Day on the Green
There was a long relationship between the Dead and the Who, culminating with the Day on the Green’ concerts, October 9 & 10, 1976, at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium. The Who closed the concert on the first day and on the second day, at the suggestion of Townsend, The Dead finished. In the break between two sets on the first day, Townsend said to Garcia, “How do you establish what you’re going to play? We are playing the same sets on our whole tour”. Garcia’s answer, on that particular occasion, is lost to history.
Band’s Eye View, Day on the Green with the Who and the Grateful Dead, Oct 9/10, 1976.
Mickey, Jerry, Bobby, wearing the pith helmet he wore on Saturday Night Live and John Perry Barlow at Day on the Green.
Keith Moon, Deborah Koons, Jerry Garcia and poster artist Alton Kelley backstage. The crutch belongs to Kelley, who was recovering from a motorcycle accident.
Phil adjusting his amps
Pete Townsend getting ready to go on
Ramrod sporting a stogie
Stage Diving: After a graceful swan dive by Bear off the scaffolding during set up, this sign was erected to commemorate the lucky event, and other famous falls from the stage, most notably, Ramrod’s at Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles
Photo Credits: All – Snooky Flowers except Ramrod by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius