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Central Park - New York City, NY

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Please if you have a list or anything from this show pleas let me know. I was birthed on this day in NYC and although I wasn't at the show, it means a hell of alot to me. If anyone has any goods on this gig, please pass it on.

Thx, Cam G

The jefferson Airplane played the night before at
FIllmore East and announced that they would be
playing at the bandshell in Central Park with their
friends the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and
The Grateful Dead. The PBBB played first, then
the JA. It was a lazy spring day. Someone threw
a frisby from the audience and hit Paul Kantner
in the ass, and he brandished it at the audience.
Shortly into the Dead's set, the last of the
afternoon, everyone was up and dancing and
didn't sit down until they stopped. Here is what
I can remember. There may have been more.

Morning Dew
Cryptical Envelopment
The Other One
Cryptical Envelopment

-kk (09/06/2008)

I was at this show which was the first show that Buzzy Feiten played replacing Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin.
The Airplane was cool and this was the first time (I believe) the Dead played in NYC. What struck me most was the way the bands who played before the Dead all hung out at the back of the bandshell enjoying a beer and digging each other sets. A real sense of musical community. A lovely day.
- (01/02/2016)

wish i was there.....
-Frank Deal (05/17/2022)

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Band Configuration
(09/29/67 - 11/22/68)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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