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Grateful Dead- Blues for Allah 45th Anniversary- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

If you really want to have fun with a self-proclaimed Deadhead, first have him/ her set down their phone and then ask them to name the Grateful Dead's highest-charting Billboard   album up to the band's 1987 best-seller, "In the Dark" . You'll get a lot "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" guesses, and after that I'd have picked "Terrapin Station". The correct answer turns out to be the tasty mid-decade effort by the Grateful Dead, "Blues for Allah". Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, & Phil Lesh are In the Studio.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers- San Francisco 2-6-97

Listen to the late great Tom Petty put the  Heartbreakers through their paces on an almost cinematic live arrangement of "Even the Losers", originally on Damn the Torpedoes,  here from February 1997 at the San Francisco Fillmore.- Redbeard…

Neil Young-The Needle and the Damage Done-San Francisco 1986

Neil Young live acoustic performance to mark the 45th anniversary of "Harvest".

Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow- Grace Slick,Marty Balin,the late Paul Kantner

To carve in three dimensions the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love in 1967 America, you would have to chisel the Jefferson Airplane's second album Surrealistic Pillow into any Mt. Rushmore of Rock...

Metallica- The Unforgiven- San Francisco 2-6-16

So who did the the NFL secure to perform at halftime during the historic 50th All-American Super Bowl, broadcast to over a billion viewers worldwide from San Francisco, a US city with a long rich heritage of musical contributions? Coldplay, the finest innocuous British band money can buy.