Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 10/30/68 - Wednesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Dark Star Jam > Death Letter Blues ; The Other One Jam > Turn On Your Lovelight Jam ; Jam (1) > The Eleven Jam > Death Don't Have No Mercy ; Jam ; Prisoner Blues (2) ; Jam ; Dark Star Jam
Comments The "on the town" column in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, by Ralph J. Gleason, which which gave listings of what bands were playing locally, says that "Jerry Garcia & Friends" are playing at The Matrix on these dates (see the San Francisco Chronicle for Monday October 28, 1968 pg 45). Bobby and Pigpen were absent. (1) contains Clementine hints. (2) with Elvin Bishop. On page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree's Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated in an interview "What I know exists in our Vault are the shows, and they are on four-track 15 i.p.s." and "There are two dates, 10/28 and 10/29, both of which have four reels. On 10/30 there's a Dark Star Jam into a Jerry vocal, could be Death Letter Blues". He also stated "That's what's written on the box. I haven't listened to it."
Recordings 180 SB Circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows trace back to Bill Gadsden's reels. Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter Abram's (owner of the Matrix) two track 7" Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter Abram's reels were either Masters or 1st gens. There are also multi-track masters of some of these shows in the vault.
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