The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California. Built in 1912 and named the Majestic Hall, it became the Fillmore Auditorium in 1954, it is on the edge of the Fillmore District and Upper Fillmore neighborhood. The building which became The Fillmore was built in 1912 and housed the Majestic Hall and Academy of Dancing, its name was changed in 1936 to the Ambassador Dance Hall. From 1939 to 1952 it operated as the Ambassador Roller Skating Rink. In 1954, Charles Sullivan, one of the most successful African-American businessmen in San Francisco at the time, started booking bands and renamed the venue The Fillmore Auditorium. In December 1965, Sullivan let Bill Graham use his dance hall permit to book a benefit for the San Francisco Mime Troupe, after that Graham continued to book shows there. Sullivan was murdered in August 1966 at the age of 57. On May 27, 28 and 29, 1966, The Velvet Underground and Nico played the Fillmore Auditorium as part of Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable avant-garde multimedia show.
Their light show engineer Danny Williams, who pioneered many of today's standard practices in rock music light shows, built a light system at the Fillmore that included stroboscopes and film projections onstage. The system was inspired by Jonas Mekas's earlier film projections at concerts held at The Cinematheque in New York; as conceived by Warhol and Williams, the show included wild, free dancing both in the crowd and onstage. Although The Velvet Underground's proto-punk aesthetics failed to resonate with the incipient San Francisco counterculture, Graham retained Williams to build additional light systems; these innovations were to become part of the Fillmore Auditorium's prestige and image and served as the basis for the systems subsequently used at the Fillmore East and Fillmore West venues. In the mid-1960s, the Fillmore Auditorium became the focal point for psychedelic music and the counterculture in general, with such acts as The Grateful Dead, The Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Byrds, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Frank Zappa's The Mothers of Invention, British acts The Who and Pink Floyd all performing at the venue.
Besides rock, Graham featured non-rock acts such as Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles Lloyd, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding as well as poetry readings. The Grateful Dead played a total of 51 concerts at the venue from 1965 through 1969. B. B. King's well-received performances at the venue served to introduce many fans to the authentic sounds that inspired the blues rock subgenre, he subsequently became a countercultural icon. The venue had a legendary ambience as well as the stellar performances with swirling light-show projections, strobe lights and uninhibited dancing; the cultural impact of the Fillmore was large. It is referenced by Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a description of the counterculture of the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the summer of 1968, the continuing socioeconomic deterioration of the surrounding neighborhood and the modest capacity of the venue compelled Graham to abandon the Fillmore Auditorium only two years after his famous association with the venue commenced.
That July, he assumed ownership of the Carousel Ballroom at nearby 10 South Van Ness Avenue. The venue had been managed as a cooperative venture for several months by the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and other Bay Area groups; the Carousel subsequently operated as the Fillmore West, paralleling Graham's Fillmore East in New York City's East Village. However, both venues were shuttered by Graham in July 1971 as arena bookings on popular music tours became prevalent. For an indeterminate period from 1969 to 1970, the Fillmore Auditorium was operated by new management as the New Old Fillmore; the original Fillmore location became. For several years in the early 1980s, punk promoter Paul Rat booked punk rock shows at this venue. Punk bands that performed at The Elite Club include Bad Religion, Black Flag, Bad Brains, the Dead Kennedys, The Red Rockers, T. S. O. L. Flipper, Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd; the Fillmore reopened under Graham's management in the mid-1980s, but it was damaged and closed by the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 1989.
After Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991, those close to him decided to carry out his final wish to retrofit and reopen the original Fillmore, which required much structural work. The Fillmore reopened on April 27, 1994, with the band The Smashing Pumpkins playing an unannounced surprise show, Primus playing the first official reopening show the following night; the Fillmore has once again become a San Francisco hot spot with frequent shows. For a standard show, the capacity of the Fillmore is 1,315 guests. Since 2007 The Fillmore is operated by Live Nation. Live Nation has begun a campaign to expand the Fillmore "brand" by changing the names of a number of established clubs it owns around the U. S. as well as opening new clubs. This includes clubs in Denver, Detroit and the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach, Florida; the Fillmore Charlotte opened in June 2009. A Fillmore in the Washington, D. C. suburb of Silver Spring, broke ground in 2010 and opened in late 2011. Live Nation has announced it will operate a new Fillmore venue, which will be part of a new development near Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
The 2000 seat Fillmore New Orleans is scheduled to open in 2019 on the second floor of
The Scottish Rites Bodies Regency Center is a multi-use events venue located in San Francisco. The venue opened in 1909 as a masonic lodge. Throughout the years, it has served as a dance movie theatre; the venue opened in 1909 as the "Scottish Rite Temple", built by the Scottish Rite as a masonic lodge. In 1966, the lodge was purchased by Blumenfeld Enterprises and converted into an 800-seat movie theater; the theater opened as "Regency I" on December 22, 1967, with a showing of The Birds, the Bees and the Italians. The neighboring building, known as "Regency II" was the Avalon Ballroom. Blumenfeld Enterprises converted this space into an adjoining movie theatre in 1968 and remained opened until 2001. In 1980, the building was used by the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation as a banquet hall and dance studio until 1999. Despite its popularity, the theatre closed on November 7, 1998, the dance studio remained in the building until January 1999; the venue remained dormant until it was purchased by Scott Robertson in 2000.
Renvoations for the space began February 2001, with a grand reopening as the "Regency Center" in March 2002. During this time, the venue was used for corporate events, trade shows and weddings, with 9-15 concerts held annually. In 2008, the Warfield Theatre closed with all concerts moved to the Grand Ballroom; the move increased the venue's use as a concert hall. Concert promoter Goldenvoice began management and operations of the venue in September 2008. In 2015, the venue was renamed the "Scottish Rites Bodies Regency Center" to tie in its heritage as a former masonic lodge. Regency Ballroom: The Beaux-Arts designed auditorium serves as the main concert venue and ballroom, it can hold 700 guests in a theatre setting and up to 1,400 in a reception/general admission setting. This venue was known as the "Grand Ballroom at Regency Center" from 2002 until 2008; the Lodge: The original meeting hall for the Scottish Rite Freemasons. It features the original Austin Organs from 1909; the venue can hold up to 300 guests.
It is used for fundraising events and seminars. Social Hall: This basement venue is used for comedy events, private functions and receptions; the hall was known as the "Sutter Room" from 2002 until 2014. The venue closed for a year and renovations and reopened in Fall 2015; the changes allowed the hall to be used as a general admission music venue, holding up to 600 guests Avalon Ballroom The Fillmore Winterland Regency Ballroom Social Hall The Regency Ballroom's Google+ Page
A commune is an intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests having common values and beliefs, as well as shared property, resources, and, in some communes, income or assets. In addition to the communal economy, consensus decision-making, non-hierarchical structures and ecological living have become important core principles for many communes. There are many contemporary intentional communities all over the world, a list of which can be found at the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Benjamin Zablocki categorized communities this way: Alternative-family communities Coliving communities Cooperative communities Countercultural communities Egalitarian communities Political communities Psychological communities Rehabilitational communities Religious communities Spiritual communities Experimental communitiesMany communal ventures encompass more than one of these categorizations; some communes, such as the ashrams of the Vedanta Society or the Theosophical commune Lomaland, formed around spiritual leaders, while others formed around political ideologies.
For others, the "glue" is the desire for a more shared, sociable lifestyle. The central characteristics of communes, or core principles that define communes, have been expressed in various forms over the years. Before 1840 such communities were known as "communist and socialist settlements"; the term "communitarian" was invented by the Suffolk-born radical John Goodwyn Barmby, subsequently a Unitarian minister. At the start of the 1970s, The New Communes author Ron E. Roberts classified communes as a subclass of a larger category of Utopias, he listed three main characteristics. Communes of this period tended to develop their own characteristics of theory though, so while many strived for variously expressed forms of egalitarianism, Roberts' list should never be read as typical. Roberts' three listed items were: first, egalitarianism – that communes rejected hierarchy or graduations of social status as being necessary to social order. Second, human scale – that members of some communes saw the scale of society as it was organized as being too industrialized and therefore unsympathetic to human dimensions.
