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The Grateful Dead in 1970....

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February 12, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Feb. 12, 1970

* Grateful Dead concert at Ungano's Night Club
* Also performances at the Fillmore East as well
* Jerry Garcia - Bob Weir - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

Page 36 has advertisement for upcoming gigs at the Ungano's Night Club including a Feb. 12th performance by "GRATEFUL DEAD" (see images) source: Lost Live Dead: This mysterious, somewhat controversial show was advertised on page 36 in the Village Voice of February 12, 1970 (scroll to the right of the article). The advertisement for the show in the Village Voice begs four questions: Did the event actually occur? Why did the Grateful Dead schedule a gig at a tiny club during a Fillmore East weekend? Why did Bill Graham allow the show to be advertised? What were the Grateful Dead doing in New York City in the first place?
Page 38 has a similar advertisement for upcoming events at the Fillmore East which includes multiple performances by "Grateful Dead" (see image) wikipedia notes: Dick's Picks Volume 4 is the fourth live album in the Dick's Picks series of releases by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded on February 13 and February 14, 1970, at the Fillmore East in New York City, and released in February 1996. It was the first of the Dick's Picks CDs to have three discs. It was also the first Dead album to include the song "Mason's Children".
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 80 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

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Category: The 20th Century