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Benefits




Benefits
A List of Benefits Played by the Grateful Dead or Jerry Garcia
v 01, March 11, 2016



DATE
GD
JG
VENUE
CITY
STATE
ACT1
NOTES
19660519
1

Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
Straight Theater Benefit, "A Reading and Dance Concert"
19660529
1

California Hall
San Francisco
CA
GD
LEMAR Benefit Ball - "Aid the end of marijuana prohibition"
19660911
1

Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
GD
BOTH AND Jazz Club Benefit; GD not billed, played on other people's equipment.
19661008
1

Mount Tamalpais, Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre
Marin County
CA
GD
1st Congressional District Write-In Committee for Phil Drath and Peace Benefit. "Bola Sete replaced Joan B. and Mimi Farina cancelled" (Dead.net).
19661113
1

Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
Zen Mountain Center Benefit
19661120
1

Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Jon Hendricks and John Handy were MCs. Stokely Carmichael spoke. 3pm to Midnight Show
19670129
1

Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
Mantra Rock Dance - Krishna Consciousness Comes West, SF Kristna temple Benefit
19670205
1

Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
GD
uncertain; Benefit for the US Strike Committee
19670212
1

Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
GD
Abe Lincoln's Birthday Party, Council for Civil Unity Benefit. Ross: Notes: VDC Study Group Benefit--council For Civic Unity.
19670305
1

Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
New Stage and Straight Theatre Benefit
19670412
1

Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
GD
Busted - SF Mime troupe Benefit
19670530
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
HALO Benefit
19671001
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Jazz '68. DB XI: "Potpourri", "A Benefit for the Economic Opportunity Program"
19671022
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Marijuana Defense Benefit
19671112
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit for the Bands. LIA says there is confirmation that this actually happened.
19680318

1
Pier 10
San Francisco
CA
Traffic
KMPX-FM Strike Benefit; Garcia sits in with Traffic.
19680320
1

Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
KMPX-FM strike benefit
19680403
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
KMPX-FM Strike Benefit
19680522

1
Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
Tuesday Night Jam
"Jam Session with Jerry Garcia and others" (Express Times ad). A report in Billboard (Lehman 1968), this was a benefit concert to promote bringing jazz into schools, with an organization called the Jazz Action Movement (JAM). SFET listing has "Jerry Garcia and others".
19680604

1
Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
Tuesday Night Jam
Top left: "Benefit Tuesday". "Jam" - Jerry Garcia, Elvin Bishop, Barry Melton, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, Steve Miller, Fred Walk, Dino, Marcus Magnificent Malone, plus others.
19680619
1

Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit for the Black Man's Free Store. I am persuaded by Light Into Ashes (Deadessays blog reference) that the circulating tape is the Celestial Synapse show of 2/19/69. RJG doesn't mention Havens, but after GD lists Little Andre and others.
19680714
1

Marina Green
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit Jazz Action Movement, 10 am - 5 pm, free admission, donations accepted. Barb listing says "playing from top of Dooley Foundation medical showboat, spons. SF Arts Comm.", gives 1:30 start time.
19680901
1

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco
CA
GD
Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic benefit - afternoon concert
19681117
1

Eagle's Auditorium
Seattle
WA
GD
DB50: "DeadLists has this as a benefit for Indian rights"
19681117
1

Eagle's Auditorium
Seattle
WA
GD
DB50: "DeadLists has this as a benefit for Indian rights"
19690312
1

Fillmore West
San Francisco
CA
GD
SF State Strike Committee Benefit
19690315
1

Hilton Hotel
San Francisco
CA
GD
"Black and White Ball" - San Francisco Symphony Benefit. MIJ: "The theme is 'Where It's Happening'" - sounds like quite a bunch of hipsters.
19690317
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Barb: "A "Superjam" dance and concert will be thrown at Winterland this Monday, St. Patrick's Nite, to benefit the Chosen Family that was busted and burned out at Rancho Olompali in Novato.
19690528
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
People's Park Benefit ("People's Park Bail Ball").
19690611

1
California Hall
San Francisco
CA
Bobby Ace and the Cards from the Bottom of the Deck
Scientology Benefit
19691115
1

Lanai Theater
Crockett
CA
GD
Moratorium Day Gathering (Benefit)
19691119

1
Fillmore West
San Francisco
CA
NRPS
Family Dog Benefit; originally advertised for Winterland; HMFD = Big Brother
19700317
1

Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo
NY
GD
Show with Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Benefit for the BSO. Elaborate show well documented by Gerland.
19700318

