A couple people remember seeing the Dead at this location, but the date is unknown.

??/66 Freeborn Hall, U of California, Davis CA
A newspaper account states the Dead played here sometime in 1966 – probably later in the year, since it was “a capacity crowd.”

12/?/66 Unknown Studio, San Francisco CA
Silver Threads & Golden Needles was part of a demo session recorded by Dan Healy in one of the San Francisco studios, possibly Commercial Recording, probably in late summer or early fall 1966. (I think December is too late for this track.)


1/14/67 Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco SF
Dancin’ in the Streets, Viola Lee Blues, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.
A film of the event confirms this as the setlist. There is no record of Morning Dew being played.

2/2/67 RCA Studio A, Los Angeles CA
Golden Road was not recorded at RCA, but at Coast Recorders in San Francisco sometime later in the month.

2/12/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
No songs are circulating from this date. All the “2/12/67” tapes were actually taken from 11/19/66.

3/17/67 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
This is not a correction for Deadbase, but for deadlists. They moved the 11/19/66 setlist over to 3/17/67 due to Latvala’s old, incorrect tape label; but that show was from 11/19/66 after all.
Deadlists also mistakenly added on 3/17/67 a show at the Veterans Auditorium in Santa Rosa. This was just a typo for the 6/17/66 show there, which thus appears under 3/17/67 by accident.
Also, I may as well add here for the unwary that deadlists is missing about a dozen shows from spring 1967, due to some negligence.

3/26/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
I believe, according to the poster, QMS was the only other band on the bill on 3/26 – the other two bands listed were only scheduled for the 24th-25th.
Eric Burdon & the Animals also played as guests.

Lost Live Dead also suggested a possible performance at the 3/26/67 Elysian Park “Love-In” in Los Angeles, but the Dead did not play there.

3/28-4/2/67 Rock Garden, San Francisco CA
The 3/26/67 Oakland Tribune article cited in deadlists stated that the Virginians (rather than the Mystery Trend) were on the bill; if the SF Chronicle’s Datebook listed the Mystery Trend, I’m not sure which would be correct. (Charles Lloyd played the Rock Garden on the 26th – deadlists mistakenly took this to mean that the Dead did, too.)
The article also makes clear that the Charles Lloyd Quartet would be playing at the Berkeley Community Theater on Thursday, April 30 at 8 pm – so they did not play the Rock Garden that night. Presumably the Dead still played.

4/8/67 KPIX-TV Studio, San Francisco CA
Add: Cream Puff War.

4/9/67 Panhandle, San Francisco CA
Add: Dancin’ in the Streets, Caution, King Bee, Viola Lee Blues, an unknown blues song sung by Garcia (from film clips of the show).

4/xx/67 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA
Deadbase says there were “numerous unscheduled park performances spring and summer.”
But Lost Live Dead asserts: “There were actually very few Grateful Dead concerts in the Panhandle and we know about almost all of them… Most assertions for regular Grateful Dead concerts at the Panhandle are simply wishful thinking, supported only by the vaguest assertions that disintegrate under scrutiny.”

4/11/67 San Quentin Prison w/ Country Joe
A Digger handbill announces that “people from the Mobius Band, Country Joe and the Fish, the Grateful Dead will jam outside the walls of San Quentin.”

4/12/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Add: Viola Lee Blues. (An attendee writes: “I remember the Dead ending a set (I think they only played a single set) with Viola Lee Blues.”)

4/14-16/67 Kaleidoscope, Hollywood CA
These shows were moved. Per deadlists: “The Dead were supposed to play with Jefferson Airplane and Canned Heat on April 14-16 at The Kaleidoscope on Vine Street. Those shows did not take place, but were moved to the Embassy Ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel... This venue was nicknamed the Banana Grove. An article on the show appeared in the Los Angeles Times newspaper on April 18, 1967.”
See below.

4/17/67 Embassy Room (aka Banana Grove), Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles CA
Possibly add: Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat – if this show happened.

From the article, we know that the weekend shows did not happen at Kaleidoscope's planned location, but were moved to the hotel. The reporter went one night - he doesn't say which day, just that it was "last weekend." There's no indication the shows continued to Monday.
So was there actually a show on April 17? I see a couple options:
1) The April 14 show was cancelled while the Kaleidoscope looked for a new location, and the April 17 show was added instead.
2) April 17 is a misdate, and the shows only happened on Fri-Sun.
(Possibly the entertainment listings in the LA Times would settle the question.)

4/28/67 Stockton Ballroom, Stockton CA
Add: Viola Lee Blues, Golden Road, Cream Puff War (per attendee).

4/29/67 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara CA
A deadlists eyewitness confirms that the Dead opened their second set with Viola Lee Blues.

4/30/67 The Cheetah, Santa Monica CA
Add openers for both shows: Yellow Balloon, New Generation.

5/7/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Add afternoon show, listed by the SF Chronicle (per Lost Live Dead).

5/12/67 Marigold Ballroom, Fresno CA
This is the correct date, not the 11th – several posters exist for the 12th. There were two shows, at 9:45 and 11:15.
A newspaper review mentions Golden Road, New Minglewood Blues, and Viola Lee Blues, but it’s unclear whether he’s naming songs he heard or random album tracks. His description of their music does make it sound like Viola Lee was played, though.
Add opener: the Road Runners.  

5/18/67 Awalt High School, Mountain View CA
This afternoon show took place in the gym at 3:15 pm. (The ticket reads Awalt Pavilion; I don’t know if that was the gym, but multiple accounts attest the location.)
Add Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (per witness).
Add opener: Gross Exaggeration.

5/20/67 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara CA
The Dead may have played Morning Dew, per a attendee.

5/28/67 Panhandle, San Francisco CA
Free afternoon park concert, cited in a diary entry (per Lost Live Dead).

6/1/67 Tompkins Square Park, New York NY
A news film of the show confirms that BIODTL and Schoolgirl were played.
Possibly with the Group Image. (Per a couple Group Image members. This isn’t certain, though, as the Group Image had played in the park the day before, and played with the Dead in Central Park a week later, so memories could easily be conflated. Newspaper accounts of the Tompkins Square Park show don’t mention another band; more recent accounts mistakenly remember the Fugs, who did not appear.)

6/1-5/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York NY
Add shows on each day. These shows were omitted from Deadbase, perhaps believed to be cancelled, but Village Voice ads confirm the full run of June 1-11.

6/7/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York NY
Add: Viola Lee Blues. (Per two attendees, who are unsure which date they attended.)

6/8/67 Bandshell, Central Park, New York NY
Add opener: the Group Image.

6/12/67 The Cheetah, New York NY
With the Group Image.

6/15/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco CA
Add opener: Wildflower.

