Oregon & Other Points West
New additions include scans of the Eugene Register Guard newspaper article about the Veneta - 1982 Field Trip and upgraded scans of the Jerry Garcia at South Eugene High School show. Thanks to Peter Anderson of C'ouer D'Alene, Id for the scans.
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Photos by Tim Silven may not be reproduced without permission from Crystal Image Photography (P.O. Box 272, Baker City, OR 97814).
The closest that The Other Ones first tour came to Oregon was Shoreline.
Here's a link to some pictures of the show for you. If anyone can contribute any photos of the NW shows at the Gorge or any other NW or Hawaiian Dead memorabilia for our archives, please get in touch.
The only picture I have from this venue that seems to have survived the years is this shot of the banner at the back of the hall.
Luckily, Tim had a nice 8x10 of Jerry with a rather quizzical look on his face. The 8x10 is reduced in size for display.
Here are a few photos from the 1982 Veneta, Oregon Field Trip & Picnic. They
are slides made into prints and then scanned. Quality might leave a bit to be desired on a
few of them, but until I can find better, here's what I have.
Entering the site. You might remember these colored parachutes. They made an appearance around the perimeter of Autzen Stadium at the shows in the 90's.
Left Stage There were three stages set up for this show. The main stage in the middle with a smaller stage on each side. The stage pictured here is where the Flying Karamazov Brothers performed.
The Band I don't recall if this was taken during the first ever West L.A. Fadeway, but it's close to that time.
The stage Not a very good photo of the band, but you get to see a part of the Northwest motif for the stage decorations. The design in the middle of the stage was chosen for the official T-Shirt design. Totem style artwork adorned both sides of the stage.
Unbelievably, the commemorative T-shirt from the event has survived the years. Here are the designes for the front and the back.
Eugene Register Guard - the local post concert newspaper article.
Local Concert flyer
Advertising Poster which showed up in the Art of Rock. I don't recall ever seeing this up around Eugene at the time of the shows, but I was living in Portland at the time.
Those lucky enough to be invited to the potluck at the show were asked to bring their "most exciting" dish. (the RSVP phone number on the invitation has been intentionally obscured). Cover of invitation. Invitation text.
Betty Nelson - Iver McLeod sent along this picture of Betty Nelson's visit to the '72 Veneta show. You remember Betty - from the Sultan, WA show!
I've replaced the shots that I took of this Eugene show with a couple by Tim Silven. The auditorium was a very low light venue making photography fairly difficult.
Jerry & John
Another Jerry & John shot
The night's 4 page program
Most of the boys
The band with backdrop
After the Dead returned to Autzen Stadium in the '90s, the Eugene area got a bit freaked out by the Deadheads descending on the area. A couple of influential donors apparently "spoke" to the UO administration and a decree was made that the Dead do not fit the image of the University of Oregon. as a result, the band was banned from playing any future concerts at Autzen Stadium.
The general populace didn't quite agree with that decree and a rally was held at the Free Speech Plaza at the Federal Courthouse. The then Lane County Commissioner, Jerry Rust, also attended lending some mainstream credibility to the Deadhead gathering.
Although a bit weathered from hanging up through the years, here's the poster advertising the rally.
One of the fun things about Dead shows was the stickers, pictures, cards and other stuff that folks would print up and either hand out or stick on you at the shows.
Thing is that at the time this was all happening, we never thought of these
items as "collectibles". Even so, some of the stuff managed to get stuck in the
bottom of our drawers. I dug a few of them out last night and here they are for your
Cosmic Charlie Campaign In 1984, a
group of folks went to shows handing out these cards and small info pamphlets as part of a drive to petition the Dead to resurrect Cosmic Charlie.
1983 Hult Center This was given out
as an 8.5 x 11 sheet.
Autzen Stadium 1987 I always loved
finding Dead stuff that mentioned the State of Oregon.
Autzen Stadium 1988 The copyright matters seemed to be getting heavier around this time period and this seemed to be a way to deal with it.
A rather lengthy, but interesting,compilation of newspaper articles about the Hippies invading this rural hamlet. Some similarities to the latter day Dead scene, some striking differences in attitude. Through it all, some laughs about perceptions of what it was all about from both sides of the fence.
