New Riders of the Purple Sage
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Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI

- Partial Show -


David Nelson lead guitar, vocals
John Dawson rhythm guitar, vocals
Jerry Garcia pedal steel guitar
Dave Torbert bass, vocals
Spencer Dryden drums
* represents standard lineup during this period, but may not be completely accurate for this show

Added references to several newspaper reviews of the show. See notes for details. - jjupille on Dec 13, 2008

Added poster: Wolfgang's Vault - slip_not on Jul 22, 2008

Added date based on my copy of one track from this show! - slip_not on Jul 21, 2008

Harry Angus

John Dawson - rhythm guitar, vocals; David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals; David Torbert - bass, vocals; Jerry Garcia - pedal steel guitar; Spencer Dryden - drums... Several reviews of the show were published in Milwaukee newspapers, though little mention is made of the New Riders. We have found the following: John Carman, "Rock Show a harbinger in Battle for Youth Park?," Milwaukee Journal, March 22, 1971, pp. 1, 3. Dean Jensen, "Lively Bash by Grateful Dead Has Jugs of Wine, Little Verse," Milwaukee Sentinel, March 22, 1971, p. 5. "The Grateful Dead Concert," Bugle-American v.2 n.11 (#24), March 18-24, 1971, first page of second section. There is brief commentary which includes a photo of the New Riders in performance. There is also a review of the show on p. 18 of the same issue of the paper under the column heading "The Musiccricket"..."I attended the show with my older brother and his wife. New Riders also played, with Jerry on pedal steel. I still have the original poster. The WI band Ox opened, the New Riders played, then the Dead played, for a long time. Hours. This was my first Dead show. Tix were $3.50 in advance." (Gary Storck, Madison WI)

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Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI 3/21/71

Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI 3/21/71 poster version #1

Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI 3/21/71 poster version #1

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