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Monday, April 16, 2018

First of Fifty-Two at Madison Square Garden, January 7-8, 1979




The Stones did it first in 1969 and released Get Your Ya-Ya's Out and rocked out on some Chuck Berry.

After a one month delay. for the first time ever, the Grateful Dead rocked two nights at the Garden, January 7-8, 1979 and rocked out on some Chuck Berry. Then they played there 50 more times.

These shows were not the tops of a fortnight since we had 12-31-78 with Dark Star>The Other One>Wharf Rat>St Stephen and 1-10-79 Nassau (Dark Star>Wharf Rat>St Stephen) sandwiching these shows.

Still nearly 40,000 paid an average $9.28 (can you imagine!) and the first of a million souls saw the Dead at MSG.  gee, I only first got to see the Mayer Dead there in 2015 (with St Stephen and The Other One of course).


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Rescheluded from Dec 1 1978
Gig                                                                 Tickets Sold                 Average Price                 Ticket Sales
Madison Square Garden - January 7, 1979          19,683   $9.28     $182,736 
Madison Square Garden - January 8, 1979          19,720   $9.28           $183,08




Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Jack Straw
d1t03 - They Love Each Other
d1t04 - Cassidy
d1t05 - Jack-A-Roe
d1t06 - Looks Like Rain
d1t07 - Tennessee Jed
d1t08 - El Paso
d1t09 - Stagger Lee
d1t10 - Passenger

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - I Need A Miracle ->
d2t03 - Shakedown Street
d2t04 - From The Heart Of Me
d2t05 - Estimated Prophet ->
d2t06 - Eyes Of The World ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t03 - Black Peter ->
d3t04 - Around And Around

Set 1:
d1t01 - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
d1t02 - Franklin's Tower
d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t04 - Candyman
d1t05 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t06 - Big River
d1t07 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t08 - It's All Over Now
d1t09 - Brown Eyed Women
d2t01 - Lazy Lightnin' ->
d2t02 - Supplication

Set 2:
d2t03 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d2t04 - Fire On The Mountain
d2t05 - Samson And Delilah
d3t01 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d3t03 - Drums ->
d3t04 - The Other One ->
d3t05 - Wharf Rat ->
d3t06 - Good Lovin'

Encore:

d3t07 - U.S. Blues



http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2017/08/madison-square-garden-took-one-million.html


https://nypost.com/2006/10/30/deads-52-shows-a-high-mark-for-garden/

https://minkinphotography.com/grateful-dead-madion-square-garden-new-york-ny-january-1979-3/

http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/scarletfire-guest-post.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=jyjoCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=Grateful+Dead+at+Madison+Square+Garden+January+1979&source=bl&ots=VrKfS937Pt&sig=wNPlawtH97rzOAmrwjHKXZKjZGw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP7v-jw7_aAhXnj1QKHfj8DVU4FBDoAQg0MAI#v=onepage&q=Grateful%20Dead%20at%20Madison%20Square%20Garden%20January%201979&f=false
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January 1979 radio in the USA with such top-10 hits as Le Freak, YMCA, and Shakedown Street