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Friday, March 4, 2011

Grateful Dead, Three Shows, Fall of 1991

This one goes out to my friend Mark from Sedona. One of the people I know that saw more GD shows than me. Mark just received an "all clear" from his doctor after battling phase 3 testicular cancer. So instead of a memorial we get to have him around for a bit longer. Well these shows are about loss and a memorial. But at the same time remembering a great life.
These shows are important and special because they follow the untimely death of Grateful Dead friend and famous concert promoter, Bill Graham, who died on 10-25-91 in a helicopter
accident. Flying in weather reported as low overcast, rain and gusty winds, the
aircraft flew directly into a 223-foot high-voltage tower along Hwy 37, which runs
between Vallejo and Marin County. Also killed in the crash was pilot Steve Kahn and
Graham's girlfriend, Melissa Gold. The already scheduled shows at Oakland Arena became a "public" wake for the loss. The stage the night of 10-27-91 revealed large beautiful funeral wreaths made of roses dedicated to Bill (Bills had a picture of him in the middle), his girlfriend and the pilot. The wreaths remained all week and continued on to Golden Gate Park. At these shows the Grateful Dead celebrated Bill's life through music bringing back Mona which had not been played since 3-25-72.
Many friends and family attended these shows to honor Bill so of course the musical talent back stage was great. Bruce Hornsby was already touring with the band at this time and Carlos Santana and Gary Duncan joined the GD during the Oakland shows. It was a week long party which began at Oakand and ended with the history making free concert "Laughter, Love & Music" in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. The free concert in San francisco was an all day event with an estimated 300,000 people and a wide assortment of bands. The Grateful Dead set had John Fogerty, Neil Young, and John Popper as guests. Of course Ken Kesey a friend of Bill's and the band had to be a part of the send off for Bill. So at the Halloween show Kesey stepped out and gave a eulogy for Bill during one of the most heavy moments of jamming I have ever heard by any band. This for me marks the end of an era. And I consider the 10-31-1991 show to be one of the last great moments for the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium
Oakland, CA

Disc I - Set I
01 Sugar Magnolia
02 Sugaree
03 Walkin' Blues
04 Althea
05 When I Paint My Masterpiece
06 Candyman
07 Cassidy
08 Touch Of Grey

Disc II - Set II
01 China Cat Sunflower >
02 I Know You Rider
03 Samson And Delilah >
04 Ship Of Fools
05 Iko Iko* >
06 Mona* >
07 Drums >

Disc III - Set II (cont'd)
01 Space >
02 The Wheel >
03 I Need A Miracle >
04 Wharf Rat >
05 Good Lovin'
06 Knockin' On Heaven's Door

w/ Bruce Hornsby.
*Carlos Santana and Gary Duncan

Download Links
http://www.mediafire.com/?2uhcx6p5x6mbct3 one
http://www.mediafire.com/?3uamaj10ybahlah two
http://www.mediafire.com/?w2idx6u0665cl0f three

Grateful Dead
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, CA

Help On The Way->
Franklin's Tower
Little Red Rooster
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Let It Grow

Scarlet Begonias->
Fire On The Mountain
Dark Star*->
Dark Star*->
The Last Time*->
Standing On the Moon->
Throwing Stones->
Not Fade Away
E: Werewolves of London*

* With Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service
** with Gary Duncan and Ken Kesey gives spoken eulogy to Bill Graham

Download Links
http://www.mediafire.com/?62zm3v22ih5r2bd one
http://www.mediafire.com/?f5w762xnphede44 two
http://www.mediafire.com/?id34vhstt823zbz three

Grateful Dead
Golden Gate Park, Polo Field
San Francisco, CA
Bill Graham Memorial Concert "Laughter, Love, and Music"

01 - Tuning
02 - Hell In A Bucket
03 - China Cat Sunflower ->
04 - I Know You Rider
05 - Wang Dang Doodle @
06 - Born On The Bayou #
07 - Green River #
08 - Bad Moon Rising #
09 - Proud Mary #
10 - Truckin' ->
11 - The Other One ->
12 - Wharf Rat ->
13 - Sunshine Daydream

14 - Forever Young **
15 - Touch Of Grey

** with Neil Young
# with John Fogerty
@ with John Popper

http://www.mediafire.com/?x2hdacnbril0aar one
http://www.mediafire.com/?diuoybe8elv01n4 two


  1. When I downloaded the 10.31 show there are quite a few files with nothing or next to nothing in them. You might want to have a look.

  2. the 10-27 show won't download part 2

  3. I'll have to get on fixing this stuff. I guess I'm going backwards today

  4. sorry! yeah, just checked 1st part of 10-31...deleted. thanks for all the great shows!

  5. OK. GD 1991, This should all be fixed now. Sorry about that folks.

  6. AZ, Does your copy of 10.31 cut off Franklin's Tower at 5:09 cause it does when downloaded?

  7. David J: Thanks for telling me. I will get that fixed. I have never had more trouble posting a show than this one for some reason.

  8. David J: The issue with Franklins is now fixed.