Grateful Dead–Pittsburgh Civic Arena September 23 1973

I saw so many great shows at the Syria Mosque that it is hard to remember I also saw a lot of great shows at The Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Jethro Tull, The Who, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Traffic just to name a few. This was the first time I saw the Grateful Dead.

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The Grateful Dead 1973

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Remembering The Grateful Dead–Phil Lesh

Trying to avoid politics at all cost on Father’s Day we watched The Grateful Dead Movie which I haven’t scene for a long time. I was taken by one scene when during a sound check Phil was talking to a cameraman. He became aware that the camera was causing feedback. He looked like a little kid as he made the camera move closer and farther to play with the feedback. They seemed so happy when they played back then.

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Phil Lesh at Madison Square Garden 1993

School Days

Stanley Clarke playing at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The guitarist was Ray Gomez and was part of the School Days album tour in 1976. We recently saw him play with Return to Forever and he has not lost a lick. One of the best bass guitarists of all time.

Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh

Grateful Dead Revisited

The third in a series revisiting my first posts leading up to my Blogaversery next week.
Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden in September 1993. This photo was taken the last time I saw the Grateful Dead and near the end of their historic run in rock and roll. I still enjoy listening to old Grateful Dead concerts occasionally but have no desire to ever see any of the cover bands. I saw the real thing and I don’t want to spoil that memory. You can buy a print of this one and see others by clicking here

Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden 1993

Bill and Stanley

Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.

Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather

Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather

Another image of Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.

Stanley at the Stanley