June 9, 2018

1967 Show List

There is currently no single, accurate page where all the Grateful Dead shows and tapes from 1967 are listed. Setlist sources like deadlists and deadbase are considerably out of date, and recent tape and date discoveries are scattered across several sites, so I decided it was necessary to provide a simple complete show list for the year.

Over 140 Dead shows are known from 1967, though there were certainly more forgotten shows played. We have substantial recordings from 14 shows (10% of the shows played), along with a few brief snippets from others – by far the worst-represented year in Dead taping history. (Owsley did not tape the Dead this year, except for the Rio Nido show.)

There are many false reports of Dead shows this year that weren’t actually played. To help the unwary I’ve listed some of these, and some previous dating errors are noted. As with 1966, there are some shows that have circulated with the wrong dates or no known dates. But the chronology here is as accurate as possible, though revisions may continue as more lost clues are found. Discoveries were still being made literally up to this day!

Along with the tapes, I’ve also included the many short film fragments that exist from the year. All the known songs played are listed – other than a handful of tapes, the setlists here are partial and incomplete. When available, there are links to newspaper reviews, Lost Live Dead pages, or other resources.


1967

1/1/67 Panhandle, San Francisco (Sun.)
Free show, “New Year’s Day Wail.”

1/6/67 Freeborn Hall, U of California, Davis (Fri.)  

1/13/67a Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley (Fri.) (early show)
Opened for the Mamas & the Papas.
SONG: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

1/13/67b Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Fri.)

1/14/67a Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (Sat.)  
Human Be-In, free show.  
TAPE:
Dancing in the Streets
Viola Lee Blues
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (w/ Charles Lloyd)
FILM:
(Morning Dew is not from this show; it appears to be from October ’68. Dancing in the Streets is only seen on film, not the circulating audio.)

1/14/67b Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sat.)  

1/15/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)  
Afternoon show.

(The 1/19/67 Stanford Daily reported that the Dead and the Loading Zone had agreed to play in support of a student protest that morning in front of University Hall at UC Berkeley. The Dead didn’t play, but the Loading Zone did.)

1/20/67 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (Fri.)   
With Timothy Leary.

1/22/67 Unknown Location
Possible show, per Lost Live Dead.

1/27/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Fri.)  
(This show was not recorded. See October ‘67.)
1/28/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Sat.)

1/29/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Sun.)  
SF Krishna Temple benefit.

1/30 – 2/4/67 RCA Studio A, Hollywood
Studio album sessions. Some outtakes circulate.
TAPE:
Alice D. Millionaire*
Overseas Stomp*
Tastebud*
Cream Puff War
I Know You Rider (inst.)
Cold Rain & Snow (inst.)
Sittin’ on Top of the World (inst.)
King Bee (inst.)
Down So Long (inst.)
New Minglewood Blues (inst.)
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (inst.)* 
(* - released as bonus tracks to the first album, dated 2/2/67. Alternate takes of Viola Lee Blues may also exist. The single, Golden Road, was recorded later in February at Coast Recorders in San Francisco.)

2/5/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)  
US Strike Committee benefit – the Dead may not have played.

2/10/67 Santa Venetia Armory, San Rafael (Fri.)  
Substituted for Sopwith Camel.

2/12/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)  
Council for Civic Unity benefit.
(Old tapes with this date are misdated from 11/19/66.)

2/24/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Fri.)
2/25/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sat.)
2/26/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)
Afternoon show on the 26th.

3/3/67 Winterland, San Francisco (Fri.)  
“The First Annual Love Circus.” The Dead’s first Winterland show.

3/5/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Sun.)  
Straight Theater benefit.

3/10/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Fri.) 
3/11/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Sat.)
3/12/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Sun.)
3/14/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Tue.)
3/15/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Wed.)
3/16/67 Whisky A-Go-Go, San Francisco (Thu.)
The Dead apparently didn’t play on Monday the 13th, which was advertised as “Latin night” with another band. They were booked through the 16th, but a newspaper ad on the 15th says “last times tonight,” so it’s uncertain which date was the last.

Feb/March ’67 – 710 Ashbury
Jerry Garcia Interview by Randy Groenke & Mike Cramer

March ’67 – KMPX-FM
Jerry Garcia/Bob Weir Interview by Larry Miller – taped for 3/20/67 broadcast

3/17/67 Winterland, San Francisco (Fri.)   
Opening for Chuck Berry on the 17th-19th.

3/18/67a unknown venue, Napa (Sat.)  
The Dead were announced for a teen dance, possibly in the afternoon, but it’s uncertain whether they played.

3/18/67b Winterland, San Francisco (Sat.)
TAPE:
I
Me & My Uncle
Next Time You See Me
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Smokestack Lightning
Morning Dew
It Hurts Me Too
Beat It On Down The Line
Dancing in the Streets
II
Golden Road
Cream Puff War
The Same Thing
Cold Rain & Snow
Viola Lee Blues
Death Don’t Have No Mercy

3/19/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)  
Afternoon show.

3/20/67 Fugazi Hall, San Francisco (Mon.)
Album release party; power failure ended show early.

Mid-March ’67, Teenage Fair, Exposition Center, Oakland
Possible show, per Lost Live Dead.

3/24/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Fri.)
3/25/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Sat.)
3/26/67 Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco (Sun.)
SONG: Viola Lee Blues (on the 24th or 25th)
With a guest set by the Animals on 3/26.  
The Dead’s last shows at the Avalon until October ’68 (other than a March ’68 benefit).

(Some sources say the Dead played in the Panhandle on March 26 following a street rally, but I believe this has been conflated with similar events on April 9.)

