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8. Rockpalast Night 28.-29. March 1981

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Translation: Rachel Holznienkemper and Family


In memory of John Entwistle 10/09/1944 - 06/27/2002   R.I.P.


The Who Foto WDR/Manfred Becker WDR text 1981: The Who is one of the most successful and well-known international rock bands. They belong to the first generation of English groups that are today still active. The Who was formed in 1964 by guitarist Pete Townshend. Their first names were 'The Detours' and 'The High Numbers'. Their first appearances took place in Shepherd's Bush, an outlying district of London. The Who soon made a name of themselves as the favorite band of the 'Mods'. This was an English youth movement of the '60s and could be identified by their short hair, well-groomed clothing, parkas and souped-up scooters. They brought attention to themselves through sometimes violent clashes with 'Rockers', mostly on weekends in the English seaside resorts. The music the Mods played was black, American soul and rhythm and blues bands, or also groups like The Who. The popularity of The Who also came from their energy-filled, aggressive live appearances. Of particular attention was Roger Daltrey pulling the mike to himself with lasso movements, or the way Townshend moved his guitar with such movements that it reminded one of a turning windmill. At many appearances, many parts of the set-up and instruments would end up broken. The unpredictable drummer Keith Moon and Townshend, also, were always there for these happenings. The destruction happened more or less by accident. In a later interview, Townshend tells about an appearance in a club with very low ceilings; without realizing it, he jumped too high and hit the ceiling, breaking the neck of his guitar. Since this event was so well-received, it became the group's identity symbol.

The Who's first singles showed that the group had a musician that could write songs that were above average in Pete Townshend. Songs like 'I Can't Explain', 'Substitute', 'My Generation' or, later, 'Baba O'Reiley', 'Pinball Wizard' or 'Won't Get Fooled Again', are classics of rock music. The Who became the international attraction that they are today, first of all, with 'Tommy', a 'rock opera' from Townshend. 'Tommy' became an institution; there have been presentations in opera houses and theater; A movie version was made, and for several years, The Who, as a group, could not be separated from these productions, something that they themselves did not like.

Pete Townshend - Foto M.BeckerRoger Daltrey Foto WDR/Manfred Becker They broadened their activities. For example, their own films, such as the documentation 'The Kids are Alright', or 'Quadrophenia' were realized. Individual band members fulfilled solo projects: John Entwistle undertook a tour with his own band, and Roger Daltrey made his mark as an actor in different movies.

But The Who stayed together. They count amongst the most popular live bands from the '70s and played long tours, especially in the USA, to umpteen thousand fans. The concerts were always full of energy and surprises. On records (such as 'Who's Next' and 'Quadrophenia'), Townshend proved that he was not at a loss of words for good songs and concepts. It was also he that showed in many interviews and in other statements that he had absolutely no desire to just retire or to live off of old successes. The group was not ready to give up as The Who, even after the death of one of their founding members, Keith Moon. A new line-up was formed with drummer Kenny Jones, and the keyboard player, Jahn 'Rpicst' Bundrick.

Townshend has been actively and intensively taking care of the new development in English rock music in recent years, and still sees The Who as a group that can still give exciting concerts. The England tour showed that also, where The Who has been playing since early 1981. A large part of their repertoire comes from new songs; the on-stage performance doesn't have much in common with typical superstar behavior. That's not without planning. To that, Townshend says: "As a rock band, we are on tour in 1981 because we want to play to an audience that has fun with good rock'n'roll."

The members of The Who, though, are more devoted to their solo projects. Townshend released the LP, 'Empty Glass', Daltrey played in movies and Entwistle recorded his 5th solo LP. After the release of the LP 'It's Hard', and a US tour, Townshend announced the dissolution of The Who. The last appearance in Toronto was used for a TV documentation and the live LP, 'Who's Last'. In 1985, The Who played together for the first time for the Live-Aid Concert. For their 25th anniversary, they gave a US tour with 43 appearances. That led to a new edition of 'Tommy', with Billy Idol, Elton John and Patti LaBelle, which showed up as CD, LP and video. In 1996, The Who could be seen at a presentation of 'Quadrophenia' in London's Hyde Park, for the benefit of the Prince's Trust. The concert's success led to The Who going on tour with 'Quadrophenia': In 1996 in the USA, and in 1997 in Europe. In Germany, Quadrophenia could be seen 5 times. Zak Starkey, the son on Ringo Star, played the drums, and Townshend's brother, Simon was the guitarist. On June 27, 2002 John Entwistle died during the USA tour. After 24 years Who's Townshend and Daltrey published a new Who Album "Endless Wire" in 2006.

