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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.


  1. This is one of those evants that is only known from the poster, although the Dead were not on the poster. A pretty good lineup, even without the Dead, but I have no idea how such things drew out in the hinterlands. It's entirely possible it was a big success, but we just don't know.

    1. It's not listed in Tunabase, nor of course in the Dead List - two strikes.

  2. Looks like 40,000 people attended.


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