This follows the same format as my Missing 1969 list, but I admit I had more difficulty with this list. 1970 has a greater variety of recordings & problems than 1969 did. Lumping together incomplete SBDs, great AUDs, lousy AUDs, fragments, and missing shows all in one list looks a bit confusing, and is conceptually muddled. (The Port Chester tapes hardly belong on a "missing shows" list!)
The best solution would be to simply list every show, with a note - "incomplete", "AUD", "no recording", etc. But, frankly, deadlists already does that, and it would just be a lot of extra typing. This list simply singles out what we DON'T have in SBD, all in one convenient summary - so at a glance, we can see just how much is missing from 1970. AUD lovers like myself can silently overlook all the great recordings on this list; and SBD lovers can keep in mind the dozens of great SBDs we do have from 1970, though they're mainly invisible on this list.
In 1969, it's likely that many "lost" shows are actually in the Vault. In 1970, a few missing shows from the first half of the year may be in the Vault, but most of these shows (especially after June) are gone for good.
Deadlists was, of course, invaluable, and is often quoted here. Setlists.net is best avoided.
Once again, songs we don't have that are listed on Deadbase, mentioned in reviews, or remembered from missing shows are [in brackets], but these are often incomplete or mistaken. Most deadheads in 1970 definitely were not taking notes; nor were many of them lugging tapedecks to shows. Enough of them WERE taping, though, that 1970 actually doesn't have many more completely lost shows than 1969 did. But some of the ones that were lost look like real nail-biters.
NRPS tapes are not covered here. I've probably missed a few things here & there, so additions & corrections are welcome.
Updated February 2019.
MISSING 1970 SHOWS
1/24/70 Honolulu - (SBD) This is a short show - the middle reel is missing from the Vault, though the end-of-show Feedback>We Bid You Goodnight survives. Most likely Caution was played during the missing part.
1/30/70 New Orleans - (SBD) This is short for a complete show & Eaton lists another 35 minutes. If Eaton's timing is correct there is still a half hour of this show not circulating. (Most likely a concluding Lovelight is missing.)
2/5/70 Fillmore West - The first five songs are on a half-hour AUD tape; the SBD of the end of the show is only 45 minutes; so a big piece of the show is missing between the two segments.
[ China Cat > Rider ; possibly Cryptical > The Other One ]
2/7/70 Fillmore West - Incomplete AUD & chopped-up SBD. Compared with Friday's total of 115 minutes and Sunday's of 138, the 85 minutes of Saturday 2/7/70 preserved on tape seems to fall short by at least a half hour. Obviously we are missing several tunes from the end of this set.
2/8/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has the complete show. The SBD tape in circulation begins 3:42 before the end of Dark Star and runs for 33:04, cutting off 15:12 into Lovelight. (Smokestack Lightning was released on the Bear's Choice reissue CD, so the entire SBD is likely in the Vault.)
2/11/70 Fillmore East, early show - (SBD) Only the last 20 minutes of this show are in circulation on tape; presumably more songs preceded The Other One. The rest of the early show is known to be in the Vault - Black Peter was included in the "30 Days of Dead" downloads in 2012, and Lemieux has reported that Big Boss Man was played.
2/12/70 Ungano's, NYC - A notorious fake, as the 2/13/70 early set surfaced with this date; the Dead may have played here sometime, but no recording is known and this date was apparently cancelled. (See the comments here for the debate on whether this show occurred.)
2/20/70 Fort Worth - No recording.
2/21/70 San Antonio - No recording.
[ Dark Star; St. Stephen; The Eleven; Lovelight ]
2/22/70 Houston - No recording.
[ Lovelight ]
2/23/70 Austin - The first few electric songs are missing.
[ Schoolgirl (opened, per newspaper review) ; China Cat Sunflower ]
3/7/70 Santa Monica - Incomplete AUD only.
[ Me & My Uncle encore ]
(3/8/70 Phoenix - (SBD) Most likely this is complete, but Deadlists notes: "Latvala reports that there are two reels in the vault labeled with this date; the second is blank; the contents of the first are listed here. Perhaps we are missing the rest of the concluding electric set, although this seems complete as listed." Probably very little is missing except for the end of Lovelight, which cuts off.)
3/17/70 Buffalo - The infamous lost show with the Buffalo Philharmonic; no recording. (See reviews here.)
[ Saint Stephen ; Dark Star > Drums ; Turn On Your Lovelight ; Dead/orchestra improvisation ]
3/20/70 Port Chester, early show - No recording. (The old Deadbase setlist for this show comes from the 6/24/70 early show.)
3/21/70 Port Chester, early & late shows - AUD only.
3/22/70 Dania - A ticket notes two shows, scheduled on the 22nd and 23rd, and a witness also remembers the Dead playing two nights. (Most likely the "3/24/70" tape is actually from the 23rd. See comments here.)
[ Dark Star, St. Stephen, Sittin' on Top of the World, We Bid You Goodnight (per audience member) ]
4/9/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has most of the show. The 45-minute SBD contains Me & My Uncle through Uncle John.
4/10/70 Fillmore West - No recording. I believe complete SBDs were made of this whole Fillmore West run, but many reels have been lost.
[ Deadbase: (electric) Cold Rain And Snow; New Speedway Boogie; Mama Tried; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Hard To Handle; Casey Jones; (acoustic) Friend Of The Devil; Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Wake Up Little Susie > Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; (electric) It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World; Dancin In The Street; High Time; Alligator > Caution > And We Bid You Good Night ]
4/11/70 Fillmore West - Only the last half-hour of the SBD survives, picking up at the end of Not Fade Away. The rest is lost.
[ Deadbase: (electric) Cold Rain And Snow; I'm A King Bee; Beat It On Down The Line; Dire Wolf; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World; (acoustic) Don't Ease Me In; New Speedway Boogie; Friend Of The Devil; Me And My Uncle; Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; (electric) Dark Star > Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight ]
4/12/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has most of the show. The SBD contains Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Cumberland through Feedback.
4/17-19/70 Family Dog acoustic shows - No recordings circulate of the 4/17 or 4/19 shows. The 4/18 show was recently released, which suggests that the other two were taped as well.
[ 4/17: Don't Ease Me In ; Long Black Limousine ; Monkey And The Engineer ; Deep Elem Blues ; Candyman > Cumberland Blues ; Me And My Uncle ; Mama Tried ; Cathy's Clown ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie ; Friend Of The Devil ; Black Peter ; Uncle John's Band ]
[ 4/19: I Know You Rider ; Friend Of The Devil ; Candyman ; Sawmill ; Deep Elem Blues ; The Rub ; Katie Mae ; Roberta ; Big Breasa ; She's Mine ; Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; Mama Tried ; Me And My Uncle ; The Race Is On ; Uncle John's Band ]
4/24/70 Denver - No recording. (The tape with this date is actually from the following day.)
[ Wake Up Little Susie (acoustic); Not Fade Away > Lovelight ]
4/25/70 Denver - Incomplete AUD only. The first electric set is missing. (Recent research indicates that our "4/24" recording is actually from the 4/25 show.)
[ Good Lovin' was played between the jam and Man's World. ]
4/26/70 Poynette - No recording.
[ Lovelight ; Cryptical > Other One > Cryptical ; China Cat ; Dancing in the Streets ; Morning Dew ; Black Peter ; Dark Star ]
[ Deadbase also has this setlist: Cryptical> Drums> Other One> Cryptical, Dark Star> St. Stephen> The Eleven> Lovelight, Death Don't, Alligator> Feedback> We Bid You Goodnight. But see more accurate setlist memories here. ]
5/3/70 Middletown - AUD only. One of the worst AUDs ever, and missing the start of the electric set. Several songs from the acoustic set circulate as "5/9/70," from a separate AUD.
5/7/70 Cambridge - AUD only.
5/8/70 Delhi - Partial AUD only. Charlie Miller reports that the rest of the show was taped over by the taper.
5/9/70 Worcester - No recording; the tape with this date is 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. ]
5/10/70 Atlanta - The Dead's equipment was delayed, so they played with the Allman Brothers' gear - probably no recording was made.
[ Hard to Handle ; The Other One ; Mama Tried ; Dark Star w/ Duane Allman; Mountain Jam & Will the Circle Be Unbroken w/ Allman Brothers ]
5/16/70 Philadelphia - Partial AUD only of the start of the set; shut down by Sam Cutler.
