Band Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 2/11/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Cancelled according to Deadbase. Owsley "Bear" Stanley: I met the Dead formally at the Fillmore show on 11 Feb '66.
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Contributors DeadBase X, Owsley Stanley
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update


2/11/66 - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Youth Opportunities Center
Location Compton, CA
Date 2/11/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Pigpen Rap (AKA - Nobody Cares Rap)
Comments Known as 'Watts Acid test'. Circulates as 02/12/66, but is unknown. Also see 03/??/66. What is most famous about the Watts test, is the "Who Cares" woman. Jeff Tiedrich: David Gans edited 'Pigpen's Rap' and 'Schoolgirl>You Don't Love Me>Schoolgirl' together on GDH #388 (thus no splice) for the purposes of his broadcast. It should be noted that the date and location of the 'Pigpen Rap' is pure speculation. Dick Latvala informs us that the box and 7" reel from which this was taken is completely unlabelled. Transcription: the 'rap' starts with chattering and screaming in the background and Jerry (?) saying into the mike "Nobody Cares". You can hear Bobby and then Pigpen tells his 'story'. When Pig is done Bobby says "Someday Ron will take acid." Owsley "Bear" Stanley: the "Pigpen rap" that Gans took from an unlabeled box, with an intro from Jer "Nobody Cares" would have been an excerpt of a tape from the Watts Acid test, or a show immediately after that gig. It is most likely, especially if there is a bunch of static on one channel (left I think), that it came from that test. The test, the third in LA, was in early March 1966. Owsley later goes on to say: this is absolutely the Watts Acid test. There was a woman who Babbs was putting the mic onto who kept screaming "Who cares?" over and over at least a hundred times. I also think I recall the comment by Bobby on Pig's non acid-taking. There was a great Pig rap at that test, I would guess the tape was from the Prankster's tape machine. Transcribed by Teddy GoodBear from 'The taping Compendium': According to Vault archivist Dick Latvala, the material here comes from two different seven-inch reel boxes, the Pigpen rap in an unlabeled one, the other marked "Longshoreman's #1," with no other information. The intriguing thing is that both tapes have identical ambiences, and Bobby's comment has the same ambience and feel as the segment with Pigpen's rap.
Recordings (?) FM. This segment was aired On David Gans's 'Grateful Dead Hour' #388 And circulates In FM-SBD.
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Contributors Jeff Tiedrich , Dick Latvala (consult vault sources), Teddy GoodBear , David Gans , Owsley Stanley , The DeadHead's Taping Compendium; pp.98-100 -- Michael M. Getz And John R.
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update