1
Family Dog On The Great Highway
San Francisco
CA
NRPS
Benefit for the Sons of Thunder. Uncertain if NRPS happened (w/ JG), not least since GD would probably have stayed on East Coast between Buffalo and Port Chester shows.
19700519

1
Peninsula School
Menlo Park
CA
NRPS
Corry Arnold originally pinned a NRPS show at the Peninsula School in Menlo Park to 4/28/70, but it happened 5/19/70, per Stanford Daily: "Today from 3:30 to sundown the NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (with Jerry Garcia of the Dead) will play at the Peninsula School, on Peninsula Way near Willow Road, Menlo Park. Tickets $1.50 at the gate, a benefit for the school's scholarship fund. + *"
19700621
1

Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
NRPS/GD
American Indian Benefit (Pit River Indians).
19701123

1
Anderson Theatre
New York
NY
NRPS/GD
Hells Angels Benefit
19701223

1
Winterland
San Francisco
CA
NRPS/GD
Benefit for the Montessori School and Bear
19710122

1
Gymnasium, Lane Community College
Eugene
OR
NRPS/GD
Benefit: Approximately 20% of the profits (after expenses) from this dance-concert will go to LCC's student financial aids program, while a larger percentage will go to the Eugene White Bird Clinic [non-profit/"free" health clinic] (Lane 1971a).
19710303
1

Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco
CA
GD
Airwaves Benefit. At the building then known as Fillmore West, but not promoted by Bill Graham and advertised as Carousel Ballroom, so we use that name here. Shades of Joy with Martin Fierro. Sellout, made $7k for the community radio beneficiaries. Great party. Hot Tuna appeared at the last minute. Dead played a 2 1/2 hour set ending at 3:30 am.
19710305
1

Oakland Auditorium Arena
Oakland
CA
GD
Black Panther Benefit. Barb expost calls it a "sullen bad vibes environment", 6,500 capacity hall half-full, of which 800 were black. Strnage note that two Chicanos were going who had seen the Dead in Sac the night before, and thought "they'd dig 'em two nights in a row".  When the Dead came on, only a thousand people, including a sprinkling of blacks, were left. Ended at 11.
19710324
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit for the Sufi Choir of San Francisco. LIA says NRPS did not appear.
19710603

1
Friends and Relations Hall
San Francisco
CA
NRPS
Benefit for the Bear Tribe. Naked Tripper in Berkeley Tribe.
19710804
1

Terminal Island Correctional Facility
San Pedro
CA
GD
Owsley benefit.
19710903

1
Harding Theatre
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit for Head Start of Marin County. As of 12/15/2015 LIA is skeptical that these took place, urges tagging as CXL.
19710904

1
Harding Theatre
San Francisco
CA
GD
Benefit for Head Start of Marin County. As of 12/15/2015 LIA is skeptical that these took place, urges tagging as CXL.
19711003

1
Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University
Palo Alto
CA
JGMS
Pamoja Scholarship Fund Sunday Afternoon Music Series; note that Grushkin review identifies bassist as Charlie Conn, but I suspect it's John Kahn. I wonder if Hugh Masekela was with Big Black at this point? Personnel: Fogerty confirmed by Michael Parrish, who attended. Tribe: "bring blankets (it gets frosty early these days)". Benefit for the Pamoja Scholarship Fund.
19720305
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
American Indian Benefit. DB50: "An eyewitness reports the Dead playing a jam with some of the Native Americans after the encore"
19720325

1
Academy of Music
New York
NY
Jerry Garcia and Friends
Best to call this "Bo Diddley backed by the Grateful Dead", n'est-ce pas? Hells Angels Benefit.
19720827
1

Old Renaissance Faire Grounds
Veneta
OR
GD
Springfield Creamery Benefit.
19720922

1
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
JGMS
United Farmworkers Union Benefit. According to Merl Jr., this is the show for which Jerry flew in and out from the east coast.
19721009
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Roadie Benefit.
19721108

1
Longshoreman's Hall
San Francisco
CA
JGMS
High Altitude Traders Benefit
19730525

1
Bimbo's 365 Club
San Francisco
CA
OAITW
Benefit for the Summerland Project.
19730602

1
Marin Civic Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
JGMS
Benefit for the Autistic Class of the Henry C. Hall Elementary School in Larkspur, organized by Sausalito Is Spring.
19730930

1
Community Center
Stinson Beach
CA
OAITW
"Jerry Garcia and his bluegrass group, Old and In The Way, will perform a benefit concert for the Bolinas-Stinson School District" music program.
19731002

