Grateful Dead Hour no. 1167

Week of January 31, 2011

Part 1 27:45
Grateful Dead 10/1/76 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis IN

Part 2 27:15
Grateful Dead, Road Trips vol 4 no 2 (3/31/88)

Doobie Brothers, World Gone Crazy

I have a special place in my heart for 1970s rock legends the Doobie Brothers. I knew them before they were famous. My friend, the late Dave Shogren, was their very first bass player, and I used to hear them rehearsing in a basement in San Jose, California. I enjoyed watching their climb to fame and fortune through a great number of personnel and musical changes. I was delighted to hear this new CD, World Gone Crazy, with original front men Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons contributing terrific songs, brilliant singing, and a powerful three-guitar lineup aided by the great John McFee. Here are some photos I took of the Doobie Brothers on their “Farewell tour” in 1982.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from the Wanee Music Festival April 14-16 at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Robert Plant and The Band of Joy, The Steve Miller Band, Warren Haynes Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Ween, Mike Gordon, Hot Tuna, Keller Williams, Taj Mahal, The Radiators, Melvin Seals & JGB, and dozens more. Tickets are available now at or

2 Responses to “Grateful Dead Hour no. 1167”

  1. cousinkix1953 says:

    Yes, the old Doobie Bros were a good band. Some of them are still up in the Santa Cruz mountains. They used to rehearse and party at a house on Branciforte Drive over in Santa Cruz too. Roadie Bill Craddock used to build their custom Harley choppers at a bike shop on the west side. Then he’d paint up the gas tanks to look like a 60s rock poster.

    These day, the Doobies are plugging that corporate country music theme park in Branson Missouri…

  2. Brian R Badger says:

    Yes,I’ve been a Doobies fan as long as I’ve loved the Dead.Many a time I’d put The Captain and Me on right after Mars Hotel.I still love that album and have managed to learn a few guitar parts off it.Thanks for mentioning them and I enjoyed the program.

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