[ Minglewood Blues ; Lovelight ]
(5/17/70 Fairfield - No recording. Recent research on Lost Live Dead indicates that this show was probably canceled.)
[5/21/70 San Rafael - No recording. This date is listed in deadlists, and they suggest that "reportedly Janis Joplin performed Lovelight with the Dead." However, the Dead were not on the bill for this show - a Hell's Angels Party with Big Brother and Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band - and I haven't seen any evidence they were actually there.]
6/4/70 Fillmore West - Most of the electric set (Casey Jones through Saint Stephen) is only available in AUD, though I presume the full SBD is in the vault since Lemieux has played the acoustic set on the Taper's Section.
6/5/70 Fillmore West - I include this show just to mention that the SBD has many bad cuts, but the AUD is complete.
6/6/70 Fillmore West, acoustic set - Not in circulation.
[ Don't Ease Me In ; The Frozen Logger ; Friend Of The Devil ; Candyman ; Deep Elem Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway Boogie ]
6/12/70 Oahu - Not in circulation, but in the Vault. Lemieux has played The Other One suite on the Taper's Section a couple times.
6/13/70 Oahu - The AUD is more complete than the SBD, which cuts off in New Speedway.
6/19/70 Memphis - No recording.
[ Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower, Hard To Handle, Me and My Uncle, Attics of My Life, Candyman, Uncle John's Band, Good Lovin' ]
6/21/70 Berkeley - Partial AUD only. Lost Live Dead reports that the show was pretty short, and our tape may not be missing much.
6/24/70 Port Chester, early & late shows - AUD only.
6/27 - 7/4/70 Canada - Some video & SBD snippets have appeared from this tour, but it's unclear how much more survives. Most of these shows should be regarded as missing - more information here.
6/27/70 CNE Stadium, Toronto - Nothing available; the recordings were apparently lost, and no audience tape circulates. [Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Easy Wind, Cumberland Blues, Lovelight]
6/27-28/70 Coronation Park, Toronto - Two free shows; nothing available. Probably not recorded. [New Speedway Boogie, Good Lovin' on the 28th]
7/1/70 Winnipeg Stadium - Only two songs have been seen. The full show may possibly be in the Vault, but this hasn't been confirmed. (The Vault tapes are misdated.) [Alligator, possibly?]
7/4/70 McMahon Stadium, Calgary - Four acoustic songs and six electric songs are available; the full show is likely in the Vault. [Lemieux reports that an Attics of My Life was played.]
7/8/70 Edwardsville - No recording.
A newspaper review describes the show with a partial setlist.
[ Acoustic set: Silver Threads & Golden Needles (with technical problems), Deep Elem Blues, Candy Man, Black Peter, Cumberland Blues ; Electric Set: Good Lovin' (first song), Casey Jones, High Time, a jam suite, Lovelight ]
7/9/70 Fillmore East - Only a couple AUD songs survive, according to Deadlists. Presumably the whole show was recorded, but the rest was taped over or lost.
[ Deadbase: (acoustic) Silver Threads & Golden Needles; Cumberland Blues; Dire Wolf; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; (electric) Easy Wind; Casey Jones; Not Fade Away > Good Lovin'; Viola Lee Blues; Morning Dew; Sittin' On Top Of The World; Uncle John's Band ]
All but one of these electric-set songs were played on our "7/11" tape, which makes this electric setlist dubious. Deadlists suggests that tapes of Friend of the Devil & Easy Wind from this show may exist, but they're not on the Archive so this can't be confirmed. One reviewer says an acoustic set from this run included Silver Threads
& Uncle John's Band, which may have been this night or 7/10.
One audience member recalls an acoustic Dire Wolf (with Garcia on pedal steel?) & Uncle John's Band, Casey Jones, Dark Star & Morning Dew from the 7/9 show.
[ Casey Jones, Dark Star, St. Stephen, Uncle John's Band ] - confirmed by a newspaper review.
7/10/70 Fillmore East - AUD only, electric set. (The acoustic set is missing.)
7/11/70 Fillmore East - AUD only.
7/12/70 Fillmore East - AUD only.
7/16/70 San Rafael - The first-set SBD is incomplete; but a second electric set has surfaced. Bear's last 1970 recording.
[ Lovelight; Me And My Uncle; Cold Rain & Snow to start first set ]
7/27-28/70 Matrix, San Francisco - The Hartbeats were advertised, but it is uncertain whether our "7/30/70 Matrix" tape comes from these shows. See here for a discussion.
