Today in Grateful Dead History: 4.21.1969

The Ark
Boston, MA

Words By J-man

Forty three years ago today, The Grateful Dead graced The Ark in Boston, MA with their presence. This classic piece of history provides a clear glimpse into the early years of the band through a fantastic show, both in energy and recording quality. The set includes prominent Dead staples in their earliest forms, including "Morning Dew," "Cryptical Envelopement," "The Other One," "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," and "The Eleven." The progression of these compositions have come a long way and in these early years, the stripped down versions give insight into the humble origins.

Start your Saturday right with Grateful Dead on today's date in 1969!

Grateful Dead Live at The Ark on April 21, 1969.

Setlist: Hard To Handle, Morning Dew, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Sitting On Top Of The World, Alligator-> Drums-> Jam*-> Alligator-> Doin' That Rag Foxy Lady Jam, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light,

E: Viola Lee Blues


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