And third, that communes were consciously anti-bureaucratic. Twenty five years Dr. Bill Metcalf, in his edited book Shared Visions, Shared Lives defined communes as having the following core principles: the importance of the group as opposed to the nuclear family unit, a "common purse", a collective household, group decision making in general and intimate affairs. Sharing everyday life and facilities, a commune is an idealized form of family, being a new sort of "primary group". Commune members have emotional bonds to the whole group rather than to any sub-group, the commune is experienced with emotions which go beyond just social collectivity. With the simple definition of a commune as an intentional community with 100% income sharing, the online directory of the Fellowship for Intentional Community lists 222 communes worldwide; some of these are religious institutions such as monasteries. Others are based in anthroposophic philosophy, including Camphill villages that provide support for the education and daily lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental health problems or other special needs.
Many communes are part of the New Age movement. Many cultures practice communal or tribal living, would not designate their way of life as a planned'commune' per se, though their living situation may have many characteristics of a commune. In Germany, a large number of the intentional communities define themselves as communes and there is a network of political communes called "Kommuja" with about 30 member groups. Germany has a long tradition of intentional communities going back to the groups inspired by the principles of Lebensreform in the 19th century. About 100 intentional communities were started in the Weimar Republic after World War I. In the 1960s, there was a resurgence of communities calling themselves communes, starting with the Kommune 1 in Berlin, followed by Kommune 2 and Kommune 3 in Wolfsburg. In the German commune book, Das KommuneBuch, communes are defined by Elisabeth Voß as communities which: Live and work together, Have a communal economy, i.e. common finances and common property, Have communal decision making – consensus decision making, Try to reduce hierarchy and hierarchical structures, Have communalization of housework and other communal tasks, Have equality between women and men, Have low ecological footprints through sharing and saving resources.
Kibbutzim in Israel, are examples of organized communes, the first of which were based on agriculture. Today, there are dozens of urban communes growing in the cities of Israel called urban kibbutzim; the urban kibbutzim are more anarchist. Most of the urban communes in Israel emphasize social change and local involvement in the cities where they live; some of the urban communes have members who are graduates of zionist-socialist youth movements, like Ha
Real World: Ex-Plosion
Real World: Ex-Plosion is the twenty-ninth season of MTV's reality television series Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships. It is the eighth season of Real World to be filmed in the Pacific States region of the United States in California after The Real World: San Diego in 2011; the season featured a total of twelve cast members over the course of the season. It is the seventh season to take place in a city that had hosted a previous season, as the show's third season was set in San Francisco in 1994, it is the sixth season to be located in California. San Francisco, California was first reported as the location for the twenty-ninth season in an August 2013 article on the website Vevmo. Production began from late August until October 21, 2013, the season premiered on January 8, 2014, consisting of 12 episodes. After 21 years, this season marks the first big change in the show's format.
The cast narration "This is the true story...of seven strangers...", used during the previous 28 seasons was eliminated from the opening title sequence and replaced with a new introduction. The roommates move into their San Francisco home, make relationships with one another and with the San Francisco locals. A month into the show, the cast goes on an off-the-grid vacation; when they return, they come to discover that many of their exes have moved in as additional roommates. The Exes were each misled by producers to believing that he or she would be a replacement roommate, unaware the other Exes would be moving in as well until move-in day. In order to boost ratings, the producers made major updates in the show's format. Besides bringing the cast members' exes into the house, the season included new graphics and a new filming style that adds a new layer of realism by featuring the inclusion of the cameramen, conversations between the producers and the cast in and out of interviews and discussions about the fact that the cast are filming a show.
