OK....I had to keep going...
I know I've talked about lost 1970 shows often before, but this time I
wanted to make as complete a list as possible - exactly HOW MUCH are
This follows the same format as my 1969 list, but I admit I had more
difficulty with this list. 1970 has a greater variety of recordings &
problems than 1969 did. Lumping together incomplete SBDs, great AUDs,
lousy AUDs, fragments, and missing shows all in one list looks a bit
confusing, and is conceptually muddled.
The best solution would be to simply list every show, with a note -
"incomplete", "AUD", "no recording", etc. But, frankly, deadlists
already does that, and it would just be a lot of extra typing. This
list simply singles out what we DON'T have in SBD, all in one
convenient summary. AUD lovers like myself can silently overlook all
the great recordings on this list; and SBD lovers can keep in mind the
dozens of great SBDs we do have from 1970, though they're mainly
invisible on this list.
Deadlists was, of course, invaluable. Setlists.net is best avoided.
Once again, songs remembered from missing shows are [ in brackets ],
but these are often incomplete or mistaken. Deadheads in 1970
definitely were not taking notes; nor were many of them lugging
tapedecks to shows. Enough of them WERE taping, though, that 1970
actually doesn't have many more completely lost shows than 1969 did.
But some of the ones that were lost look like real nail-biters.
I've probably missed a few things here & there, so additions &
corrections are welcome.
MISSING 1970 SHOWS
1/24/70 Honolulu - (SBD) This is a short show, and probably missing
1/30/70 New Orleans - (SBD) This is short for a complete show & Eaton
lists another 35 minutes. If Eaton's timing is correct there is still
a half hour of this show not circulating.
2/2/70 St Louis - Partial half-hour SBD; the rest of the show is
2/5/70 Fillmore West - The first five songs are on a half-hour AUD
tape; the SBD is only 45 minutes; so a big piece of the show is
missing. [ China Cat > Rider ; Cryptical > The Other One ]
2/7/70 Fillmore West - Incomplete AUD & chopped-up SBD. Compared with
Friday's total of 115 minutes and Sunday's of 138, the 85 minutes of
Saturday 2/7/70 preserved on tape seems obviously to fall short by at
least a half hour. Obviously we are missing several tunes from the end
of this set.
2/8/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has the complete show. The SBD tape in
circulation begins 3:42 before the end of Dark Star and runs for
33:04, cutting off 15:12 into Lovelight. (Smokestack Lightning was
released on the Bear's Choice reissue CD, so the entire SBD is likely
in the Vault.)
2/11/70 Fillmore East, early show - (SBD) Only the last 20 minutes of
this show are in circulation on tape; presumably more songs preceded
The Other One.
2/12/70 Ungano's, NYC - A notorious fake, as the 2/13/70 early set
surfaced with this date; they did play here though, and no recording
2/20/70 Fort Worth - No recording.
2/21/70 San Antonio - No recording.
2/22/70 Houston - No recording. [ Lovelight ]
3/7/70 Santa Monica - Incomplete AUD only.
3/8/70 Phoenix - (SBD) Deadlists: "Latvala reports that there are two
reels in the vault labeled with this date; the second is blank; the
contents of the first are listed here. Perhaps we are missing the rest
of the concluding electric set, although this seems complete as
3/17/70 Buffalo - The infamous lost show with the Buffalo
Philharmonic; no recording. [ Saint Stephen ; Dark Star > Drums ; Turn
On Your Lovelight ]
3/20/70 Port Chester, early show - No recording.
3/21/70 Port Chester, early & late shows - AUD only.
4/9/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has most of the show. The 45-minute SBD
contains Me & My Uncle through Uncle John.
4/10/70 Fillmore West - No recording. I believe complete SBDs were
made of this whole Fillmore West run, but many reels have been lost.
[electric] Cold Rain And Snow; New Speedway Boogie; Mama Tried; China
Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Hard To Handle; Casey Jones;
[acoustic] Friend Of The Devil; Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Wake Up
Little Susie > Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; [electric] It's A
Man's, Man's, Man's World; Dancin In The Street; High Time; Alligator
> Caution > And We Bid You Good Night.
