Flashback | Grateful Dead Debut Unbroken Chain In Philadelphia

Nineteen years ago this evening the Grateful Dead debuted a song at The Spectrum in Philadelphia that had been written over 20 years prior. Though "Unbroken Chain" appeared on From The Mars Hotel in 1974, it was never played live until March 19th, 1995.

The Dead went on to perform "Unbroken Chain" a number of times in 1995 before Jerry Garcia's death. Watch a short clip of the debut of "Unbroken Chain":

This audience recording really shows off the screams of joy from the crowd:

Finally, check out a recording from Lesh's monitor feed from March 17, 1995 in Philadelphia as the band works out the soon-to-be-debuted "Unbroken Chain":

[Published on: 3/19/14]

Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!

You'll receive

show alerts

when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

free tickets

, gain the ability to

share your personalized live music calendar

and much more. Join JamBase!