John Entwistle "At the occasion of a rehearsal in the London Rainbow, Peter met Pete Townshend. A long discussion developed, during which it came out that Townshend had seen the live airing of the last Rocknacht, with Graham Parker, The Police and Jack Bruce on English TV. For him, that was the only possibility to go on TV: Only live. Peter was impressed in the discussion by Townshend's concentration. He listened very carefully and wanted to know everything in exact detail. They noticed that right away in Essen. One always had the feeling that he had a large interest in learning something new, and to exchange himself with others, which stood in contrast to his to his position as the central man of a rock institution. - Christian visited some concerts of the English tour and came to the conclusion that The Who '81 was a completely normal rock band that had good and bad days. When you watch a complete concert from this group, it soon becomes clear on how few single details a myth can be built upon. No way did they constantly do sommersaults and throw around the microphone."
From: 10 Jahre Rockpalast.


Pete Townshend - g, voc
Roger Daltrey - voc, harm
John Entwistle - b, voc
Kenny Jones - dr
John "Rpicst" Bundrick - keyb, voc


01  Substitute                                 (2'43'')
02  I Can't Explain                            (2'20'')
03  Baba O'Reily                               (5'12'')
04  The Quit One                               (3'29'')
05  Don't Let Go The Coat                      (3'46'')
06  Sister Disco                               (5'11'')
07  You Better You Bet                         (4'56'')
08  Drowned                                    (5'18'')
09  Behind Blue Eyes                           (3'26'')
10  Another Tricky Day                         (5'50'')
11  Pinball Wizard                             (3'15'')
12  Who Are You                                (6'23'')
13  5:15                                       (6'06'')
14  My Generation                              (3'40'')
15  Won't Get Fooled Again                     (9'10'')
16  Summertime Blues                           (3'14'')
17  Twist And Shout                            (3'12'')
18  See Me, Feel Me


My Generation                     (1965) Decca SL 74664
The Who                           (1966) Polydor 2383137
A Quick One                       (1966) Reaction 593002
The Who Sell Out                  (1967) Polydor 2675089
Magic Bus: The Who on Tour        (1968) 
Direct Hits                       (1968) Track
Tommy                             (1969) Polydor 2612006
Live At Leeds                     (1970) Track 2406001
Who`s Next                        (1971) Track 2408102
Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy (S)  (1971) Track/Decca
Quadrophenia                      (1973) Track 2657013
Odds And Sods                     (1974) Track 2406116
Tommy (Soundtrack)                (1975) Track 2625028
The Who By Numbers                (1975) Polydor 2480309
The Story of the WHO (S)          (1976) Polydor
Who Are You                       (1978) Polydor 2417325
Quadrophenia (Soundtrack)         (1979) Polydor 2625037
The Kids Are Alright (Soundtrack) (1979) Polydor 2675179
Face Dances                       (1981) Polydor 2311065
It's Hard                         (1982) Polydor 2311180
Who's Last                        (1984) MCA 251512
Whos's better Who's best (S)      (1988) Polydor
Join Together Live                (1989) Virgin VDT 102
Thirty Years of Maximum R&B       (1994) MCA
Live at the Isle of Wight         (1996) Castle
The WHO BBC Sessions              (2000) Polydor/BBC/Universal
Live At Leeds                     (2001) MCA/Universal Deluxe Edition
My Generation: Very Best of       (2002) Polydor
The Who's Next                    (2003) MCA/Universal Deluxe Edition + Bonus Tracks
Live At The Royal Albert Hall     (2003) SPV
My Generation                     (2003) MCA SACD
Tommy - Deluxe Edition            (2004) MCA SACD
The Who Singles Box               (2004) Polydor
Then And Now 1964-2004            (2004) Universal plus 2 new recordings
Wire & Glass                      (2006) Polydor
Live from Toronto                 (2006) Immortal (Cargo Records) 2Cds
Endless Wire                      (2006) Polydor
Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970    (2009) Eagle/edel
Greatest Hits & More              (2010) Polydor
Greatest Hits Live                (2010) Geffen
Live At Leeds                     (2010) 40th Anniversary Edition 4CD,1LP,1Single
Quadrophenia Directors Cut Box    (2011) Polydor 4CD, DVD-A, 7"Single, 100 pages Book
Live At Hull 1970                 (2012) Polydor
Tommy                             (2013) Universal Supe Deluxe 3CD, 1BD, 80p. Book
Quadrophenia Live In London       (2014) Universal 2 CD
The Who Hits 50!                  (2014) Universal 2 CD
Classic Quadrophenia              (2015) Universal
My Generation                     (2016) Universal 5 CDs
Tommy -Live The Royal Albert Hall (2017) Eagle Blu-ray/2CD/3LP
Live At The Fillmore East 1968    (2018) Universal 2CD
Who                               (2019) Universal
The Who Sell Out                  (2021) Universal Ltd. Super Deluxe 5CD + 2x7" Box
Who's Next / Life House           (2023) Universal 10 CDs+Blu-ray
Live At Shea Stadium 1982         (2024) Mercury (Universal Music)2CD

