Asked to describe the Grateful Dead's music, Garcia is reported to have quipped, “We were great for seconds on end.” (stolen from Cubensis site)

Monday, October 21, 2019

California Earthquake: October 1989, Happy 30th Birthday


California Earthquake is the cover of a Rodney Crowell  song that the Dead played only twice, 30 years ago yesterday on October 20, 1989 at the Spectrum to close set one and then again on October 23, 1989 to open the show in Charlotte, NC.

Of course the California Earthquake was on October 17, 1989. I was in my office in Carmel, California waiting for the Bay Area BART World Series between the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giant's to start when it all went down.

Wish they would have played it again after the January 17, 1994 LA Northridge Quake in the December shows in the Sports Arena. Branford would have killed it!


From deaddisc:

Grateful Dead
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Built To Last, Grateful Dead, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)














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