THE GRATEFUL DEAD - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 09/26/1973 - HFSID 269415
Sale Price $360.00
[THE GRATEFUL DEAD]. Documentation relating a Grateful Dead concert on
September 26, 1973 at Buffalo, New York's Memorial Arena. Comprises: (1) Carbon
Partly Printed DS: "Joseph D. Giovino" in ink as Chairman of the Board of Stadium and
Memorial Auditorium and "Harvey Weinstein" in ink for Harvey and Corky Prod. Inc.,
4p, 8¼ x14, separate sheets. Buffalo, New York, 1973 October 24. Agreement between
the City of Buffalo and Festival East Concerts Inc. to present a concert by the Grateful
Dead at the Buffalo Memorial Arena on September 26, 1973 (the arena was
contracted for 6:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.). The cost for the Arena was $750 and 12.5% of the
gross receipts. Festival East Concerts Inc. was also required to "provide bodily injury liability
insurance in the amounts of $100/300,000. and property damage liability insurance in the
amount of $50,000" and provide "Special Police...as ordered by the Board of Stadium and
Memorial Auditorium. Also initialed by the City's Corporation Counsel, Anthony Manguso.
Staple holes at upper margins. Overall, fine condition. (2) Photocopied typed
Inter-Departmental Correspondence with stamped signature of Manguso, 1p, 8½x11.
Buffalo, New York, 1973 October 24. To Figliola regarding the concert. Usual black
marks from photocopying (3) Carbon Typed Document, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New
York, 1973 October 29. Inter-Departmental Correspondence from Figliola to Mr. George D.
O'Connell, Comptroller of the City of Buffalo, regarding Harvey and Corky Productions being
insured and remitting a certified check to the Stadium & Memorial Auditorium office. (4)
Carbon Typed Document, unsigned, 1p, 8½x11. Buffalo, New York, 1973 October 1.
Inter-Departmental Correspondence from Figliola to Mancuso. Same content as memo to
O'Connell. All supporting documents are lightly creased. Stapled together at upper left corners,
staple holes at upper margins. Although The Grateful Dead, the most enduring band of the
psychedelic era, released a number of recordings, they were best known for their concert
tours, which attracted thousands of fans, called "Deadheads", who faithfully followed the
band on its many concert tours. The Dead, which toured extensively from the winter of
1965 through July 9, 1995 (except in 1975), was founded in San Francisco from remnants of
Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions by Jerry Garcia in 1965 (Dead was originally
called the Warlocks until Garcia randomly picked its legendary name). Other original members
included Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), who, like
Garcia, played with the Dead from 1965-1995. In 1971, two years before this concert,
Keith Godchaux replaced "Pigpen" McKernan on keyboards (McKernan died six
months before this concert); Godchaux' wife, Donna Jean Godchaux, joined the Dead on vocals
in 1972 (both would be fired from the group in 1979). In the year of this concert, the Dead
released Wake of the Flood, their first album on the Grateful Dead Record imprint.
Known for such songs as "Uncle John's Band", "Casey Jones", "Sugar Magnolia" and
"Truckin'", they had previously released Europe '72, a compilation from their European tour.
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