Happy Bithday (1970) Universal Spiritual League Who Came First (1972) Track 2408201 Rough Mix (Townshend u. R.Lane) (1976) MCA-2295 Empty Glass (1980) Atco 50699 Have Chinese Eyes (1982) Atco 50889 Scoop (1983) Atco 79-0063 White City (1985) Atco 252392 Deep End Live (1986) WEA 790533 Another Scoop (1987) ATCO 90539-1-G The Iron Man (1989) Virgin 209932 The Psychoderelict (1993) East West 7567-82494 The Best Of Pete Townshend (1996) ATLANTIC 82712-2 (CD) Live At The House Of Blues (1999) Platinum/In-Akustik Lifehouse Chronicles (2000) Eel Pie Records Lifehouse Sampler (2000) EEL PIE EPR005-1 Lifehouse Elements (2000) EPR004-1 Eel Pie Live-The Fillmore 1996 (2000) Eel Pie Records as EPR 010-1 & 2 Live-The Empire 1998 (2000) Eel Pie Records EPR 009-1& 2 Live-Sadler's Wells 2000 (2000) Eel Pie Records as EPR 008-1 & 2 Jai Baba (2001) Eel Pie Records EPR 011-1 & EPR 011-2 The Oceanic Concerts (2001) Rhino Records R2 74289 Raphael Rudd Live > La Jolla Playhouse (2001) Eel Pie EPR014-1 & 2 Scoop 3 (2001) Eel Pie Records, EPRO13 Anthology (2005) SPV 2CDs Chinese Eyes (2006) Yellow/SPV Digitally ReMastered + Bonus Tracks White City (2006) Yellow/SPV Digitally ReMastered + Bonus Tracks Deep End Live (2006) Yellow/SPV Digitally ReMastered + Bonus Tracks Another Scoop (2006) Yellow/SPV Digitally ReMastered + Bonus Tracks Truancy - Very Best Of P.T. (2015) Universal Classic Quadrophenia (2015) Deutsche Grammophon (Universal Music) Maximum As+Bs Complete Singles (2017) Universal Who Came First 45th Anniversary (2018) Universal 2CD Expanded Edition
Daltrey (1973) Polydor 2400107 (CD 1998 REP 4636) Ride A Rock Horse (1975) Polydor 2383346 (CD 1998 REP 4642) Lisztomania, Soundtrack w.Daltrey(1975) A&M One Of The Boys (1977) Polydor 2344066 (CD 1998 REP 4643) MC Vicar (Soundtrack) (1980) Polydor 2302102 Parting should be painless (1984) WEA Under A Raging Moon (1985) 10 Records 207330 Can't wait to see the movie (1987) 10 Records Rocks in the hand (1993) Atlantic 782352) Martyrs & Madmen Best of... (1998) Rhino 73-87 Anthology (1998) Repertoire 4670-WY Moonlightning - The Anthology (2005) Sanctuary/Rough Trade Going Back Home (2014) Universal with Wilko Johnson As Long As I Have You (2018) Universal The Who's Tommy Orchestral (2019) Universal
Two Sides Of The Moon (1975) Polydor 2442134 CD 1997 Pepertoire REP 4635 WY
Smash Your Head Against The Wall (1971) Polydor 2406005 /SPV 076-946132 Whistle Rhymes (1972) Track 2406005 /SPV 076-946182 Rigor Mortis Sets In (1973) Track 2406106 /SPV 076-946212 Mad Dog (1975) Nova 622212 /SPV 076-946292 Too Late The Hero (1981) WEA 99179 (CD REP 4634-WY 1997) /SPV 076-946342 Anthology (1996) Repertoire REP 4600-WY (1971-1981) /SPV 081-946002 The Rock (1996) Repertoire REP 4696-WY /SPV 076-946962 Left For Live (2003) East World/Bellaphon Mad Dog (2005) Sanctuary Records (with bonus tracks, demos and rarities) Too Late The Hero (2005) Sanctuary Records (with bonus tracks, demos and rarities) The Rock (2005) Sanctuary Records (with bonus tracks, demos and rarities) Rarities Oxhumed Volume One (2022) Deko Entertainement


