“But there was something else tugging at Garcia as 1964 turned into 1965. For one thing, like half of America under the age of 25, Jerry had been seduced by the Beatles, especially their film, A Hard Day’s Night, which depicted life in a rock and roll band as just about the most fun that could be had on planet earth. the Beatles were deliciously irreverent and in-your-face anarchic; untamable gadabouts on an endless lark, always living in a completely different universe than the pitiable straight forces that were constantly trying to control, or at the very least, restrain them…” –from Garcia: An American Life by Blair Jackson
Deadheads for Obama – “Come Together” 2/4/08 The Warfield
Phil, Bobby and Mickey were joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and Steve Molitz.
The Valentines – “Tomorrow Never Knows” 8/27/94 Fukuoka Dome
The Valentines were a short-lived group consisting of Bob Weir, Vince Welnick, guitarist Henry Kaiser, Prairie Prince and Bobby Vega. They played a couple nights in Japan and then one more show at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Phil Lesh and Friends – “Imagine” 12/19/04 The Warfield
featuring Gloria Jones and Jackie La Branch
Grateful Dead – “That Would Be Something” 4/1/94 Nassau Colliseum
Garcia would occasionally insert this brief Paul McCartney tune into jams coming in and out of space…