Deadheads Remember Englishtown ’77
The Largest Gathering in New Jersey History
About the Book
Deadheads may disagree on which Grateful Dead concert was their best ever, but no one would argue that their performance at Englishtown on Sept. 3, 1977, was something special. For Jim Daley, who saw the band for the first time on that date, it was a life-changing experience that he looks back on with fondness more than forty years later. Like many others, he does n’t remember much about that day … but he sure does remember the music. In this tribute to the band he loves so much, the author commemorates the landmark concert by sharing memories from those who were there.Together, the tapestry of recollections reveals a detailed picture of what that day was like, and why it was a defining moment for the band. Some people remember the day quite vividly, while others are a little foggy on details. For most people, however, the music is at the forefront of their recollections. Discover what it was really like on that hot, humid day at Raceway Park in Old Bridge,New Jersey, and how – at least for the day – the Grateful Dead got everything “Just exactly perfect”.
About the Author
Jim Daley, a lifelong Grateful Dead fan, is also the author of Grateful Memories: Ten Years on the Road Taping the Grateful Dead. This is the first Grateful Dead Memoir written by a taper. Jim started recording the Grateful Dead in 1979, at Nassau Coliseum.