1967-04-15 [Sat]

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Jerry Garcia - electric guitar (lead), vocals
Bob Weir - electric guitar (rhythm), vocals
Phil Lesh - electric bass, vocals
Ron McKernan - organ, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums, perc
Also Appearing
Jefferson Airplane and Canned Heat
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Notes
  • lostlivedead: April 14-15, 17, 1967 The Banana Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA: Jefferson Airplane/Grateful Dead/Canned Heat (Might Have Been)
  • Per DeadEssays blog this show was originally scheduled at Kaleidoscope, but due to legal issues with the building owner it was closed to the public and the show was moved to the Banana Grove (Embasy Room) at the Ambassador Hotel.
  • deadessays: Deadbase Corrections
  • venue sometimes given as "Banana Grove," which was nickname for Kaleidoscope, per Diehl 1967. Sorochty's notes: Comments The Dead were supposed to play with Jefferson Airplane and Canned Heat on April 14-16 at The Kaleidoscope on Vine Street. Those shows did not take place, but were moved to the Embassy Ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel on Monday the 17th. This venue was nicknamed the Banana Grove. LIA says no evidence for previously listed show on 4/17.
  • deadsources: April 14-16, 1967: Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
  • deadessays: 1967 Show List
  • hooterollin: Grateful Dead Performance List January-June 1967
  • Corry: "Ciro’s was a club at 8433 Sunset at La Cienaga. It was temporarily known as The Kaleidoscope at Ciro’s. It had been a glamorous Hollywood nightspot in the 40s, but struggled to find a niche in the 60s. It is now The Comedy Store."
  • expost: Diehl, Digby. 1967. Kaleidoscope Opens at Embassy Room. Los Angeles Times, April 18, 1967, p. D10;
  • ref: Abbot 2007;
  • Historical
  • Large demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco. The march, organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, from Central Park to the United Nations drew hundreds of thousands of people, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harry Belafonte, James Bevel, and Dr. Benjamin Spock, who marched and spoke at the event. A simultaneous march in San Francisco was attended by Coretta Scott King.
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