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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JGB: October 27, 1982, Rissmiller's Club, Reseda, CA

Tapes have circulated dated October 27, 1982 from Rissmiller's Club in Reseda, CA. I seem to recall that at ont point such a date was listed at the Jerry Site and that I myself got the idea that it was bogus and deleted it. I can't remember why. Anyway, the image of the Rissmiller's marquee, above (I'd like to give photo credit, but I don't know where it came from), seems to suggest that there were indeed shows on the 27th and the 28th. Would love to get confirmation from someone who attended and/or knows the story ...

Update: I have posted listening notes from a "Closet Call" audience tape of the 10/27/82 show.


  1. The Reseda shows seem to be the debut of Jaclyn LaBranch and DeeDee Dickerson as vocalists.

    My original notes (the source of Deadbase IX's original list) just has double shows on the 28th, with a hand-written note "vocals", meaning I somehow figured out that the women debuted.

    My source at the time would have been the Grateful Dead hotline. The show on the 27th was probably a late add.

  2. I saw jgb a couple times in the early 80s. night have been this show. If I saved my ticket stubs, they are packed in a box after numerous moves.

  3. I have ticket stubs for the 28th early and late show. Don't remember much about it or remember going to the 27th. But the JGB played there in 82,83 and 84. 83 and 84 being especially hot shows.

    tickets were $12.50 for the 28th shows.. Show times were 8 and 11pm. Would post my scanned ticket stubs but don't know how here.

  4. Thanks, Anonymous! You can email them to me at if you'd like, and I'll post them.

  5. I can now confirm the 10/27 show (in addition to the known 10/28 show), based on an itinerary in the GD Archives. The band stayed at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, for those who were wondering.

    ! ref: Grateful Dead Archive, ms332, Business Papers, Second Accrual (preliminary), Box 1008.

  6. I have a poster for that Halloween only lists Jerry Garcia Band for 10/28, Sparks for 10/29, Cramps for 10/30, and Warren Zevon for 10/31. 10/27 must have been a late add.


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