1
Winterland
San Francisco
CA
JGMS
Legal Aid Benefit. Norm Van Maastricht tells a funny story of being surrounded by "huge, evil-looking bikers" backstage at this gig, his buddy unwittingly grabbing a beer from their cooler and skee-daddling out of there
19731005

1
Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz
CA
OAITW
New listing as of 4/22/2012. Corry: "I have since been in touch with a fellow blogger who actually attended the show. More importantly, he recalls that Old And In The Way's performance was broadcast on the radio, and it was announced from the stage. I no longer recall whether it was the college radio station (KZSC) or the local community station (KUSP), but it does mean that there is a chance that someone made a tape. Poster from cryptdev's post gives "Jelly Roll Community Productions Presents Old & In the Way [subbed with personnel, Jerry Garcia up top over Vassar, Peter, David and John] and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Special Guest Bruce Frye". At bottom it says "A Jelly Roll Jamboree". Goldberg reports that fire marshal turned some ticket holders away. "This writer is getting a little bored with Jerry Garcia and his country rock groups ... it's jut not exciting music."
19731104

1
California State College Sonoma
Rohnert Pak
CA
OAITW

19731128

1
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco
CA
Jerry Garcia & Mickey Hart
Benefit for 3HO North Yoga.
19740119

1
Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
JGMS
Benefit for the Community Learning Center. Hosted by Emory Douglas.
19740902

1
Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
CA
JGMS
Attendance estimates range from 7,000-7,500. Benefit for the People's Ballroom. "Asked by the Barb if he sympathized the White Panther politics of the People's Ballroom, Garcia replied, 'I don't support them or not support them, but I'd just as soon play as not".
19750323
1

Kezar Stadium
San Francisco
CA
GD
SNACK Benefit. Perry: "The reunited Dead came on to enthusiastic cheers. Their set was entirely taken. up with "Space Age," a long, noodlmg space shuffle written for the event."
19750615

1
Civic Auditorium
San Francisco
CA
JGMS
Benefit for the Community Fairs Broadcast Foundation. Billed on handbill as "Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders and Friends"
19750617
1

Winterland
San Francisco
CA
GD
Bob Fried Memorial; billed as "Jerry Garcia And Friends"
19770205

1
Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Isla Vista
CA
JGB
Benefit: Proceeds to go to Red Wind Foundation
19770205

1
Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Isla Vista
CA
JGB
Benefit: Proceeds to go to Red Wind Foundation.
19770623

1
Auditorium, Santa Rosa High School
Santa Rosa
CA
JGB
Poster: Benefit Concert for the Survival of the Forest Community of Camp Meeker.
19770623

1
Auditorium, Santa Rosa High School
Santa Rosa
CA
JGB
Poster: Benefit Concert for the Survival of the Forest Community of Camp Meeker.
19770812

1
Pier 31
San Francisco
CA
JGB
Greenpeace Benefit. Handbill: "Celebration - Jerry Garcia & Band | Wilderness - Greenpeace - Save the Whales Voyage 1977". Noon show time, $5 donation, tickets "on sale at the gate Friday morning at the foot of Bay Street and Embarcadero, Pier 31". Also 9 pm film "Save the Whales".
19780113
1

Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara
CA
GD
Pacific Alliance benefit - "Stop Nuclear Power"
19780322

1
Veteran's Hall
Sebastopol
CA
JGB
Benefit for the Sonoma County Stump.
19781117

1
Rambler Room, Loyola University
Chicago
IL
Bob Weir & Friends
Hunger Week Benefit
19790217
1

Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland
CA
GD
Rock for Life Benefit.
19790423

1
Old Waldorf
San Francisco
CA
Reconstruction
Greenpeace No Nukes Benefit, "with special guest Jerry Garcia". Photographer Chris Stone took some amazing pix this night. Follow link via JGMF.
19790423

1
Old Waldorf
San Francisco
CA
Reconstruction
Greenpeace No Nukes Benefit, "with special guest Jerry Garcia". Photographer Chris Stone took some amazing pix this night. Follow link via JGMF.
19791123
1

Community Concourse Golden Hall
San Diego
CA
GD
Notes: Benefit For SF Emergency Found. (aids)
19791124
1

Community Concourse Golden Hall
San Diego
CA
GD
Notes: Benefit For Stanford Children's Hospital
19791226
1

Oakland Auditorium
Oakland
CA
GD
SEVA Benefit
19800113
1

Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland
CA
GD
Notes: Cambodian Boat Peoples' Benefit.
19801226
1

Oakland Auditorium
Oakland
CA
GD
SEVA Benefit
19810425

1
Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
Garcia, Weir, Kahn, Hart, Kreutzman
"Sing out for Sight" Benefit
19810522

