Grateful Dead Performs ‘Truckin’ In 1980: Pro-Shot Video


The Grateful Dead released pro-shot video of “Truckin’” for this week’s installment of the All The Years Live video series. The live footage of the American Beauty classic rocker comes from the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on October 30, 1980.

“From the penultimate show of the Radio City Music Hall run in 1980, Truckin’ was also a great song to launch the second set jam,” Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux explains. “During this period, Truckin’ was generally slotted in one of two places: before the Drums/Space sequence, sending the Dead into an uninterrupted hour-long segued sequence of music, or coming out of Space. Toward the end of the 1980s, it was used almost exclusively in the former slot, but the latter placement of Truckin’ always began a wonderful, uninterrupted, and long sequence of Dead magic.”

Check out “Truckin’” from Radio City Music Hall in 1980 below:

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