Friday, November 12, 2010

Live on our stage: the Grateful Dead in 1971

On August 24, 1971, the Grateful Dead played a live show on our stage to lackluster reviews. From the liner notes:
"When they're hot, they're incendiary. When they're not, they're like cold spaghetti. That's the price we pay for the kind of openly emotional music they make." - Jack Hafferkamp, Chicago Daily News
Even with the unfortunate review, we are proud to have hosted the iconic band. This is the start of a future series of posts noting live recordings taped in our theatre. This recording, part of a CD including the Grateful Dead playing in San Diego, California is available on where you can hear samples. Eventually, we'll be highlighting these live recordings in a collection in our theatre.

Joe Hallissey is the Digital Marketing Associate at the Auditorium Theatre.

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