1
Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
Friends
nuclear disarmament benefit
19810822

1
Fairfax Pavilion
Fairfax
CA
JGB
Phil replaces Kahn on bass. Ticket bills as "Benefit Fairfax Schools - Birthday Celebration for Jerry Garcia"
19810907

1
Concord Pavilion
Concord
CA
JGB
Benefit for B.A.M.A.
19811212
1

Fiesta Hall, San Mateo County Fairgrounds
San Mateo
CA
GD
Dance for Disarmament Benefit
19820216
1

Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
GD
benefit
19820217
1

Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
GD
benefit
19820528
1

Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco
CA
GD
Notes: Vietnam Veterans' Benefit. ??? KFRC.  Also: Country Joe
19820625

1
The Palladium
New York
NY
JGJK
Standard Garciaverse note (Deadbase probably) was "Benefit for Sandy Alexander". Handbill says "Friends of Erik present a Benefit Concert for a Very Special Person", $15 a ticket, show begins at 12:30 a.m. Ticket stub (Ticketron or something) confirms $15, gives start time 11:59 PM, and words "… And Friends" and ".... Alexander" are visible.
19830329
1

Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
GD
benefit
19830330
1

Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
GD
benefit
19830331
1

Fox-Warfield
San Francisco
CA
GD
benefit
19840328
1

Marin County Veterans Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit (1st one)
19840329
1

Marin County Veterans Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19840331
1

Marin County Veterans Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19840401
1

Marin County Veterans Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19840621
1

Kingswood Music Theatre
Maple
ON
GD
SEVA Benefit. Ken Kesey emcee.
19840828

1
Wolfgang's
San Francisco
CA
JGJK
Benefit for the Rodney K. Albin Memorial Fund.
19850309
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19850310
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19850312
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19850313
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19850413
1

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine
CA
GD
Notes: Sanctuary Benefit. w/ Avocado Prod.
19850827

1
Wolfgang's
San Francisco
CA
JGJK
benefit For Haight-Ashbury Food And Shelter program
19860418
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19860419
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19860421
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19860422
1

Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19860515

1
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
JGJK
Seva and the Hog Farm Present Wavy Gravy's 50th Birthday Benefit for Just About Everything.
19861114

1
Marin County Veterans Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
JGJK
Bread and Roses Benefit. Note that Peter Rowan is co-billed, first time since ca. November '81 that I recall seeing that combination.
19861122

1
The Warfield
San Francisco
CA
Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir & Mickey Hart
Jane Dornacker Benefit
19870215

1
Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
Petaluma
CA
Olatunji and his Drums of Passion
Montessori Children's House of Petaluma Presents A Benefit For World Music In Schools: Olatunji and His Drums of Passion, featuring Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, Bobby Vega & Friends
19871106
1

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19871107
1

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19871108
1

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19871217

1
The Warfield
San Francisco
CA
Garcia, Weir, Baez
An AIDS benefit concert, Humanitas International and BGP presents Joan Baez and Friends
19880426

1
Marin County Veteran's Auditorium
San Rafael
CA
JGAB
Creating Our Future Benefit
19880715
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19880716
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19880717
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19880924
1

Madison Square Garden
New York
NY
GD
Benefit for the rainforests: Cultural Survival, Greenpeace & Rainforest Action Network
19881204

1
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Oakland
CA
Garcia, Weir & Wasserman
Bridge School Benefit
19890322

1
Gift Center Pavilion
San Francisco
CA
Garcia, Kahn & Weir
Artists' Rights Today (ART) legal fund benefit, for poster artists.
19890506
1

Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University
Palo Alto
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19890507
1

Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University
Palo Alto
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19890527

1
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium
Oakand
CA
John Fogerty & Friends
AIDS Benefit (In Concert Against AIDS)
19890802

1
Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles
CA
Latino Session
Benefit for the National Hispanic Arts, Education and Media Institute
19890817
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit. Rescheduled from 8/20/89.
19890818
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19890819
1

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley
Berkeley
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19891206
1

Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland
CA
GD
Earthquake Relief Benefit
19900429

1
South of Market Cultural Center
San Francisco
CA
Jerry Garcia, Nick Gravenites, Pete Sears and Animal Mind
Brian Willson Defense Committee Benefit
19900520

1
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
Hilo
HI
JGB
Bill Graham Presents and Bob Peyton Entertainment. "Earth Day Concert - A Benefit for the Ocean Recreation Council of Hawaii."
19900608
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19900609
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19900610
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19910503
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19910504
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19910505
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19911103
1

Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
CA
GD
"A benefit for Laughter, Love, and Music"- memorial for Bill Graham.
19920519
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19920520
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19920521
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19930525
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19930526
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19930527
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19930918
1

Madison Square Garden
New York
NY
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19930925
1

Boston Garden
Boston
MA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19940608
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19940609
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19940610
1

Cal Expo Amphitheatre
Sacramento
CA
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19940924

1
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley
CA
Phil Lesh & Friends
A Benefit for the Berkeley Public Education Foundation To Save Music in Berkeley Schools.
19941009
1

USAir Arena
Landover
MD
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit
19950702
1

Deer Creek Music Center
Knoblesville
IN
GD
Rex Foundation Benefit

10 comments:

  1. Great list, thanks. Would the 3/6/87 JGB show aboard the USN ship count? It was "community service" so it would seem Jerry played for free...

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  2. I don't think that was his community service gig, though that idea has been out there. In fact, in generating this list I began to think that 8/27/85 was his post-bust community service gig.

    I think the 3/6/87 was just a free show, which is different from a benefit.

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    1. Yes, you're right, probably not a benefit per se. Found this facebook page about it:
      https://www.facebook.com/93535462627/posts/10150838010887628/
      The assertion that Jerry was friends with an officer and wanted to come aboard and "try out some new stuff" seems odd. Doesn't seem likely that Jerry would want to perform a daytime gig in a tin-can sounding space, and sandwiched between GD Kaiser and JGB Stone runs, unless he was somehow compelled to do it. Wasn't the community service commitment after the bust supposed to be for more than one show? Weird to think that Jerry played on the same ship where Bin Laden has his burial at sea...

      A real benefit that happened shortly thereafter was Artist's Rights Today show on 3/18/87, first JGAB gig. That could be added to the list.

      Also, not trying to stretch the "benefit" concept, but would the 5/5/82 Prison gig by JGJK count?

      Thanks again for the list!

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    2. It was a gesture to the Mayor's office in an attempt to glean favor toward the GD's long time desire for a free gig in Golden Gate park.

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  3. I guess I define "benefit" as generating money to give to someone else. Free gigs, per se, aren't benefits. I assume 3/6/87 was free for those onboard.

    The 3/18/87 ART benefit should definitely be on the list, will try to code that in for the next iteration.

    5/5/82, we just don't know enough about it, and in any case, per my definition above, I doubt it generated any revenue from attendees. Captive audience, so to speak.

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    1. No revenue involved. There was DeadHead officer who took us all over the ship ( even sneaked us into the
      "war room" )but it was the gesture as described above, to the City of SF.

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  4. Here's some others to consider for this list:

    01-23-1988. Blues for Salvador concert was a benefit for Nest Foundation

    07-16-1988. US/USSR Peace Walk concert Golden Gate Park, although maybe no money was collected?

    03-12-1988. Bammies ceremony was a benefit for "Rock & Roll Museum" (according to BGP).

    03-02-1983. Bammies ceremony was a benefit for "Bay Area Music Archives" (according to BGP).

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  5. Nice layout! And useful to have a full list of GD/Garcia benefits over the years. The Dead's withdrawal from benefits for much of the '70s is plain to see, though Garcia kept playing them.

    How complete the list is, I guess more time & investigation will reveal. I was surprised to see a number of '60s shows omitted from the list that I thought were benefits....so perhaps it's sometimes debatable whether a show was a benefit or not.

    One show I don't think was a benefit was the 8/4/71 prison show. Did anyone pay to see this show?

    I also dispute 11/15/69 in Crockett. It was billed as a "Moratorium Day Gathering," but neither the poster nor Chronicle notice say that it's a benefit for anything, so I'm not sure why Deadbase called it one. (And Crockett was a tiny out-of-the-way town, an odd place to hold a benefit.)

    I also have some doubt as to how 9/2/74 in Marx Meadows was a benefit, if it was a free show in the park.

    A small correction - we've found that Garcia sat in with Traffic not on 3/18/68, but on 3/24/68, in a parking lot near KMPX.
    And on 11/12/67: "no confirmation." Though other researchers into Winterland shows would know for sure, I suspect it's one of those phantom Deadbase listings.

    By the way, a listing of the beneficiaries of the Rex Foundation over the years can be found here:
    http://www.rexfoundation.org/category/grantees/page/4/

    Astonishingly, the Dead gave almost 3 million dollars in grants in their last two years, 1994-95.

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  6. Jerry was paid for the Latin show at the Biltmore in LA.

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  7. Oh yeah, I am sure Cinemax laid out some cash for the whole thing. Any idea how much? It's a *great* late Jerry performance.

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