Grateful Dead :: Springfield Creamery Benefit Veneta OR – 8-27-72

Rhino Records (who I consult for) asked me to contribute to their upcoming series of posts/playlists centered around what would be Garcia's 70th birthday, August, 1st. My piece goes live later this week and centers on what, if forced to choose, would be my favorite year in the band's long trajectory -- 1972. The year was a sweet spot; it was special. They were coming off two of their strongest records, had Keith Godchaux on keys, Pigpen was still in the game and Bill Kreutzman was the sole drummer. In short, this is peak era "Good Ol' Grateful . . .

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