Grateful Dead: S.N.A.C.K. benefit concert (3/23/75)

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Grateful Dead: S.N.A.C.K. Benefit concert, Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (3/23/75)

When it was reported that San Francisco s school board lacked the money to continue funding extra-curricular activities, Bill Graham swiftly organized the SNACK (Students Need Athletics, Culture & Kicks) Benefit, which took place in the citys vast Kezar Stadium on 23 March 1975. The remarkable bill featured Santana, the Doobie Brothers,Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and others.

The Dead were supposedly on hiatus at the time, but promoter Bill Graham persuaded them to appear, together with guests Merl Saunders and Ned Lagin. Including material from the work-in-progress Blues For Allah, as well as a superb rendition of Johnny B. Goode, their rapturously received set, broadcast on K101-FM, is presented in full here, together with background notes and images.


1. Paul Kantner Interviews Jerry Garcia
2. Band Intro
3. Blues for Allah
4. Stronger Than Dirt
5. Drums > Stronger Than Dirt (reprise)
6. Blues for Allah (reprise)
7. DJ Chat
8. Johnny B. Goode