Who's Better Who's Best               (1988) Polydor
30 Years Of Maximum R&B Live
The Kids Are Alright
Tommy                                        Universal DVD
Quadrophenia                                 Universal DVD
Live Tommy                                   CMV Video 49028-2 
Live at the Isle of Wight             (2000) Warner 85 Min. DVD
Who's Next                            (2000) Eagle Rock DVD
Live At The Royal Albert Hall         (2000) Image DVD
The Vegas Job - Reunion Concert       (2003) Icestorm DVD
The Kids Are Alright                  (2004) Sanctuary 2DVDs Directors Cut
Live In Boston                        (2004) Warner Vision
Quadrophenia & Tommy, Live            (2005) 3 DVDs, NTSC
Live At The Royal Albert Hall         (2006) Sony/BMG + Bonus DVD
Who's Better Who's Best               (2006) Universal
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2007) Universal/DVD
Retroperspectives                     (2008) Soulfood DVD/Audiobiography/Booklet
At Kilburn 1977                       (2009) Sony BMG
Maximum RB Live                       (2009) Universal Bonus Rockpalast 1981 Live            
Live In Texas '75                     (2012) Eagle
Sensation - The Story Of Tommy        (2014) Eagle
Quadrophenia Live In London           (2014) Universal 2 BD/ 2 DVD
DVD Collector's Box                   (2014) inakustik 2DVDs
Amazing Story: The Story Of The Who   (2015) Universal Fan Edition 3DVD
Live At Shea Stadium 1982             (2015) Eagle Vision/Edel
Live In Hyde Park                     (2015) Eagle Vision/Edel Blu-ray
Tommy -Live At The Royal Albert Hall  (2017) Eagle Blu-ray/2CD/3LP


Teenage Wasteland, The Eary Who
OMNIBUS Music-Books, England

Chris Charlesworth
The Complete Guide to the Music of The Who
OMNIBUS Music-Books, London 1995, Paperback,112 Seiten, ca. 88 Abb.

The Who - Die illustrierte Biografie
Chris Charlsworth, 80 Seiten
VIP Moewig ISBN 3-8118-3066-X

Stephen Wolter and Karen Kimber
The Who in Print
An Annotated Bibliography, 1965 through 1990
Jefferson 1992 Leinen, 160 Seiten

Richard Barnes
The Who - Maximum R & B
London 1996 Paperback,168 Seiten, ca. 400 Abb.

Olle Lundin
The Who in Sweden
Stockholm 1995 Leinen, 192 Seiten, ca. 450 Abb. plus CD

Joe McMichael and "Irish Jack" Lyons
The Who Concert File
London 1997, Paperback, 160 pages, 50 pics

John Perry
The Who: Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy
New York 1998, Paperback, Discography 176 pages, 25 pics

Dave Marsh
Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who
London 1983, paperback, 546 pages, 85 pics

Maximum Who - The unauthorised Biography
Chrome Dreams, London 2003, Audio CD

The Who - The inside story - Untold-Unseen-Unhinged
Mojo Special, London 2004, Paperback, 271 pages

The Who - Story und Songs Kompakt von Chris Charlesworth und Ed Hanel, editiert von Alan Tepper
2006, Bossworth Edition, 137 Seiten, 36 Abb., ISBN 3-86543-220-4

Dear Boy - das Explosive Leben Des Keith Moon
Tony Fletcher
2008, Bosworth, 748 Seiten ISBN 978-3-86543-218-6

Maximum Rock - The Who
Christoph Geisselhart
2008, Hannibal, 528 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-85445-283-6

Who I Am: Die Autobiographie
Pete Townshend
2012 Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 574 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-462-04468-3

My Generation - Die Autobiografie
Von Roger Daltrey
2019, Bertelsmann ISBN 978-3-57010-369-2 384 Seiten

Tommy - Stil, Zeitgeist, Musik und Vermächtnis der legendären Rockoper von THE WHO
Chris Charlsworth, Mike McInnery
2019 Hannibal, Hardcover 176 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-85445-637-5


The Who Internet:

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Pictures of THE WHO 8.Rocknight


01. Moderation Albrecht Metzger and Alan Bangs
02. Report from the arrival of the WHO at Düsseldorf airport
03. Interview Alan Bangs with Pete Townshend
04. Moderation Albrecht Metzger and Alan Bangs


In memory of Jerry Garcia 1942 - 1995 R.I.P.


Jerry Garcia Foto WDR/Manfred Becker WDR text 1981: GRATEFUL DEAD is a rock band from San Francisco, USA, with a 15-year history (1981 - the complete history is about 30 years). The members of the band got themselves together through the initiative of guitarist, Jerry Garcia, in 1965. After many line-ups and names like 'Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions', or 'The Warlocks', Grateful Dead's final line-up took hold with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir (rhythm guitar, song), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Ron 'Pigpen' McKernen (keyboard), and Phil Lesh (bass).

As with many other musicians at that time, Grateful Dead also attempted to newly define American rock music. The most important goal of this band was to entertain their audiences with good live concerts. From the very beginning, Grateful Dead was the band that was most closely associated with the happenings in San Francisco, which, even nowadays, are still falsely described with slogans such as 'Haight Ashbury', 'Flower Power' or 'Acid Tests'. The group considers itself to be a collective which wants to contribute to the realization of another American dream. Grateful Dead gave innumerable free concerts or used their income to support the most unusual alternative organisations.

