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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Keystone (Sophie's), 260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA

Located in the block between Cambrige Ave/Birch St and California Ave./Park Blvd., the space itself has been in transition since it was built. It was about a mile away from downtown, in the old "Mayfield" downtown.
The building housed the Purity Market, then a Natural Food Store, starting in the late 1960s.
Then it was transformed into a German restaurant called the Zinzannati Oom Pah Pah Lounge.
In the early 70's until late 1976 it was Sophie's, a club where Jerry played. By the mid-'70s, it had morphed into the Keystone Palo Alto, a music hall.
Before its makeover in 1977, the Keystone Palo Alto (and Sophie's before it) had the stage at the opposite end of the hall and was all on one level. Clearly the Keystone crew invested heavily to give it a more upscale feel, with better sight lines for patrons.(3)
Keystone Palo Alto had three levels, with a stainless steel dance floor in front of the stage and two raised levels of seating. There was no sawdust on the floor, and a full bar, setting it apart from the Keystone Berkeley. Also, while The Stone had a full bar and multiple levels, parking at both The Stone and Keystone Berkeley was difficult, and the neighborhoods were sketchy. Finally, The Stone and Keystone Berkeley competed with a variety of San Francisco and East Bay clubs that were very different than the Keystone Palo Alto.

David Lindley and El Rayo-X's first stop on their first tour. Jackson Browne came out for three encores. They were staying at the Flamingo Hotel on El Camino and staked the place out. The night clerk actually confirmed they were staying there. Met DL and El Rayo along with Jackson. They all autographed the album cover promos we snatched from the gig. DL signed it "thanks for the drugs."(Dave Barber)  
The Keystone Palo Alto was located on 260 S. California Ave in Palo Alto, about a mile South of Downtown. Parking in those days was easy, and the streets were quiet and safe (and dead as a doornail). Palo Alto was well within the range of a huge population of music fans in San Jose who would not have been as likely to come to San Francisco for all but the biggest shows. Conversely, while San Jose in those days--a place that manufactured silicon chips, rather than just designed them--was full of noisy pickup joints with danceable bands, there was very little in the way of serious, original music clubs. As a result, quite a few acts would play The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco but then play Keystone Palo Alto to cover the South Bay. (http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/search/label/Keystones)
The Ramones at Keystone Palo Alto November 24, 1984


  • June 12, 1986
    Section: Local
    Page: 1B

    KEYSTONE PALO ALTO TO CLOSE JULY 6 
    ROCK MAY ROLL TO NEW HOME IN SAN JOSE
    S.L. Wykes, Mercury News Staff Writer

    It's a place where Huey Lewis could let loose and sing an unaccompanied version of the 1934 kitsch classic "Winter Wonderland" and get away with it. It's a place where Bruce Springsteen could bring his Mom and leap on stage for an impromptu set of Chuck Berry classics. It's a place that carried on a tradition in live rock 'n' roll.
    It's the famous Keystone Palo Alto, and it will close on July 6, perhaps to be reborn in San Jose.
    'There's a couple places we're talking to" in San Jose, Keystone owner Bobby Corona said Wednesday. He would not specify locations. At the Keystone, "we developed a very sleepy, small market into the most successful live venue in the South Bay," he said. But the time has come for larger space and less driving time for the club's fans in San Jose, he said. Corona sold the club's lease to a group of 30 investors known as Innovative Leisure.
    The Palo Alto club will be converted into a recorded-music dance club called The Vortex, Corona said. The stainless-steel floor, left over from the California Avenue building's previous life as a grocery store, will be pulled up and tiled over. By August, new carpeting and paint in gray, black and white will be in place for the transformation. Corona's company, Keystone Family Inc., also operates The Stone in San Francisco. And, he said Wednesday, he plans to reopen a Keystone club in Berkeley.
    Over the years, the club evolved into a special place for rock music, and according to one San Jose radio personality, Corona and his father made it happen. ''They always knew how to run it just right," KSJO-FM's Laurie Roberts said. "They always picked class acts and handled them in a classy way."
    The audience also got a fair shake in the Keystone's operations, she said. "Even when I was just a part-timer at the radio station, a peon, and went as a regular person, I liked it best. They had a great stage, and you could see real well." The Coronas "know talent and they know business," Roberts said. "And they can wheel and deal with the best of them." She said she was an "East Bay kidlet" when she began to read about Keystone events, and later, as a college student in Chico, she drooled over shows she couldn't get to.
    By then, the Keystone was booking groups on their way up -- such as Blondie, The Cars, The Tubes, John Lee Hooker, Tom Petty and The Talking Heads. And occasionally, someone like Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen would show up unannounced and play for stunned but grateful audiences. KSJO has sponsored several events at the Keystone. And the station's senior account executive, Jeff Siegel, is not happy about its demise.'' It's been one of the last live rock 'n' roll venues in the South Bay; a good way for young talent to showcase their group," he said. "Everybody's into the dance-club format, a cocktail-hour format."
    That's pretty much what will replace the Keystone, said David C. Siegel, one of two principal investors in Innovative Leisure. Siegel, 28, and a Stanford Business School graduate, had worked in management for high-tech start-up companies before forming the corporation in February. ''We want it to be a place where it will be comfortable for someone to come and not feel threatened," he said.
    Bob Brown, Palo Alto zoning administrator, said complaints from residential and commercial neighbors of the Keystone had made him come close to calling for a review of the Keystone's permit to operate as a nightclub. But the new management, catering to an older and more sedate crowd, pleases him. "I think it will be excellent."
    The Keystone Palo Alto was known as Sophie's until 1977 when a pair of managers long associated with Keystone Berkeley took over the nightclub and changed the name.


