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Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley, California

With only one other extant show on this date, we head back to the four-show run at the Berkeley Community Theater in 1972 for our Dead of the Day. Cold Rain and Snow opens the show with a rich and commanding sound and near perfect delivery. Then Black Throated Wind bursts forth as Bobby begins with a couple twangy riffs and then continues to slay the song on both vocals and guitar. The He’s Gone that rolls out next is perfectly lovely, but does not contain any of the jamming that would characterize the song on so many other occasions. BIOTDL is immaculate and tasty, and then Loser comes out just as lusciously, with melancholy hopelessness just dripping from it. Next up...