Happy 49th Birthday Jon Fishman | Fish Is Moby Dick

Today marks Phish drummer Jon Fishman's 49th birthday. The drummer grew up in Syracuse, NY and attended the University Of Vermont, where he quickly met Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Jeff Holdsworth. The foursome went on to form a band called Blackwood Convention which they soon re-named Phish in honor of Jon's last name. Fishman has been a steady force behind the kit throughout Phish's long and illustrious career.

To celebrate Jon's birthday we want to share a video from a special show in Phish history. On July 11, 2000 Phish returned to Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN for the second night of a three-night stand. During the evening's second set the Vermonters interspersed Led Zeppelin's drum spotlight song "Moby Dick" throughout the closing stanza. The quartet worked nearly every song they played that set into "Moby Dick," giving Fish a number of chances to show off his skills. The show also saw the return of "Chalk Dust Torture Reprise," which had been shelved since its debut on December 10, 1994.

YouTuber TDunski created a montage using fan-shot footage that includes all of the "Moby Dick" segments from the second set as well as the "Chalk Dust Reprise" encore. Check it out:

[Published on: 2/19/14]

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