Deadbase places in 6/15/67 the songs circulating as “5/5/67,” but acknowledges that date is too early. I believe this tape is from August or September ’67 (sometime between 8/4 and 9/15).
One possible clue to the date is Weir’s intro to New Potato Caboose: “This one’s for Laughlin.” I suspect this may be Chandler Laughlin, one of the owners of the Red Dog Saloon back in 1965. He’d been busted, but Charles Perry wrote in the book Haight-Ashbury that around September 1967, he became a DJ on KMPX: “Tom Donahue offered him a job so he could get early parole from prison, where he was serving time on his grass bust.” (p.238)

6/16/67 The Hullabaloo, Hollywood CA
Two shows, 8 pm and 1 am.
Openers: The Yellow Payges, The Power

6/17-18/67 Monterey Peninsula College athletic field, Monterey CA
This appears on the Lost Live Dead show list, so I investigated. Various bands at the Monterey Pop Festival played for free over at the college; but were the Dead among them? Other than the unreliable account in Living with the Dead, I’ve only seen unverified rumors. Though it would seem likely the Dead did play, or jam with other musicians, McNally differs: “Some musicians went over to the Peninsula College football field and played on…oddly, the Dead did not join them.” (p.206)
Other accounts also make it clear that the full Dead did not play. From Sandy Troy’s book, Captain Trips (p.111) -
Rock Scully: “I helped arrange impromptu jam sessions at the free campground that we organized at Monterey College… We set up a stage, and after the shows the various bands would put on jam sessions – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, the Airplane… It was Garcia, Phil, and individual musicians from various bands jamming together.”
Chet Helms: “Virtually everyone who played on the main stage played in some configuration on the free stage: members of the Dead, the Airplane, Quicksilver, Janis Joplin, and Hendrix. After the shows had ended, some of the musicians had a jam session.”
In short, this is an event to add to a Garcia list, but not a Dead show.

6/21/67 Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA
Add: Viola Lee Blues (per attendee).

6/24/67 El Camino Park, Palo Alto CA
Delete; this actually took place on 7/2/67.

7/2/67 El Camino Park, Palo Alto CA
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Dancing in the Street. (Per witnesses, newspaper report.)
“Mary Poppins Umbrella Festival & Be-In.” With the Anonymous Artists, the New Delhi River Band, the Solid State, the Good Word, and others.

7/16/67 Golden Gardens Park, Seattle WA
Electric Be-In – free afternoon show. Openers: International Brick, Karma, Daily Flash, Time Machine, Papa Bear’s Medicine Show. The Dead played last. 

7/18/67 Masonic Temple, Portland OR
Add: Golden Road opener, possibly Turn On Your Lovelight. (Per witnesses.)

7/23/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco CA
Add Turn On Your Lovelight after the Neal Cassady rap. (A more complete recording has surfaced.)

7/31/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto ON
Schoolgirl is confirmed by a newspaper report, which adds that the three bands jammed together for 50 minutes at the end of the show.

8/2/67, 8/5/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto ON
Deadlists notes that the poster for these shows reads “Matinees on Weds & Sat,” which would indicate afternoon & evening shows on 8/2 and 8/5. Deadbase interprets this to mean afternoon-only shows on 8/2 and 8/5.

8/4/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto ON
Add Lindy at the start of the set. (Per deadlists, a fragment exists on tape; unless they were in error.)

8/6/67 Place Villa Marie, Montreal QC
Free show with Jefferson Airplane.
Add Morning Dew at the start of the set. (Per witness, who also confirms Viola Lee, Alligator, and Dancing.) The Deadbase reviewer remembers Alligator going into a drum solo and feedback, and thinks it went into Caution (but other Alligators that month didn’t include Caution).
Another witness says the Dead & Airplane played Gloria together as an encore, though other reviewers don’t mention this.

8/6/67 Expo ’67, Montreal QC
Add Viola Lee Blues. (Phil Lesh in his book recalls the show being stopped in the middle of Viola Lee. He also names Cold Rain & Snow and Sittin’ on Top of the World as possible openers, but he’s not trying to be precise.)
With Jefferson Airplane.

8/19/67 American Legion Hall, Lake Tahoe CA
Sittin’ on Top of the World, Golden Road, Turn On Your Lovelight. (Per witnesses.)

9/67 Canyon School, Canyon CA
Although the school principal and others recall the Grateful Dead playing a benefit here, the Lost Live Dead blog says they are mistakenly remembering the 7/16/67 benefit (with Country Joe, the Youngbloods, and others), and the Dead never played in Canyon. Since this would mean at least two or three people separately misremembered some other band as the Dead, I remain uncertain about this; but at any rate, there’s no proof the Dead were there, or that there was some second benefit in Canyon.

9/2/67 Cabrillo College Stadium, Santa Cruz CA
A newspaper listing confirms the concert taking place on this day, scheduled from 3 to midnight. The Dead were listed along with the Staples, Second Coming, Morning Glory, Canned Heat, and eight other bands. (It’s unknown whether the festival continued to Sunday, as promised by the poster.)

9/15/67 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood CA
It should perhaps be noted that the Dead sing a vaudeville chorus at the end of the show.

9/16/67 Elysian Park, Los Angeles CA
A couple witnesses and photos confirm that this free show with Jefferson Airplane took place in Elysian Park, not Griffith Park.

9/24/67 Denver City Park, Denver CO
Human Be-In – free afternoon show.

9/29/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco CA
A film of the show verifies that Dancin’ in the Streets was played.

10/1/67 Greek Theater, U of C, Berkeley CA
Add: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Feedback. (Per two witnesses.)

10/??/67 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA
An 11/10/67 Stanford Daily article reported that “the Berkeley Community Theater…in recent weeks has hosted such groups as the Doors and the Grateful Dead.” Local listings should be checked.

10/67 RCA Studio A, Hollywood CA
Other One > Cryptical (instrumental studio take).

11/10/67 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles CA
Add Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment between Schoolgirl & Alligator.
The true Alligator>Caution from 11/10 was shared on’s 2013 “30 Days of Dead” downloads. The old Alligator>Caution that appeared on tapes of both nights (and is now on the 11/10 CD release) came from 11/11.
On the new 30 Trips release of 11/10/67, I believe both New Potato Caboose and Alligator>Caution were taken from the 11/11 show, since they match the versions circulating on that tape. (Only a check of the Vault tapes would confirm this, though.)

11/12/67 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
There doesn’t appear to be any confirmation that this show happened.

Deadbase tentatively places here the semi-instrumental Other One suite & Alligator>Caution that used to be known as 10/31/67 and more recently as a 10/20/67 studio session. I took it to be a studio session, but listening again, I agree that it sounds more like a multi-tracked live show. The echo on the Caution vocals doesn’t sound like a studio recording, for instance; and you can very faintly hear the echo of the vocals in the drum mic during the opening Cryptical and Alligator. The vocals go in and out of the mix – Weir’s guitar is also low in the mix until midway through the Other One, when it comes up in a noticeable mix change. The start and finish of both suites are (intentionally?) clipped on the tape, so no audience is heard. These versions are very short – the Other One suite is half the length of the others from this period, and the Alligator>Caution jam is also much shorter than at the Shrine. I take this to be from an October show – but which show would be multitracked? It could be from 10/31/67 after all.

11/19/67 Studio Rehearsal
The long Lovelight rehearsal has been shown to come from July ’67 or earlier; this tapedate has no basis. (Deadlists now lists it as ??/??/67.)  

12/8-9/67 Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston MA
12/8: Midnight Hour (Per newspaper review.)
A handbill and newspaper listing confirm that the Dead were scheduled for both dates.
(The 11/29/67 Boston After Dark “What’s Happening” listed the Dead as playing at the Psychedelic Supermarket on December 1-2, however the report in the MIT Tech made it clear that 12/8 was the Dead’s Boston debut; so it was either a listing error or the Dead were rescheduled for the following weekend.
A local band called Catharsis opened for the Dead – I’m not sure whether in these shows, the 29th-30th, or both. For that matter I’m not positive the Dead returned on the 29th-30th, unless definite evidence of those dates can be found.

12/9/67 Atwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester MA  
The Dead played a 2:00 afternoon show here; a rare poster exists. The power went out during the show, cutting it short.

12/13/67 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles CA
This show did not happen; it appears to be a fake date.

12/22-24/67 Palm Gardens, New York NY
A attendee recalls Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and BIODTL (possibly on the 24th).
“Group Image Christmas.” Add other bands: Gray Company, Aluminum Dream, Group Image.

12/26-27/67 Village Theater, New York NY
12/26: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, BIODTL, Cold Rain & Snow. (Per witness.)
12/27: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Morning Dew, Viola Lee Blues. (Per another witness, however he is unsure whether this was the 26th or 27th. Schoolgirl is confirmed for the 27th by the deadlists attendee who remembers early & late shows.)
Add opener for both shows: Peggy Emerson.


1/27/68 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WA
Lovelight opened the show (per newspaper report). It does not segue from the Eleven.

1/30/68 EMU Ballroom, U of Oregon, Eugene OR
Add other bands: QMS, PH Phactor Jug Band.
(According to a memory, Palace Meat Market opened the show; but a newspaper report only mentions the jug band.)

2/2-3/68 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Add other bands: QMS, PH Phactor Jug Band.

2/15/68 San Quentin Prison, San Quentin CA
Free afternoon concert outside the prison. It appears the full Dead did not play this show, as announced at the end of the 2/14 show – Phil Lesh was not there, but Garcia, Weir & Hart took part in jams with other musicians.

2/16/68 Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock CA
With Crystal Syphon.
Members of Crystal Syphon recall this show.

2/17/68 Selland Arena, Fresno CA
A comment confirms that Schoolgirl & Lovelight were the whole set. The Dead opened for Country Joe & the Fish and arrived late.
Valley Fever also opened.

2/22/68 Kings Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe CA
List incomplete. A witness recalls Alligator, Morning Dew, St Stephen, Dark Star, a Pigpen blues, New Minglewood Blues, and Drums (most likely part of Alligator). This is right for at least a couple songs; however it’s too early for St Stephen, and Minglewood was not played in 1968 that we know of.
David Lemieux has mentioned that Morning Dew, BIODTL, and It Hurts Me Too exist on the vault reels without vocals.

2/24/68 Kings Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe CA
Bill Kreutzmann doesn’t play in the Other One suite>New Potato Caboose.
It’s curious that the old Deadbase song listings for 2/23-24, though incomplete, seem to indicate that the accepted dates of the Dick’s Picks 22 discs may have been reversed – Schoolgirl & Alligator were listed for the 23rd, and Dark Star>China Cat>Lovelight for the 24th.  This is uncertain (the full vault tracklists are unknown). Since not all songs were used for the release, it’s quite possible Cold Rain was also played one night, as the old Deadbase lists.

3/1/68 Clifford’s Catering, Walnut Creek CA
With the Looking Glass.

3/2/68 Clifford’s Catering, Walnut Creek CA
Cold Rain & Snow, Turn On Your Lovelight. (Per eyewitness.)
With the Looking Glass.

3/8-9/68 Melodyland Theater, Anaheim CA
China Cat Sunflower was played on 3/9 (per an eyewitness). The Deadbase reviewer remembers a set opening with a blues song, including extended jamming, and ending with We Bid You Goodnight.
The Dead opened for Jefferson Airplane.

3/18/68 Pier 10, San Francisco CA
The KMPX strike rally moved from 50 Green Street to Pier 10 after the police shut it down. McNally’s account of the Dead playing on Green Street at 3 AM seems mistaken – according to a Chronicle article, they arrived, but only Creedence Clearwater played before the police intervened. Later that morning, Garcia played in the Traffic concert on Pier 10. A Rolling Stone article also mentions Garcia jamming with Traffic, but not a Dead show. Whether the full Dead ever played is unknown, so this date may just belong on a Garcia list.

3/23/68 Grande Ballroom, Detroit MI
According to the Animals’ guitarist, the Dead did not play this show and went home early.

3/31/68 Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco CA
List is likely incomplete, with songs missing; this is a very short set on tape.

4/3/68 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
If the old setlist comes from the misdated tape now thought to come from June ’68, it should be deleted.

4/12-14/68 Thee Image, Miami Beach FL
Dark Star, Alligator. (Per eyewitness who attended one show, either during this run or the next weekend.)
Add openers: Blues Image, the Kollektion, the Bangles.

5/3/68 Columbia U, New York NY
Add: Morning Dew, The Other One. (Per newspaper report/video.)
Low Library Plaza is not the correct location. The Dead played on the terrace in front of Ferris Booth Hall (now Lerner Hall).

5/5/68 Central Park, New York NY
Add: Morning Dew, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment, Alligator. (Per attendee.)

5/12/68 Virginia Beach Civic Center, Virginia Beach VA
Two shows at 7 and 10. Opener: the Wild Kingdom.
This appears to be the correct date, not the 11th; unless they played on both days.

5/17/68 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles CA
Add: Morning Dew, possibly Schoolgirl. (Per attendee.)

5/24/68 National Guard Armory, St Louis, MO
First Set: Morning Dew, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, possibly That’s It For The Other One. (Per attendee.)
Opener for this show and 5/25: Public Service Blues Band. (Delete Iron Butterfly from these dates.)

6/14/68 Fillmore East, New York NY
Early show: Morning Dew, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > New Potato Caboose; possibly Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. (Per deadlists eyewitness.)
Late show: Another attendee says the late show opened with Dark Star, before the Feedback that starts our tape.

6/15/68 Fillmore East, New York NY
Add: Dark Star, the Other One. (Per eyewitness. Probably late show.)
Another attendee on deadlists reports that Weir dedicated Dark Star to Wes Montgomery, who had died that morning.

6/16/68 Daytop Village, Staten Island NY
Change location. Afternoon festival concert to benefit Daytop Village (a drug rehab center), with multiple bands. (The deadlists entry accidentally ascribes this to Monday the 17th, which was a newspaper printing error.)

8/23-24/68 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles CA
Add opener: Taj Mahal.

8/28/68 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
Did the Dead actually play this date? I can’t find any poster or proof of an Avalon show on this date, and for the Dead to play a single Wednesday show here days before a Fillmore West run is extremely odd. (There’s no other instance of the Dead playing just one weekday Avalon show, aside from a benefit.) If there’s no other evidence of this date besides the tape label, it should be deleted.
Bill Graham’s introduction indicates that this tape belongs to a Fillmore West show from a nearby date, not an Avalon show: most likely this tape is from the 8/30-9/1 run. (It’s tempting to ascribe it to 8/20, but the Dark Star includes the earliest version of the “Sputnik jam,” which was missing in the Dark Stars of 8/21-24 and appears on 9/2.) 
As for the setlist: Add Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. We are still missing a set.

9/1/68 Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco CA (afternoon show)
Deadlists casts some doubt on whether the Dead played, since they were scheduled for the 2nd. Lost Live Dead writes, “The Dead and the Sons of Champlin were billed for the third day of a three-day festival, but both played the Sky River Festival instead. Probably the whole day was canceled.” (Country Weather and the SF Mime Troupe performed at the Sky River Rock Festival as well, but were also scheduled for the San Francisco festival on the 2nd.) I assume Deadbase has a source for moving the Dead to the 1st? They weren’t billed at the Sky River Rock Festival, but after hearing how groovy it was, they flew there unscheduled on the last day of the festival for a surprise appearance. It’s possible they played at the Palace of Fine Arts a day earlier than scheduled, but it would have been a last-minute change.

