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Last Grateful Dead Concert?

The last time the whole band played together was July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Founding member, songwriter, and singer Jerry Garcia died the next month on August 9. 20 years after that last performance, the remaining four original band members will be back at Soldier Field to play a series of three concerts on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015 to celebrate the 50th year since the band’s founding.


Also joining them for the 50th anniversary concerts are Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby.

Here’s a video of the 1995 concert.

The 1995 set list was:

Touch of Grey
Little Red Rooster
Lazy River Road
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Childhood’s End
Cumberland Blues
Promised Land
Shakedown Street
Samson and Delilah
So Many Roads
Samba in the Rain
Unbroken Chain
Sugar Magnolia
Black Muddy River
Box of Rain

You can download the audio for free here.


Last Beatles Concert?

The last buy-a-ticket-and-scream-so-you-can’t-hear-the-band concert was in January 1969 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The ticket prices ranged from US$4.50 to $6.50 each. That’s about $29 to $42 in 2013 dollar value. They only sold about 25,000 of the 42,500 seats. The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle, and The Ronettes also performed.

he last concert but possibly the first on-stage celebrity selfie.

Set List:
Rock and Roll Music
She’s a Woman
If I Needed Someone
Day Tripper
Baby’s in Black
I Feel Find
I Wanna Be Your Man
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
Long Tall Sally
In My Life

They did do public performances together after this, including playing “Hey, Jude” on several  TV shows in 1968 and the Apple recording studio rooftop performance in 1969.

Set List:
Get Back
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Don’t Let Me Down
I’ve Got a Feeling
One After 909
Danny Boy
Dig a Pony

God Save the Queen
A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody

“I’d like to say ‘Thank you’ on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.” – John Lennon

You can find more information here:
Beatles Last Concert at Candlestick Park
10 Things: The Beatles Last Show


Do you have a favorite Beatles song? Or a favorite Beatle?