Saturday Dead: 5.19.1966


Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Words By J-man


Grateful Dead Live at Avalon Ballroom on May 19, 1966.



Setlist: Beat It On Down The Line, Standing On The Corner, Mindbender, It Hurts Me Too, Viola Lee Blues, I Know You Rider, It's A Sin, Sick And Tired, Cream Puff War, Sittin' On Top Of The World, Minglewood Blues, Cold Rain And Snow, Come Back Baby, Silver Threads And Golden Needles, It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Good Lovin', You Don't Have To Ask

For this week's "Saturday Dead" we throw it all of the way back to 1966 for a glimpse into some of the earliest of The Grateful Dead's work. The recording is fantastic, the setlist differs greatly from what many know of the Dead & the show shines the spotlight on the band's early leader, Pigpen! Geared towards the early psychedelic sound of the era, this soundboard recording from The Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco is the perfect start for to a Saturday!

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