Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Grateful Dead - Cornell 77

"Once in a while you get shown the light..."
Neon Jerry

30 years ago today, the Grateful Dead rolled into Ithaca, NY and played a show at Cornell University's Barton Hall. The cause of what transpired that night remains up for debate (Bear's finest batch?), but the outcome is certain: the magnum opus of the band's illustrious career.

The mayor of Ithaca has declared today "Grateful Dead Day" in recognition of the "transcendent" performance. Check out the tracks below to get an idea of what went down on that extraordinary night all those years ago.

Scarlet > Fire

Morning Dew

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