4/11/70 Fillmore West - Only the last half-hour of the SBD survives,
picking up at the end of Not Fade Away. The rest is lost.
[electric] Cold Rain And Snow; I'm A King Bee; Beat It On Down The
Line; Dire Wolf; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World; [acoustic] Don't
Ease Me In; New Speedway Boogie; Friend Of The Devil; Me And My Uncle;
Deep Elem Blues; Candyman; Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; [electric]
Dark Star > Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight.
4/12/70 Fillmore West - The AUD has most of the show. The SBD contains
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Cumberland through Feedback.
4/17-19/70 Family Dog shows - No recordings.
4/24/70 Denver - AUD only. The first electric set is missing.
4/25/70 Denver - No recording.
4/26/70 Poynette - No recording. [Lovelight ; Dark Star ; The Other
One ; Black Peter ]
5/3/70 Middletown - AUD only. One of the worst AUDs ever.
5/7/70 Cambridge - AUD only.
5/8/70 Delhi - Partial AUD only. I wonder if a complete AUD was made
but, due to the poor quality, Charlie Miller decided to only put out
"the good part".
5/9/70 Worcester - Only the first four acoustic songs are available in
5/10/70 Atlanta - The Dead's equipment was delayed, so they played
with the Allman Brothers' gear - probably no recording was made.
[ Hard to Handle ; The Other One ; Mama Tried ; Will the Circle Be
Unbroken w/ Allman Brothers ]
5/16/70 Philadelphia - Partial AUD only of the start of the set; shut
down by Sam Cutler.
5/17/70 Fairfield - No recording.
5/21/70 San Rafael - No recording. [ Possibly Janis on Lovelight. ]
6/4/70 Fillmore West - (SBD) The start of the electric set is still
missing, though I presume it's in the vault since Lemieux has played
the acoustic set. [ Casey Jones ; Me And My Uncle ; Hard To Handle ;
Saint Stephen ]
6/5/70 Fillmore West - I include this show just to mention that the
SBD has many bad cuts, but the AUD is complete.
6/6/70 Fillmore West, acoustic set - Not in circulation. [ Don't Ease
Me In ; The Frozen Logger ; Friend Of The Devil ; Candyman ; Deep Elem
Blues ; Cumberland Blues ; Wake Up Little Susie ; New Speedway
6/12/70 Oahu - Not in circulation. Lemieux played The Other One on the
Taper's Section (6-11-07).
6/13/70 Oahu - The AUD is more complete & better-sounding than the
6/19/70 Memphis - No recording. [ Casey Jones, China Cat Sunflower,
Hard To Handle, Me and My Uncle, Attics of My Life, Candyman, Uncle
John's Band, Good Lovin' ]
6/21/70 Berkeley - Partial AUD only.
6/24/70 Port Chester, early & late shows - AUD only.
6/27 - 7/3/70 Canada - Some video & SBD snippets have appeared from
this tour, but it's unclear how much more survives.
7/8/70 Edwardsville - No recording.
7/9/70 Fillmore East - Only a couple AUD songs survive. Presumably the
whole show was recorded, but the rest was taped over or lost.
[acoustic] Silver Threads And Golden Needle; Cumberland Blues; Dire
Wolf; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; [electric] Easy Wind; Casey Jones; Not
Fade Away > Good Lovin'; Viola Lee Blues; Morning Dew; Sittin' On Top
Of The World; Uncle John's Band ]
7/10-12/70 Fillmore West - AUD only.
7/16/70 San Rafael - The SBD is incomplete; but a second electric set
has surfaced. Bear's last 1970 recording. [ Lovelight; Me And My
Uncle; Cold Rain And Snow before China Cat Sunflower ]
8/17/70 Fillmore West - Fragment of an AUD (only a couple acoustic
songs), which might not be from this date. [ Dancing In The Street ;
Mama Tried ; It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World ; Not Fade Away ]
8/18+19/70 Fillmore West - AUD only.
