Band Grateful Dead
Venue Unknown
Location San Diego, CA
Date 8/7/71 - Saturday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One [70:10:00] ; Big Railroad Blues ; El Paso ; Mr. Charlie ; Sugaree ; Mama Tried ; Bertha ; Big Boss Man ; Promised Land ; Hard To Handle ; Cumberland Blues ; Casey Jones
Two [58:00:00] ; Truckin' ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Next Time You See Me ; Sugar Magnolia ; Sing Me Back Home ; Me and My Uncle ; Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Jam > Johnny B. Goode
Comments Dick's Picks 35. Set breaks are best guess at this point. Actual venue is unknown

A Note About Dick's Pick 35: The Legend of the Houseboat Tapes:

Although the Grateful Dead's vault is enormous and impressively full, the band certainly doesn't have a tape of every show it played; in fact, they don't even have a copy of every show they recorded. Tapes drifted off in a variety of ways - including Jerry Garcia handing them out. And therein lies the story of Dick's Picks 35. This spring, our archivist David Lemieux got a call from Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay. It seems that in the late summer of 1971, just before Keith Godchaux began rehearsals with the Dead, Garcia handed him a big box of tapes and said, "Here, this is our most recent tour. Learn our music." The irony was that Donna Jean doubts mightily Keith ever bothered to listen to them - he'd never listened to the Dead all that much before he auditioned, first with Garcia and then the rest of the band - he just had an uncanny innate facility for the music. In any case, he left the tapes on his parents' houseboat in Alameda, CA, and there they stayed. For almost 35 years. In the spring of 2005, Keith's brother Brian and son Zion were cleaning out the houseboat, found the tapes, and gave them to Donna, whose jaw dropped. One call to Lemieux later, and the Dead's long-lost missing tour from the summer of 1971 had resurfaced. Master tapes include April 28 and 29 at the Fillmore East (released as "Ladies and Gentlemen," which was mixed from the multi-track masters), the 7/31 Yale Bowl (alas, the reels were blank), a small piece of the second Hollywood Palladium show, the complete shows from Berkeley Community Theatre 8/14 & 8/15, and others. Dick's Pick #35 is the complete San Diego (8/7/71) show, all that was salvageable of the 8/24 Chicago show, and an hour-plus of the Hollywood Palladium (8/6), which is all that existed on the tapes. Not a soundboard-recorded note of that tour's music circulates among Dead Heads, so this is a truly remarkable find. How they survived 35 years in a watery environment simply proves, yet once again - if you needed convincing - that God smiles on the Grateful Dead.
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