Grateful Dead Time Capsule

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1952      The Fillmore opens
1962      Pigpen meets Jerry on the San Mateo Peninsula coffeehouse circuit
~     Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
     Phil hears Jerry play at a party at the Chateau
10/??     Bobby meets Jerry backstage at the Tangent in Palo Alto
12/31     Bobby jams with Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store
1965 5/05     Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
10/16     A Tribute to Dr. Strange first psychedelic dance in San Francisco, first Family Dog dance
11/06     Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
12/01     Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
12/04     San Jose Acid Test first Grateful Dead show
12/10     The Fillmore venue's first Dead show, produced by Bill Graham
1966 1/07     The Matrix venue's first Dead show
1/21     Trips Festival
2/04     The Fillmore's first non-benefit concert, produced by Bill Graham
5/19     Avalon Ballroom venue's first Dead show
5/27     Family Dog organizer's first Dead show
6/03     Golden Gate Park venue's first Dead show
7/29     Vancouver first Dead show outside US
9/04     The Fillmore venue's first headline by Grateful Dead
10/06     Love Pageant Rally protests illegalization of LSD in California
10/07     Winterland Arena venue's first Dead show
12/31     The Fillmore first New Years Eve Dead show
1967 1/14     The Great Human Be-In at Polo Field
6/01     Tompkins Square Park first East Coast Dead show
6/18     Monterey Pop Festival
8/06     Expo 67
9/29     Mickey joins the band on drums & percussion  more
12/13     Dark Star performed live first time, at the Shrine Auditorium
12/26     Village Theater venues' first Dead show, later renamed the Fillmore East
1968 2/14     Carousel Ballroom opens with the Grateful Dead
6/14     Fillmore East venue's first Dead show
6/19     Carousel Ballroom venue's last Dead show
7/01     Fillmore West formerly the Carousel Ballroom, renamed by Bill Graham
12/06     The Spectrum venue's first show at home base for NY/NJ/PA Deadheads
12/31     Winterland Arena venue's first New Years Eve Dead show
1969 4/06     Avalon Ballroom venue's last Dead show
6/22     Central Park
8/15     Woodstock Festival
12/06     Altamont Music Festival
1970      Great Canadian Train Ride first TV broadcast of live concert with FM simulcast
5/01     An Evening with the Grateful Dead (and NRPS) concert format debuts
5/02     Harpur College
5/24     Hollywood Festival first European Dead audience, England
9/20     David Grisman sits in with the Dead at the Fillmore East
1971 4/??     Winterland Arena is almost closed down when Electric Kool Aid is distributed
4/17     Princeton University
4/29     Fillmore East venue's last Dead show
7/02     Fillmore West venue's last Dead show
8/06     Hollywood Palladium
12/05     Felt Forum
1973 6/09     RFK Stadium
7/27     Watkins Glen
1974 3/23     Wall of Sound full system debuts
10/20     Tour hiatus begins following Winterland farewell  more
8/06     Roosevelt Stadium
10/16     Winterland Arena 5 night Dead farewell series
1976 6/03     Grateful Dead touring resumes  more
     Drumz debut
1977 9/03     Englishtown
1978 1/22     McArthur Court
7/07     Red Rocks venue's first Dead show
9/14     Egypt 3 day series at the pyramids
11/17     First acoustic set performed in 8 years
12/31     Winterland Arena venue's last Dead show
1979 1/07     Madison Square Garden venue's first Dead show
2/17     Oakland Coliseum venue's first Dead show
     The Beast percussion set becomes a concert standard
1980 9/25     Warfield Theater 15 night series
9/25     One acoustic/two electric sets concert format debuts
10/22     Radio City Music Hall 8 night series
1981 10/15     Milky Way Amsterdam 2 night series
1982 9/05     US Festival
1983 3/29     Grateful Dead Ticket Sales first mail order concert
1984 10/27     Taping Section established
1986 7/~     The Dead tour with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty
7/10     Jerry lapses into a near-fatal diabetic coma for 5 days  more
12/15     Grateful Dead return to performing 5 months after Jerry emerges from coma  more
1987 7/10     Bob Dylan tours with Grateful Dead
8/13     Red Rocks venue's last Dead show
10/15     Lunt-Fontanne Theater sell-out shows by Garcia bands
1988 6/25     Bruce opens for and jams with Grateful Dead in Ohio
1989      Grateful Dead third in concert grosses behind the Rolling Stones and The Who
10/08     Formerly the Warlocks play 2 nights at Hampton Coliseum, VA
10/1?     Fan dies after breaking his neck outside of a show at the NJ Meadowlands
12/0?     Fan dies while in police custody at the Los Angeles Forum
1991      Grateful Dead become the top-grossing band in the US, with 79 concerts
11/03     Bill Graham Memorial Concert
12/31     Last New Years Eve Dead show - in honor of Bill Graham
1994 5/15     Phil guest conducts the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
1995      Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American venues  more
     Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American tours 1985-1995  more
6/15     Tour from Hell begins
6/2?     2 fans fall from the upper tier at RFK
6/25     Lightning strikes 3 fans before a show
7/02     Venue destruction causes a show cancellation the following night  more
7/06     Collapsed structure injures 108 fans, 2 others OD  more
7/09     Soldier Field last Grateful Dead show ever
1996 6/20     Furthur Festival debut
2001 12/31     Bob, Phil, Bill & Mickey play together for the first time since 1995
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