The latest live Grateful Dead video from the band’s recently-launched “All The Years Live” series is now available through the band’s official YouTube page. The new video features “Not Fade Away” from December 31st, 1978 at San Francisco, CA’s Winterland Ballroom.
As the band’s official archivist David Lemieux explains in the video’s description, “Another gem from the Classic Closing Of Winterland show, this rendition of Not Fade Away is long, powerful, and fun, filled with terrific solos, special guests, and inspired playing, despite the very late hour of the performance. Followed by another rocker, Around and Around, the Dead would leave enough gas in the tank to later play a third set that featured Dark Star, St. Stephen, and much more.”
The 1978 Winterland New Year’s Eve show marked the final event held at the storied venue the Dead played over 50 times in their formative years. The 19-minute “Not Fade Away” featured harmonica player Lee Oskar and Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cippolina.
Check out the newly released video of the Grateful Dead performing “Not Fade Away” on New Year’s Eve 1978 below:
Grateful Dead – “Not Fade Away” – 12/31/1978
[Video: Grateful Dead]
Previous editions of the Dead’s ongoing weekly “All The Years Live” video series have included “Cassidy” from June 17th, 1991 at Giants Stadium, “Stagger Lee” from July 4th, 1991 at Rich Stadium, “Lazy River Road” from June 26th, 1993 at RFK Stadium, “Bird Song” from July 1st, 1992 at Buckeye Lake, “Shakedown Street” from June 22nd, 1991 at Soldier Field, “My Brother Esau” from July 24th, 1987 at Oakland, CA’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, “Blow Away” from 7/16/90 at Rich Stadium, “Touch of Grey” from 7/4/1989 at Rich Stadium, “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” from 7/6/1990 at Cardinal Stadium, “Estimated Prophet” from 7/8/1990 at Three Rivers Stadium, “Reuben & Cherise” from 6/6/90 at Buckeye Lake, “Morning Dew” from 10/18/74 at the Winterland Ballroom, “Sugar Magnolia”/”Scarlet Begonias”/”Fire On The Mountain” from 12/31/78 at the Winterland Ballroom, and “Wang Dang Doodle” from June 14th, 1991 at RFK Stadium.