The production crew provided the cast a smart phone so they could take their own pictures, had a social website available that they could post their pictures on. As the season unfolds, some of that will have repercussions at home when people back home see photos. Most seasons of The Real World since the fifth season have included the assignment of a season-long group job or task to the housemates. Beginning in the 28th season, certain jobs in the area were approved by production that the cast had the liberty to apply for independently if desired. However, unlike last season, no cast member this season chose to take part in this particular work. Ashley Ceaser has a full-time job at a San Francisco start-up that she continues during production, Arielle works on her ongoing projects as a filmmaker, Jenny auditions for and gets hired to be a gogo dancer. During shooting, the cast lived at 1244 Sutter Street between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue, the former location of the Avalon Ballroom; this was the first season of Real World to feature twelve cast members consisting of seven original roommates and five additional roommates.
The season started off with seven roommates. The cast was joined by five additional roommates; the additional roommates were known as The Exes, people who the originals had dated. ^1 Age at time of filming Table key FEAT = Cast member is featured on this episode. FEAT = "Ex" comes into the house. LEFT = Cast member voluntarily leaves the show. RET. = Cast member returns to the house for a visit. LEFT = Cast member is allowed to voluntarily leave and return to the house in the same episode due to a personal matter in a different city. Notes The Real World: Ex-Plosion Reunion aired on April 7, 2014, it was hosted by Girl Code star Nessa, featured the entire cast, as they discussed their time during filming and their lives since the show ended. Since filming, Cory returned to Los Angeles and is a trainer, he is working on his own health website. He still keeps in touch with Lauren, back in Michigan. Jenny returned to Los Angeles and got back together with Brian, who moved in with her. Jamie and Thomas returned to Texas, Jamie still models and spends most of her time with Thomas.
Thomas hopes to become a dentist one day. Arielle returned to Oakland, she is still with Ashley, although they don't see each other ever since Ashley moved closer to her job. Jay went back home to New York City and spends more time with his father in the wake of his mother's death, he is donating half of the proceeds to cancer research. He and Jenna are not together. Among the topics discussed were the tension between Jenny and Cory, while the entire cast gave their opinions on Jenny and Brian's volatile relationship which makes Jenny break down due to what she went through during growing up. Lauren's pregnancy was brought up but she did not give too much details away. Jamie and Thomas' current relationship was discussed and everyone found out the reason why Jamie and her ex, Cameron broke up and why she did not want him on the show as they got to hear from him; the love triangle between Thomas and Hailey was discussed as they all seem to get along now. When asked why they broke up, Jenna revealed that Jay was acting inappropriately with his ex-girlfriend and that she can no longer trust him.
The cast called Jay out for being a shady liar during their time in the house with Arielle stating that she does not want to have fake friends. The original Ashley is brought out and talk
Winterland Ballroom was an ice skating rink and music venue in San Francisco, California. Located at the corner of Post Street and Steiner Street, it was converted to exclusive use as a music venue in 1971 by concert promoter Bill Graham and became a common performance site for many famous rock artists. Graham formed a merchandising company called Winterland which sold concert shirts and official sports team merchandise. Winterland was built in 1928 for $1 million and operated through the Great Depression. Opened on June 29, 1928, it was known as the New Dreamland Auditorium. Sometime in the late 1930s, the name was changed to Winterland, it served as an ice skating rink, convertible into a seated entertainment venue. In 1936, Winterland began hosting the Johnson Ice Follies. In November 1944, the impresario Clifford C. Fischer staged an authorized production of the Folies Bergère, the Folies Bergère of 1944, at the Winterland Ballroom, it was host to opera and tennis matches. Starting on September 23, 1966, with a double bill of Jefferson Airplane and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Graham began to rent the venue for larger concerts that his nearby Fillmore Auditorium could not properly accommodate.
After closing the Fillmore West in 1971, he began to hold regular weekend shows at Winterland. Various popular rock acts played there, including such bands and musicians as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The J. Geils Band, The Who, Black Sabbath, James Gang, Mahogany Rush, Quicksilver Messenger Service, UFO, REO Speedwagon, Slade, Cream, Kiss, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, The Band, Big Brother and the Holding Company w/ Janis Joplin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Ten Years After, Electric Light Orchestra, Jefferson Airplane, Golden Earring, Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Robin Trower, Sex Pistols, Lake & Palmer, Sha Na Na, Loggins and Messina, Lee Michaels, Journey, Deep Purple, J. J. Cale, Chambers Brothers, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Mountain, B. B. King, George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers and Elvis Costello. Led Zeppelin first performed their song Whole Lotta Love there.
