John "Rock'N'Roll" Rockwell gave the official word on June 16, 1976 that the Grateful Dead were back in New York City. This was the first Manhattan show in more than four years since March 28, 1972. And look there is a New York Times mention of Europe '76 (I must have missed those tapes)
In honor of Butch Trucks, we present this Beacon show. While the Dead only played two shows ever at the Beacon (this night and the next), the Allmans played 238 shows there (I only saw one). Can you imagine 2,600 seats in the middle of New York City?
My friend Bobby Morris told me he and 20 high school friends went to this show and the next night. Where did they get so many tickets??
There is a nice soundcheck video below as well. Have fun kids. Listen to this interesting 1976-only Crazy Fingers>Dancin in the Street>Cosmic Charlie
You also have to love one of the last standalone first set Playing In The Bands (which ended in 1977)
|New York Times, June 16, 1976|
A very nice under-rated June 1976 show.
Cold Rain and Snow
Brown Eyed Women
Might As Well
Playin' in the Band
Samson and Delilah
Music Never Stopped
Dancin' in the Streets
Help on the Way
Around and Around
Other NYC Shows May-June 1976
The April 29, 1971 New York Times reviewing the Duane Allman sit-in show on April 26. "Disappointing Musically"