Donna Jean Godchaux Participating In Grateful Dead ‘Shakedown Stream’ Pre-Show
Former Grateful Dead member Donna Jean Godchaux will take part in a pre-show for Friday’s installment of the band’s Shakedown Stream video series. Godchaux will respond to queries from fans at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Friday, May 1 before a screening of The Closing Of The Winterland.
Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert will join Donna Jean Friday’s pre-show. Fans can submit questions using this form.
The Closing Of The Winterland documents the Dead’s December 31, 1978 concert at the famed San Francisco venue. The show was the last to be held at The Winterland, which opened in 1928 and was converted to a music venue in 1971.
An impressive array of acts performed at the Winterland over its eight years as a venue including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Traffic, Genesis and The Allman Brothers Band. The Winterland also hosted one of the most famous concerts in the history of rock, The Last Waltz on Thanksgiving Day 1976. The Closing Of The Winterland was released on DVD in 2003.