They were the local band in San Francisco. In the beginning, they thought of themselves musically as "somehow an electric rhythm and blues band". They increasingly developed their own style, which, on the one hand, was made up of multiple voice harmonies and, on the other hand, was made up of long, drawn-out instrumental improvisations. The Grateful Dead's repertoire started out with well- known rock'n'roll standards together with adaptions of country songs. Working together with all the members of the band, Robert Hunter, a poet and songwriter, helped the Grateful Dead write their own songs. Robert Hunter still writes most texts for the group and is mostly responsible for the development of their own style. Grateful Dead concerts were and are cultural events. They usually last from 3 to 4 hours. After the group made a record contract in 1967, the name Grateful Dead also became known internationally. Tours, equipped with considerable technical expenses, followed.

Grateful Dead In spite of this expansion, the group held onto it's principle as a collective: The work tempo was not fixed by commercial interests. The group's tours were a money losing job. Another example of the good connections between the group and their fans is the setting-up of their own fan base, the 'Dead Heads', through which the group communicates steadily and directly with it's fans. The innumerable reactions and inquiries that came in to the Rockpalast staff after the announcement that the Dead would be appearing at the next Rockpalast-Nacht (28 March, 1981), show how widely distributed this fan base is in Europe.

In the mid '70s, the Grateful Dead turned to another project: A movie about themselves. Live concerts were taped in 1974 and l975, and the premiere of the two- hour long documentary took place one year later. On the side, the individual members fulfilled solo projects. On top of records, new bands were formed, such as 'The Jerry Garcia Band', or 'Kingfish'. Other projects and bands, like 'The New Riders of the Purple Sage', which had already been around for a while, were worked on more.

After these outings, the musicians decided at the end of the '70s to do more things together under their common name. They released records that showed that the Dead, even after 15 years, still counted amongst the most important and best bands in the USA. Since that time, the group undertook once again extended tours. Grateful Dead concerts are now, as before, still events that last many hours and are visited by constantly increasing numbers of fans.

Grateful Dead's appearance will be the only one on the European continent. Between their 1972 tour and today, the group undertook only one trip outside the USA, to give a concert in front of the pyramids of Gizeh (Egypt). The reason for that was very simple: They wanted to play there simply because the atmosphere of this historical place was so impressive.

Grateful Dead's appearance before millions of fans at the Rockpalast-Festival on March 28th,1981, will surely be quite an event, since they always regard meetings between their world views and their audiences as special. Just the announcement that the group doesn't want to play for less than 3 hours already sets the conditions for a special night.

The 1981 tour was kept on two live albums. The Dead regularly toured through the states in the following years. The group controlled the Dead Imperium themselves, such as ticket sales, etc. In 1986, Jerry Garcia fell into a coma that lasted many days, brought on through drug rehab and diabetes. The end threatened. Miraculously, Garcia did recover and in 1987, after seven years, the Deads were back with their first studio LP. The LP 'In the Dark', became the most successful record till then, and also went platinum.
On August 9th, 1995, Jerry Garcia unexpectedly died from a heart attack.

Pete Townshend and the Dead Foto WDR/Manfred Becker "The Dead had decided to begin the European trip. We returned to London. Closing talks were standing. An appointment at 3 p.m. in a hotel with a view onto Hyde Park. Rock Scully asked us into his place, the Hostility Suite, rented for this purpose. There were more rooms were nobody lived in. The meeting between the Dead and the outside world took place here. The guests were entertained; the group knew that that was a starting point. Whoever wanted, could come by. Bill Kreutzmann and his son were the first ones to appear. They were watching a rugby game on TV. The next one was Bob Weir, who had just finished his round of jogging in the park. Then, Jerry Garcia too. Idea. "Yes, good, it will definitely be great. We want appearances like that. I've got to go in the next room quickly." He spoke, disappeared, and was not to be seen anymore in the next hour. We continued the talks over other different points and then had the chance to talk with Garcia, Weir, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh about their appearance in Essen. We wanted to plant an acoustic bug in their ears. The reaction showed us that one important reason for the long existence of the Dead are the different opinions in this group. Weir found our idea good, Garcia didn't at all. Conflicts between the two of them; for us, it was a little painful, then, the Grateful Dead's solution: "Let's wait till we're in Essen." With that, Garcia was out of the room again.
At their rehearsal in Essen, the Dead tried to fulfill our wish for an acoustical part. It didn't work. They would have had to re-do too much equipment. Back to electrical parts. Two numbers. Then the news came to the broadcasting van: Because of the bad acoustics in the empty hall, they didn't want to rehearse anymore. Two numbers out of an expected four-hour concert seemed very little to us. We wanted to continue. Jerry Garcia took a camera headphone: "I don't think that it makes any sense to continue. If we play now when it's no fun for us, then that's going to work negatively on our 'vibes' Saturday. We don't want that and surely you don't either". After another attempt to convince them of the necessity of rehearsing another half- hour, we gave up. The Space Captain had won. - At the concert. A historical moment: Pete Townshend couldn't take it. He had to get back on-stage to jam with the Dead. It is four o'clock in the morning: Not Fade Away."
From: 10 Jahre Rockpalast (1985).