7/30/70 Lion's Share, San Anselmo - Acoustic show; no known recording. However, it's possible that our "7/30/70 Matrix" tape comes from this Lion's Share run; see here.
7/31/70 Lion's Share, San Anselmo - No recording. (acoustic show)
8/1/70 Lion's Share, San Anselmo - No recording. (acoustic show)
8/5/70 Golden Hall, San Diego - No known recording. In fact, I don't know of any evidence that this show took place, and I doubt there was any show here. (There is an SBD tape of an acoustic show with this date, but I believe it is from an unknown small club show, possibly a July show at the Matrix, and not from San Diego.)
8/17/70 Fillmore West - No recording. (The AUD tape with this date is a fake from 6/24/70.)
[ (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. (Setlist reconstructed from reviews.) ]
8/18/70 Fillmore West - AUD only.
8/19/70 Fillmore West - AUD only.
8/28/70 Thee Club, Los Angeles - No recording. (probably an acoustic show)
8/29/70 Thee Club, Los Angeles - No recording. (probably an acoustic show)
9/17/70 Fillmore East - AUD only. The electric set is incomplete; probably this was preceded by at least a few more electric tunes. The tape cuts off in the intro of Uncle John's Band, which most likely ended the set.
9/18/70 Fillmore East - Complete AUD. The 80 minute SBD in circulation contains Truckin', Black Peter, and Me & My Uncle through the encore.
9/19/70 Fillmore East - Complete AUD. The SBD contains Dark Star through Lovelight.
9/25/70 Pasadena - No recording.
[ Casey Jones; Easy Wind; Lovelight ]
[ Setlists.net has a full setlist, from an unknown source, which is probably bogus -- Set I: Casey Jones, Me And My Uncle, I'm A King Bee, Cryptical Envelopment>Drums>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment, High Time; Set II: Dark Star, Cosmic Charlie, Alligator>Drums>Turn On Your Lovelight, Morning Dew; We Bid You Goodnight ]
9/26/70 Salt Lake City - No recording.
[ (acoustic) I Know You Rider; Ripple; Candyman; Friend Of The Devil; (electric) Big Boss Man; Uncle John's Band > Casey Jones; Morning Dew ] (One audience member recalls a Truckin' encore.)
10/5/70 Winterland - Possible SBD, not circulating. Deadlists: "David Lemieux confirms that there is no SBD of this show in the vault." However, Dancing appeared on the 2/4/70 Download Series. Hard to Handle, Candyman, and Me & My Uncle from this show have also circulated along with Dancing, misdated "12/17/70" & "12/23/70". (Details here.) It is uncertain whether more songs from this show survive misdated in the Vault, but it seems likely.
[ Hard to Handle, Candyman, Me & My Uncle; Casey Jones; Good Lovin'; Dancing In The Street; Turn On Your Lovelight ]
10/10/70 Queens - AUD only.
[ A new transfer of the AUD includes the end of the show, but is still missing Good Lovin' and New Minglewood Blues. ]
10/11/70 Wayne - AUD only.
There were two shows on 10/11; contrary to deadlists there was probably not another show added on 10/12.
(10/12/70 Wayne - Unconfirmed; no recording.)
10/16/70 Philadelphia - No recording.
[ Morning Dew; Casey Jones; Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight; Good Lovin'; (encore) Uncle John's Band ]
(One attendee remembers that Dark Star was not played.)
10/17/70 Cleveland - AUD only.
10/18/70 Minneapolis, two shows - No recording.
[ (early show) Casey Jones; Me & My Uncle; Morning Dew; Mama Tried; Cumberland Blues; Good Lovin' ]
(Audience members on setlists.net recall Cold Rain & Snow and Good Lovin' from the first show, and China Cat, The Other One, Easy Wind, Alligator>Caution, Uncle John's Band (acoustic encore) from the second show. One person on dead.net says there was no Anthem material like the Other One or Alligator in the second show, but adds, "Pig Pen did King Bee, Easy Wind, and ended with Lovelight. I remember a lot of Working Man's and American Beauty [songs], China Cat, and Dancin' In The Streets. The encore was Uncle John's Band a cappella except for Jerry's acoustic Martin.")