Thanks to Jeff Harrison for researching old issues of the University of Oregon student publication, The Daily Emerald, for the following. These are scans of photocopies of microfiche records and therefore are of fairly low quality. However, it's worth checking out for the historical perspective.
Transcripts are provided of actual Emerald news articles.
Advertisement from Daily Emerald 1/25/68 - the show was sponsored by the Students For A Democratic Society
Group Leads Psychedelics - this is the headline of the Emerald article which was published the day of the show 1/30/68. This link takes you to a transcript of the article.
Wall of Sound interviewwith Mickey Hart. This Daily Emerald article was published 1/31/68.
Jerry Abram's Head Lights interview. Also published in the Emerald the day after the show.
Advertisement from Daily Emerald 5/28/69 - as you can see, the show was originally scheduled to be performed at Hayward Field. However, the show was eventually moved to Mac Court.
Advertisement from [May 24-Jun 5, 1969] issue of the Willamette Bridge. The show was for May 30, 1969. It's obvious the Dead were far from the cultural icon they would eventually become - the writers can't even get the name right!
Poster advertising the 1970 Springer's show. This image appeared in the Art of Rock.
Chris Roberts forwarded and e-mail message from Thayer Jennings which contained transcripts of a pre-concert publicity article as well as a post-concert review of the Dead show at Lane Community College. The articles come from the school newspaper - The Torch.
Thanks to both of these folks for researching and passing along this information.
Pre-concert Publicity article from the Torch. Published on 1/19/71.
Post-Concert review also from the Torch. Published on 1/26/71. The show actually took place on 1/22/71, and according to Thayer's research, also included a performance by a group called, "Notary Sojak", in addition the NRPS and the Dead.
Whenever the Dead played Eugene after 1971, with the exception of the shows at Veneta, they played somwhere at the UO. The shows were either at Mac Court or Autzen Stadium. Invariably, pictures made it into the UO yearbook, the Oregana.
Although the current availability of past issues is spotty, thanks to the UO Alumni Association for helping me start the process of getting ahold of what is available. I did find a '68 yearbook with a picture of Jerry, but my hand scanner wasn't up to the task of a faithful reproduction. In the meantime, here's a section of the yearbook page with the Dead from the 1978 yearbook.
A picture by Tim Silven of Jerry from the show on 10/2/77.
This reduced 8x10 glossy of Jerry has his autograph on the guitar, but it's hardly visible because of the original photo stock.
Tim Silven captured this photo of Weir with Phil and the drummers in the background from the show 7/1/79.
Jerry's guitar caught in the spotlight. This is one of Tim's 8x10's reduced for display.
Several Tim Silven Photos from the show and around the venue 6/30/79.
Weir & Jerry hanging out behind the speakers (b&w).
An autographed photo of Bob (b&w).
A rather haunting backstage portrait of Brent (b&w).
A straight on photo of Phil with his beard coming in nicely.
Weir warming up backstage.
Weir conducting an interview somewhere backstage.
Bob, just being Weir.
Brent color portrait.
Jerry staring down.
Another Jerry 8x10 reduced in size for display on this page.
An autographed and reduced 8x10 shot of Jerry at the Portland Coliseum.
In '84, Bobby made an appearance at the studios of KINK-FM in Portland.
Here, he takes an opportunity to autograph a copy of a Bobby & the Midnights lp. (Remember vinyl albums?)
Tim Silven passes along several solo photos of Jerry from this 1976 show in Portland.
Jerry1, Jerry2, Jerry3
and also, one of Donna.
A reduced 8x10 b&w photo of Jerry with autograph.
Although this doesn't fit in with the concept of concert photos and stuff acquired around them, I thought it was special enough to include here.
Back around 1984, I started trading tapes with a guy named Ron Gingerich from Honolulu. If memory serves me correctly, he was working for a TV station over there at the time. At any rate, Jerry visited the islands and got into diving. How it happened I don't quite know, but Ron and Jerry hooked up somehow. Ron was so ecstatic that he was able to get a photo of Jerry showing his eel bite to him, that he had postcards made up and sent 'em out to fellow traders.
Thank you GD & GDTS