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As with several early Grateful Dead shows, details of the set list are foggy. However, Murray Silver, concert promoter for this show, tells this story of the night:

"…The Dead arrived in Atlanta without their equipment, and I called Duane Allman at home in Macon early on Sunday morning to ask him if I could rent his sound system. He asked me who it was for, and when I told him it was for the Dead, he told me that I could have it for free in return for introducing him to Jerry Garcia.

The Brothers brought their equipment to Atlanta and the two bands met for the first time. At the end of the Dead's set, the Allman Brothers joined them onstage and played a version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" unlike anything that has been heard before or since. A few years later these two bands played before hundreds of thousands at Watkins Glen. But only 2,000 saw them at the Sports Arena on May 10, 1970."

Sports Arena

Atlanta, GA


Grateful Dead

Spring 1970

May 10, 1970

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Set List

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  • Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals

  • Bob Weir
    guitar, vocals

  • Phil Lesh
    bass, vocals

  • Bill Kreutzmann

  • Mickey Hart

  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
    keyboards, harmonica, percussion, vocals

Additional Acts:
  • Hampton Grease Band

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Jimmy Kelley | Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

One of my top five maybe number one