3/28/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Tue.)
3/29/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Wed.)
3/30/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Thu.)
3/31/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Fri.)
4/1/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Sat.)
4/2/67 The Rock Garden, San Francisco (Sun.)
With Charles Lloyd.

4/8/67 KPIX-TV Studio, San Francisco (Sat.)  
TAPE:
Cream Puff War
Walkin’ Blues (fragment) 
Part of “The Maze: Liverpool USA,” broadcast on May 16. Video does not circulate, though fragments are seen in Dead films. The Dead appeared on other KPIX TV shows in spring ’67 (like the Tempo program on March 4, lip-syncing a song on POW!, and doing music for “Kama Sutra II” on KQED, 4/26/67), but those do not survive. 

Other assorted film clips -
Footage of 710 Ashbury on “The Maze,” broadcast 2/21/67: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC5KQsrPZmA
“Whicker’s World” (a BBC show), March/April ‘67: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA-qYswr-0U (Golden Road)
“Petulia”, April/May ’67: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8kWzzlfhkE (Viola Lee)
Robert Nelson’s experimental “Grateful Dead” film was partly shot during their Russian River stay at the end of May, but features other unidentifiable bits of footage too, including a live show and a rehearsal space. (At 2:40 there’s a snatch from the 4/8/67 Maze TV show.)

4/9/67a Panhandle, San Francisco (Sun.)
Free show.
FILM:
Dancing in the Streets
Caution
Unknown blues song
King Bee
Viola Lee Blues
Gloria (possibly)

There are many brief film clips from this show:

Dancing from a b&w news clip, dated 4/20/67 (possibly a broadcast date) - part one and part two.

Part of Dancing from what seems to be this show was also shown on “The Hippie Temptation,” broadcast on CBS News Reports, 8/22/67:

Alternate poor-audio news footage:
Clip 1 (muffled Caution/King Bee/Viola Lee fragments)
Clip 2 (1st 20 seconds are very muffled Viola Lee, then stage announcer)
Clip 3 (blues song/King Bee/Viola Lee fragments)

For the fanatic completists: This clip has 5 extra seconds of the unknown blues song at :39; and this clip starts with 6 seconds of what sounds like Gloria – both in wretched sound.

4/9/67b Longshoreman’s Hall, San Francisco (Sun.)
Spring Mobilization to End the War benefit.

4/11/67 San Quentin Prison, San Quentin (Tues.)
An undated handbill says, “People from the Mobius Band, Country Joe & the Fish, the Grateful Dead will jam outside the walls of San Quentin.” Little else is known of this daytime event, so the full Dead may not have played. 

4/12/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Wed.)
Mime Troupe benefit.
SONGS:
Golden Road
Viola Lee Blues

4/14/67 Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Fri.)
4/15/67 Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Sat.)
4/16/67 Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Sun.)
The shows were moved from the Kaleidoscope to the Embassy Room (aka “Banana Grove”) in the hotel. Contra Deadbase, there is no evidence for an April 17 show.

(Emmett Grogan’s book “Ringolevio,” p.363-65, described a large nighttime free show put on by the Diggers in the Panhandle on a Friday night in April, the “Outlaw Mutation Boogie” with the Dead, Big Brother, and Country Joe playing. This show is reported nowhere else and was probably not played outside the pages of this book.)

Last week of April ’67 KMPX-FM
Jerry Garcia & Phil Lesh Guest DJ on Tom Donahue’s show
(The show includes an ad for an April 28 Avalon show “this weekend.”)

4/28/67 Stockton Ballroom, Stockton (Fri.)
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues
Golden Road
Cream Puff War

4/29/67 Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara (Sat.)
SONG: Viola Lee Blues

4/30/67 The Cheetah, Santa Monica (Sun.) (two shows, 3pm & 8pm) 

April/May '67 Panhandle, San Francisco (Sun.)
An otherwise unknown show from this period is seen in this photo, suggesting that the Dead may well have played more free shows in the park than we know about. Ralph Gleason stated in the May 12 Chronicle that Jefferson Airplane and others would play the Panhandle on the 14th, but a review of that show does not mention the Dead, so this could have been any weekend.

May ’67 Rendezvous Inn, San Francisco
The Dead played “a brief series of Monday nights” here, per McNally – if it was on Mondays, possible shows may have been on May 1, 8, 15 & 22. Dates are conjectural and it’s not known how often the Dead played there: Garcia remembered just one show, and one patron recalled shows being on Sundays, the Dead alternating weeks with another band.

(From William Hjortsberg's "Jubilee Hitchhiker: the Life & Times of Richard Brautigan":  
"In mid-May 1967, Brautigan took part in a San Francisco State Writer's Conference, a three-day event at Camp Loma Mar in Pescadero, a small seaside town twenty miles north of Santa Cruz. Over fifty local writers had been invited to participate... After three days of sunshine, readings, workshops, and literary chit-chat, the conference ended with a 'Festival of Feeling' for which the Grateful Dead provided music." (p.308)
I don’t think the Dead played any such event, as there’s no other trace of this, but it’s fun to contemplate.
)

5/5/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Fri.)
(This show was not recorded. See 9/29/67.)
5/6/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sat.)
5/7/67 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco (Sun.)
The Sunday afternoon show is not on the poster, but was listed in the Chronicle.
The Dead’s last shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium.

