12-31-1980 – Flying Joint> Midnight Countdown

Bill Graham, dressed as Father Time, flies in on a giant joint. Along the way, he throws out smaller joints to the crowd. Eventually, he gets to the stage where he meets up with Ken Kesey, two dancing skeletons, and the band for the countdown to New Year’s.

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Grateful Dead – Bill Graham’s Flying Joint entry/ Midnight Countdown
Recorded Live: 12/31/1981 – Oakland Auditorium – Oakland, CA

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Bob Weir – guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass, vocals
Brent Mydland – keyboards, vocals
Bill Kruetzman – drums
Mickey Hart – drums, percussion

Joan Baez – vocals (on It Must Have Been The Roses & Its All Over Now Baby Blue)
Matthew Kelly – harmonica (on C.C. Rider, Big Boss Man & New Minglewood Blues)
John Cipollina – guitar (on The Other One & Not Fade Away)

YouTube Channel: Wolfgang’s Grateful Dead


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