Grateful Dead and Chuck Berrry

Wes Wilson 

 

Grateful Dead and Chuck Berry - Woman with Snake, 1967

 

First Printing, lithograph, Near Mint

 

Framed: 27 1/2" tall x 20" wide

 

$$

 

 

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Description

For these shows the Grateful Dead came out with a tight and frenetic first set, highlighted by a few Pigpen-fronted blues tunes. Chuck Berry followed that up with his first appearance at a Bill Graham show, entertaining the audience with his early rock classics and wild antics. Finally, the Dead returned to the stage for a set of pure, primal psychedelia. The Dead were naturally quite familiar with Berry’s work and did a number of Chuck Berry covers over the years, especially Around and Around (421 performances), Promised Land (434), and Johnny B. Goode (281).

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