9/20/68 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA
Add openers: Steve Miller, Ace of Cups.

9/21/68 Pacific Recording, San Mateo CA
Clementine jam & other jams with Vic Briggs and David Crosby.

10/5/68 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento CA
Add opener: the Youngbloods.

10/10/68 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Paul Butterfield is not present – after It’s A Sin, Garcia specifically asks someone named Marvin to come onstage to sing and play harmonica. I don’t hear Elvin Bishop in this show either.

10/11/68 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
One audience member on the Archive reports that Pigpen was absent, and the show opened with Morning Dew.

10/13/68 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
Add openers: Lee Michaels, Linn County, Mance Lipscomb.

10/20/68 Greek Theater, U of C, Berkeley CA
“All Cal Rock Festival.” With Canned Heat, Mad River, Stonehenge, Linn County.

11/1/68 Armory Building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico CA
The setlist comes from the second set; we are missing the first set.
Add opener: Friends and Gunge

11/15/68 Coliseum, OSU, Corvallis OR
This show was not cancelled, since one of the openers recalls the show.

11/17/68 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle WA
Benefit for Indian Rights. Two shows, at 3 and 9.
Openers: Byron Pope Ensemble, Easy Chair, Light, and Muff and/or Papa Bear. (The poster & newspaper article differ.)

11/23/68 Memorial Auditorium, Ohio U, Athens OH
A recent article on this show by an eyewitness recalls Morning Dew, Dark Star, St Stephen, The Eleven, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Turn On Your Lovelight, and Good Lovin’ (with the power cut in the last song). However, I don’t trust this setlist – all these songs are on the 11/22/68 tape except for Good Lovin’, which is not known to have been played in 1968 – and some significant show details in this article are contradicted by other reports, making the whole thing suspicious. So at present, no songs are known for certain, though it’s still very likely that many of these were played.

11/24/68 Hyde Park Teen Center, Cincinnati OH
Move to later date. On this date Garcia, Weir & Lesh jammed with Jefferson Airplane after the Airplane’s show at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit.

11/29/68 Hyde Park Teen Center, Cincinnati OH
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl; possibly That’s It For The Other One, New Potato Caboose. (Per eyewitness.)
The Lemon Pipers did not open; there was no opener.

11/30/68 Hyde Park Teen Center, Cincinnati OH
Two shows, at 7:30 and 10. accounts (under 11/24/68) vary wildly – St Stephen & Morning Dew possibly played.
Again, no Lemon Pipers. Possibly Sacred Mushroom opened.

12/6/68 The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
With Sly & the Family Stone, Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf; Al Kooper was the MC and played with American Dream, replacing Creedence Clearwater (who canceled).

12/7/68 Knight’s Hall, Bellarmine College, Louisville KY
Add openers: the Oxfords, the Waters, Stonehenge.
One audience member on the Archive claims that the tape is incomplete and Lovelight was also played; but it’s hard to tell where it could have been played.

12/16/68 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
There was a free jam session at the Matrix this night, per the JGMF blog, but who played is unknown. The circulating tape date comes from Bill Gadsden, who copied Peter Abram’s reels.

12/20/68 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles CA
Add: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Morning Dew. (Per newspaper review & witness.) Also, it’s likely that Dark Star>St Stephen preceded the Eleven.
Different openers: according to the LA Times review, the Sir Douglas Quintet was replaced by Comfortable Chair and Mint Tattoo.

12/23/68 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
I wonder where the Deadbase setlist came from; it’s certainly not circulating and looks unbelievable. The two big jams with Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, and David Getz traditionally credited to the 16th may well belong to this date.
Listed in the SF Chronicle as “Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, open end jam.” This should probably not be listed as a Mickey & the Hartbeats show, but in a Garcia show list.

12/24/68 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Jam, You’ve Got To Feel It, Three O’Clock in the Morning, She’s a Mojo Worker > Jam
Jerry Garcia, Harvey Mandel, Elvin Bishop, Stephen Miller, Mickey Hart, and John Chambers. (Not George Chambers.) Previously thought to be “set 3” of 12/16/68.
Listed in the SF Chronicle as “Jam Session with Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady and others.” Belongs in a Garcia list rather than a Dead show list, since Hart is apparently the only other Dead member present.
Officially released as a bonus CD with Harvey Mandel’s Snake Box.

12/28/68 The Catacombs, Houston TX
Add opener: Honeysuckle.
Another attendee recalls: The Other One, Alligator, New Potato Caboose, Dark Star>The Eleven. 


1/2-4/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Morning Dew, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Dark Star > [St Stephen > The Eleven] > Lovelight
(Date not specified; songs in brackets not identified.)

1/23/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco SF
Rehearsal tracks released on Download Series vol. 12.

1/24/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco SF
Add Drums after Lovelight (the power was cut, but the drummers continued). It’s possible songs are missing from the second set; it’s a very short set.

2/2/69 Labor Temple, Minneapolis MN
Add opener: Blackwood Apology.

2/3/69 Lincoln, NE
Possible show, according to Leon Komar, who says of the 2/4 Omaha show, “This was actually the 2nd of two back-to-back Nebraska Grateful Dead concerts promoted by local ‘progressive’ radio station KOWH -- the 1st was held the night before in Lincoln, NE.”
I could not find any evidence of this show, though – local listings should be checked.
[Tom Constanten’s performance list says the Dead played the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis on 2/3/69, but that is clearly a mistake.]

2/5/69 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City KS
Add venue name & correct state. There is no segue between Cryptical & Dark Star; there may be missing songs.

2/9/69 Lyric Theater, Baltimore MD
Not a correction, but just for the record, I was looking up the mysterious “First Baltimore Rock Festival” and found this advertisement. (The Electric Factory promoters had a penchant for advertising shows as “festivals,” as in the Philadelphia “Quaker City Rock Festival” shows in 1968.) The Dead opened for the Chambers Brothers.

2/11/69 Fillmore East, New York NY
Late show: Add encore, Cosmic Charlie.

2/12/69 Fillmore East, New York NY
The old Deadbase had the late show starting with Dupree’s and Mountains, which are now omitted. It seems possible they were played, since the tape is missing the start of the show – however, the Dead’s set is already pretty long as it is, since they were the openers and on a time limit. (The Vault tape is 85 minutes, longer than the shows on the 11th.) 
The Deadbase reviewer who went to one of these shows remembers the Dead playing country tunes & Mountains of the Moon. This doesn’t match any set we have so it may have been the missing 2/12 early show. The Dead didn’t play any country songs at the time so I don’t fully trust his memory, but it’s possible Dupree’s and Mountains were played in the early show.

2/14-15/69 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA
2/14: Delete Alligator>Caution>Feedback>Goodnight suite; the tape ends with Death Don’t, and the Alligator suite on older copies is actually from 8/22/68.
Add opener for both shows: Paul Pena.

2/21-22/69 Dream Bowl, Vallejo CA
Add openers: Dancing Food & Entertainment, and Amber Whine.

2/24/69 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
Add show: Mickey Hart & the Hartbeats, with Frumious Bandersnatch. (Per the SF Chronicle listing.)

2/27/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Add opener: Shades of Joy. (They may have opened on other nights in this run as well.)

3/1/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Frumious Bandersnatch replaced the Sir Douglas Quintet as the opener this night.

3/12/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
This show is unconfirmed – the Dead were not on the bill.

3/21/69 Rose Palace, Pasadena CA
One witness on says it was a short set that opened with Schoolgirl then went into a “space jam.” However, this description matches the 3/22 show, so he may have seen that date instead. The Deadbase reviewer claims they did “everything from Anthem” on the 21st.
The 3/22 setlist may well be the complete show.

3/27/69 Merced County Fairgrounds, Merced CA
Though there’s no direct evidence for this show, one witness recalls seeing the Dead here.

3/29/69 Ice Palace, Las Vegas NV
Add openers: Santana, Free Circus.

4/4/69 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
An unknown organ player guests in Lovelight, possibly Bob Powell of Sanpaku.

4/15/69 Music Box, Omaha NB
The end of the show is missing; more songs probably followed the Eleven.

4/17/69 Washington U, St Louis MO
The show did not end with Feedback; it was cut off in Caution.
Add opener: Alvin Pine.

4/20/69 Atwood Hall, Clark U, Worcester MA
The show was originally scheduled for 4/19, but moved back a day because the Dead’s equipment had not arrived yet.

4/25-26/69 Kinetic Playground, Chicago IL
With the Velvet Underground, SRC. Note changed venue name.
The Dead opened on 4/25, and closed on 4/26. According to attendees, the bands were supposed to rotate two sets each night. The Velvet Underground played such a long set on 4/25, the Dead never got to play a second set. So after the Velvet Underground opened on 4/26, the Dead did the same to them.
On 4/26, Garcia plays pedal steel on Silver Threads.

5/3/69 Sierra College, Rocklin CA
Add BIODTL at the end of the show. (On Vault tape.)
The Youngbloods also played.

5/7/69 Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA
There are some cuts in our tape, and what came before Me & My Uncle or the Other One is unknown. All the songs on tape are on Judy Dawson’s old list; since she got these songs correct, I consider it likely that Dancin’ in the Streets and Hi Heel Sneakers were indeed played, as she listed.
(As an aside, deadlists accidentally placed the 5/3/69 setlist under 5/7/69.)

5/8/69 Unknown Location
I would delete this entry unless there’s some evidence for the date.

5/10/69 Rose Palace, Pasadena CA
Add openers: Kaleidoscope, South Wind. All bands opened for a showing of the Farewell Cream movie.

5/11/69 Aztec Bowl, San Diego State U, San Diego CA
Santana percussionists Mike Carabello & Chepito Areas play in Alligator Jam>Drums>Lovelight; one Santana member (Gregg Rolie?) sings a bit in Lovelight.
FM broadcast KPRI-FM 106.5.

5/30/69 Springer’s Inn, Portland OR
5/31/69 McArthur Court, U of Oregon, Eugene OR
Add opener to both shows: Palace Meat Market.
On 5/31, Ken Babbs speaks in Green Grass, Baby Blue and other spots. Deadlists says Garcia plays pedal steel on Green Grass, but he’s actually imitating one on his guitar.

6/6/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Wayne Ceballos (not Elvin Bishop) plays on all songs except Lovelight. Garcia only plays on Lovelight.

6/8/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Set II: Wayne Ceballos sings Lovelight instead of Pigpen; Elvin Bishop plays guitar. Billy Nicks (the Junior Walker & the All Stars drummer) adds percussion; There may also be an unknown keyboard guest, though it could still be Constanten (I’m not sure). Then Elvin Bishop plays Things I Used To Do and Who's Lovin' You Tonight, singing with Pigpen. Garcia returns for the Other One suite. 

6/13/69 Convention Center, Fresno CA
Wayne Ceballos sings on Schoolgirl and Lovelight. Gary Larkey (of Sanpaku) also briefly plays flute in Lovelight.
Add openers: AUM, Sanpaku. Ronnie Hawkins was not there.

6/14/69 Gymnasium, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA
Wayne Ceballos sings in Lovelight again.  
Add opener: Bitter Seeds.

6/20/69 Fillmore East, New York NY
Late Show: Per a newspaper report, the show opened with Dire Wolf (Weir on vocals) and Mama Tried (with Garcia on pedal steel for both songs). The show included King Bee and closed with Lovelight, then Garcia & Weir played a “brief acoustic spiritual” encore (probably Cold Jordan). Alligator was played in either the early or late show (per a witness).
(As an aside, one of Marty Weinberg’s reels had a fragment of Mama Tried with Garcia on pedal steel, from an unknown taped-over show, but this was most likely from a 1970 NRPS set.)

6/21/69 Fillmore East, New York NY
Early show: Garcia plays pedal steel on Green Grass and Slewfoot.
Late show: Garcia plays pedal steel on Old House and Dire Wolf, but not on Sitting on Top of the World! (Weir sings Dire Wolf.)
The SBD tape is dated 6/20/69 in the Vault. Given how many songs it shares with the reported 6/20 late show, I've come to think Latvala's tape had the wrong date and it actually is from the 6/20 late show. (The newspaper review was likely being more vague than exact in describing the set.)

6/22/69 Central Park, New York NY
Garcia plays pedal steel on Silver Threads.

6/27/69 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa CA
Tom Ralston (drummer for the Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band) sits in for Mickey Hart on drums for the first few songs. Peter Grant plays banjo in Slewfoot. Garcia plays pedal steel on Slewfoot, Dire Wolf, and Green Grass of Home.
Note that the poster reads “Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Joey Covington” – Hot Tuna had not yet been named.  

6/28/69 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa CA
Peter Grant plays banjo in Mama Tried and Me & My Uncle, and plays pedal steel on Doin' That Rag (as on Aoxomoxoa). John Dawson sings Me & My Uncle with Weir. David Nelson plays guitar on Mama Tried. Garcia plays pedal steel on Slewfoot and Silver Threads.

7/3/69 Reed’s Ranch, Colorado Springs CO
Garcia plays pedal steel on Green Grass and Slewfoot.

7/4-5/69 Kinetic Playground, Chicago IL
Change venue name (from the Electric Theater). Add opener: the Buddy Miles Express.
On 7/4, Garcia plays pedal steel on Slewfoot, Silver Threads, Let Me In, and Dire Wolf. (Weir sings Dire Wolf.)

7/7/69 Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA
Add other bands: the Hampton Grease Band, the Allman Brothers, Spirit, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, and Chicago Transit Authority. Members of all bands took part in a post-show jam.

7/8/69 Rock Pile, Toronto ON
Early Show: Green Grass of Home, El Paso (with Garcia on pedal steel on both), Casey Jones, Morning Dew, That’s It For The Other One. Possibly Mountains of the Moon, Doin’ That Rag, St Stephen, New Potato Caboose. (Per deadlists witnesses.)

7/10/69 Gallagher Estate, Norwalk, CT
There is no evidence that this happened.

7/11-12/69 NY State Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens NY
Add openers: Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, Tribe.
On 7/11, the encore was either Cosmic Charlie, or a Garcia acoustic song – reports differ.
On 7/12, Garcia plays pedal steel on Green Grass and Slewfoot.

