Full Show Friday | Grateful Dead On PBS Celebration 1970

On August 30, 1970 the Grateful Dead visited the KQED Studios in their hometown of San Francisco, CA to record a set that would be broadcast on PBS under the title Celebration. The Dead played six songs in their short set, which showed the diversity of their repertoire at the time.

As the show begins we come into a performance of Pigpen belting "Easy Wind." The set continues with a tender "Candyman" and a raucous "Casey Jones." Next up is an emotional reading of "Brokedown Palace" before "Uncle John's Band" brings the set to a close.

Earlier this year a fantastic clip of the PBS broadcast appeared on YouTube thanks to Voodoonola2. We present it as this week's Full Show Friday selection:

 

[Published on: 9/13/13]

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