    It's a place where Huey Lewis could let loose and sing an unaccompanied version of the 1934 kitsch classic "Winter Wonderland" and get away with it. It's a place where Bruce Springsteen could bring his Mom and leap on stage for an impromptu set of Chuck Berry classics. It's a place that carried on a tradition in live rock 'n' roll.(2)
    When Bruce Springsteen showed up, they even charged him at the door!!... Clarence Clemmons was playing that night, and Bruce jumped up on stage and did several songs with him. It was very cool! and there was hardly anyone there that night. After the show, I got to hang out with Bruce backstage, he was very nice and I got his autograph on Clarence's program. (Kari Huggins Toro)
    Big Bob had a policy if any bands wrote on the walls of the "dressing room" he would lock up their gear until they cleaned it up. I remember Bobby used to run with a guy named Victor who managed Greg Khin and ran Bezerkley Records. (Adrienne Diane Dena Weisman)
...One time SLAYER drove up from LA to play at Palo Alto & during their soundcheck Bob told them they needed to turn down cause he thought it was too loud !!..AMAZINGLY, Slayer told him to FUCK OFF & they left & went home & didn't even play that night !!!(Harald Oimoen)
 The club would hire the offensive line from Standford to bounce big shows. She said she hired John Elway a couple of times. Probably, the only time he worked. (Robert Reynolds)
After that, the club became the Vortex, a dance hall.Jacek and a partner (Cristoff) bought out the other Vortex partners, then it became The Edge in 1989. He still co-owns a number of nightclubs, including The Agenda in San Jose.

Later on, some of the shows with older crowds meant everyone had money and were all buying drinks. VERY profitable nights. Jacek got greedy, thinking he could replicate that on a regular basis as a jazz club.There had been a succession of failed jazz clubs in downtown Palo Alto. Took a year to remodel. If failed, then reverted to The Edge.

Then it was sold to an absentee owner, who disrespected the key employees; cut back on security, irking the neighbors; alienated their regular customers; attracted a massive gang clientele, resulting in massive gang riots, pissing off the police. It resulted in two major police deterrence actions after talks with the club didn't work. We're talking 100 officers from various regional department, street closings, a helicopter, SWAT sharpshooters on roofs, etc. The few customers that actually went through the gauntlet found a nearly empty club, which they promptly left. It didn't last much longer after that.
 
The former site of Keystone Palo Alto and The Edge nightclubs may boast an impressive musical history but since November 2005, new hot spot Illusions Fayrouz has taken nightlife entertainment to the next level with the addition of a Lebanese-Mediterranean menu.

The former Keystone Palo Alto
Publication Date: Friday, August 13, 2004

Shooting-suicide on Shoreline
Mountain View police is investigating a shooting that seriously injured a woman on Tuesday and the apparent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, who is the suspect.
Police got a call around 2:30 p.m. from the woman, reporting she had been shot in the parking lot behind the Gold's Gym at 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Responding to the scene, police found the woman seriously injured by a gunshot to her upper torso. She was subsequently transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to police spokesperson Jim Bennett.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect drove up in his vehicle while the victim was in hers, fired a handgun and hit her with at least one bullet, Bennett said.
A short time later, Bennett said police found the suspect dead in his vehicle, parked in the A/B lot of the Shoreline Amphitheatre. His cause of death appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound, Bennett said.
The woman is said to be in her 40s. The ex-boyfriend and suspect was identified as Robert Corona, 73, of Redwood City, by the county medical examiner's office.

-- Bay City News
Freddie just had his 75th birthday party last February...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=723498&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=1644565624&id=1644565624&ref=pf
...he & Sandy are still together.
In 2011 it was called Illusions.
The building was demolished in October 2013.
1/23/75 Merl Saunders (Sophie's)
Paul Pena opened.

3/14/75 Merl Saunders (Sophie's)
Gil Draper walked from his store, with the Travis Bean guitar, to Sophie's, where he knew Jerry was performing that night. He shows Jerry the guitar during soundcheck and Jerry says no. The drummer, Ron Tutt, says, "Robben Ford plays one". The next day Jerry was at the store to buy it.[24]

9/18/75 Jerry Garcia Band (Sophie's)
Jerry plays the guitar Wolf.
Nicky Hopkins first performance with the Jerry Garcia Band.