Many of the best-known rock acts from the 1960s and 1970s played at Winterland or played two blocks away across Geary Boulevard at the original Fillmore Auditorium. Peter Frampton recorded parts of the fourth best-selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, at Winterland. The Grateful Dead made Winterland their home base and The Band played their last show there on Thanksgiving Day 1976; that concert, featuring numerous guest performers including Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, many others, was filmed by Martin Scorsese and released in theaters and as a soundtrack under the name The Last Waltz. Winterland was host to the Sex Pistols' final show on January 14, 1978. During Winterland's final month of existence, shows were booked nearly every night. Acts included The Tubes, Smokey Robinson, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, on December 15–16, 1978, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Springsteen's December 15 show was simulcast on local radio station KSAN-FM. Winterland closed on New Year's Eve 1978 / New Year's Day 1979 with a concert by the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Blues Brothers.
The show lasted for over eight hours, with the Grateful Dead's performance—documented on DVD and CD as The Closing of Winterland—lasting nearly six hours. After the show, the crowd was treated to a buffet-style breakfast; the final show was simulcast on radio station KSAN-FM and broadcast live on the local PBS TV station KQED. Winterland was razed in 1985 and replaced by apartments; the following films and recordings were made in whole or in part at the Winterland Ballroom: The Band – The Last Waltz Grateful Dead – The Grateful Dead Movie, The Closing of Winterland Sha Na Na – Live at Winterland Kiss – Kissology Volume One: 1974–1977 Sex Pistols – The Filth and the Fury The Allman Brothers Band – Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas Big Brother and the Holding Company – Live at Winterland'68 Cream – Wheels of Fire, Live Cream, Live Cream Volume II, Those Were the Days Electric Light Orchestra – Live at Winterland'76 Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive! Grateful Dead – Steal Your Face, Dick's Picks Volume 10, So Many Roads, The Closing of Winterland, The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, Winterland: 1973: The Complete Recordings, Road Trips Volume 1 Number 4, Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, Dave's Picks Volume 13 Jimi Hendrix – Live at Winterland, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts, Winterland The Doors – Boot Yer Butt: The Doors Bootlegs Jefferson Airplane – Thirty Seconds Over Winterland Loggins and Messina - On Stage Sammy Hagar – All Night Long Bruce Springsteen – Live/1975–85 The Band – The Last Waltz Humble Pie – Live at Winterland Paul Butterfield's Better Days – Live at Winterland Ballroom Sha Na Na – The Golden Age of Rock'n' Roll Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Winterland Winterland shows Winterland Ballroom Posters at www.janisjoplin.net "Grateful Dead – The Closing of Winterland" "SF Chronicle on Winterlands closing" Winterland photos and fan website
Bill Graham (promoter)
Bill Graham was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939 he was sent from Germany to France to escape the Nazis. At age 10 he settled in a foster home in the New York. Graham graduated from City College with a business degree. In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe, he had teamed up with local Haight Ashbury promoter Chet Helms and Family Dog, their network of contacts, to organize a benefit concert promoted several free concerts. This turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff. Graham had a profound influence around the world, sponsoring the musical renaissance of the'60s from the epicenter, San Francisco. Chet Helms and Bill Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Arena. Graham was born in Berlin, the youngest child and only son of lower middle-class parents and Jacob "Yankel" Grajonca, who had emigrated from Russia before the rise of Nazism.
His father died two days after his son's birth. Graham was nicknamed "Wolfgang" by his family early in life. Due to the increasing peril to Jews in Germany, Graham's mother placed her son and her youngest daughter, Tanya "Tolla", in a Berlin orphanage, which sent them to France in a pre-Holocaust exchange of Jewish children for Christian orphans. Graham's older sisters Ester stayed behind with their mother. After the fall of France, Graham was among a group of Jewish orphans spirited out of France, some of whom reached the USA, but a majority, including Tolla Grajonca, did not survive the difficult journey. He was one of the One Thousand Children, those Jewish children who managed to flee Hitler and Europe, come directly to North America, but whose parents were forced to stay behind. Nearly all these OTC parents were killed by the Reich. Graham's mother died at Auschwitz. Graham had five sisters, Evelyn, Sonia and Tolla, the elder four of whom survived the Holocaust. Rita and Ester moved to the United States and were close to Graham in his life.
