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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Marmaduke and Jerry: unknown Bay Area "resort", ca. mid-June 1969

Gene Sculati, in a very insightful little piece written ca. mid-June 1969 (1): Recently “a local resort featured Dead accomplice Marmaduke singing country (and playing guitar) to the accompaniment of Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar.”

Anyone know of a Marmaduke-Jerry gig, ca. mid-June 1969, at a resort?

REFERENCE
(1) Sculati, Gene. 1969. What’s Become of the Grateful Dead? Jazz & Pop 8.9 (September): 22-24.

6 comments:

  1. Well, the timing is certainly correct. I think Gene Sculatti was a North Bay guy, from Napa, so this suggests a Napa/Sonoma/Marin type gig. There were (and still are) a lot of places on the Russian River and such that identified themselves as "Resorts."

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  2. I was thinking about Muir Beach Lodge - which had periodically been referred to as Muir Beach Resort and had hosted a number of similar shows between 1966 and 1968.

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  3. how are these Muir Beach Lodge shows advertised, or how are they known? Was there a little community newspaper that might have listed them>

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  4. Muir Beach Lodge had been taken over by the County (or the State--I forget) by 1969.

    I was thinking further North--Russian River, Rio Nido, places like that.There was also a place called The Marshall Hotel, in Marshall, on Highway 1 North of Point Reyes. Jef Jaisun, among others, played there in Fall '69.

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  5. I was in Muir Beach a few days ago searching out the Muir Beach Lodge. No one I asked had any knowledge of it, including the folks at the Pelican Inn. Corry, do you have any other info on this building, like where it once stood?

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  6. Since we're talking about this again, the "resort" thing does make me agree with Corry, that we should be thinking Russian River. I wonder if Sculati's heirs are, and if there's any chance he kept calendars? Those would be interesting.

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