March 23, 1975
first "Blues For Allah" - first "Stronger Than Dirt" - with Merl Saunders and Ned Lagin - without Donna - FM broadcast KIOI-San Francisco - Students Need Athletics Culture & Kicks (SNACK) benefit - also: Doobie Brothers; Graham Central Station; Mimi Farina; Jefferson Starship; Joan Baez; Santana; Tower Of Power; Bob Dylan with Neil Young
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Attendees of this show
A great day, but at the time, I was disappointed that the Dead were given about 45 minutes. I was there to seem them. Their Blues for Allah was awesome, but there wasn't great acceptance from the crowd. Between acts, there were celebrity speakers, like Marlon Brando. The biggest cheer went to Willie Mays. Neil Young and The Band played a lot from On the Beach, and then Neil left and Dylan came out and brought down the house. Best line of the day went to Larry Graham: "Do you know how hard it is to get funky at 10:30 Sunday morning?"
Willie Mays still got the biggest hand tho I kept hopin it would be Dylan backed by the Dead.
Liked Blues for Allah was very good. Many performers that day are on Wolfgang Vault. Doobie Brothers were very good.
I went with some mucisian friends who didn't "get" the Dead. "Are they still playing the same song?"
The end of the show was great "Helpless>Knockin' on the Dragon's Door" Dylan whipped out some different lyrics to Heaven's Door.
Yes, it's true, the Say Hey Kid got the largest round of applause (12 times Gold Glove!)
we did the catering & flowers for that gig + the rose floral reef for the stage, too-wish we had a picture of it- Anyone have a pix from the audience?
Music was great & we had alot of fun.....! Gypsy Cowgirl
alot of fun inbetween all the work.......1st in-last out.......Gypsy Cowgirl
It was a great day and a great cause. Bill G. did what he did best, getting the best (GD) and a lot other's to come together and support our lack of funding for music and athletics in our schools.
Garcia was a sweetheart, enduring my high school feeble attempt to interview him for promoting SNACK Sunday.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org was my first show . i remember the o.j. being passed around and me peaking during j.g. n friends ripping thru the blues 4 allah thing . all instramental . i take it at the time there were no words 4 most of the songs and i know it mustve been the doses but either way it was definetly something i will never foget .i was 14 at the time and now 47 ,seems like yesteryear .im stiill hooked and the b 4 a tracks r soome of my fav. best snack i ever had thank u 4 a real good time j.g.. u r truly missed.... much love n respect,,, frisko[berkeley jay]
An amazing day and concert. probably about as wasted a populace as there could be; at the time, chemicals and booze were about as free flowing for all demographic groups as our country would ever see. If not the most, certainly high up there. It was an anything goes time. Loved the Doobie Bros and Graham Central Station...it was a San Francisco day and I was raised within a couple of miles of the venue...and I was a public school student, middle school, no less--Marina Jr. High on Chestnut. Still have the original art poster for the concert, although my sister penciled in beside Jerry Garcia and Friends, "The Grateful Dead!" The pictures on Wolfgang's vault bring back lots of memories...such a different time, both better and worse. Peace.
Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Santana with new band, Jefferson Starship, The Band with Niel Young then they backed Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Marlon Brando cussing out the SF County Board of Sups. and the crowd went wild, Willie Mays, and Bob Hope with Bill Graham at the end. The Dead were hot, the best I have ever heard them jam, sounded like an orchestra utilizing oblique motion between gtr and bass during the jam. It was The Dead with Merle Sanders/B3 introduced as The Grateful Dead and Friends by Bill Graham. They made the other acts that sounded great, sound like they weren't as great as the Dead and note I have seen them when they couldn't play/sounded horrible at Sac Memorial Auditorium with Cream.