5/12/67 Marigold Ballroom, Fresno (Fri.) (two shows, 9:45 & 11:15pm)
SONGS: possibly Golden Road, New Minglewood Blues, Viola Lee Blues

5/18/67 Awalt High School, Mountain View (Thu.)  
Afternoon show in the gym.
SONGS:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Louie Louie

5/20/67 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara (Sat.)
SONG: Morning Dew

(The Dead were scheduled to play the Avalon Ballroom the weekend of May 26-28, but were replaced by other bands for reasons unknown. They were rehearsing at the Warnecke ranch that week.)

5/28/67 Panhandle, San Francisco (Sun.)
Free show, per Peter Vincent’s “Sixties Diary,” if it can be trusted.  

5/29/67 Napa County Fairgrounds, Napa (Mon.)
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Cold Rain & Snow
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

5/30/67 Winterland, San Francisco (Tue.)
HALO benefit.

6/1/67a Tompkins Square Park, New York City (Thu.)
Free show.
SONGS:
Golden Road
Dancing in the Street
Midnight Hour
Beat It On Down The Line
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Cold Rain & Snow
Morning Dew
Viola Lee Blues
FILM: http://www.itnsource.com/en/shotlist/RTV/1967/06/02/BGY506190017/ (dead link – b&w news clip included bits of BIODTL & Schoolgirl)  

6/1/67b Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Thu.)
6/2/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Fri.)

6/3/67a SUNY Gym, Stony Brook, New York (Sat.)

6/3/67b Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Sat.)
6/4/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Sun.)
6/5/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Mon.)
6/6/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Tue.)
SONGS:
I’m A King Bee
It Hurts Me Too
The Same Thing
Big Boss Man
Alligator
Midnight Hour
Beat It On Down The Line
Me & My Uncle
New Minglewood Blues
Don’t Ease Me In
Cold Rain & Snow
Viola Lee Blues
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
6/7/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Wed.)
SONG: Viola Lee Blues

6/8/67a Central Park, New York City (Thu.)
Free show.

6/8/67b Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Thu.)
6/9/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Fri.)
6/10/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Sat.)
6/11/67 Cafe au Go Go, New York City (Sun.)

6/12/67 The Cheetah, New York City (Mon.)

6/15/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco (Thu.)
Private “Straight Theater Christening” party.

6/16/67 The Hullabaloo, Los Angeles (Fri.) (two shows, 8pm & 1am)  

6/18/67 Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey (Sun.)
Pop Festival.
TAPE:
Cold Rain & Snow
Viola Lee Blues
Alligator >
Caution (w/ harmonica player)
FILM:
Viola Lee may have been the only Dead song filmed.
Surprisingly, the Dead as a band did not play on the free stage set up at the Monterey Peninsula College athletic field, though various musicians came and went.

(The Dead were booked to play a run at the opening of the Ambassador Theater in Washington DC, June 20-24, but per one source, “The Dead’s equipment arrived, but unfortunately the city pulled the [theater] permit at the last minute.”)

6/21/67 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (Wed.)
Summer Solstice free show.
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues
Alligator
FILM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEejp5_UMyQ&t=50m10s (Alligator w/ harmonica player, from the CBC documentary “The Way It Was”) 

6/28/67 Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland (Wed.)  
Late June/Early July ’67 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Photos exist of the Dead playing a crowded Golden Gate Park on a chilly day during this time period (here are some examples), but the date has not yet been found.

July ’67? Unknown location
Studio rehearsal session.
TAPE: Turn On Your Lovelight
(This tape circulated as “11/19/67;” the actual date is unknown, but it must precede late July.)

7/2/67 El Camino Park, Palo Alto (Sun.)
Be-In, free show.
SONGS:
Dancing in the Street
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2015/06/july-2-1967-el-camino-park-palo-alto-ca.html

7/6/67 Spreckels Bandshell, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (Thu.)
The Dead played one of the SF Examiner-sponsored “summer jazz rock concerts,” seen in this photo. 

7/13/67 PNE Agrodome, Vancouver, BC (Thu.)

7/14/67 Dante’s Inferno, Vancouver, BC (Fri.) 
7/15/67 Dante’s Inferno, Vancouver, BC (Sat.)

7/16/67a Golden Gardens Beach, Seattle, WA (Sun.)
Be-In, free show.
Silent film clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=UGV1BxiegKg&t=22s (only a few seconds, labeled 9/9)

7/16/67b Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA (Sun.)

7/18/67 Masonic Temple, Portland, OR (Tue.)
SONGS:
Golden Road
Turn On Your Lovelight (possibly)

7/21/67 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara (Fri.)
7/22/67 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara (Sat.)
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues
Morning Dew
Golden Road
New Minglewood Blues
[He Was A Friend Of Mine?]
Midnight Hour

7/23/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco (Sun.)  
TAPE:
Neal Cassady rap (w/ Lovelight jam > Space) >
Turn On Your Lovelight/

7/31/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Mon.)
SONG:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Post-show jam w/ Jefferson Airplane & Luke and the Apostles

8/1/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Tue.)
8/2/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Wed.) (two shows)
8/3/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Thu.)
8/4/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Fri.)
TAPE:
[Overseas Stomp] (not on most circulating copies, but on Wolfgang's Vault)
New Potato Caboose
Viola Lee Blues >
Feedback

8/5/67 O’Keefe Centre, Toronto, ON (Sat.) (two shows)
SONGS: (afternoon show)
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
I Know You Rider
TAPE: (late show)
Turn On Your Lovelight
Alligator
https://archive.org/details/gd67-08-05.sbd.hanno.16753.sbeok.shnf (the most complete copy, with the Looney Tunes ending)  
(Lemieux: “There are reels in the vault clearly marked with the date and venue of some of these shows, which have been scratched out, as the tapes were recorded over.”)

