As the second addition to their “All The Years Live” video series, Grateful Dead Inc. has shared a choice “Sugar Magnolia”> “Scarlet Begonias”> “Fire On The Mountain” sequence from the band’s New Year’s Eve 1978-1979 gig at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.
“This is the opening sequence from one of the most famous, and highly regarded, Grateful Dead shows of all time, the Closing Of Winterland,” GD archivist David Lemieux said of the video. “With opening acts the New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Blues Brothers, the Dead didn’t hit the stage until midnight, and played until the sun rose. Bill Graham served breakfast to everyone after the show.”
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