10/23/70 Washington DC - AUD only.
10/26/70 Lion's Share - No recording. (Not a regular show, but a jam at Janis Joplin's wake.)
11/5/70 Port Chester - AUD only.
11/6/70 Port Chester - AUD only.
11/7/70 Port Chester - AUD only.
11/8/70 Port Chester - AUD only.
11/9/70 Island Park - No recording.
(The AUD tape with this date is a fake - Attics of My Life & Mama Tried are from 9/20/70; Morning Dew & Deep Elem Blues are from 12/28/70; and New Minglewood Blues & Walkin' the Dog are from an unknown lost show.)
11/10/70 Island Park - No recording. (The AUD tape with this date is a fake: the NFA is from 9/20/70, the Other One from 2/23/71.)
11/11/70 Brooklyn - AUD only.
11/12/70 Brooklyn - No recording.
A partial five-song Marty Weinberg audience tape has surfaced which is thought to come from this Rock Palace run, but the date is unknown.
[ Lovelight ; St. Stephen ; It's A Man's World (per a setlists.net witness) ]
[ Hard To Handle; Truckin'; New Minglewood Blues; China Cat Sunflower
> I Know You Rider; Sugar Magnolia; New Orleans; Cumberland
Blues; Brokedown Palace; Not Fade Away. (Per Deadbase: this setlist may
come from one of the other nights of this run. Deadbase claims that this setlist "is from a tape that circulated in the 1970s but does not seem to be available now.") ]
11/13/70 Brooklyn - No recording.
[ Casey Jones ; Uncle John's Band ; Sugar Magnolia ; Truckin' ; Dark Star > St. Stephen ; Not Fade Away ]
11/14/70 Brooklyn - No recording.
[ Me & Bobby McGee ; Lovelight. (Per a newspaper report, which could come from either the 13th or 14th.) ]
11/20/70 Rochester - AUD only.
11/21/70 Boston - No recording. (The partial SBD tape is a fake from 4/3/70.)
[ Casey Jones ; Candyman ; Mama Tried ; Easy Wind ; St. Stephen ; Uncle John's Band ]
[ An audience member also recalled in Deadbase: Casey Jones, Good Lovin', Dancing in the Streets, Saint Stephen > drums > Not Fade Away, [Other One suite] > Cosmic Charlie, Uncle John's Band. ]
11/22/70 Edison - No recording. (One audience member says the Dead played the Rolling Stones' song 'Connection,' though more likely it was played by NRPS - see here.)
[ Hard to Handle ; New Speedway Boogie ; Easy Wind ]
11/23/70 Anderson Theater, NYC - No recording. (The old SBD tape with this date is now known to be 11/16/70.)
[ Dancing in the Street; Around & Around; Me & Bobby McGee; Midnight Hour; Casey Jones; Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight; encore: Uncle John's Band. (Setlist combined from a newspaper review and a setlists.net report.) ]
11/27/70 Chicago - No recording.
[ Jam > Casey Jones ; Truckin' > The Other One ; Turn On Your Lovelight ]
[ A dead.net audience member reports (not in exact order): Casey Jones; Hard to Handle; China Cat > I Know You Rider; Brokedown Palace; Candyman; Trucking; Cryptical Envelopment [the Other One]; Black Peter; Goin' Down the Line [BIODTL]; Mona; Not Fade Away; Sugar Magnolia; Smokestack Lightning; Me & Bobby McGee; St Stephen; Good Lovin'; Goin' Down the Road; Uncle John's Band; Lovelight. ]
(Setlists.net accounts also vaguely recall Hard to Handle, I Know You Rider, Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road, and Lovelight.)
11/29/70 Columbus - AUD only.
[12/17/70 - There was no Dead show on this date; the circulating tape comes from the October '70 Winterland shows.]
12/21/70 San Rafael - The Dead may have played after the "Garcia and Friends" set with Crosby; no known recording. (For this show and 12/23 they were advertised as the "acoustic Dead.")
12/22/70 Sacramento - No known recording, though the Dead had started taping their shows again.
[ Till The Morning Comes ; Dire Wolf ; Sugar Magnolia ; Casey Jones ; Truckin' ; Dancing In The Street ; Turn On Your Lovelight ]
12/23/70 Winterland - The whole set is now in circulation.