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Poster: c-freedom Date: Dec 15, 2022 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SEPT 69 5/5 Merle Haggard

I actually like the Beach Boys/ Grateful Dead version much better.
Just wonder how much circulation that version got?
Because the story I heard was the Beach Boys were trying to break out of their surf image so they went and played the Fillmore with the Dead.
I don't know but I am pretty sure neither the Dead or the Beach Boys released their cover of that tune.
I will say the Merle video you posted is just classic for the time period!
It is too bad that song got twisted by some folks with a lot of hate in their hearts
The violence wasn't just in Nam during this time period.
"Ain't no time to hate"

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 16, 2022 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SEPT 69 5/5 Merle Haggard

The Dead meets the Beach Boys section of that show is fun but a little rough .I suspects legal stuff also would prevent its release . When they put out "Ladies and Gentlemen .." taken from that last Fillmore East run, they left off any thing from the Beach Boys, and also numbers with Duane Allman .
TheBeach Boys were trying, as you say, trying to break the surf group thing . They had hit a commercial slump, even though they had artisticly recovered a bit from the Brain meltdown , The album from this year "Surfs Up." was a comback , that lasted for a few years, at least through "Holland."