Got the summertime blues? Go on a long, strange tour with me through time. Back by popular demand, we’re extending the We Will Get By Streaming Tour into August. Tune in on YouTube and join the chat as we explore the wonders of summer tours past. We will get by, we will survive!
After over a week hiatus, the We Will Get By Streaming Tour is back tonight with one of the Dead’s most significantly historic shows in their 30 year careers during the summer of 1970.
With the Dead’s legendary album American Beauty to be released on November 1, 1970, the Dead were busy writing and debuting songs in the summer of ’70. Playing at one of their favorite venues for a string of three dates between August 17 and August 19, the Dead debuted some of the most timeless tunes in their catalogue during the second show at the Fillmore West.
On the 18th, the Dead played an acoustic set and an electric set. In the opening set the Dead debuted “Truckin’,” “Ripple,” “Brokedown Palace” and “Operator.” Wow.
While there is some speculation that the Dead debuted a lot of these tunes the night before, only a fragment of a recording of the show exists so no one can know for sure.
If you hopped in a time machine and went on down to the Fillmore West OTD in 1970, you'd find the @GratefulDead debuting four songs – "Brokedown Palace," "Operator," "Ripple" and "Truckin.'" pic.twitter.com/vut1nYH5ho— Mickey Hart (@mickeyhart) August 18, 2020
Acoustic Set: Truckin*, Dire Wolf, Friend Of The Devil, Dark Hollow, Ripple* > Brokedown Palace*, Operator*, Rosalie McFall, New Speedway, Cold Jordan, Swing Low
Electric Set: Dancin, Next Time You See Me, Mama Tried, Cryptical > Drums > Other One > Cryptical > Sugar Magnolia, Attics, Man’s World, Not Fade Away, Casey Jones > Uncle John’s Band
Thanks to Jonathan Aizen for sharing this truly historic audience recording!