Thursday, December 10, 2015

Grateful Dead and Jerry version of NRPS Both Play Beach Boys

Of course, we all know and love the Grateful Dead once-only special guests The Beach Boys on April 27, 1971 at the Fillmore East closing week, but what I didn't know until now (or remember) is that the Jerry Garcia pedal steel version of the New Riders of the Purple Sage
 played "Fun Fun Fun" on both April 25 and April 28 at the same venue. Wow. Enough said.

 They also played at Day In The Green #1 on June 8, 1974, but no such riot there.  In the background is 4-25 and 4-28 Fun Fun Fun's sandwiching the 4-27 Riot
The awesome JGMF discuss New Riders first playing Beach Boys here

Cashbox, April 1, 1972 Issue

You are starting with my favorite track from that April 27 pairing "Riot In Cell Block #9" but stay for both versions of Fun Fun Fun at the back end of the tape.


JGMF said...

For some reason, the whole presence of Fun, Fun, Fun on these NRPS sets eluded me. I knew they had played it in 1970, but you are right that these versions are fascinating, sandwiching 4/27! Nice.

David Davis said...

Me too, I got the NRPS sets a few years ago, but never thought abuot the Fun Fun Fun bookends. Oops got to fix the soundcloud so it bookends