Evelyn and Sonia escaped the Holocaust, first to Shanghai, after the war, to Europe. Once in the United States, Graham was placed in a foster home in The Bronx in New York City. After being taunted as an immigrant and being called a Nazi because of his German-accented English, Graham worked on his accent being able to speak in a perfect New York accent, he changed his name to sound more "American." Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and obtained a business degree from City College. He was quoted as describing his training as that of an "efficiency expert". Graham was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, served in the Korean War, where he was awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his return to the States he worked as a waiter/maître d' in Catskill Mountain resorts in upstate New York during their heyday, he was quoted saying that his experience as a maître d' and with the poker games he hosted behind the scenes was good training for his eventual career as a promoter.
Tito Puente, who played some of these resorts, went on record saying that Graham was avid to learn Spanish from him, but only cared about the curse words. Graham moved from New York to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister Rita, he was invited to attend a free concert in Golden Gate Park, produced by Chet Helms and the Diggers, where he made contact with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a radical theater group. After Mime Troupe leader Ronnie Davis was arrested on obscenity charges during an outdoor performance, Graham organized a benefit concert to cover the troupe's legal fees; the concert was a success and Graham saw a business opportunity. Bill Graham began promoting more concerts with Chet and backing Chet Helms and Family Dog projects, which provided a vital function of the 1960s, promoting concerts which provided a social meeting place to network, where many ideologies were given a forum, sometimes on stage, such as peace movements, civil rights, farm workers and others.
Most of his shows were performed at rented venues, Graham saw a need for more permanent locations of his own. Charles Sullivan was a mid-20th-century entrepreneur and businessman in San Francisco who owned the master lease on the Fillmore Auditorium. Graham approached Sullivan to put on the Second Mime Troupe appeals concert at the Fillmore Auditorium on December 10, 1965, using Sullivan's dance hall permit for the show. Graham secured a contract from Sullivan for the open dates at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1966. Graham credits Sullivan with giving him his break in the music concert hall business. Charles Sullivan was found murdered on August 1966 in San Francisco; the murder remains unsolved. The Fillmore trademark and franchise has defined music promotion in the United States for the last 50 years. From 2003–13 auxiliary writers of the times surrounding the 1960s, Graham family lawsuits, tell the narrative of the Fillmore phenomena and how the black community there was disenfranchised; the best way to set the historic record straight concerning Charles Sullivan and Bill Graham is to review what Graham left in his own
Vintage Dead is a live album by the rock group the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California, in late 1966, released in October 1970. Vintage Dead was produced without the cooperation of the Grateful Dead. However, it is a legal recording, not a bootleg. A label called Together Records assembled live recordings of various Bay Area bands for a planned anthology; when the imprint collapsed, MGM paid the remaining debt and assumed the tapes, releasing two albums of Grateful Dead material on their Sunflower Records subsidiary. The first, Vintage Dead, reached number 127 on the Billboard 200. Produced as a vinyl LP and long out of print, it has not been released as a Compact Disc. Vintage Dead was followed by Historic Dead, another Sunflower Records album recorded at the Avalon in 1966 and released under similar circumstances. Side one"I Know You Rider" – 4:25 "It Hurts Me Too" – 4:17 "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" – 4:50 "Dancing in the Street" – 7:55Side two"In the Midnight Hour" – 18:23Notes Grateful DeadJerry Garcia – lead guitar, vocals Bill Kreutzmann – drums Phil Lesh – bass guitar, vocals Ron "Pigpen" McKernan – organ, vocals Bob Weir – rhythm guitar, vocalsTechnical personnelRobert Cohen – production and engineering Richard Delvy – editing and remixing Kelley/Mouse Studios – poster design John Pierce and Mokelvey – front cover and design