Some very precious Betty Boards Tapes have been returned to the Grateful Dead's Vault (it's a long story). And one of those shows is one that I always treasured as a teenager - the 1/22/78 Eugene, Oregon show. Jerry Garcia plays with the "Close Encounters" melody from Stephen Spielberg's movie. Ya know, the one where these 5 notes allow the Earth people to communicate with the Aliens or vice versa. Anyway, apparently Garcia saw the movie a couple of times when it came out in the Fall of 1977 and Jerry played the melody during >>space>> right before he went into St. Stephen; a totally splendid Dead moment! In honor of the 40th anniversary of this amazing show we featured in Shakedown Stream last week on mvyradio.com. You can enjoy it for yourself CLICK 01/23/18.
Also, this week's episode will feature more of the Grateful Dead from 40 years ago at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago, IL.