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Classic concert: Grateful Dead concert video 1972 Denmark

Grateful Dead concert video 1972
Grateful Dead live Denmark April 1972

“There was a challenge for us, playing for people not familiar with what we were up to. But we were ready for fresh ears. We were hot.”
– Bob Weir

Grateful Dead concert video from April 1972 in Tivoli Concert Hall Copenhagen Denmark.

As far as I know this is a partial multi camera Danish (or French) TV pro-shot with graphics to fill in the missing video to make a complete show with great quality and great music! Not the full concert of course, but a very fine selection. The closing medley is sadly lacking, but can be found on the album release.

There exists a bootleg DVD with the full concert  it is fantastic (many more glorious minutes)! …but only these 13 tracks were filmed, the rest is audio only.

The highlights of the show for me are Big Railroad Blues and Truckin’ (starts at about 63 inn).

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December 1: Gordon Lightfoot live with Dylan´s Rolling Thunder Revue at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto 1975 (audio)

bob dylan & gordon lightfoot 1975

I’ve always liked Gordon Lightfoot…
~Bob Dylan (to Paul Gambaccini, June 1981)

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 December 1975

  1. Race Among The Ruins
  2. The Watchman’s Gone
  3. Sundown

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November 22: Elvis Presley released “Elvis (NBC TV Special)” in 1968


elvis nbc tv special

I want everyone to know what I can really do
~Elvis Presley (to producer Bob Finkel)

Elvis delivered an incredible performance throughout the television special. His vocal performances were loose and gutsy…
~John Bush (allmusic.com)

Trouble/Guitar Man:

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Video of the day: Johnny Cash Live from Austin, TX 1987 (concert video)

Johnny Cash Austin TX 1987

“In case you’ve been born since ‘56 and never heard it…this is the way it sounded 31 years ago when we recorded it.”
– Johnny Cash (introducing I Walk the Line)

“At one point, while introducing his band, Cash tells the audience, “I don’t even remember the bad times, there’s been so many good times,” but on the best moments of this performance, it’s clear he never forgot the valleys of his life, and they informed his work even on what should have been just another television gig following the release of an album (Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town) destined to be lost in the shuffle.It’s the strength of ordinary moments like this that serve as a reminder of how remarkable Johnny Cash really was, and while Live from Austin TX is hardly his definitive live album (that honor would go to Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison), it’s a potent and thoroughly enjoyable disc that fans will want to hear.”
– Mark Demming (allmusic.com)

Recorded on January 3, 1987, Live from Austin, TX is Johnny Cash’s performance from the Austin, Texas television show, Austin City Limits. It was released on New West Records in 2005. Cash performs many old hits, and performs new ones from his latest releases on Mercury Records, where he just recently moved to. The CD and DVD do not contain the whole show — the songs “The Big Light”, “A Wonderful Time Up There”, and “The Fourth Man in the Fire” were left out.

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The Band in New Orleans April 22 1994 (video)

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Good concert video recorded at the Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, April 22, 1994, during the New Orleans Blues and Heritage Festival. The Band were the opening act for the Allman Brothers Band. The video does not contain the complete show (there are at least 4 songs missing).

Highlights are Blind Willie McTell and Atlantic City

Featuring Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Garth Hudson, with Randy Ciarlante, Jim Weider, and Richard Bell.

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