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Grateful Dead - The Closing of Winterland
- Grateful Dead

Overview - During the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco's Winterland Arena was home to some of the era's most memorable rock concerts, hosting such musical legends as Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and The Who. When the world-famous venue closed its doors in 1978, rock promoter Bill Graham commemorated the event by organizing one last farewell concert--and he chose his favorite band the Grateful Dead to bring the party to a rockin' close.  Read more...

 
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During the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco's Winterland Arena was home to some of the era's most memorable rock concerts, hosting such musical legends as Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and The Who. When the world-famous venue closed its doors in 1978, rock promoter Bill Graham commemorated the event by organizing one last farewell concert--and he chose his favorite band the Grateful Dead to bring the party to a rockin' close. This special 2-disc collection marks the 25th anniversary of the legendary concert, recorded on New Year's Eve 1978 and featuring guest appearances by Graham, John Cipollina, Lee Oskar, Matt Kelly, Ken Kesey, Greg Errico, and John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as the Blues Brothers. In addition to the Dead concert, THE CLOSING OF WINTERLAND also includes exclusive interviews, archival footage, and other special features, making this the definitive account of an unforgettable moment in rock history.

Cast List

Paul Shaffer - Canadian Musician
Paul "The Shiv" Shaffer - Canadian Musician
John Belushi - American Actor/Comedian, ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
Bill Graham - Music Producer
Donald "Duck" Dunn - Member of the Blues Brothers band
The Grateful Dead
Matt Kelly - Musician
John Cipollina - Musician
Greg Errico - Musician
Lee Oskar - Musician
Dan Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Daniel Edward Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
The Blues Brothers
Ken Kesey - American Novelist

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 826663134001
  • Genre: Music Video: Concerts
  • Rating: NR
  • Release Date: September 2012

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