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Thursday, August 18

Today in Grateful Dead History, They Busted Out Some Songs that Became All Time Classics. AUD link to

Today back in 1970 at the Fillmore West, several songs were played for the first time that became standards and are known by even the most lackadaisical deadhead.
There is a decent audio copy on archive and it's listenable but what really makes this show special is the appearance of several new songs. At this show is the first ever "Truckin'", the first "Operator", as well as the first "Brokedown Palace" and the first "Ripple" for god's sake! To me, that makes this show historic. Add a smoking "It's a Man's Man' World to a hot "Dancing in the Streets" and a good "Other One" and you have a hot show. The AUD source is listenable, especially for the time.  This was the time of the Acoustic, NRPS, Electric sets.  In fact, I think it's a pretty good AUD tape.

Setlist: (courtesy of
An Evening With the Grateful Dead
Fillmore West

Set One:
Dire Wolf
Friend Of The Devil
Dark Hollow
Ripple >*
Brokedown Palace*
Rosalie McFall
New Speedway Boogie
Cold Jordan >
Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Set Two: (NRPS this is only about half of their set)
Six Days On The Road
Watcha Gonna Do
Glendale Train
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Fair Chance To Know

Set Three:
Dancing In The Street
Next Time You See Me
Mama Tried
Cryptical Envelopment  >
Drums >
The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Sugar Magnolia
Attics Of My Life
It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
Not Fade Away
Casey Jones  >
Uncle John's Band

This was part of the Evening with The Grateful Dead that was one acoustic set then a full set by NRPS with/ Jerry on slide and a third set of electric Dead. This show gets beat up on because it's an AUD but I think besides a few spots, it's historic value far outweighs the sound of clapping.

*- First time played

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