Grateful Dead 6/21/21

Coming to YouTube on June 23rd as part of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Stream” live archival video series, is the band’s July 14th, 1990 concert at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The never-before aired show will be posted in celebration of what would’ve been band lyricist Robert Hunter‘s 80th birthday.

Jambase.com reported, “One of keyboardist Brent Mydland’s last concerts with the Dead, the Foxboro second set featured the band’s final performance of his song ‘I Will Take You Home.’ Mydland tragically died on July 26, 1990, at the age of 37, just days after playing the final show of the band’s 1990 Summer Tour. Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who co-wrote several songs with Hunter over many years, will appear on the “Shakedown Stream” pre-show with co-hosts David Lemieux and Gary Lambert.”

Not too long before the Foxboro gig, Jerry Garcia spoke about his time in the Grateful Dead: [“A large part of my life, I’ve spent doing something, which has turned out being more fun than I thought it was going to be, and it’s lasted way longer than I imagined it might, and it’s taken me places that I would never, ever imagined. It’s hard to separate myself from the experience. After all, it is my life. For me, it’s 24 years of all kinds of stuff like everybody goes through — y’know, life and death, and kids grown’ up. And, y’know, the Grateful Dead has been this one, constant, continuous source during the whole thing.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . the whole thing)

TL; DR

  • Coming to YouTube on June 23rd as part of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Stream” live archival video series, is the band’s July 14th, 1990 concert at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

FAST FACTS – according to Jambase.com

  • The “Shakedown Stream” broadcast will benefit the non-profit 826 Valencia.
  • Founded in San Francisco by writer Dave Eggers and friends, the organization is “dedicated to encouraging and assisting under-resourced students in developing writing skills.”
  • The “Shakedown Stream” festivities begin at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23rd.

SIDE NOTES

  • Coming on June 25th is the double-disc expanded remastered of the Grateful Dead’s 1971 live “Skull And Roses” album. The original album, officially titled Grateful Dead, now features over an hour of unreleased music.
  • A previously unreleased version of the band’s “The Other One” is now available on all streaming services.
  • A remastered version of the original double-LP will be available the same day exclusively at Dead.net on black vinyl with a limited edition, black & white propeller vinyl.
  • The newly added performances were taped on July 2nd, 1971 at San Francisco’s Fillmore West — which marked the band’s last gig at the hallowed venue. Highlights include the 17-minute Pigpen spectacular “Good Lovin’,” a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home,” and the newly-released version of “The Other One”.”