1/9/76 Jerry Garcia Band (Sophie's)
I: All By Myself, Goodnight Irene, Fur Elise, Right Back Together, Please Send Me Someone To Love, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Tore Up Over You
II: Neighbor Neighbor, United Our Thing Will Stand>Classified, Please Come Home, Fandango, Let It Rock, Road Runner
James Booker on piano.
"Thank you very much. This is my first appearance here, and I must say I feel flattered in being so well rec-- --accepted. I love you all from A to Z - I love you that much, and further beyond. As a matter of fact, I'd like to do a song I wrote, that contains those lyrics, named So Swell When You're Well This song was recorded by Aretha Franklin and Fats Domino." Stage talk. Booker: "Oh, we'll come back to that [laughs sheepishly]." They roll into Train To Cry. "I'd like to dedicate this whole set to one of my stronger influences, Mr. Ray Charles." After the song, can hear Jerry call "Hey Booker!"[23]

1/10/76 Jerry Garcia Band (Sophie's)
I: All By Myself>Classified>Right Place Wrong Time>United Our Thing Will Stand, You Are My Sunshine, Junco Partner, Drown In My Own Tears, Tore Up Over You
II: It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Goodnight Irene, Let It Rock, Right Back Together, Road Runner
James Booker on piano.

2/15/76 Jerry Garcia Band (Sophie's)
I: The Harder They Come, Friend Of The Devil, Mission In The Rain, Who Was John, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, How Sweet It Is
II: Catfish John, Tore Up Over You, My Sisters And Brothers, I Want To Tell You, Moonlight Mile, Talkin' Bout You

11/8/76 Merl Saunders (Sophie's)

11/16/76 Jerry Garcia Band (Sophie's)
I: The Way You Do The Things You Do, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, After Midnight, Who Was John, Mission In The Rain, Stir It Up, Midnight Moonlight
II: Tore Up Over You, Friend Of The Devil, Don't Let Go>Strange Man, Stop That Train, Ride Mighty High
Jerry plays a Travis Bean guitar.
"I bumped into Jerry as he left the stage at the end of the show. We hit chests, he had a Travis Bean guitar strapped to it. I said "Nice show." He said, "Thanks!"[6]

"Jerry's last Sophie's gig...
"Late in 1976 I went down to what once was Sophie's in Palo Alto- I rode my bike down to Palo Alto and had all day to hang around & be miserable waiting around, so I happened to be there when the truck rolled up, and Parrish and Kidd began loading in the amps & stuff. I got into a discussion (for lack of anything real to discuss?) with Steve, about the "fact" the roadies had had to become members of the Stagehands Union- oops, wrong thing to say: "Don't talk to me about Union Guys!" he sneered. So I asked who was drumming, and it was Ron Tutt, who I thought was probably the best match of any of the Garcia Band drummers.
Anyway I wheeled my bike in and locked it in the back hall, as I had always done when the place was Sophie's and which they never gave me any crap about. Done with that, I was there in the hall, and Donna walked through & Steve introduces me- "This guy's been here all day!" Having the chance I got to talk with her for about half an hour over a margarita, with Richard Loren at the table with us, about my own musical ambitions, and all. When that time was up she excused herself and went backstage and the band came out, played and I had a wonderful time singing half-drunkenly along from the side of the stage, up in the front of the floor. And I had something of a harmonic resonance thing happening with Keith also- it was just one of those things.
Anyway, when the gig was over, I am unlocking my bike in the hall and who walks through but Garcia, just as the Keystone security guy is trying to give me a hard time about leaving my bike there "is that your bike?" "Well, it had BETTER be!" As Jerry passes, about all I could manage was a "howsit going?" and he gives me a great beaming smile, reaches out and shakes my hand with an enthusiastic "ALL-RIGHT!" I got the bike unlocked and I'm wheeling it out after him into the parking lot, and there with their lights revolving eerily into the night are five Palo Alto cop cars. "Aw shit, man, THERE THEY ARE!", he said. It was at this point I seriously had to reconsider the halfhearted idea I had had of Jerry being my 'hero", after all, if this guy is as afraid of the cops as any of us on the street are, and he can't just make them disappear with a wave of his all-powerful hands, maybe it'd be better thinking of him as "friend" instead of "hero?"
He heads over to his Corvair and gives me a "Well, see ya!" as he gets in and we go our separate ways into the insecure night time of Palo Alto under the gaze of the policia...I also noticed that this was the first time it had ever happened, meeting anyone, he seemed to absolutely RADIATE music from his being, as though it was a palpable part of his aura. "You could see the notes flying out of his head if you ran into him in the hall", said Hank Harrison once. Well, that was exactly the experience. I have had it only one other time (meeting Jorma's friend Tom Hobson) - I think there are folks in this life who really DO have such a gift of music that it really IS the essence of their being, and Jerry really was one of those special people."[5]

1/23/77 Jerry Garcia Band (Formerly Sophie's)
Michael DeJong opened.
Freddie Herrera promoted all the shows from here on.

