For this week’s “All The Years Live” series, Grateful Dead HQ is revisiting the band’s 1978 New Year’s Eve show at San Francisco’s famed Winterland Arena for a choice “Samson and Delilah” to open the second set.
“Tear that old building down they did!” writes GD legacy manager/archivist David Lemieux of the release. “From the Closing Of Winterland, the Dead certainly gave their home venue a wonderful, appropriate goodbye, with an all-night show featuring some of their greatest, most-loved songs. The building stood for another seven years before it was finally demolished in 1985.”
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Watch the 12/31/78 “Samson and Delilah” below: