Garcia said “We were great for seconds on end.” I was lucky to see Jerry play for about 1,000,000 seconds exactly. Thanks for your 1,000,000 views here . Dave Davis wrote this blog for 500 posts and 5 years from 2015 to 2019. Contact me at twitter @gratefulseconds

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Lenny Hart's Last Tour Dates, December 1969 to March 1970.

 Thank the lord for Sam Cutler. At this point, the Dead were making about 5% profit on their touring revenues.  So 1,500 miles to the city. Wow

Monday, June 3, 2024

Economic Comparison of 1976 and 1978 from my Upcoming Book

 When the Grateful Dead came out of "retirement" in 1976, they played 60 gigs that year good enough for 14th on the rankings of top grossing bands in America.  Manager Richard Loren worked with the band to create a great profitable touring schedule.

Two years later in 1978 the band rose to the 4th position behind the Rolling Stones, the Commodores and Bob Seger.  I'll tell you more when my book on the Economic History of the Grateful Dead is finished.

But I will leave with you this: