Band Grateful Dead
Venue Straight Theater
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 9/29/67 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
Comments Other artist(s): Sons of Champlin. Mickey Hart's first show. Billed as "Their first SF Dance in 6 months" on one poster and as "Straight theater Dance Class" on another. DeadBase X incorrectly lists a tape which circulates as "5/5/67" as being from this night. Although the actual date of the tape in question is unknown, DeadLists provides information on it under the commonly associated date of 5/5/67. Grateful Dead Family Album: "Denied a dance permit, the Straight theater gigs were billed as 'dance classes' - admission was by registeration fee of $2.50." to see the concert art: < http://www.pompano.net/~goodbear/concert_art/09_29_67.html > to see the concert art by C. Braga: < http://www.pompano.net/~goodbear/concert_art/09_29_67-2.html > Teddy GoodBear: the Wanger/Frost Documentry from released date of 06/08/69 has info on Mickey's 1st appearance in the Grateful Dead. Michael Wanger will provide a more accurate and detailed account of his documentry soon! For now this is what I came up with for this date: Mickey met the Dead or Billly K. The day before at the Fillmore or something like that. I have to go back and listen, since I don't. remember if Mickey said he met them while they were playing or just ran into them/Billy at the Fillmore the night before. I don't. see any Fillmore dates listed anywhere, just before the 29th. Most of this was done in late 1968, so their memory of events is fresh. They only have to remember back 1-3 years. Also the documentry mentions this show was billed as "dance classes". I'm not sure if Mickey said this meaning only the 29th or also the 30th as well. Adrian M. Johnson: the red and gold poster (which says "Their first SF Dance in 6 months") is the poster, by C. Braga. The black and white "big-mouth" artwork is in fact a handbill (artist unknown). The man and banner was used in a slightly different form on the cover of a CD bootleg. David Sorochty: I believe that this poster may go back to the 1800's. When I was in a fraternity years ago, we used to use this same image to make up flyers for parties we were having!
Recordings None In circulation as of 1998 (see above).
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Contributors Adrian M. Johnson , "The Art Of Rock" book p.201 (2 different posters), Teddy GoodBear , David Sorochty , Grateful Dead Family Album p.47; by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius -- Warner Books
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