October 15, 2015 – 5:10 am

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Laughter, Love, & Music to Celebrate The Lives of Bill Graham, Steve Kahn & Melissa Gold
Bill Graham Memorial 1991 [no label, 4CD]

Live at the Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA; November 3, 1991. Very good Pre-FM/soundboard.

We had previously shared the Grateful Dead/John Fogerty segment here. This is the complete show.

Jonathan Weber, Los Angeles Times:

In an exuberant civic celebration that served as a salve for the disaster-wreaked Bay Area (due to a massive firestorm), about 300,000 rock music fans flooded Golden Gate Park on Sunday for a free concert dedicated to the late impresario and local icon, Bill Graham. Many of the bands that Graham helped catapult from the city’s psychedelic music scene to international stardom volunteered to play at the celebration, which invoked a 1960s ethos that in San Francisco has never entirely disappeared.

The Grateful Dead, Santana, Joan Baez and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty all turned out for “Laughter, Love and Music,” a tribute to the brass-tacks rock promoter with a social conscience who died at age 60 in a helicopter crash 10 days ago. The 5 1/2-hour concert, held on an unseasonably warm day, seemed to have come at the right time for the Bay Area. Graham’s death follows the devastating wildfire that ravaged the Oakland hills last month and the disastrous Loma Prieta earthquake two years ago.

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Thanks to the person who shared this show on the net in 2008.

Pre-FM Soundboard
DAT Masters > DAT Clones > CDR > FLAC
Tascam DAP1 > Sony D8 > MOTU828 > (via Peak) Powerbook > CDR > FLAC via xACT

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction 2:49 (4.7MB)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Track 102. Instrumental 1:14 (2.1MB)
Track 103. My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now 4:40 (7.8MB)
Bobby McFerrin
Track 104. This Is For Bill 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 105. Star Spangled Banner 5:50 (9.8MB)
Track 106. Blessings (Chief Oren Lyons) 4:26 (7.4MB)
Jackson Browne
Track 107. For A Dancer 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 108. World In Motion 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 109. Announcements 1:53 (3.2MB)
Joe Satriani & Friends
Track 110. Always With Me, Always With You 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 111. The Crush Of Love 7:18 (12.3MB)
Track 112. Announcements 0:44 (1.2MB)
Aaron Neville & Friends
Track 113. Ave Maria 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 114. Announcements 1:33 (2.6MB)
Track 115. Introduction 1:56 (3.2MB)
Track 116. Spirits Dancing In The Flesh 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 117. Somewhere In Heaven 9:08 (15.4MB)
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Untitled 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 202. Third Stone From The Sun 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 203. Oye Como Va 9:14 (15.5MB)
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas on guitar & Bobby McFerrin on background vocals
Track 204. Bertha (Los Lobos) 7:00 (11.8MB)
Track 205. I Love You Much Too Much 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 206. Jingo 10:20 (17.4MB)
Track 207. Announcements 0:48 (1.3MB)
Track 208. Robin Williams 11:43 (19.7MB)
Track 209. Announcements 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 210. Faithfully 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 211. Lights 5:34 (9.4MB)
Tracy Chapman
Track 212. All That You Have Is Your Soul 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 213. The Soul That Never Dies 2:29 (4.2MB)
70 mins

Disc 3
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Track 301. Introduction 0:55 (1.6MB)
Track 302. Teach Your Children 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 303. Love The One Your With 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 304. Long May You Run 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 305. Long Time Coming 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 306. Southern Cross 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 307. Only Love Can Break Your Heart 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 308. Wooden Ships Helplessly Hoping 10:57 (18.4MB)
Track 309. Ohio 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 310. Announcements 2:15 (3.8MB)
Track 311. Introduction 2:50 (4.8MB)
The Grateful Dead
Track 312. Hell In A Bucket 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 313. China Cat Sunflower 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 314. I Know You Rider 7:00 (11.8MB)
73 mins

Disc 4
The Grateful Dead
Track 401. Wang Dang Doodle (John Popper on harmonica) 8:46 (14.7MB)
Track 402. Born On The Bayou * 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 403. Green River * 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 404. Bad Moon Rising * 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 405. Proud Mary * 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 406. Truckin’ 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 407. The Other One 7:46 (13.1MB)
Track 408. Warf Rat 8:34 (14.4MB)
Track 409. Sunshine Daydream 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 410. Forever Young ( Neil Young on guitar, vocals) 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 411. Touch Of Grey 7:07 (12.0MB)
Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, & Graham Nash
Track 412. Amazing Grace 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 413. Announcements 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 414. Outro - Greensleeves 4:23 (7.4MB)
80 mins

* John Fogerty on guitar and vocals

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  1. 11 Responses to “VARIOUS - BILL GRAHAM MEMORIAL 1991”

  2. This looks great! Thanks for posting..

    By Tom on Oct 15, 2015

  3. Always thought it was sad that a man who worked with all the greats (The Dead, Airplane, Santana, and anyone who was anyone during the 60s in SF) should end up dying on his way from a Huey Lewis show.

    By jack bond on Oct 15, 2015

  4. When I met Bill in the mid-80’s, he was gracious and kind to me, and ultimately very generous. I will always be appreciative of that.

    By Rick on Oct 15, 2015

  5. i was there for this…what a day, probably didnt appreciate it enough while it was happening. i remember robin williams coming out and leading the crowd of thousands in a ‘yo, bill!’ yawp.

    By joe mama besser on Oct 15, 2015

  6. Like stabbing yourself in the tit with a rusty needle.

    By Benito Juarez on Oct 15, 2015

  7. then the people who are into that sort of behavior should be very happy with this fine offering.
    thanks bigO.

    By barth on Oct 15, 2015

  8. benito no sense being a pot stirrer things are nice and quiet here, if you don`t like something you can say so nicely.

    By dropkick sarge on Oct 16, 2015

  9. ….or not say anything.

    By Eric_A on Oct 17, 2015

  10. Track #308 is Wooden Ships, not Helplessly Hoping by CSNY.

    By Rolling Stoner on Oct 17, 2015

  11. Hello Rolling Stoner

    Thanks for the feedback.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 18, 2015

  12. I can’t remember how I came across the site, but I have been downloading and enjoying so many shows, across so many artists for so long. And I never have thanked you for this, so a giant thank you big O. Your email each week is like a Christmas gift. Never ceases to amaze or bring a smile to my face.

    Grateful Patrick

    By Patrick on Oct 21, 2015

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