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Saturday, January 02, 2010

GD: 11/28/71, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA (POSSIBLE)

"The Grateful Dead will play a benefit [at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium] on Sunday for the benefit of Head Start."

So saith a "Newgrams" in the Pacific Sun, week of Novmeber 25-December 1, 1971, p. 17.

Over to you, LLD!


  1. I'm on it. I was planning to consult with Dr. Microfiche in any case, but we have to wait until the library re-opens later in the week.

    This falls into the category of "who says it isn't true?"

  2. I took a brief time out from early 1967 to check the San Francisco Chronicle entertainment sections from Friday November 26 and Sunday November 30, 1971. Nada, I'm sad to say.

    I was hoping there would be a listing for a benefit or event at Marin Vets, even if it didn't include the Dead, but there was nothing. Marin Vets has 2000+ seats, and on a Sunday night in 1971 the Dead would have had a hard time selling out a stealth show.

    Anything's possible, of course, but this seems to be something that was planned that didn't happen.


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