The New Riders of the Purple Sage open for the Dead (1981)

December 31, 1981 - The New Riders of the Purple Sage - that is John Dawson (g, voc, harmo), David Nelson (g, voc), Allen Kemp (g, voc), Buddy Cage (pedal steel) & Patrick Shanahan (d) - will play before The Grateful Dead at Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA

New Riders Of The Purple Sage are still playing (2014)

November 26, 2014 - New Riders Of The Purple Sage with long time members David Nelson (g, voc) & Buddy Cage (pedal steel) plus "new comers" Michael Falzarano (g, voc), Johnny Markowski (d) & vocals Ronnie Penque (b, voc) will jam at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

The New Riders of the Purple Sage travel to New-Jersey (1975)

October 31, 1975 - The New Riders of the Purple Sage - that is John Dawson (g, voc), David Nelson (g, voc), Buddy Cage (pedal ste), Skip Battin (b, voc) and Spencer Dryden (d) plus vocalists Susan Collins & Margie Raymond - perform at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 35/52

New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Who, Southside Johnny, The B 52's, Richie Furay, Peter Frampton, Pat Benatar, Grateful Dead, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop

Happy Birthday Phil Lesh

March 15, 1940 - Philip Chapman Lesh simply known as Phil Lesh, bassist and co-founding member of the Grateful Dead, is 81. Happy Birthday, SirThe Grateful Dead 's 'Wake of the Flood' is a studio album (the first without founding member Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan) released on October 15, 1973 by Grateful Dead Records. >>Grateful Dead's 'From the Mars Hotel' is a studio album recorded in April…