On This Day in Grateful Dead History - Highlight 1979 - Oakland - Keith and Donna's Last Show

February 17, 2017

 

"Not only was this a historic night, being Donna and Keith’s last with the band, but the boys absolutely torched this show. Right out of the gate Bobby storms into Greatest Story Ever Told with Jerry following behind blazing a funky, interstellar sound and the crowd roaring its approval. A solid first set followed, capped off by an absolutely insane Lazy Lightnin’> Supplication. Out of Jerry’s guitar spills the raw forces of nature, the band keeps it incredibly tight throughout, and Bobby kills the vocals. A hot Might as Well opens the second set, which, once they bust into the Terrapin, advances from merely mind blowing to truly unreal as the whole band seems to provide a beautiful musical sendoff for the Godchauxs." ~Grateful Dead Of The Day

Tune In Here: http://gratefuldeadoftheday.com/02-17-1979

Story of the Tapes

Thanks to the Grateful Dead Archive Online for this gem.
Check out Dick Latvala's notebook about the tapes and the show.

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SET LIST

Check out more information about each song by clicking the title courtsey of JerryGarcia.com

SET 1

  1. Greatest Story Ever Told
  2. Don't Ease Me In
  3. Mama Tried >
  4. Mexicali Blues
  5. Friend Of The Devil
  6. Passenger
  7. High Time
  8. Looks Like Rain
  9. Jack-A-Roe
  10. Lazy Lightning >
  11. Supplication

SET 2

  1. Might As Well
  2. I Need A Miracle >
  3. Bertha >
  4. Good Lovin'
  5. From The Heart Of Me
  6. Big Railroad Blues
  7. Terrapin Station >
  8. Playing In The Band >
  9. Drums >
  10. The Wheel >
  11. Shakedown Street >
  12. Playing In The Band >
  13. Sugar Magnolia

ENCORE

  1. One More Saturday Night