Band Grateful Dead
Venue Pauley Ballroom - University of California
Location Berkeley, CA
Date 7/??/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments June or July.
Recordings
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reel @15ips 1/2trk
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Contributors DeadBase X
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update


7/??/66 - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Speedway Meadows - Golden Gate Park
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 7/??/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Numerous unscheduled Performances June, July and August; days uncertain.
Recordings
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reel @15ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Previous DeadBase editions.
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update


7/??/66 - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Western Recording
Location Unknown, CA
Date 7/??/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Stealin' ; Don't Ease Me In
Comments Scorpio 45 RPM record. July 1966 release, but the actual date of the recording is more than likely sometime in June. See the above info listed under 6/??/66 and 2/5/66. From 'Taping Compendium': Gene Estribou had the first four-track in the San Francisco area, Buena Vista Studio, and here the Dead cut their first demo in June 1966. He was introduced to the Dead by photographer Herb Greene, when the band was playing in Palo Alto and Garcia still played bluegrass. Gene Estribou: First we had an Ampex three-channel instrumentation deck that Henry Jacobs brought into the studio. I had built a big horn and a studio and we had good condenser mikes and spent a lot of time optimizing the board. We went down to Western Recording and used their studio for doing some tapes that ended up being on the first 45 from Scorpio... See these 45's produced under the "Scorpio" labels: http://www.pompano.net/~goodbear/concert_art/stealin.jpg http://www.pompano.net/~goodbear/concert_art/dontez.jpg Michael Wanger: Teddy, thanks for your inquiry. Here's a bit of history: I met Bob Weir while attending Menlo School for Boys in 1961. Through Bob, I met his good friend, Vance Frost. Bob and I pursued our mutual interest in folk music and eventually performed together in a band called "The Uncalled Four." During the summer of 1964, while Vance and I were traveling around the country living out of a '56 Chevy station wagon, my brother, Peter Wanger, made a recording of Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions at top of the tangent in Palo Alto. Many years later, while attending Stanford University, I had a radio program for which I produced a series of documentaries on various aspects of the sixties' folk and rock and roll scene. After several programs, I asked my friend Vance to accompany me on air in order to provide a little more liveliness to the program. This approach was so successful that we decided to take it to the next step. We approached KSAN's Program Director, tom Donahue, with the idea of producing similar documentaries for KSAN. We wanted to start with Grateful Dead because we knew some of the band members and had the McCree recording. Donahue gave us an official go-ahead, so in the late fall and early winter of 1968 we began our interviews. We met with the entire band at Alembic, the band's Marin "clubhouse" as they called it, and recorded everyone but Pigpen who declined to be interviewed. We got such great stuff that we charged ahead with interviews of John Cipollina and David Freiberg of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Paul Kantner and Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane and Ralph J. Gleason, the jazz critic for the S. F. Chronicle who was a strong advocate for the new music that was coming out of San Francisco. Starting in early 1969, we began putting the pieces together using the equipment at Golden State Recorders where Vance worked as an engineer. To fill out the early part of Grateful Dead's music history, we requested some early recordings. Rock Sculley gave us the first two singles, "Stealin'" and "Don't Ease Me In," along with some Fillmore recordings from 1966. We made copies and returned the originals to the Dead. The tape box labels featured on page 104 of the "The Deadhead's taping Compendium" is our label for those tapes. The documentary aired on KSAN in June, 1969. I guess there was an assumption, based on those box labels, that Vance and I had made some early recordings of Grateful Dead. Well, sad to say, it never happened. Currently, I am working with Grateful Dead Productions on an Enhanced CD of the McCree recording. The multimedia portion will contain a 1964 interview with Jerry, Bob and other band members. I also expect to include the first 11 minutes of the documentary which traces Grateful Dead's history up through their jug band period. Well, Teddy, it's been fun dredging up all these memories. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best, Michael Wanger 11/24/98
Recordings 10 SB, from tape (not vinyl) source. 10 (45 RPM) LP. To see A recording box label, (as per Michael Wanger letter), from Golden State Recorders: http://www.pompano.net/~goodbear/concert_art/07_03_66.html
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reel @15ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jeff Tiedrich , David Sorochty , Teddy GoodBear , Michael Wanger , The DeadHead's Taping Compendium -- pp. 9&10; Michael M. Getz And John R. Dwork, Gene Estribou.
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update


7/??/66 - Friday
Band Grateful Dead
Venue Studio Sessions
Location Unknown, Unknown
Date 7/??/66 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Dead backed Jon Hendricks on his single, "Fire in the City" and "Your Sons and Daughters." Single was released July 1966, but may have actually occurred earlier.
Recordings 7 SB.
Master recording source(s): 10inch Master Reel @15ips 1/2trk
Download Sources
Contributors Jeff Tiedrich , Teddy GoodBear , David Sorochty
Caretaker Teddy Goodbear email update