7/16/69 Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco CA
Hell’s Angels Party. Add openers: Cleveland Wrecking Company, Ice.
This show was also the NRPS debut.

8/1/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
The Dead were scheduled to play, but Garcia was playing with NRPS at the Bear’s Lair in Berkeley, and the Family Dog was being picketed by light-show artists. Several members of the Dead (Weir, Lesh, Kreutzmann) took part in a jam nonetheless.

8/2/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
David Nelson plays guitar in Mama Tried and Slewfoot. Garcia plays pedal steel on Seasons of My Heart and Slewfoot.

8/3/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
Deadbase asserts that Snooky Flowers & David LaFlamme played. However, the violin player is not LaFlamme; and Flowers was presumably with Janis Joplin in Atlantic City that day. The guest players are still unidentified, though the sax player is assumed (without evidence) to be Charles Lloyd.
David Nelson plays guitar in Mama Tried.

8/20/69 El Roach, Ballard WA
The Aqua Theater show was originally scheduled for 8/20, but moved to 8/21 due to rain. The Dead played in a Seattle biker bar in the meantime.

8/21/69 Aqua Theater, Seattle WA
Gary Larkey (of Sanpaku) plays flute in Minglewood Blues and China Cat.

8/24/69 Paradise Valley Resort, Squamish BC
A couple accounts confirm that the Dead did not appear at the Vancouver Pop Festival, so this show did not happen.
The 8/21/69 San Francisco Express Times announced a free Dead show at Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park, on the 24th. This show is unconfirmed and doubtful.

8/28/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
A flute player also plays briefly, and both Dead drummers are present.

9/6/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
Add Casey Jones before Midnight Hour (on Vault tape).
Jefferson Airplane also played after the Dead. Garcia & Hart took part in a jam closing the Airplane’s set.

9/7/69 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
It’s likely that Garcia (& Hart?) are the only Dead members involved in this show. There is apparently a more complete tape in the Vault. The full Dead may have played on this day, but this set doesn’t really belong on a Dead listing except by custom.

9/11/69 “unknown location”
This Easy Wind came from an AUD tape of 8/30/69; delete this date.

9/69 Pacific High Recording, San Francisco CA
I’m a Loving Man, Bucky’s Tune (instrumental) – studio outtakes.
Possibly a session for a proposed Pigpen solo album; unknown date. Pigpen & Weir, vocals on I’m a Loving Man; Garcia, pedal steel; John Tenney, fiddle; Dennis Parker, bass; Scott Morris, drums. (Admittedly, not a Grateful Dead recording session.)

9/69 Unknown Studio
Seasons of My Heart, Saw Mill.
Several rehearsal takes with Garcia on pedal steel. 

9/27/69 Fillmore East, New York NY
Late show: add Midnight Hour (per a deadlists witness).
Another late-show audience member doesn’t remember Midnight Hour, but recalls Cryptical > The Other One, Morning Dew, Schoolgirl, Alligator > Feedback, We Bid You Goodnight. (And a song with Garcia on pedal steel.)

9/29-10/1/69 CafĂ© au Go Go, New York NY  
An eyewitness on Lost Live Dead recalls Casey Jones and St Stephen being played during the run.
He also recalls, “The Cafe au Go Go shows had a different opening act on each of the 3 nights”: Eric Mercury, Lonnie Mack, and the Holy Modal Rounders.
(Deadlists notes Death Don’t Have No Mercy after the Other One, however the tape cuts off with tuning, so there’s no sign the song was actually played.)

10/2-4/69 Boston Tea Party, Boston MA
10/3: Midnight Hour (with Garcia on pedal steel)
10/4: a long number from Anthem of the Sun
The Bonzo Dog Band also played each show. Mime Joe McCord appeared in improv sets with the Dead.

10/5/69 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston TX
Rock Jubilee with the Byrds, Poco, and Jefferson Airplane.
A newspaper account confirms that the Dead played, closing with Lovelight.

10/26/69 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
At the start of the show Weir plays Doc Watson’s ‘Deep River Blues’ guitar figure, then switches to a new unidentified instrumental, which the rest of the Dead join.
Add opener on 10/24-26: Doug Kershaw.

10/69 Unknown Location
I don’t think there’s a Feelin’ Groovy jam in the rehearsals, just Uncle John’s jams.
Possibly add Friend of the Devil demo to the listing. On the other hand, it’s a non-Dead track by Hunter, Dawson & Nelson, most likely from winter ’70, that wound up on the same tape; so its inclusion in this Dead listing is debatable.

11/7/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco CA
An Uncle John’s Jam was played in Dark Star.

11/15/69 Lanai Theater, Crockett CA
Not a benefit, a “Moratorium Day Gathering.” Add opener: the Black Diamond Blues Band.

11/21/69 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
KZAP Birthday Party. Add opening bands: Country Weather, AB Skhy, Commander Cody, and Wildwood.

11/23/69 Boston Music Hall, Boston MA
This show was scheduled with Country Joe & the Fish and Pacific Gas & Electric. No evidence exists to confirm the show, so it was probably cancelled.

12/6/69 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
According to Dennis McNally, the Dead were scheduled to play this show, but refused to play after returning from Altamont. It’s possible the openers Humble Pie & the Flock still played; there’s no evidence that Bill Graham cancelled the show due to events at Altamont.

12/13/69 Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino CA
Add other bands: Country Joe & the Fish, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

12/20/69 New Old Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Delete Black Peter - it does not appear to be on the Vault reel.
For the 12/19-21 run, add opener Jef Jaisun. (Lightyear is also listed on the poster, but is most likely the light show.)

12/21/69 New Old Fillmore, San Francisco CA
It's questionable whether Uncle John & High Time actually followed NFA - they should have been on the circulating reel, if they were played.
This appears to be an added show, since the poster only advertises Dec 19-20.

12/22/69 Napa Valley Sports Camp, Napa CA
With Quicksilver Messenger Service, Rejoice, People, and Loading Zone.


1/10/70 Golden Hall, San Diego CA
The Sons of Champlin substituted for Savoy Brown.

1/23-24/70 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu HI
Delete 1/22/70; no show was scheduled that day.
The Cryptical reprise was played on the 23rd.
Jefferson Airplane did not play; the opening bands were The Sun and the Moon, September Morn, Pilfredge Sump, and Michael Brody.

2/1/70 The Warehouse, New Orleans LA
Add opener: Fleetwood Mac.

2/2/70 Fox Theater, St Louis MO
Add opening band: Aorta

2/3/70 Family Dog, San Francisco CA
A rehearsal for the TV broadcast was taped on this day.
Add other bands to 2/4/70 listing: Jefferson Airplane, Santana. (Garcia also took part in the All-Star Jam.)

2/5/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Garcia plays pedal steel on Seasons and Race Is On.

2/7/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
On 2/7, Garcia plays pedal steel on Green Grass, Sawmill, and Seasons. NRPS is not present, and the show is all one set.

2/11/70 Fillmore East, New York NY
Early show: add Black Peter. (Included in the 2012 “30 Days of Dead” downloads.)
Late show: add more guests to Lovelight - Mick Fleetwood, Danny Kirwan, Butch Trucks & Berry Oakley.

2/12/70 Ungano’s, New York NY
This show was probably cancelled. The debate goes on, though, as people’s memories differ.

2/21-22/70 Fort Worth & San Antonio TX
Add opening bands: Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Mayall, It’s A Beautiful Day.