Jerry Garcia - g, voc
Bob Weir - g, voc
Phil Lesh - b, voc
Bill Kreutzmann - dr, perc
Mickey Hart - dr, perc
Brent Mydland - keyb, voc


01  Alabama Getaway                            (4'10'')
02  Graetest Story Ever Told                   (4'35'')
03  Sugaree                                   (12'31'')
04  Me And My Uncle                            (3'50'')
05  Mexicali Blues                             (3'17'')
06  Shakedown Street                          (11'49'')
07  Little Red Rooster                         (8'14'')
08  Althea                                     (9'20'')
09  Looks Like Rain                            (8'20'')
10  Deal                                       (8'50'')
11  Samson And Delilah                         (6'42'')
12  Ship Of Fools                              (8'00'')
13  Estimated Prophet                         (12'46'')
14  He's Gone                                 (10'20'')
15  The Other One                              (7'00'')
16  The Beast - Drum solos
    (incl.Flying Karamazov Brothers)          (24'02'')
17  Not Fade Away *                           (11'30'')
18  Wharf Rat *                                (9'30'')
19  Around And Around *                        (4'00'')
20  Good Lovin'                                (7'25'')
21  One More Saturday Night                    (4'30'')
    (* = with Pete Townshend)

Discography: (selected)

Note: I don't know if there is an complete discography anywhere, because of the tons of bootlegs, the Dead's always allowed to tape there concerts!

The Grateful Dead                  (1967) Warner WS 1689
Anthem Of The Sun                  (1968) Warner 46021
Aoxamoxoa                          (1969) Warner 46027
Live Dead                          (1969) Warner 66002
Workingman's Dead                  (1970) Warner 46049
American Beauty                    (1971) Warner 46074
The Grateful Dead                  (1971) Warner 66009
Europe'72                          (1972) Warner 66019
Wake Of The Flood                  (1973) Grateful Dead 01
From The Mars Hotel                (1974) Grateful Dead 102
Blues For Allah                    (1975) Grateful Dead 494
Steal Your Face                    (1976) Grateful Dead 620
Shakedown Street                   (1978) Arista 201133
Terrapin Station                   (1977) Arista 201190
Go To Heaven                       (1980) Arista 201180
Reckoning                          (1981) Arista 201621
Dead Set                           (1981) Arista 201738
In The Dark                        (1987) Arista 208564
Built to Last                      (1989) Arista
Without a Net                      (1990) Arista - Live
Infrared Roses                     (1991) Grateful Dead Records
Two From the Vault                 (1992) Grateful Dead Records
Hundred Year Hall                  (1995) Grateful Dead Records
Fallout from the Phil Zone         (1997) Grateful Dead 89522/TIS 2CD
Live at Fillmore East              (1997) Arista
So Many Roads 1965-1995            (1999)
Golden Road  1965-1973             (2001) 12 CD Box all Warner Records
View From the Vault, Vol. 2        (2001) Grateful Dead Records
Grateful Dead Documentary          (2001) Grateful Dead Records
Steppin' Out With Grateful Dead    (2002) GMD/Arista -  England '72
View From the Vault, Vol. 3        (2002) Grateful Dead Records
Go to Nassau                       (2002) Grateful Dead Records Live
American Beauty                    (2003) AudioDVD
The Very Best Of                   (2003) Warner
Rockin' The Rhein                  (2004) Rhino/Warner 3CDs 24.April 1972 Düsseldorf
Beyond Description 1973-1989       (2004) Rhino/Warner 12 CD Box
Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966        (2005) Grateful Dead Records
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack (2005) Grateful Dead Records
Truckin' Up To Buffalo             (2005) Rhino/Warner 4th July 1989
Steal Your Face                    (2006) Rhino/Warner DoCD
Filmore West 1969                  (2006) Rhino/Warner 3CDs
Dead Set                           (2006) Rhino/Warner [Expanded - Original Recording Remastered - 2CDs]
Live At The Cow Palace             (2007) - New Years Eve, 1976
Three From The Vault               (2007) Rhino/Warner
Rare Recordings                    (2008) Soulfood
Rockin The Cradle - Egypt 1978     (2008) Rhino/Warner 2CD
To Terrapin: Hartford 77           (2009) Rhino/Warner 3CD
Winterland 1973                    (2009) Rhino/WSM 9-CD-Boxset
Crimson, White, Indigo             (2010) Rhino/Warner 2CD+DVD Philadelphia July 7, 1989
Europe '72 Vol.2                   (2011) Rhino/Warner 2CD
New Years Eve 1987                 (2012) inakustik
Spring 1990 - So Glad You Made It  (2012) Rhino 2CD
Sunshine Daydream                  (2013) Warner 3CD
Wake Up To Find Out                (2014) Warner 3CDs
WCUW Worcester Massachusetts 1988  (2014) Soulfood 2CDs
The Best Of                        (2015) Warner 2CDs
Thirty Trips Around The Sun        (2015) Warner 4CD-Box Live Story 1965-1995
Fare Thee Well Complete Box        (2015) Rhino July 3, 4 & 5 2015
Fare Thee Well                     (2015) Rhino July 5th 2015
Best Of Fare Thee Well             (2015) Rhino July 3, 4 & 5 2015
Red Rocks #7/8/78                  (2016) Warner 3CDs
Capitol Theater Passaic NJ'78      (2016) Soulfood
50th Anniversary Edition           (2017) Warner 2CDs
Laughter, Love And Music           (2017) inakustik 2CD
Fox Theatre St.Louis 1971          (2017) Soulfood 3CD
Cornell 5/8/77                     (2017) Warner 3CDs
The Best Of Grateful Dead Live     (2018) Warner 2CD / 2LP
Pacific Northwest 73-74            (2018) Rhino/Warner 3CDs
Aoxamoxoa 50th Anniversary         (2019) Rhino/Warner Deluxe Edition 2CD
Giants Stadium 1987,1989,1991      (2019) Rhino/Warner 14CD+2DVD

