Band Grateful Dead
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 1/7/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments According to DeadBase X the following were played: Mindbender, on the Road Again, She Belongs to Me, I'll Go Crazy, Can't Come Down, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Parchman Farm, Midnight Hour, the only time Is Now, Early Morning Rain, It's All Over Now Baby Blue. No confirmation of the above on any recordings can be found. David Sorochty: the It's a Sin [2:52] and Sick and tired [3:34] which circulate dated as "1/7/66" are just a partial copy of the "11/29/66 Set 1" (AKA 2/23/66) tape. The actual date of the full tape is unknown. These may really be "5/19/66". See the explanation of this on the "2/23/66"setlist. The fact that DeadBase has a list for 1/7/66 which includes those two songs (in that order) is probably the reason for all the confusion in the first place. The 1/7/66 list has been in there since the first edition or two, but I don't know where they got it from. Teddy GoodBear: (See 1/15/66 - "Portland Acid test" for more of Bear's comments). 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.
Recordings 7 SB. The two songs listed circulate In SBD.
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Contributors Jeff Tiedrich , Thayer Jennings , Teddy GoodBear, David Sorochty , DeadBase X, Owsley Stanley
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