8/28/70 Los Angeles - No recording.
8/29/70 Los Angeles - No recording.
9/17/70 Fillmore East - AUD only. The electric set is incomplete;
probably this was preceded by at least a few more electric tunes.
9/18/70 Fillmore East - Complete AUD. The 80 minute SBD in circulation
contains Truckin', Black Peter, and Me & My Uncle through the encore.
9/19/70 Fillmore East - Complete AUD. The SBD contains Dark Star
9/25/70 Pasadena - No recording.
[ Set I: Casey Jones, Me And My Uncle, I'm A King Bee, Cryptical
Envelopment>Drums>The Other One>Cryptical Envelopment, High Time; Set
II: Dark Star, Cosmic Charlie, Alligator>Drums>Turn On Your Lovelight,
Morning Dew; We Bid You Goodnight ]
9/26/70 Salt Lake City - No recording. [ (acoustic) I Know You Rider;
Ripple; Candyman; Friend Of The Devil; (electric) Big Boss Man; Uncle
John > Casey Jones; Morning Dew ]
10/5/70 Winterland - Possible SBD, not circulating. [ Casey Jones ;
Good Lovin' ; Dancing In The Street ; Turn On Your Lovelight ]
Deadlists: "David Lemieux confirms that there is no SBD of this show
in the vault." However, Dancing appeared on the 2/4/70 Download
10/10/70 Queens - AUD only.
10/11/70 Wayne - AUD only.
(10/12/70 Wayne - Possible show played; no recording.)
10/16/70 Philadelphia - No recording. [ Morning Dew; Casey Jones;
Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Lovelight; Good Lovin'; (encore) Uncle
John's Band ]
10/17/70 Cleveland - No recording.
10/18/70 Minneapolis, two sets - No recording. [ Casey Jones; Me And
My Uncle; Morning Dew; Mama Tried; Cumberland Blues; Good Lovin' ]
10/23/70 Washington DC - AUD only.
11/5-8/70 Port Chester - AUD only.
11/9/70 Island Park - Partial AUD only (six songs).
11/10/70 Island Park - Partial AUD only (two songs).
11/11/70 Brooklyn - AUD only.
11/12/70 Brooklyn - No recording. [ Hard To Handle; Truckin'; New
Minglewood Blues; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider; Sugar
Magnolia; New Orleans; Cumberland Blues; Brokedown Palace; Not Fade
11/13/70 Brooklyn - No recording. [ Casey Jones ; Uncle John's Band ;
Sugar Magnolia ; Truckin' ; Dark Star > Saint Stephen ; Not Fade
11/14/70 Brooklyn - No recording.
11/20/70 Rochester - AUD only.
11/21/70 Boston - Partial SBD (20 minutes). [ Casey Jones ; Candyman ;
Mama Tried ; Easy Wind ; St. Stephen ; Uncle John's Band ]
11/22/70 Edison - No recording.
11/23/70 Anderson Theater, NYC - No recording; the old show with this
date is now considered to be 11/16/70.
11/27/70 Chicago - No recording. [ Jam > Casey Jones ; Truckin' > The
Other One ; Turn On Your Lovelight ]
11/29/70 Columbus - AUD only.
12/21/70 San Rafael - The Dead may have played after the "Garcia and
Friends" set with Crosby; no known recording.
12/22/70 Sacramento - No known recording, though the Dead had started
taping their shows again. [ Till The Morning Comes ; Dire Wolf ; Sugar
Magnolia ; Casey Jones ; Truckin' ; Dancing In The Street ; Turn On
Your Lovelight ]
12/23/70 Winterland - (SBD) Part of this show has been misdated as
12/17/70; I'm not sure if all of 12/23 is now circulating since it's
come out in bits & pieces.
Our freedom, in the very movements in which it asserts itself, creates budding habits which will stifle it, if it does not review itself by constant effort.