I am not the big fan of the 12/31/75 JGB show that most people seem to be. I think they are seduced by the date, the long-circulating and high quality recording, and the guests and unusual setlist. I find the show sloppy, with Nicky's drunkenness especially painful.
But that's not what this is about. I want to know who was drumming? Apparently Tutt had en Elvis obligation, but I have seen conflicting information on who it actually was.
- Corry's post on JGB 12/31/75 says that it was Greg Errico.
- I read something a few weeks ago (can't remember what, now) that it was Bill Vitt, but he told me in email that it was not him.
- The "Grateful Dead Book of Lists" feature in Golden Road no. 13 (Winter 1987), p. 33, compiled by some guy named Corry (must be a different guy! :)) indicates that it was Mickey Hart.
- The Jerry Site diversifies its risk: "Entire show with Mickey Hart. Greg Errico replaces Ron Tutt on drums, who was absent due to his touring as the drummer for Elvis Presley."
Anyone who was there able to weigh-in, or is there evidence that I am missing? In short, who was drumming that night?