1/28/77 Jerry Garcia Band
This show was canceled.[8]

2/6/77 Jerry Garcia Band (Formerly Sophie's)
I: They Love Each Other, Stop That Train, Simple Twist Of Fate, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Stir It Up, Mystery Train, How Sweet It Is
II: I'll Take A Melody, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Tore Up Over You, Tangled Up In Blue
Promoter Freddie Herrera

4/8/77 Jerry Garcia Band
Terry Horn, Rogers and Burgin opened.

4/9/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: They Love Each Other, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Stir It Up, Simple Twist Of Fate, Mystery Train, The Way You Do The Things You Do
II: Midnight Moonlight, Tore Up Over You, Tangled Up In Blue
Terry Horn, Rogers and Burgin opened.
An unknown guitar player sits in for The Way You Do The Things You Do and Tore Up Over You.

7/2/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Harder They Come, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Simple Twist Of Fate, Mystery Train
II: Sitting In Limbo, Russian Lullaby, Tore Up Over You, Tangled Up In Blue

7/3/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, Midnight Moonlight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
II: The Harder They Come, Simple Twist Of Fate, Mystery Train, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Tangled Up In Blue

7/23/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, Stop That Train, Mystery Train, Simple Twist Of Fate, The Way You Do The Things You Do
II: They Love Each Other, Sitting In Limbo, Tore Up Over You, My Sisters And Brothers, Stir It Up, Tangled Up In Blue

7/24/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, That's What Love Will Make You Do, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
II: The Way You Do The Things You Do, Stir It Up, Mystery Train, Friend Of The Devil, Midnight Moonlight

7/28/77 Jerry Garcia Band
After Midnight, Tore Up Over You, Stir It Up, Mission In The Rain, Don't Let Go, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Stop That Train

12/22/77 Jerry Garcia Band
Comfort with Robert Hunter opened.

12/23/77 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Second That Emotion, Love In The Afternoon, Tore Up Over You, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
II: Midnight Moonlight, They Love Each Other, Don't Let Go>Other One Jam>Don't Let Go
Robert Hunter and Comfort opened (Billed as Comfort/Hunter).
KZSU FM broadcasted the first set.
"There is an interesting story about why only part of this show circulates on FM. KZSU (Stanford University radio station) arranged to broadcast this show live on their station. During the set break, the Stanford DJ played some punk rock music. He cut back during Midnight Moonlight that opened Set 2, but soon after came on the air and declared Jerry "boring" and switched back to playing punk rock music. Thus the rest of the show was never broadcast."[9]

6/18/78 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, They Love Each Other, Mystery Train, Tore Up Over You
II: Mission In The Rain, Let Me Roll It, Gomorrah, I'll Be With Thee, Midnight Moonlight
E: Rhapsody In Red
Jerry plays the Ibanez MC500/SP Tree Of Life 1977 electric guitar.

10/7/78 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Second That Emotion, It Ain't No Use, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Mystery Train, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
II: Tore Up Over You, Let Me Roll It, Gomorrah, Love In The Afternoon, I'll Be With Thee, Rhapsody In Red
"Garcia, Keith and Donna (GD) were working at Club Front on Shakedown Street during the day, gigging with JGB at night."[7]

10/8/78 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, Simple Twist Of Fate, Mystery Train
II: Love In The Afternoon, Mission In The Rain, Gomorrah, The Harder They Come, Midnight Moonlight
"They were doing Simple Twist of Fate, when a young woman, late teens or early 20's, climbed up on Jerry's side of the stage. A stage hand was moving towards her, as she walked towards Jerry, when he turned to her, just as he was singing the last verse, and sang the line "She was born in spring, but I was born too late...Blame it on a simple twist of fate." and she was mesmerized, melted, and the stage hand gently took her hand and walked her off stage. It was so gentle, and amazing... I'll never forget that."[13]

11/3/78 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain, Simple Twist Of Fate, Tore Up Over You, Love In The Afternoon
II: So What?, That's Alright Mama, Gomorrah, I'll Be With Thee, Rhapsody In Red, Rubin And Cherise
Keith and Donna's last show.

11/4/78 Jerry Garcia Band
This show may have been canceled.

2/28/79 Reconstruction
3/1/79 Reconstruction
4/28/79 Reconstruction
Tellin' My Friends, I'll Take A Melody, Nessa, Do I Move You, Struggling Man, Long Train Running

5/30/79 Reconstruction
I: Lovely Night For Dancing, Someday Baby, Lyinda, I Just Want To Stop, The Mohican And The Great Spirit
II: That's What Love Will Make You Do, Tellin' My Friends, Make It Better, Fast Tone, I'll Take A Melody, Another Star, Dear Prudence

6/16/79 Reconstruction
I: Tellin' My Friends, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Nessa, Do I Move You, I'll Take A Melody
II: Lovely Night For Dancing, What You Won't Do For Love, Welcome To The Basement, When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game, Fast Tone, Dear Prudence

6/17/79 Reconstruction
I: Make It Better, I Just Want To Stop, Struggling Man, Another Star, That's What Love Will Make You Do
II: Tellin' My Friends, Someday Baby, Lyinda, Ain't That Lovin' You, Sama Layuca

6/22/79 Reconstruction
Fast Tone, It Ain't No Use, Tellin' My Friends, The Jealous Kind, What You Won't Do For Love, Long Train Running, Struggling Man, Make It Better, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Dear Prudence

7/7/79
Reconstruction
I: Tellin' My Friends, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Do I Move You, Another Star, Struggling Man, Make It Better
II: Lovely Night For Dancing, I'll Take A Melody, Nessa, I Just Want To Stop, The Mohican And The Great Spirit, Dear Prudence
Alice Stone opened.

