The Grateful Dead have returned with their latest episode of All The Years Live on YouTube. The latest footage comes from their Halloween show on 1980.
In the fall on 1980, the Grateful Dead embarked on an ambitious run at Radio City Music Hall. Over seven nights, the Dead played three sets at one of NYC most iconic music halls. The first set every night was acoustic, followed by two electric sets. These shows would later be memorialized in both the Reckoning live CD release and Dead Ahead concert video. At the end of every acoustic set, the Dead would play the American Beauty classic “Ripple.” Here is what Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux says about the performance—”One of the most-loved Grateful Dead songs, Ripple was one of the many standouts on American Beauty. It was played 11 times 1970-1971, and then dropped until it returned in 1980, played as the set-closing song every night during the Dead’s acoustic sets. It made one final appearance on 9/3/88 in Landover, MD, before being retired for good.”
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the footage!