8/6/67a Place Ville Marie, Montreal, QC (Sun.)
Free show.
SONGS:
Morning Dew
Viola Lee Blues
Alligator
Dancing in the Street
Gloria w/ Jefferson Airplane (possibly)

8/6/67b Youth Pavilion, Expo ’67, Montreal, QC (Sun.)
Free show, stopped by Bill Graham.
SONG: Viola Lee Blues

8/10/67 Chelsea Hotel rooftop, New York City (Thu.)
Benefit for the Diggers.

(There was apparently a radio ad for a show at the Cheetah Club in NYC on Friday, August 11, but the Dead were in Detroit.)

8/11/67 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (Fri.)
8/12/67 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (Sat.)

8/13/67 West Park, Ann Arbor, MI (Sun.)
Free show.

8/19/67 American Legion Hall, South Lake Tahoe (Sat.)
SONGS:
Sittin’ on Top of the World
Golden Road
Turn On Your Lovelight

(McNally reports that the Dead were to play a gathering on Mount Tamalpais on August 20, but there was no power.)

8/25/67 Kings Beach Bowl, North Lake Tahoe (Fri.)
8/26/67 Kings Beach Bowl, North Lake Tahoe (Sat.)

8/28/67 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (Mon.)
“Party for Chocolate George,” free show.
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
FILM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKQmOEpPYUE (silent clips w/ dubbed audio)
Viola Lee raw footage clips with original audio are also here and here.

Sept? ’67 Convention Center Rotunda, Las Vegas, NV
This was listed in Tom Constanten’s TC-Base as his first show with the Dead, leading to much speculation on the actual date. But since we now know the Dead played there in October ’68, I think TC remembered the show but put it in the wrong year. From a more recent interview:
Q: Do you remember your first time onstage with the Grateful Dead?
TC: That would be in 1968, when they came to play at the Las Vegas Convention Center Rotunda. I was still in the Air Force, but they invited me onstage to join them, embarrassingly short hair and all.

(The Dead were scheduled to play the Magic Music rock festival at Cabrillo College in Aptos, 9/2/67, but the festival was cancelled.)  

(Deadlists suggests the Dead played a September ’67 benefit in Canyon. Per WJ Rorabaugh’s book Berkeley at War p.145: “In 1967 Canyon's hippies held a benefit concert to raise money to rebuild their general store. Country Joe McDonald, the Grateful Dead and others came to play.” Country Joe recalls the show taking place in the schoolyard; the school principal also remembers the Dead playing there. However, a Rock Prosopography post suggests that they’re mistakenly remembering a 7/16/67 Canyon benefit at which Country Joe, the Youngbloods and others played – the Dead apparently never played Canyon.)

9/3/67 Dance Hall, Rio Nido (Sun.)
TAPE:
Dancing in the Street
It Hurts Me Too
Cold Rain & Snow
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl/
/Viola Lee Blues/
Big Boss Man
Alligator >
Feedback
In the Midnight Hour
(The Midnight Hour comes from a separate reel than the rest of the show, so it could be from a separate show. Dancing sounds like the start of the show.)

9/4/67 Dance Hall, Rio Nido (Mon.) (Labor Day)
TAPE:
/Caution >
Feedback
(A mono fragment found on Latvala’s cassette of 9/3/67; the date isn’t certain. There are no known posters or ads for the shows – I assume there were two shows, but for all we know there were more.) 

9/8/67 Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA (Fri.)

9/9/67a Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA (Sat.)
Free show.

9/9/67b Eagles Auditorium, Seattle, WA (Sat.)  

9/15/67 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (Fri.)
TAPE:
Viola Lee Blues
Cold Rain & Snow
Beat It On Down The Line
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Morning Dew
Alligator >
Caution >
Feedback
The first Dead audience recording.

9/16/67 Elysian Park, Los Angeles (Sat.)
Free show with Jefferson Airplane. Not in Griffith Park. (Sometimes the Dead are said to have played here on 1/22/67 or 3/26/67, but they didn’t.)

(Deadlists includes a 9/18/67 studio tape of Lovelight, which is a misdate for the earlier rehearsal. The Dead were in RCA Studios in Los Angeles for a couple weeks in mid-September. They worked on basic tracks for Alligator, but Garcia said “we accomplished absolutely nothing,” and sessions were dropped for the time being.)

9/22/67 The Family Dog, Denver, CO (Fri.)
9/23/67 The Family Dog, Denver, CO (Sat.)

9/24/67 City Park, Denver, CO (Sun.)
Be-In, free show.

9/29/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco (Fri.)
FILM: Dancing in the Street
TAPE:
Golden Road
New Potato Caboose
Alligator
He Was A Friend Of Mine/ 
This tape circulates dated “5/5/67;” there is one drummer. Deadbase 50 suggests this tape comes from 6/15/67, but 9/29 is the likeliest date: Weir dedicates a song to (Chandler) Laughlin, who’d just gotten out of prison on a drug bust and been hired as a DJ by KMPX; Weir also alludes to the ‘drop out and dance’ poster.

9/30/67 Straight Theater, San Francisco (Sat.)
Mickey Hart’s first show.
SONGS:
Viola Lee Blues (1st set)
Alligator > (Caution?) > Feedback (2nd set, w/ Hart)
Hart might not have played another Dead show until the end of October. 

October ’67 RCA Studio A, Hollywood
Studio session.
TAPE: The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment (inst.)
Kreutzmann may be the only drummer, and the Other One is simpler than the live renditions of late October, so I think this comes from earlier in the month, or possibly even September.
(The Dead spent time in the studio through October, after Hart was added, working on Alligator and the Cryptical>Other One suite. Deadbase gives a starting date of Monday, October 9, though this is unconfirmed.)  