Garcia (1972) Warner 46139 Reflections (1976) Round LA 565 Cats Under The Stars (1978) Arista 4160 Live At The Keystone (1973) Fantasy 79002 Run For The Roses (1982) Arista 802557 Jerry Garcia/David Grisman (1991) Mobile Fidelity How Sweet It Is (1997) Grateful Dead 89512/TIS Live 1990 All Good Things (2004) Rhino 6 CD Box with Booklet 130 pages Garcia Plays Dylan (2006) Rhino/WSM/Warner Hooteroll?+2 (2011) Rough Trade with Howard Wales
Ace (1972) Warner 46165 Kingfish (1976) Heaven Help The Fool (1978) Arista 801244 Bobby & the Midnites (1981) Arista Where the Beat Meets the Street (1984) Brian Melvin and Nightfood (1986) Weir/Wasserman Live (1998) Evening Moods (2000) RatDog live at Roseland (2002) Weir Here (2004) Hybrid Rec. Blue Mountain (2016) Sony
Rolling Thunder (1972) Warner 46182 Diga, Diga Rhythm Band (1976) Rythem Devils Play River Music (1980) Yamantaka (1989) Mickey Hart/Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings At The Edge (1990) Planet Drum (1991) The Apocalypse Now Sessions (1991) The Rhythm Devils Mickey Hart's Mystery Box (1996) Supralingua (1998) The Strange Remain (1999) The Other Ones Spirit Into Sound (2000) Over The Edge And Back (2002) Ryko/Zomba The Best Of
Love Will See You Through (1999) Nash Bridges (2001) There and Back Again (2002) Live At The Warfield (2007) Smaris
Bill Kreutzmann:
Backbone (1999) Backbone Dice With The Universe (2002) The Trichromes Trichromes (2002) The Trichromes


The Movie                        (1976) Monterey Video Video/DVD
Dead Ahead Live                  (1982) BMG (Video) Monterey Video DVD
So Far                           (1987) Arista
Touch of Grey                    (1991) Arista
Backstage Pass                   (1992) Grateful Dead
Infrared Sightings               (1995) Image
The Grateful Dead: Gift Set      (1996) Monterey Video
Ticket to New Year's             (1996) Monterey Video - Live
Collector's Box Set Edition      (1997) Monterey Video
Downhill From Here               (1997) Monterey Video
Anthem to Beauty                 (1998) Rhino/Eagle Rock classic albums
Collection                       (1998) Monterey Video
A View From the Vault            (2000) Monterey Video Video/DVD
Grateful Dead Box Set/Live Dead  (2000) Monterey Video Video/DVD
Anthem to Beauty                 (2001) Edel DVD
View From the Vault, Vol. 2      (2001) Monterey Video Video/DVD live
View From the Vault, Vol. 3      (2002) Monterey Video Video/DVD live
View From the Vault: Collection  (2002) Monterey Video 3 DVD Set
Dead Ahead Live                  (2002) BMG DVD 74321 94425 9 (Radio City Music Hall New York)
View from the Vault, Vol. 4      (2003) Monterey Video live
Grateful Dawg                    (2003) Colunmbia/Tristar DVD J.Garcia + David Grisman
The Grateful Dead Movie          (2004) Monterey Media 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Closind Of Winterland            (2004) 12-31-1978 2DVDs Monterey
The End of the Road              (2005) Monterey Media Video live
Truckin' Up to Buffalo           (2005) Monterey Media - Live July 4, 1989
Jerry Garcia - Live at Shoreline (2005) Warner
Rockin The Cradle - Egypt 1978   (2008) Rhino/Warner DVD
Dawn Of The Dead                 (2012) Chrome Dreams/inakustik
The Grateful Dead Movie          (2013) Ascot Elite 2DVDs
Fare Thee Well                   (2016) Rhino/Warner DVD+3CDs
Long Strange Trip                (2019) Rhino


