Dead, alive and well (virtually) and touring the information superhighway...It’s the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company streaming weekly on YouTube!
On Fridays at 5PM Pacific Time, it’s the “Shakedown Stream,” a live Q&A with archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert followed by the screening of a classic live Grateful Dead show. Every week they have a special guest and they choose a different worthy organization to raise funds for. Past charities have included the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund and the ACLU Solidarity Fund.
GARRY ROBERTS of The Boomtown Rats
IAIN MATTHEWS of Fairport Convention/Matthews Southern Comfort
JED MOTTLEY of Feed The Kitty
In 1967, The Monterey Pop Festival began in Monterey, California, unofficially ushering in the Summer Of Love. Over the course of three days, tens of thousands saw the first major appearances of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, and Janis Joplin. The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel, The Steve Miller Band, Canned Heat, The Mamas & The Papas, and Buffalo Springfield also performed. John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas wrote “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” to promote the festival, which later became a hit for Scott McKenzie.