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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grateful Dead, Port Cester, NY 2-18-1971 (SBD)

This is a historic show with the first public performance of Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story, Wharf Rat, and Playin In The Band.  The most notable is Wharf Rat sandwiched in the middle of Dark Star.  This alone would make this a must have, but the show has so much more.  A nice recording as well. 
Grateful Dead
Capitol Theater
Port Chester, NY
Soundboard Source > 7" two track BBD reel
Disc I - Set I
Bertha,  Truckin'
It Hurts Me Too, Loser
Greatest Story Ever Told >
Johnny B. Goode, Mama Tried
Hard To Handle,  Dark Star >
Wharf Rat > "Beautiful Jam" >
Dark Star > Me & My Uncle
Disc II - Set II
Chandelier incident
Casey Jones,  Playin' In The Band
Me And Bobby McGee, Candyman
Big Boss Man,  Sugar Magnolia
Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away >
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad >
Not Fade Away > Uncle John's Band

First public performance of Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story, Wharf Rat, and Playin In The Band


  1. Thanks! Can you imagine being at this one with all of these now classic tunes being played for the 1st time. And a pretty neat Dark Star also. Farrr Ouut!

  2. The finest era for The Dead. THANX!