Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 1/28/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Other Artist(s): Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Loading Zone. David Sorochty: the 10 minute soundboard that circulates as 1/26/66 and as 1/28/66 is a bogus compilation tape of I Know You Rider from 12/01/66 and Merry-Go-Round Broke Down tuning and Early Morning Rain from 11/29/66 sets 3 and 2 respectively. This was listed in early editions of DeadBase under 1/28/66, but has long since been removed. They must have figured that one out too." Teddy GoodBear: According to Bear this show at The Matrix did not exist. His comments were made off the top of his head & therefore may not be accurate. Owsley "Bear" Stanley: there were only two Matrix shows, one in Dec '65, and the one before the Fillmore AT. The Matrix was a crummy little closet of a venue with barely enough room for 50 to 60 people to stand in, the big name bands didn't play there after they got up and known. The hall couldn't pay more than $100 for the act. They seldom had two acts/night and so far as I know never three. The Dead played there twice when they were unknown.
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Contributors Jeff Tiedrich , David Sorochty , DeadBase X, Owsley Stanley , Teddy GoodBear
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