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AUDIO: The Grateful Dead (and the New Riders) (1970)

Ted Alvy, Rock's Backpages audio, 27 December 1970

Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir from the Dead, plus New Riders David Nelson and Marmaduke, talk about Workingman's Dead and the birth of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, while DJ Ted Alvy spins tunes and tries to keep order. They then break out the guitars and have themselves an impromptu hootenanny, playing some of your country-gospel favourites amidst much studio chaos. Originally broadcast on KPPC-FM Pasadena in December 1970.


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