On Jerry Garcia's 27th birthday, two weeks before the Dead would play in front of 400,000 in Woodstock, Jerry and Mickey played two shows with the New Riders in front of maybe 100 maybe slightly more at the Bear's Lair at UC Berkeley. Meanwhile in the City at the Family Dog, the Grateful Dead were scheduled to go on at Midnight. But, there is a problem, the Light Artists' Guild were on strike. So birthday boy Jerry wore his Bluto shirt and would not cross the line. Much fun to read here. Note that the Dead did play on August 2 and 3 including this wild opener of the 8th version of Casey Jones.
|Hey Bluto, its your Birthday, play with NRPS at Cal, Strike that Night at Family Dog|