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Listen To The Grateful Dead Play In Central Park, On This Day In 1969

first_imgOn June 22, 1969, The Grateful Dead played a show at New York City’s iconic Central Park, performing along with Hot Tuna, Joey Covington, and Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Ban. While this nearly 50-year-old audience recording is, of course, not of the highest quality, the band’s incredible playing powers through the static, delivering the magic as always.The show features some early renditions of classics like “Me & My Uncle” and “Casey Jones,” both of which would later appear on Workingman’s Dead. The set included Pigpen-led classic covers of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” and Bobby Blue Bland’s “Turn On Your Love Light,” as well as a psychedelic medley with “Dark Star > The Other One > Saint Stephen > It’s a Sin.”Check out the full show recording, streaming below.last_img

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