2/23/70 Auditorium, Austin TX
With Country Joe & the Fish; the Dead opened. (QMS and IABD played at the Winterland Dead benefit that day.)

3/7/70 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA
Add encore: Me & My Uncle (per Deadbase witness).

3/17/70 Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY
The Dead opened the set with Feedback or Dark Star, and also played St. Stephen. It’s possible the sequence was: Dark Star>St Stephen>Drums. Lovelight ended the set. It’s uncertain how many more songs were played. After the jam with the Road and the Philharmonic, the Dead played a second set that ended early.
Add opening band: the Road.

3/20-21/70 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
Add opening band for all early & late shows: Catfish.

3/24/70 Pirate’s World, Dania FL
The ticket lists two shows on 3/22 and 3/23. It’s possible that our tape comes from one of those dates, unless they were rescheduled. One person on remembers the Dead possibly playing two nights.
Add opener: New Society Band.

3/27-29/70 Winter’s End Festival, Miami FL
The Dead were originally scheduled to play this festival, but it was moved to a new location and they did not appear.

4/15/70 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
Add China Cat > I Know You Rider after Cold Rain & Snow.
I don’t believe there is a third guitarist in the post-drums Jam; at least I can’t hear one. It’s also not impossible that the “guest keyboard player” is actually Pigpen. (Oddly, though the opening Cryptical has organ, the organ disappears from the rest of the show after this jam.)
Add other bands: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane.

4/24/70 Mammoth Gardens, Denver CO
Acoustic: Wake Up Little Susie
Electric: Not Fade Away > Lovelight
Encore: Pigpen & John Hammond played.
The tape with this date actually comes from 4/25/70.

4/25/70 Mammoth Gardens, Denver CO
The “4/24/70” tape is actually from this show.
The tape is incomplete. The post-drums jam segued into Good Lovin’, and Man's World followed. The power was cut at the end of the show.  
Opener: John Hammond on both dates.

4/26/70 York Farm, Poynette WI
The Deadbase setlist must be somewhat incorrect as one witness on deadlists recalls that Lovelight opened the show, and Dark Star was played later at sunset. (Other witnesses on & agree.)
The Other One was played early in the show. Black Peter and Dancing in the Streets were also played.
Per the Deadbase reviewer, the first set went: Lovelight, Cryptical>Other One>Cryptical, China Cat, Dancing in the Streets; and the second set opened with Morning Dew. (He doesn’t remember Dark Star, though.)

5/3/70 Foss Hill, Wesleyan U, Middletown CT
Add acoustic set: Deep Elem Blues, Friend of the Devil, Silver Threads & Golden Needles, Black Peter. (Tape is incomplete; unknown harmonica player throughout.)
Electric set: Hard to Handle, China Cat > I Know You Rider. (Several songs are missing from the tape.)
The show was free, and did not take place in the Fieldhouse, but on Foss Hill. There were many opening bands.

5/9/70 Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA
The acoustic-set tape with this date is actually from 5/3/70.
One audience member recalls Black Peter, Monkey & the Engineer, and El Paso (or another Weir country song) in the acoustic set, and Cold Jordan with the New Riders. The show ended with Feedback (per a witness).  

5/17/70 Fairfield University, Fairfield CT
The Dead were scheduled to play a festival here, but it was canceled.

5/25/70 Strand Lyceum, London
There was no such show.

6/21/70 Pauley Ballroom, U of C, Berkeley CA
Add other bands: NRPS, Osceola, Sandy Bull, Indian Puddin’ and Pipe, and Phananang. Wavy Gravy & the Hog Farm, and the street-theater performers the East Bay Sharks, also attended.

6/24/70 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
Early Show, Acoustic Set: Dire Wolf, Don't Ease Me In, Attics of My Life, Friend Of The Devil, Let Me In, Candyman, Uncle John's Band.
Late Show: Cold Jordan ends the acoustic set. The electric-show encore is an acoustic Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

There is much confusion over the Festival Express material, with dates often misidentified in the past, and many songs attributed to the wrong shows. This article sorts things out:  

6/27/70 CNE Stadium, Toronto, Ontario
Lovelight, Casey Jones. (Per deadlists witness. No recordings available.)

6/28/70 Coronation Park, Toronto, Ontario
Good Lovin’ (Per deadlists. No recording.)

7/1/70 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Easy Wind, Candyman
(One witness remembers Alligator being played, which is doubtful.)

7/3/70 McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
There was no show this day. I believe the Dead played on July 4.

7/4/70 McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
Acoustic: Don’t Ease Me In, Candyman, Dire Wolf, Uncle John's Band
Electric: Me & My Uncle, China Cat > I Know You Rider, Hard to Handle, New Speedway Boogie, Lovelight
(List is incomplete. David Lemieux reports that Attics of My Life was played in one of these shows, either 7/1 or 7/4.)

7/??/70 Unknown Location
Deadlists correctly attributes this acoustic set to the 6/24/70 Port Chester early show; it is from Ken Lee’s tape.

7/8/70 Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville IL
The Dead also played an acoustic set.

7/9/70 Fillmore East, New York, NY
Deadlists suggests that unidentified tapes of Friend of the Devil & Easy Wind may come from this show. (They are not on the Archive). An audience member on deadlists vaguely recalls an acoustic Dire Wolf & Uncle John's Band, Casey Jones, Dark Star & Morning Dew, but this is uncertain. Another reviewer says an acoustic set from this run included Silver Threads & Uncle John's Band, which may have been this night or 7/10. 
The Deadbase setlist for 7/9 duplicates so many songs from the “7/11” electric set, I am skeptical of it.

7/11-12/70 Fillmore East, New York, NY
Deadbase asserts that the traditional order of these dates is probably correct. Nonetheless, it’s far more likely that they have been switched, regardless of the traditional tape dates. For instance, on our “7/12/70” tape, Marty Weinberg states before the Dead’s set that it’s “Saturday night, July 11.” Taper Jim Cooper has also verified that he taped the “7/11/70” show on the 12th. Also note that Pigpen had laryngitis and didn’t sing in the “7/11” show, but sings several lengthy numbers on “7/12.”

7/27, 7/28/70 The Matrix, San Francisco CA
“Mickey and the Hartbeats with Jerry Garcia.” Possibly acoustic shows with NRPS. Possibly not played, as an alternate newspaper listing omits them.

7/30, 7/31, 8/1/70 Lion’s Share, San Anselmo CA
Acoustic shows with NRPS.

8/5/70 Golden Hall, San Diego CA
There is no evidence that this show took place. The tape of an acoustic show with this date is from an unknown small club show, possibly a July show at the Matrix or Lion’s Share, not from San Diego.

8/17/70 Fillmore West, San Francisco CA 
Acoustic: Truckin'; Cumberland Blues; New Speedway Boogie; Dire Wolf; Candyman; Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Electric: Dancing in the Streets; Mama Tried; It's a Man's World; Not Fade Away; Uncle John's Band; Casey Jones > Turn on Your Lovelight
List incomplete. The AUD tape with this date is actually from 6/24/70.
The new Deadbase comments on 8/18/70 actually refer to 8/17.

8/70 Wally Heider’s, San Francisco CA
Add: Candyman alternate mix, Truckin’ alternate mix>Frozen Logger outtake.

8/70 Unknown Location, San Francisco CA
The Race Is On, Silver Threads, Let Me In, Dark Hollow
“KSAN Garage Tape” – KSAN radio broadcast with Weir on guitar; Garcia on pedal steel; John Cipollina on guitar; Pete Sears on piano (sometimes listed as Bill Champlin on piano). The date is unknown; deadlists places it in August ’70, Michael Parrish suggests July ’70.

9/17/70 Fillmore East, New York NY
David Nelson plays guitar in Box of Rain. (Garcia plays piano.)

9/25/70 Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena CA
Note that still carries an older setlist which is probably bogus.

9/26/70 Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City UT
One witness on remembers a Truckin’ encore, but admits that his memory is foggy.

10/3/70 Washoe County Fairgrounds, Reno NV
As the Lost Live Dead blog states, “This show did not occur.”

10/16/70 Irvine Auditorium, U of Penn., Philadelphia PA
The Deadbase reviewer mentions that Dark Star was not played. (This doesn’t amend the known setlist, but is noteworthy for Dark Star trackers.)

10/18/70 Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN
Early show: add Cold Rain & Snow, The Other One, Good Lovin’  
Late show: China Cat, Dancin’ in the Streets, King Bee, Easy Wind, Lovelight; E: Uncle John’s Band (acoustic)
(List incomplete; taken from various & reviews. One witness also remembers Alligator>Caution in the late show.)

10/26/70 Lion’s Share, San Anselmo CA
An AP wire story reports that at Janis Joplin’s wake, “the Grateful Dead and other rock music groups entertained.”

11/5/70 Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
The new soundcheck is a typo.

11/10/70 Action House, Island Park NY
The AUD tape with this label actually contains the NFA from 9/20/70 and the Other One from 2/23/71. No songs known from this show. I am also uncertain whether our 11/9/70 fragment is correctly dated (it is very incomplete), but that can’t be confirmed.

11/12-14/70 46th Street Rock Palace, Brooklyn NY
Lovelight, St Stephen, It’s a Man’s World (11/12/70)
Me & Bobby McGee, Lovelight (11/13 or 14)

11/21/70 Sargent Gym, Boston U, Boston MA
The Deadbase eyewitness remembers St Stephen>drums>Not Fade Away, which can be added to the setlist.

11/22/70 Middlesex County Community College, Edison NJ
Add: Hard to Handle, New Speedway Boogie, Easy Wind
(One witness also remembers the Dead playing the Stones’ song Connection, but more likely the New Riders did this.)

11/23/70 Anderson Theater, New York NY
Dancing in the Street, Around & Around, Me & Bobby McGee, Midnight Hour, Casey Jones, St Stephen>Not Fade Away>Lovelight, Uncle John’s Band
(List incomplete, order uncertain except for the end.)

11/27/70 Syndrome, Chicago IL
Casey Jones, Hard to Handle, China Cat > I Know You Rider, Brokedown Palace, Candyman, Truckin’ > The Other One, Black Peter, BIODTL, Mona, Sugar Magnolia, Smokestack Lightning, Me and Bobby McGee, St Stephen, Good Lovin’, Not Fade Away > Goin’ Down the Road, Uncle John's Band, Lovelight
(Order uncertain except for the first & last song.)


1/21/71 Freeborn Hall, U of C, Davis CA
Mickey Hart played at this show. A recently-surfaced audience tape confirms the old setlist, except for a few missing songs.
Add opening band: James & the Good Brothers.

1/22/71 Lane Community College, Eugene OR
We are missing around 90 minutes of the show after China>Rider; songs unknown.
Add opening band: Notary Sojac.

1/24/71 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WA
Add opening band: Ian & Sylvia.

3/17/71 Fox Theatre, St Louis MO
Truckin’, Hard to Handle, Next Time You See Me, Me & Bobby McGee, Cryptical>The Other One, Not Fade Away>Goin’ Down the Road>Not Fade Away, Johnny B Goode.
(List is incomplete. Lovelight was not played, according to one witness.)

3/21/71 Exposition Center, Milwaukee WI
This was not a short one-set show as claimed; the Dead played a regular show of at least two hours. Songs included a Cold Rain & Snow opener; Truckin’ into “a long medley-jam” (most likely the Other One); and We Bid You Goodnight.
Add opening band: the Ox.

3/24/71 Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA
Before the Dead’s set, they played with the Sufi Choir. NRPS did not appear.

8/5/71 Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood CA
Set II: Truckin’, Loser, Big Boss Man, Sugar Magnolia, Bird Song, Big Railroad Blues, Good Lovin’, Not Fade Away>Goin’ Down the Road>Not Fade Away; E: Johnny B Goode
(The complete SBD reel of the second set is not yet on the Archive.)
Add opening band: the Rowan Brothers. (They likely opened on the 6th as well.)

8/14/71 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA
David Crosby does not play on Johnny B Goode or Uncle John’s Band.

9/28/71 Unknown Location
Bertha, One More Saturday Night, Brokedown Palace, Tennessee Jed, Candyman, Cumberland Blues, El Paso
Keith’s rehearsals are traditionally listed as taking place in Santa Venetia (perhaps in the Armory), but that hasn’t been confirmed.
(Listing added per rehearsal details in the Taping Compendium, p.340.)


10/28/72 Public Hall, Cleveland OH
Add opening band: the Rowan Brothers.

2/15/73 Dane County Coliseum, Madison WI
Deadbase lists Loose Lucy, Jack Straw, Box of Rain, and Uncle John as the soundcheck. However, only Jack Straw & Box of Rain appear on the circulating tape, or on deadlists – the other two songs seem spurious.

7/28/73 Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen NY
Move Around & Around to the encore, with the Band & Allmans – it is misplaced on tapes of the Dead’s show. Garcia also played on several songs with the Band in the encore. (The Dead played first that day, then the Band, then the Allmans, and then the all-band encore.) The full encore isn’t represented on circulating copies of the Dead’s show, but is only available with an audience tape of the Band’s show. The setlist:  
A Change Is Gonna Come (The Band)
Raining in My Heart (The Band)
Have You Ever Been Mistreated (The Band w/ Garcia)
Da Di De Day (The Band w/ Garcia)
Not Fade Away
Wrap You In My Warm & Tender Love (The Band w/ Garcia)
Around & Around
Mountain Jam
Johnny B Goode

6/22/74 Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami FL
The soundcheck listed in Deadbase looks very dubious to me. There’s certainly no tape of it circulating, and the setlist (Nobody’s jam>Other One, jam>space>jam>Stella) is unlike any other soundcheck we have. I wonder what the source was?

9/9/74 Alexandra Palace, London, England
Add soundcheck: Jack Straw

9/18/74 Parc des Expositions, Dijon, France
Add soundcheck: Jerry space, Cumberland Blues, Brokedown Palace


For the record, Tom Constanten’s old performance list has a couple mysterious entries, not in Deadbase:
12/14/69 Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles CA
1/15/70 Aqua Theater, Seattle WA
These shows are unconfirmed and may well have been taken from an earlier Deadbase. The dates don’t seem to be on other Dead show lists, and though the cities & dates are plausible, the venue names are wrong – the Kaleidoscope had been renamed the Aquarius Theater and only did occasional rock shows; and the Aqua Theater had closed in 1969.
These are doubtful entries, which may already have been disproved long ago; I put them here in case anyone knows where they came from.