7/8/79 Reconstruction
Make It Better, Someday Baby, Soul Roach, What You Won't Do For Love, Lyinda, It Ain't No Use, Tellin' My Friends, The Jealous Kind, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Fast Tone, Dear Prudence
Chris Rowan opened.

8/4/79 Reconstruction
This show was canceled.

8/5/79 Reconstruction
This show was canceled.

9/15/79 Reconstruction
I: Tellin' My Friends, Struggling Man, Lovely Night For Dancing, Nessa, Make It Better, That's What Love Will Make You Do
II: Another Star, What You Won't Do For Love, Someday Baby, Fast Tone, Ain't That Lovin' You>Dear Prudence

9/29/79 Reconstruction
Jerry didn't show up for this gig.
"..there was a night when he didn't show up for a gig., which was done purposely, I think. It was sabotaged [Saunders won't say by whom]. They didn't tell him there was a gig to get to. And shortly after that he and John started a different group and I sort of lost touch with him."[14]

According to John Kahn, the band "didn't seem to be headed anywhere for us. It was stuck in a bag. Without putting anybody down, it was just a period of non-growth musically, I thought, and Jerry thought so too. We dealt with it like Jerry dealt with a lot of things - we just sort of ditched it. We hid and just didn't have any gigs for a long time, and then we started another band. It wasn't very well done... Jerry was supposed to do that one himself, because I'd been the guy that fired Kreutzmann to get Tutt. So it was his turn, but of course he wouldn't do it."
Martin Fierro: "Merl and I got dropped without as much as a fanfare or a warning. I went to Steve Parish and said, 'Hey man, when's our next gig?' ...And he's like, 'Didn't you hear? You got fired a month ago.' 'What?' 'Legion of Mary doesn't exist anymore.' I was so sad and disillusioned and it took me a few years to get over it... I didn't see [Jerry again] for maybe 15 years..."
And what Saunders told Jackson:
'Though Merl admits it hurt "to get thrown out of the group I started," he doesn't believe Garcia was the instigator of the change. "I think it was professional jealousy. And it had nothing to do with Jerry. It was the power that Jerry and I had together. It was a big force. And some people were threatened by it. Sometimes things happened and Jerry didn't even know about them. Sometimes something would happen and he'd know about it and just turn his head. In this case, I don't think he initiated it, but he let it happen."[15]

10/14/79
Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, Let It Rock, Deal, After Midnight, I'll Take A Melody
II: Money Honey, Love In The Afternoon, That's Alright Mama, Russian Lullaby, Positively 4th Street, The Harder They Come

11/16/79 Jerry Garcia Band
I: After Midnight, Catfish John, Simple Twist Of Fate, How Sweet It Is
II: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, That's Alright Mama, Sitting In Limbo, Tore Up Over You

12/20/79 Jerry Garcia Band
Love In The Afternoon, Let It Rock, Simple Twist Of Fate, That's Alright Mama, How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, After Midnight, Tore Up Over You

12/21/79 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, Russian Lullaby, After Midnight
II: How Sweet It Is, Postively 4th Street, Deal
E: The Harder They Come
Bill Belger Band opened.

1/20/80 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sitting In Limbo, That's Alright Mama, Friend Of The Devil, Tore Up Over You
II: The Harder They Come, Russian Lullaby, When I Paint My Masterpiece, After Midnight>Eleanor Rigby>After Midnight

8/9/80 Jerry Garcia Band[27]
I: Sugaree, Catfish John, Money Honey, Tangled Up In Blue
II: The Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain, Jam*, Dear Prudence, Midnight Moonlight

8/10/80 Jerry Garcia Band[26]
1/22/81 Jerry Garcia Band
Let It Rock, Simple Twist Of Fate, Like A Road, Sitting In Limbo, I'll Take A Melody
Melvin Seals debut.

1/23/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Mississippi Moon, Deal
II: The Harder They Come, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Russian Lullaby, Dear Prudence, Midnight Moonlight
For both 1-22/23-81 "I was sitting at the table with Dick and his friend from Pahoa, HI. I don't remember exactly who was playing -- beside Jerry and John. What I do remember about many shows in the 1980 era was Ozzie Allers and Jimmy Warren, both playing at the same time. I remember the guy in front on stage right would be playing some smaller keyboard set up and the other guy who was more center stage and in the back by John Kahn was playing this really tiny keyboard. I don't remember who was who. I know I was glad that one of them departed and then glad when the other on departed -- and they had Melvin!"[10]

