The Grateful Dead have dipped into their historic Radio City Music Hall run from 1980 for the latest All the Years Live installment. In October of 1980, the Dead set up shop at the Radio City Music Hall from the 22nd to the 31st. The run featured an opening acoustic set every night followed up two electric sets.
Here is what Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux has to say about the performance: “From the penultimate show of the Radio City Music Hall run in 1980, Truckin’ was also a great song to launch the second set jam. During this period, Truckin’ was generally slotted in one of two places: before the Drums/Space sequence, sending the Dead into an uninterrupted hour-long segued sequence of music, or coming out of Space. Toward the end of the 1980s, it was used almost exclusively in the former slot, but the latter placement of Truckin’ always began a wonderful, uninterrupted, and long sequence of Dead magic.”
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the great footage!