Saturday, June 27, 2015
GD at Gold Rush Festival, Lake Amador, CA, October 4, 1969 - CXL
"Tribe Pushes Gold," Berkeley Tribe, September 12-18, 1969, p. 13.
"Gold Rush is on - 24 hours of rock-folk-blues on the shores of Lake Amador, a private lake resort miles from anything. " Scheduled for October 4th, planned acts include Ike and Tina Turner, Sons of Champlin, Taj Mahal, Grateful Dead, John Fahey, Cold Blood, Albert Collins, Linn County, Al Wilson, Country Weather, Daybreak, Kaleidoscope and Southwind.
Things look to have been pretty far advanced, with lots of buy-in from various hip community forces, including the Tribe.
Since the Dead played Boston that night, they certainly weren't there. Did the event happen? Either way, I'll call it a canceled Dead gig.