4/24/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: After Midnight, They Love Each Other, It's No Use, Mississippi Moon, Tangled Up In Blue
II: Mission In The Rain, The Harder They Come, Simple Twist Of Fate, Tore Up Over You, Midnight Moonlight

5/27/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, Wonderful World, Simple Twist Of Fate, Tangled Up In Blue
II: I'll Take A Melody, Tore Up Over You, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Dear Prudence, Midnight Moonlight

5/28/81 Jerry Garcia Band
The Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain, Let It Rock, Midnight Moonlight, Russian Lullaby

7/24/81 Jerry Garcia Band
8/23/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Way You Do The Things You Do, They Love Each Other, Second That Emotion, Mississippi Moon, Roadrunner, Deal
II: The Harder They Come, Don't Let Go, Simple Twist Of Fate, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Tangled Up In Blue

10/25/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Way You Do The Things You Do, I'll Take A Melody, Simple Twist Of Fate, Second That Emotion, Mystery Train, Tangled Up In Blue
II: Sugaree, Catfish John, Mississippi Moon, Don't Let Go, Midnight Moonlight
This tour was billed as "The Return Of Ron Tutt" on the Grateful Dead's telephone hotline at the time.[16]

12/17/81 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, Simple Twist Of Fate, Second That Emotion, Tangled Up In Blue
II: The Harder They Come, Don't Let Go, Valerie, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Dear Prudence, Midnight Moonlight

2/4/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Mississippi Moon, Mystery Train, Valerie, Deal
II: Second That Emotion, Sugaree, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue
"My first west coast JGB show was at the Keystone Palo Alto was on Feb. 4th, 1982. I left my spot front row at Jer's feet to go to the bar, and just to the left of where I bellied up was John Belushi talking to Al Franken. Wasn't about to interrupt them so I headed back to try and get close to my spot and was pleasantly surprised (for an east-coaster) to see that, despite the fact that I wasn't with anyone else that I knew, my spot on the rail was there waiting for me, as if I'd never left!"[22]

2/5/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Way You Do The Things You Do, Sitting In Limbo, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Simple Twist Of Fate, Second That Emotion
II: Mission In The Rain, Roadrunner, Valerie, Tore Up Over You, Tangled Up In Blue

2/27/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: The Way You Do The Things You Do, I'll Take A Melody, Simple Twist Of Fate, Let It Rock, Deal
II: The Harder They Come, Mission In The Rain, Valerie, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue

5/14/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, I'll Take A Melody, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Love In The Afternoon, Run For The Roses
II: Mission In The Rain, Valerie, Mystery Train, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue

5/15/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, It's No Use, Mississippi Moon, Run For The Roses
II: The Way You Do The Things You Do, Don't Let Go, Russian Lullaby, The Harder They Come, Midnight Moonlight

6/12/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: I'll Take A Melody, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Valerie, Run For The Roses
II: Second That Emotion, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Russian Lullaby, Tore Up Over You, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue

10/22/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, I'll Take A Melody, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Simple Twist Of Fate, Deal
II: They Love Each Other, Valerie, Love In The Afternoon, Tough Mama, Dear Prudence, Run For The Roses

10/23/82 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, It's No Use, Second That Emotion, Run For The Roses
II: Roadrunner, The Harder They Come, Valerie, Dear Prudence, Midnight Moonlight

2/26/83 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, Valerie, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, Let It Rock, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue

2/27/83 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Run For The Roses, Love In The Afternoon, Second That Emotion, Simple Twist Of Fate, Deal
II: Mission In The Rain, The Harder They Come, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Midnight Moonlight

7/20/83 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Cats Under The Stars, Catfish John, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Mississippi Moon, Run For The Roses
II: Mission In The Rain, Love In The Afternoon, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue

11/12/83 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Catfish John, Simple Twist Of Fate, Cats Under The Stars, Run For The Roses
II: Rhapsody In Red, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Don't Let Go, Deal

3/2/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, Cats Under The Stars, Dear Prudence, Run For The Roses
II: Mission In The Rain, The Harder They Come, Gomorrah, Rubin And Cherise, Tangled Up In Blue

3/9/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Second That Emotion, Love In The Afternoon, Valerie, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: Cats Under The Stars, They Love Each Other, Russian Lullaby, Tore Up Over You, Midnight Moonlight

5/11/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, Run For The Roses, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Cats Under The Stars
II: Rhapsody In Red, Mission In The Rain, Love In The Afternoon, Dear Prudence, Tangled Up In Blue
"Well, I couldn’t find my ticket stub, but I found the next best thing, a copy of the recording that Larry made that night. Mark me down for 5/11/84. There are places that I can clearly hear myself shouting over the music.  What a newbie!
I was nineteen years old and most of my live music experience was arena rock and roll shows, such as Tom Petty, Def Leppard, Van Halen, etc.
We arrived at the Keystone, which is a non-descript building in a slightly run-down area of town.  When we walked in, I remember thinking that the place was so small that there was no way that a band could make any money playing there.  I am not even sure the bar held 200 people.
Well, the place was packed and Jerry and his band came out and played How Sweet It Is, and I was hooked.  I had never listened to any of Jerry’s non-Dead stuff, so I really didn’t know what to expect.
The entire show was kind of surreal. It was such a small place to perform, Jerry and the band were clearly enjoying themselves, and there was a very strong sense of warmth and intimacy, which I had never experienced at a live performance.  Everyone was smiling and dancing and having a wonderful time.  It was a special evening which I will never forget. I remember the trip home, where Larry drove us over the San Mateo Bridge, going flat-out in his new Supra. Quite an evening."[21]