10/1/67 Greek Theater, U of California, Berkeley (Sun.)
Economic Opportunity Program benefit.
SONGS:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Feedback

10/14/67 Continental Ballroom, Santa Clara (Sat.)
SONGS:
Cold Rain & Snow
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Alligator >
Caution

10/22/67 Winterland, San Francisco (Sun.)
Marijuana Defense benefit.
TAPE:
Morning Dew
New Potato Caboose
It Hurts Me Too
Cold Rain & Snow
Turn On Your Lovelight
Beat It On Down The Line
Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment
Kreutzmann appears to be the only drummer. Released on the Anthem 50th-anniversary edition.

10/31/67 Winterland, San Francisco (Tue.)  
“Trip or Freak.”
SONG: Viola Lee Blues
A tape that circulated with this date was actually a fake taken from the November Shrine shows. Lost Live Dead questions whether this show happened; nonetheless, there are backstage photos and I think it’s possible one of the two following tapes may come from this date.  

October ’67, Unknown Location
TAPE:
Viola Lee Blues
Cold Rain & Snow
Alligator >
Caution >
Feedback
An audience recording that circulates as “1/27/67.” Deadbase 50 suggests it’s from 10/31/67. The first two songs on the tape (Morning Dew & New Potato) are from an audience recording of 10/22/67, suggesting that the rest is either from another set of that show, or another show in that venue soon afterwards – there’s little noticeable change in sound. There are two drummers. (Alligator now has a drum intro, and a drum break in the middle of the jam.)

October ’67, Unknown Location
TAPE:
/Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment
Alligator >
Caution >
Feedback
https://archive.org/details/gd1967-xx-xx.sbd.studio.81259.flac16 (tracks 1-3 - the rest is from other dates)
Formerly thought to be a studio session, but I now think it’s a multi-tracked live show with levels being changed throughout the recording (instrument volume adjustments, and vocals going in & out). A faint echo of the vocals can be heard through Alligator, which seems unlikely in a studio recording (along with the whole live feel and recording problems). Deadbase 50 suggests it’s from 11/12/67. (It’s circulated as 10/20/67, 10/31/67, 11/19/67, etc.) There are two drummers.
If I had to guess, I’d say this comes after the “1/27/67” show, since the “Alligator running round my door” drumming interlude now comes right after the verses.

Oct/Nov ’67 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley
An 11/10/67 Stanford Daily article said the Theater “in recent weeks has hosted such groups as the Doors and the Grateful Dead.” The Doors played there on 10/15; the Dead date is unknown, but it’s odd no ads have been spotted yet.

11/10/67 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles (Fri.)
TAPE:
Viola Lee Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Beat It On Down The Line
Morning Dew
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment
New Potato Caboose
Alligator >
Caution >
Feedback
A superior copy is on the 30 Trips release.  

11/11/67 Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles (Sat.)
TAPE:
Turn On Your Lovelight
Beat It On Down The Line
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment  
Alligator >
Caution >
Feedback
https://archive.org/details/gd1967-11-11.116172.sbd.motb-0173.flac16 (for the Other One – New Potato & Alligator>Caution on this copy are actually from the 10th)

[11/12/67 Winterland, San Francisco
Deadbase lists a benefit, which did not happen.]

(The Dead had moved to American Studios in Hollywood the previous week to continue recording their album, working on tracks for Born Cross-Eyed, Cryptical and New Potato Caboose - McNally says there were sessions on November 8-10.)

11/14/67 American Recording Studios, North Hollywood
Studio session.
TAPE:  
Dark Star (inst.)
Born Cross-Eyed (w/ alt. feedback ending)
(These likely include later overdubs, though Dark Star is unfinished.)

12/8/67 Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, MA (Fri.)
SONG: In the Midnight Hour
(The Psychedelic Supermarket shows were originally scheduled for December 1-2, but moved to the following weekend.) 

12/9/67a Atwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester, MA (Sat.)
Afternoon show, 2pm, cut short by power failure.

12/9/67b Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, MA (Sat.)

[12/13/67 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
There was no such show.]

(While in New York in December, the Dead continued recording their album at Century and Olmstead Studios – dates unknown – until their producer quit. They were left with no complete songs, “just a bunch of fragments.” Garcia recalled, “When we went to New York we had laid down the first part of the Other One, the slow part [Cryptical], and a basic [track] for New Potato Caboose. We were working on Born Cross-Eyed. That’s as much as we had gotten done.” Sessions were temporarily abandoned again.
It’s unclear how much more recording was done back at Columbus Recorders in San Francisco in early 1968 – for instance, the vocals for several songs and TC’s contributions. Lemieux states, “There don’t appear to be any completed outtakes from the sessions – most of what’s still in the vaults consists of instrumental backing tracks and separate vocal overdubs.”)

12/23/67 Palm Gardens, New York City (Sat.)
12/24/67 Palm Gardens, New York City (Sun.)
SONGS:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Beat It On Down The Line 
(The Dead were also scheduled to play on 12/22, but a Rolling Stone article states that "recording commitments had kept the Dead from appearing Friday night.") 

