Jerry Garcia; 1970 never-before-seen interview!


The Grateful Dead documentary “Long Strange Trip” was put out Blu-Ray and DVD this month. A limited deluxe edition will also premiere exclusively on the band’s website on November 16th, featuring some bonus footage. Leading up to its release, fans are getting a preview with two never-before-seen clips.

The late Jerry Garcia talks about the San Francisco music scene, Woodstock festival and Altamont concert in the previously unreleased interview. The footage was taken back in May 1970 in England, when the band first headed overseas. In one of the clips, Garcia talks to a British journalist about the contrast between Woodstock and Altamont.

“It’s like two ways that kind of expression can go, of a huge number of people and no rules,” he says. “One of the ways, obviously, can go to a terrible bummer like Altamont, and one of the other ways is to an immensely enjoyable scene like Woodstock. And they both had their extremes, but they were sort of characterized by this soft of historical heaviness.”

Source: Rolling Stone



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