7/28/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: I'll Take A Melody, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Run For The Roses, Love In The Afternoon, Deal
II: Cats Under The Stars, Like A Road, Tore Up Over You, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight

7/29/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, Second That Emotion, Tangled Up In Blue
II: The Harder They Come, Mississippi Moon, Don't Let Go, Midnight Moonlight

8/26/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, Run For The Roses, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Tangled Up In Blue
II: Mission In The Rain, Love In The Afternoon, Dear Prudence, Don't Let Go, Midnight Moonlight

8/27/84
Jerry Garcia Band
I: Cats Under The Stars, Catfish John, Simple Twist Of Fate, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: I'll Take A Melody, The Harder They Come, Don't Let Go, Midnight Moonlight

9/18/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Sugaree, Cats Under The Stars, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Tangled Up In Blue
II: Rhapsody In Red, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight

9/19/84 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Run For The Roses, Love In The Afternoon, Second That Emotion, Mississippi Moon, Deal
II: Mission In The Rain, Dear Prudence, Rubin And Cherise, Midnight Moonlight

12/10/84 Jerry Garcia Band
"Michael Hedges opened and his guitar was stolen out of his van during Garcia's set...JJ: Your latest release "Oracle" was inspired by the return of a long lost or stolen guitar? MH: It was about 1982 , and I had just made "Breakfast In The Field", my first record. That album was recorded with a Somogyi guitar and another guitar made by Kenneth Dubourg from Baltimore. It was a nice guitar because it was the first real handmade instrument I had seen when I was at the Peabody Institute. The music stores in town carried nice Martin's and Gurian's but this Dubourg was a one of a kind, and in fact it was experimental in design with less bracing. It was kind of the classic story where the guy keeps returning to the guitar store to play the same instrument. I had no money because I was in school, but finally I got enough bucks to get it and when I went to the music store it wasn't there! I talked to the owner of the store who put me in touch with the luthier who helped me track down the woman who had purchased it. It turns out she wasn't that particular, she just liked the guitar . Kenneth Dubourg offered her another one of his instruments which she didn't mind trading for so I could have the guitar she had bought. I had played several of his guitars and there was definitely something about that one that was ringing like a bell for me, inside. I wrote several tunes from my first record on that instrument as well as some others that got lost when that guitar was stolen. I had made "Breakfast In The Field" and was on tour when it was stolen at a Jerry Garcia show at the Stone Club in Palo Alto. I was pretty heartbroken because I had written my wedding song, "Woman Of The World" on that guitar. We move to 1995 , and I got a note backstage at a show from someone who thought they had my guitar. It had changed hands several times, it was broken where the headstock meets the neck, and someone had been repaired it by wrapping dental floss around it. There were cracks as well, so I was glad to see it , but on the other hand I was heartbroken and I didn't want to look at the thing. A friend of mine was at that show in Ashland and he was on his way to Palo Alto , so I gave it to him and asked him to take it to Grypheon Guitars in Palo Alto figuring they would know what to do with it. I eventually got it back just like new! It rang , and everything was so nice that I even began remembering a few tunes I had written on it but had never recorded, as well as writing a few new things which gave me the tunes to fill out the "Oracle" record."[19]

6/3/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, They Love Each Other, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Mississippi Moon, Deal
II: I'll Take A Melody, Simple Twist Of Fate, Midnight Moonlight
Ron Price opened.
Jerry plays a Modulus guitar.[17][18]

8/10/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Get Out Of My Life Woman, Like A Road, It's No Use, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: Rhapsody In Red, Dear Prudence, Rubin And Cherise, Midnight Moonlight

8/11/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Cats Under The Stars, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Run For The Roses, When I Paint My Masterpiece, How Sweet It Is
II: Sugaree, They Love Each Other, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight
"I heard a story about David Kemper. Apparently he brought a video camera backstage at a show and was filming everything. Parish told him to put the camera down, he kinda laughed it off and kept filming. Parish then slapped the camera out of his hands, breaking it. Shortly thereafter he was fired. Dang shame on that."[12]

9/28/85 John Kahn (acoustic)
I: Deep Elem Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Little Sadie, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Jack-A-Roe, Run For The Roses
II: Rubin And Cherise, She Belongs To Me, I've Been All Around This World, Bird Song, Ripple, Goodnight Irene
Jerry plays a Takamine guitar.

10/7/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Get Out Of My Life Woman, They Love Each Other, Run For The Roses, Love In The Afternoon, Tangled Up In Blue
II: When I Paint My Masterpiece, Think, Rubin And Cherise, Gomorrah, Deal

10/8/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: How Sweet It Is, Think, Simple Twist Of Fate, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Run For The Roses
II: Cats Under The Stars, Mission In The Rain, Rubin And Cherise, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight

12/21/85
Jerry Garcia Band
I: I'll Take A Melody, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Like A Road, Dear Prudence, Run For The Roses
II: How Sweet It Is, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Rubin And Cherise, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight
"I stood five feet from him the whole night. He didn't open his eyes once. He also stood at the mike, or one step back or at his amp. Not much movement. The show was great AND I got one of his guitar picks. I was very polite to a stagehand. He got the pick, looked at it and said "I haven't given one of these away in seven years" and handed it to me."[4]

12/22/85 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Cats Under The Stars, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Think, Deal
II: The Harder They Come, Sugaree, Run For The Roses, Mississippi Moon, Midnight Moonlight

1/16/86 John Kahn (acoustic)
II: Dire Wolf, Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie, Bird Song, She Belongs To Me, Ripple, Goodnight Irene
Jerry plays a Takamine guitar.

3/9/86 Jerry Garcia Band
I: I'll Take A Melody, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Like A Road, Run For The Roses, Deal
II: Cats Under The Stars, Mississippi Moon, Gomorrah, Russian Lullaby, Midnight Moonlight

5/18/86 Jerry Garcia Band
I: I'll Take A Melody, Simple Twist Of Fate, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Mississippi Moon, Love In The Afternoon, Deal
II: Cats Under The Stars, Mission In The Rain, Dear Prudence, Rubin And Cherise, Gomorrah, Midnight Moonlight

5/19/86 Jerry Garcia Band
I: Think, They Love Each Other, Like A Road, Run For The Roses
II: How Sweet It Is, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Cats Under The Stars, Rubin And Cherise, Midnight Moonlight

Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
1.)^http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/search/label/Keystones, Arnold, Corry, January 9-10, 1976: Sophie's, Palo Alto, CA: The Jerry Garcia Band with James Booker, http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/05/january-9-10-1976-sophies-palo-alto-ca.html
2012-05-24, Lost Live Dead
2.)^San Jose Mercury News, 1986-06-12, KEYSTONE PALO ALTO TO CLOSE JULY 6 ROCK MAY ROLL TO NEW HOME IN SAN JOSE
3.)^crypdev, 2011-11-05, http://hooterollin.blogspot.com/2011/11/jerry-garcia-band-keystone-scheduling.html
4.)^Rosman, Loren, comments, 2013-10-27, https://www.facebook.com/
5.)^Immaculately Gone, comments, http://www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/1205
6.)^Angus, Harry, author, 2013-12-07.
7.)^Jerry Garcia's Middle Finger, 2013-12-04, http://jgmf.blogspot.com/
8.)^Garcia Tomorrow Only, Oakland Tribune, January 28, 1977, p. 30., http://www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/2397
9.)^http://www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/1298
10.)^Knudsen, Jeff, comments, 2011-12-11, LN jg1981-01-23.jgb.all.aud-latvala.97205.flac164, 2011-12-06, http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2011/12/ln-jg1981-01-23jgballaud.html
11.)^Wykes, S.L.,  Mercury News Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News (CA), June 12, 1986 Section: Local Page: 1B
12.)^frogdance, comments, 2014-01-14, Other Stuff, http://www.philzone.org/
13.)^milobender, comments, 2008-04-01, General Discussion, http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=311&t=4309&start=15
14.)^Saunders, Merl, Jackson, Blair, Garcia:An American Life, pg. 307, Reconstructing Reconstruction, January-February and August-September 1979, 2012-11-01, http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/11/reconstructing-reconstruction-january.html
15.)^Light Into Ashes, comments, 2012-11-06, Reconstructing Reconstruction, January-February and August-September 1979, 2012-11-01, http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2012/11/reconstructing-reconstruction-january.html
16.)^Corry342, comments, 2010-12-30, JGB: early 1980s drummers and backup singers, 2010-12-29, http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2010/12/jgb-early-1980s-drummers-and-backup.html?showComment=1296383994855#comment-c94905313472382853
17.)^Waltah, comments, 2014-03-29, Garcia, http://www.deadnetcentral.com/webx?7@763.uf16aRtFmV5.6@.ee7b152/51308
18.)^Jackson, Blair, Golden Road no. 7, Summer 1985, p. 9.
19.)^http://www.solidairrecords.com/AMR_interviews/hedges.html, http://www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/1731
20.)^McDonough, Jack, Palo Alto Club Fights To Book Acts, 1978-01-07, Billboard 90, pg. 32, 36.
21.)^Curry, Jeff, 2014-08-27, email to author.
22.)^Robinson, Jonathan, comments, 2015-01-07, Grateful Dead Tour Veterans 1980's, facebook.com
23.)^Booker, James, Flight Of The Bumblebee: LN jg1976-01-09.jgb.all.sbd-tjs.8386.shn2flac, 2015-01-18, http://jgmf.blogspot.com/

24.)^Draper, Gil, 2015-04-01, telephone interview with author.

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