An American Odyssey - Die legendäre Reise von Jerry Garcia und den Grateful Dead
Rock Scully and David Dalton
350 Seiten, 16 Seiten s/w Fotos mit CD
Hannibal Verlag ISBN 3-85445-129-6

Jerry Garcia Captain Trips - The Life and fast times of Jerry Garcia
Sandy Troy
Paperback, 25 Photos, 288 Seiten
Virgin Books, London 1994, ISBN 0 86369 866 2

25th Anniversary Album
Jamie Jensen
Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-090219-8

The official Book of the Dead Heads
P.Grushkin, C.Basset, J.Grushkin
Verlag Quill, New York, ISBN 0-688-01520-4

Dark Star, An Oral Biography

David Gans & Peter Simon
Grateful Dead - Playing in the Band
An Oral and Visual Portrait New York 1985 Paperback,192 Seiten, ca. 100 Abb.

Jerilyn Lee brandelius
Grateful Dead Family Album
New York 1990 Paperback,256 Seiten, ca. 400 Abb.

David Hinds (Ed.)
J. Garcia - Paintings, Drawings and Sketches
Berkeley 1992 Leinen, 96 Seiten, ca. 80 Abb., ca. 80

Grateful Dead
Balve 1995 Paperback,130 Seiten

Bradford Keeney
A Shamanic Companion to the Grateful Dead
Crazy Wisdom Tales For Dead Heads
London 1996 Paperback,120 Seiten, ca. 50 Abb.

Editors of Rolling Stone
New York 1996 Leinen, 240 Seiten, ca. 100 Abb.

Herb Greene
Dead Days
A Grateful Dead Illustrated History
Second Edition Petaluma (USA) 1996 Paperback,172 Seiten, ca. 50 Abb.

David Gans
Not Fade Away
The Online World Remembers Jerry Garcia
New York 1995 Paperback,128 Seiten, ca. 50 Abb.

The Wisdom of Jerry Garcia
New York 1995 Paperback,96 Seiten

Grateful Dead Poster Book
London 1988 42 Seiten, ca. 20 Abb.

Grateful Dead - It Sure Has Been A Long, Strange Trip
In Loving Memory of Jerry Garcia, 1942-1995
Rom 1996 Paperback,50 Seiten +CD

Grateful Dead
New York 1997 Paperback,272 Seiten
Anthology II
New York 1997 Paperback,296 Seiten

David G. Dodd & Robert Weiner
The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads
An Annotated Bibliography
New York 1997 Leinen, 448 Seiten

Deadbase X
The complete guide to the Grateful dead Songlist
Hannover/New hampshire 1997, Paperback, 520 pages

Ted Ringer
Get Outta Town
A Tale of the Grateful Dead, IRS and Coffee
Los Angeles 1997, Paperback, 250 pages, 15 pics

Oliver Trager
The American Book of The Dead
The definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia
New York 1997, Paperback, 434 pages, 50 pics

Gary Lambert
Access All Areas
Backstage with the Grateful Dead
Los Angeles 1998, Leinen, 80 pages, 60 pics

Carlo brightman
Sweet Chaos
The Grateful Dead's American Adventure
New York 1998, Leinen, 320 pages, 20 pics

Stephen Peters
Grateful Dead - The stories behind the songs
London 1998, Leinen, 290 pages, 35 pic

Michael Getz and John Dwork
The Deadheads Taping Compendium Vol.I
An In-depth Guide to the Grateful Dead on Tape 1959-74
New York 1998, Paperback, 480 pages, 75 pics

Garcia - An American Life
Blair Jackson
New York 1999, Leinen, Rehister, Bibliographie, 498 S., 30 Abb.

Jerry Garcia, Charles Reich
Garcia - A Signpost to New Space
New York 2003, Paperback, 272p.

David D. Dodd
The Grateful Dead Reader
New York 2000, Paperback, 330p.

Wendy Weier
In The Spirit
New York 1999, Linen, 267 p.

Between the Dark and Light - The Grateful Dead
Jay Blakesberg
San Francisco 2002, Leinen, 208 p. 900 pictures

Searching for the Sound - My Life with the Grateful Dead
Phil Lesh
New York 2005, Leinen, 352 p.
Grateful Dead - The illustrated Trip
Jack Woodward
2005 Olms Edition ISBN 3-283-00488-9 480 pages, 2000 pictures

Grateful Dead Internet:

Grateful Dead Net - Official
The Wheel - German Deadhead Homepage
Old Hippie's Grateful Links
The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
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Mickey Hart Drummerworld
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Free Dead Guitar Tabs
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The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography
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Gathering Of The Vibes
Grateful Dead Books

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