Today In Grateful Dead History: June 15, 1976 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY

stealie Some 1976 shows work really well (see 6/3/76) and some just seem to plod along, slowly, steadily, until they end and you are left scratching your head to come up with the highlights.  This is one of those shows.

The best I can offer here is the 2nd set opening St. Stephen>Not Fade Away>Stella BlueSt. Stephen returned in 1976 after a fairly long absence and this is one of those developing, jazzy versions that’s interesting to hear.  I’m not a huge fan of Not Fade Away, but this particular version features some thrashing interplay between Bobby and Jerry and crashes into a nice Stella Blue that ends with a trilling Jerry finale.  It’s a fun half an hour of music.

Beyond that, as I said, the rest of this show is pretty basic, although it is cool to hear Scarlet Begonias so close to the end – it’s a little surprise before the typical Sunshine Daydream.

Check out the soundboard here:  https://archive.org/details/gd1976-06-15.sbd.miller.110148.flac16

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