12/26/67 Village Theater, New York City (Tue.) (two shows?)
SONGS: (early set)
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Beat It On Down The Line
Cold Rain & Snow
The setlists.net witness says there were “two other songs I didn’t recognize before I had to leave in the middle of an extended jam.” I suspect this is the same show the Cashbox reviewer attended, since their setlist partially matches:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Alligator 
Caution
Cold Rain & Snow

12/27/67 Village Theater, New York City (Wed.) (two shows?)
SONGS:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Morning Dew
Viola Lee Blues

[12/29-30 Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, MA
There is no evidence the Dead returned here for these dates, so I don’t think this happened. It’s not known where the Dead played after the New York dates, if anywhere – Cashbox suggested the Dead were going to Detroit, but no shows there could be found.]


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  1. This looks to be a good rounding up of current knowledge.

    The only gig I can add is what was probably an April movie party for Petulia cast and crew. David Talbot in his excellent book "Season Of The Witch" p 87 writes that Herb Caen reported in the "SF Chronicle" "Julie Christie in town to film "Petulia"... dancing to the Grateful Dead on a ferryboat in the bay."

    For what it's worth Spencer Dryden remembers the Dead's ballroom scene playing Viola Lee Blues in "Petulia" thus "They filmed it at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and they set it up to look like the Avalon." That's from "Relix" Vol 7 No 3 p 23.

    There is more footage of the Seattle 1967-07-16 free show in "Long Strange Trip" 38 minutes in for just over a minute although it does repeat itself. They have overdubbed it with The Other One which looks to fit.

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    1. It would be nice to find the original Herb Caen article and pin down a date, or more details. The ferryboat could have been Julie Christie's own - Rosie McGee wrote in Dancing with the Dead about visiting Christie in Sausalito during filming: "Julie had rented the famous Yellow Ferry in Sausalito, a small, decommissioned ferryboat that had been turned into a lovely houseboat."

      Big Brother's scene in "Petulia" was filmed at the Fairmont Hotel, but not the Dead's. The fan-club newsletter reported that the Dead were filmed "playing live at a warehouse," and it turns out it was the basement of the old Reno Hotel, which had closed down and was being occupied as a studio space by various artists:
      http://reelsf.com/petulia-viola-lee-blues-montage

      Commenters say: "The nightclub was the Reno Hotel, called "The Warehouse" in Wolfe's "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test"... At the time the Reno supported an acting troupe, two filmmakers' studios, and a sculptor. The entrance was from the Harriet St. side of the building which was on Sixth St. between Howard and Folsom. No one ever went in the front which was boarded up. I was kicked out of my studio to make room for a hundred crew and extras. Garcia showed up and jammed with Lester, who played a convincing piano."
      "The actual address was 69 Harriet Street. It was leased by Bill Tara and myself, Paul Hawken. It was the home of the Calliope Company, a production outfit that produced the first dance/light show concerts prior to Bill Graham and the Avalon. It was a basement of an empty hotel that was waiting to be torn down. Where the Electric Kool-Aid Test and the Petulia movie was shot was called the Pie Factory. Apparently, it was used by a bakery at some point. I was doing the light show for Petulia...[with] many projectors and overheads going on simultaneously."

      The Dead were probably filmed near the end of May. (Big Brother was supposedly filmed on May 31, and the Jefferson Airplane were scheduled for filming from May 30-June 2 but decided not to appear.)

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    2. From the San Francisco Examiner, 4/21/67:

      "ROCK GROUPS HAVE SCENES IN 'PETULIA'
      Producer Ray Wagner has signed the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane for two important scenes in “Petulia,” the movie Richard Lester is directing entirely on location in San Francisco.
      The well-known rock groups will perform in separate scenes. The Grateful Dead are set to play in a discotheque episode which will be staged in a warehouse on the Embarcadero.
      A charity ball in the Fairmont Hotel lobby will be the sequence for the Jefferson Airplane."
      (The Airplane later dropped out, to be replaced by Big Brother.)

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  2. i cannot add anything
    as i am still "speechless"
    this is a long overdue revisit of the YEAR 1967

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  3. Great reading as always...... thanks for your amazingly-detailed analysis. This, and the previous 1966 blog, will enable me to make more sense of my audio and video collections for those years.

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  4. 5/28/67-Stage debut of Jerry’s 1957 Gibson Les Paul black guitar with non-vibrato tune-o-matic (fixed) bridge, coffin pickups purchased at Draper’s the day before. [17]

    17.) Wright, Tom, Garcia Musical Instrument Historian, 2016-07-25, email to author.

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  5. I am going to have to go through this. I just read Barlow's book, which is terrific, and mentions (pp. 50-51) gigs at the American Legion Hall on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, *after* which he drives them to the airport for their gigs in Toronto. It sounds like he must have garbled his chronology, right?

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    1. Probably the timeline's a bit mixed up (with Barlow remembering back fifty years later, small wonder) - that account would place Legion Hall shows around July 28-29. On the other hand, I can't be positive the Dead didn't play the Legion Hall on those dates, too!

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  6. What about 3/26/67 at Griffith Park? I still have that one listed.

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    1. It's a mistaken entry. The Dead were not at the Easter Sunday Love-In in Elysian Park, though other bands played. People later may have confused that with the 9/16/67 Dead/Airplane show there.
      I don't know that they ever played in Griffith Park, but for some reason Deadbase placed them there on 9/16.

      McNally has the Dead playing in the Panhandle on 3/26 after a Haight Street rally, but I believe that account is conflated with the events on April 9.

      http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/2015/07/grateful-dead-performance-list-january.html?showComment=1436805727961#c1143567843025260934

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  7. 8/10/67: was this out in the open air, and did it prefigure the Airplane's and Beatles' later rooftop gigs? I guess I am wondering if this is another innovation creditable to the GD.

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    1. I believe it was open-air, and yes, it was the precursor to the Airplane's & Beatles' rooftop gigs in '68/69. Unlike those, alas, it was not filmed or stopped by the police, but it was inadvertently stopped by Andy Warhol's presence:

      "They started a few songs and everything was great, it was a beautiful summer night. But all of a sudden, Andy Warhol wandered up with his entourage. He was standing there watching from behind his sunglasses — at night — watching this lovely Californian music. The song falters, it slows down, and finally the musicians just put their instruments down. They say “Sorry, this isn’t working, we can’t play in this atmosphere.” And they blame Andy Warhol; they say he was sucking all the energy out of the experience. He was like “an ambulatory black hole,” is what they called him!"
      https://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/sherill-tippins/

      Lesh called Warhol an "ambulatory black hole" in his book: "We played a few tunes, and even did a little vocal rap... It was kind of cool, playing on a rooftop in New York, but whatever energy we could muster fell flat on the floor, oozing over to Warhol's feet where it disappeared into the singularity. Not a fun night..." (p.112)

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    2. The East Village Other ran an article by Hugh Romney describing this event:

      "ROOF OF HOTEL CHELSEA
      Bosom buddie on the Breast Board Paul Krassner slips me into a yellow metered balloon uptown to the Hotel Chelsea where Emmett Grogan's raising money on the roof. Everybody was there and everybody was everybody and the roof belonged to Shirley Clarke. so did the hot dogs.
      The Grateful Dead came early played as good as the electricity could bear pulled up some chairs and hung out. See live diggers simon and garfunkle jonas mekas, the group image and a couple millioneers.
      Now this is Grogan's fantasy...give tax deductible bread to the glide foundation to fly or float 200 groovy heads to europe - the trip without a ticket and like all fantasies backed up with raw hustle it may happen.
      This time it didn't. When everybody got loaded there was some talk of tossing the millionaire off the roof. The money formed covey and giggled nervously. [sic] I made a money mantra pitch and somebody passed a bowl.
      Then Grogan took the bowl and gave the money away to anybody who wanted some.
      Emmett you didn't raise much money but you raised a lot of eyebrows. Maybe an eyebrow farm?"
      (Hugh Romney, "Hog Calling," East Village Other 8/19/67, p.10)

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  8. Barlow was hanging out at the Factory for a time.

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  9. Regarding Camp Loma Mar. Disclosure: I did my sixth grade camp experience there, so I really want this to have happened. LIA says "I don’t think the Dead played any such event, as there’s no other trace of this". But I'd ask - what more do we expect? There is this one notion that it did happen, and nothing contradicts it. I am inclined to think it did happen. Thoughts?

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    1. The writers' conference must have happened, I'm just not so sure about the Dead playing there. Possibly a local newspaper might have had a notice of the conference or even a "Festival of Feeling" in Pescadero. It might have been possible to contact Brautigan biographer William Hjortsberg and ask about his source, but he died last year. The truly dedicated researcher would try contacting other writers who were at the conference! But I'm content to leave this possible Dead show in unproven limbo.

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  10. The Dead not play in the Panhandle on May 14. The May 19 Berkeley Barb ran a lengthy article on the day's events in the park, and the Dead were not mentioned. So, the mystery photo of them comes from some other date that spring.

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  11. The Dead did not play the first Palm Gardens show on 1967-12-22 according to "Rolling Stone." Issue 5 1968-02-10 p 8 reports "Recording commitments had kept the Dead from appearing Friday night." They did draw over 700 people for the other two nights.

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    1. Good to know!
      I wonder what recording commitment kept the Dead from a scheduled show - they'd presumably just had a couple weeks of uninterrupted recording time, and Hassinger must have been close to quitting at that point.

      For context, an excerpt from the article, "Cheetah Expands: Group Image Evicted" -
      "Palm Gardens will no longer be the scene of New York City's best rock dances. The Group Image, a rock and roll group cum living commune, which had been running the dances on Wednesday and weekend nights as well as playing at them, was given three weeks to find new quarters by the dancehall's new owner: Cheetah. The well-known 'psychedelic' nightclub intends to operate a similar club at the West 52nd Street location, which is also in the Times Square Area.
      The most successful event sponsored by the Group Image was a 'Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus' party featuring The Grateful Dead, which drew over 700 people during the Christmas weekend. (Recording commitments had kept the Dead from appearing on Friday night, but rainchecks were issued to all who were dissatisfied.) Advertisements on WNEW-FM and in the Village Voice helped swell the attendance on the succeeding days. It was the Dead's first dance date in New York City, and while the number and enthusiasm of the dancers might have seemed minimal to habitues of the Fillmore and Avalon ballrooms, they showed that New York, long a non-dancing scene, was at last 'coming out of hibernation,' according to Rock Scully, the Grateful Dead's manager."

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    2. I think Hassinger might have already gone, is there a known date for his departure? Also Bob Matthews fell out with Mickey and left the crew short of a gear humper at the same time that the Dead were moving from studio to studio on a frantic basis chasing cheap rates and hefting an inordinate amount of gear. My guess is it was just a logistical pileup and took a day to sort out.

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    3. Hassinger's departure date isn't known, nor just when Matthews left. Although Matthews did say that while he was humping gear from studio to studio, "they were playing shows at night," which implies he was still around for these shows. Hassinger might have split already, but since the Dead were normally in a state of chaos in those days, it probably didn't require anybody's departure to throw them into extra confusion.

      I wish we knew the dates for the recording sessions. I'd assumed they spent days and days recording in New York - Healy remembered them staying at the Chelsea Hotel for "a month or two," but McNally says they only stayed there briefly before heading to a house in New Jersey. It's possible they'd only just arrived in New York by the 22nd, and only recorded there for a few days during the following week.

      They did not head to New York after the Boston shows in early December, but went back home. Phil recalled in his book, "Since we were going to New York for some gigs over Christmas, we booked some studio time in Manhattan." McNally also specifies that their equipment truck made the drive cross-country from California. Everyone concurs that they were playing gigs during the recording sessions, which was only true (as far as we know) during the one week around Christmas. Scully's book, for what it's worth, says, "We're at Century Sound less than a week when things start to fall apart."

      So now I'm thinking that my assumption of extended New York recording dates was wrong, and that they might only have been in the studios for a week or so around the NYC shows. On the 22nd, the Dead may well have just started their studio booking and been unable to sort themselves out for the first show.

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    4. Joe Smith's "nobody in your organization has enough influence over Phil Lesh to evoke anything resembling normal behavior" letter was dated Dec 27 so Hassinger was back in LA by then and had had time to brief Smith. He probably flew back just before Christmas which would put the bust up in the time frame of the Palm Gardens run.

      Smith wrote "I haven't got all the New York reports in as yet, but the guys ran through engineers like a steamroller" so it sounds like they had spent more than a few days recording in New York before splitting with Hassinger.

      I disagree that the Dead flew home after Boston. Phil's book does not mention the Boston shows so his "we were going to New York" does not necessarily mean they were going there direct from home.

      McNally's time line for December is not quite right. He writes "in mid-December they played again at the Shrine (the discredited Wed 67-12-13 date from DeadBase) ... and then headed east to New York... pulled over in Nebraska... that very week Jim Morrison was arrested in New Haven (Sat 67-12-09)... and Otis Redding's plane went down (Sun 67-12-10). Early in December a short muscular hippie (Ramrod) showed up at 710... made preparations for the trip to New York." Why would Ramrod prepare to drive direct to New York in early December when they would be in Boston on the 8th and 9th? McNally must have a source we do not have concerning the Nebraska incident in the week of the Morrison and Redding events. These happened while the Dead were playing Boston on the Friday and Saturday of 67-12-08/9 and I think it is agreed that the 67-12-13 Shrine show never happened and is a DeadBase error. It looks like McNally was consulting DeadBase (or whatever DeadBase got that Shrine error from) for his account and DeadBase did not include any mention of Boston until DeadBase 50 long after he wrote his book (and Phil wrote his book). So he wrote they "headed east to New York" immediately after an LA show we now do not believe took place and only days after Redding's death and Boston shows that were undiscovered at the time of writing. Remove the Shrine show and make Ramrod drive east to Boston not New York in the week before Otis's crash and it all fits. Then the Dead can move down to New York and have two weeks in which to annoy Hassinger and studio engineers.

      What do you think?

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    5. Good to have at least one firm date! On Dec 27, Smith writes, "Dave Hassinger is back from his New York trip and the tapes are being sent from New York," so that's a definite end date. I agree Hassinger probably flew back just before Christmas.
      Scully recalled "how untogether we were to attempt recording this under the circumstances we did: Christmastime in New York, and hustling through snow and slush."

      But for the starting date, we don't have any good source, just a bunch of hints from various vague or unreliable memories, and it doesn't help that in all sources the early-December Boston shows are forgotten.
      Healy: "We were going to...go back east to do some work in recording studios while we were playing there. We went back to New York City and stayed at the Chelsea Hotel for a month or two."
      Kreutzmann: "We traveled to New York City in mid-December and set up camp there for a couple weeks, moving into a friend's house in Englewood, New Jersey."
      McNally's seemingly very specific about the week they went to New York, but as you say he based his timeline on the non-existent Shrine show (hence the Morrison/Redding events "that very week," which is McNally's interpolation), so he's reliable on the roadies and their trip but not the date, and perhaps not the destination.

      Phil says that "Recording [in LA] was interrupted by some gigs on the east coast... Just as we were leaving for the gigs, we got some bad news - the feds had busted Bear." (12/21/67) This is also too vague to be helpful - but on the next page, he gives us a very specific date: "wandering around town before our session," he saw a poster for Leopold Stokowski & the American Symphony Orchestra playing Ives' Fourth Symphony at Carnegie Hall that weekend, "and we didn't have any gigs or sessions scheduled!" So they went to the symphony.
      As it turns out, the Carnegie Hall concerts were on December 17-18, Sun-Mon:
      http://www.stokowski.org/Leopold_Stokowski_Concerts.htm
      (A 12/30/67 Billboard review: https://books.google.com/books?id=aSgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&source=bl&ots=PQvLb6ELf4&sig=k7ktfzhAo417mK-_xoTOk1JdqrI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj45d638_HcAhVnFzQIHdzIDa8Q6AEwBnoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false )

      So the Dead must have been in New York before the 17th, possibly days earlier.
      I guess they did head straight to New York from Boston after all. If it was just a matter of the Dead flying, I wouldn't think so, but the equipment truck is a clue: I can't believe they'd have the roadies driving back and forth across the country between the 9th & 17th. So they probably did set up camp in New York after the Boston shows.

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  12. According to the SF Examiner, the Dead played in the park with the Mt Rushmore group July 6 is this true? https://twitter.com/gratefulseconds/status/1033081731652321280

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  13. FYI, it is so awesome that the Examiner has been added to newspapers.com, the 1967 Dead stuff is priceless

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  14. That 10/22 show is just Billy? They advertised the release as the earliest show with Mickey I think, will have to listen again.

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