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Fillmore East
New York, New York

Our Dead of the Day comes from the venerable Fillmore East in New York City. Unfortunately, there is only a partial soundboard - the first recording to the left - from this evening. The sound on the board is crisp and far superior to the nearly unlistenable complete audience tape that also survives, located below. Consequently, we will focus on the hour of music that has been preserved on the board and also happens to be the real face-melting part of the night. Some suggest that the Dead were providing a musical tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who had been found dead the night before. For instance, “ssj” on Archive explains: "this Dark Star is the greatest track I've found so far. Jerry is most assuredly...