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On Apr 9, 2013, at 11:55 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> What a shame about The Universal Panacea; what a great psych band name! I
> always liked The Charging Tyrannosaurus of Despair; their drummer didn't
> want anything to do with despair,
> so they changed it to Detroit White Light and Edison Company. I have no
> idea if either band recorded.
> 
> Uncle Dave
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 
>> Johnny Sunshine recorded at rehearsals and at KPFA Berkeley when we did
>> two live broadcasts and I still have some personal tapes, but we never
>> recorded professionally. Unfortunately the Berkeley masters are not in that
>> stash of KPFA tape that survived. The Universal Panacea never recorded.
>> Malcolm
>> 
>> *******
>> 
>> 
>> On 4/9/2013 12:25 AM, eugene hayhoe wrote:
>> 
>>> So, Malcolm, what was the name of the band? Did you record?
>>> 
>>> --- On Mon, 4/8/13, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> From: Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] another old thread -- Grateful Dead shows
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:56 PM
>>> 
>>> One of the bands I was in played with the Dead on a number of gigs in the
>>> mid 60s. Since we were both Haight based acts we knew each other (actually
>>> it was a small, music based community then). I was more interested in
>>> listening to them as their recording chops got better and better as the
>>> years went on. In the 70s I lived on Brady Street where His Master's Wheels
>>> (their recording studio) was. Burt (?) Furman, of power supply & EQs fame,
>>> had his start-up 2-man shop in the same place.
>>> I never came to appreciate the Dead's live stuff that much. I knew Mr.
>>> Pen (Pig, that is) fairly well and he let me sit in on his electric piano
>>> with the rest of the group at the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park. In those
>>> days I was more known for my banjo work than my piano picking. I think they
>>> were pleasantly surprised!
>>> Malcolm
>>> 
>>> *******
>>> 
>>> On 4/8/2013 2:12 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Rolling Stone took a stab at the 20 best Dead shows:
>>>> http://www.rollingstone.com/**music/news/20-essential-**
>>>> grateful-dead-shows-20130408<http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/20-essential-grateful-dead-shows-20130408>
>>>> 
>>>> I haven't heard all of these, but I have always liked the Fillmore East
>>>> Valentine's Day show and the Capitol Theatre shows, plus one or more of the
>>>> Winterlands. I dunno about the really early shows, it took those guys a few
>>>> years to learn their instruments.
>>>> 
>>>> -- Tom Fine
>>>