Thursday, December 10, 2015

Grateful Dead and Jerry version of NRPS Both Play Beach Boys


Of course, we all know and love the Grateful Dead once-only special guests The Beach Boys on April 27, 1971 at the Fillmore East closing week, but what I didn't know until now (or remember) is that the Jerry Garcia pedal steel version of the New Riders of the Purple Sage
 played "Fun Fun Fun" on both April 25 and April 28 at the same venue. Wow. Enough said.

 They also played at Day In The Green #1 on June 8, 1974, but no such riot there.  In the background is 4-25 and 4-28 Fun Fun Fun's sandwiching the 4-27 Riot
The awesome JGMF discuss New Riders first playing Beach Boys here




You are starting with my favorite track from that April 27 pairing "Riot In Cell Block #9" but stay for both versions of Fun Fun Fun at the back end of the tape.