Blog | April 11, 2011

Farm Aid Music Monday, Starring the Grateful Dead

MattAnother Farm Aid Music Monday is here and we’re getting our first repeat already? Not quite — yes, the song “Maggie’s Farm” was already posted here, but this version is quite different. Bob Dylan played the song at the first Farm Aid in 1985 with Willie Nelson and Tom Petty, but this is the Grateful Dead performing their cover of Dylan’s song at Farm Aid III in 1987.

Farm Aid III took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, but Grateful Dead’s performance was beamed in via live satellite from Madison Square Garden in New York City where they were playing their own concert.

And here’s a second song by Grateful Dead, called “Black Peter”:

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