This historic concert shirt is rarely for sale. Now’s your chance to get your hands on this original, 1973 Summer Jam shirt concert shirt. Summer Jam featured the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Brothers Band, and The Band, and it took place in Watkins Glen, NY. The shirt design is amazing, with great images and colors. It features the Grateful Dead skeleton, along with a corn cob pipe, magic mushrooms, musical notes, swallows, and clouds. There is no design on the back. This shirt has been worn many times and shows standard signs of wear on a vintage shirt. It has been kept in storage for the past 30+ years. This is a shirt from the 1970’s, so the size is not consistent with today’s standards. Please view all of the photos, and examine the photos with the yardstick for the most accurate measurements. The shirt color is off-white. Depending on the lighting, it looks either light natural or silver. There are some stains on the front. Please see photos for details. This shirt would be an amazing addition to any Grateful Dead collection or concert shirt collection. Or you can wear it or do a professional photo shoot in it. Either way, now’s your opportunity to own it. Check out my other Grateful Dead tie dye concert shirt from 1987 that I have listed. Here is more information about the Summer Jam concert in Watkins Glen, NY with the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Band. The concert was produced by Shelly Finkel. Two promoters who previously organized a successful Grateful Dead concert at Dillon Stadium. At the Dillon Stadium concert, the Grateful Dead were joined on-stage by Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, and Jai Johanny Johanson, members of The Allman Brothers Band. This impromptu jam planted the seeds that would eventually spawn the “Summer Jam” concert in Watkins Glen, NY. Similar to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. An enormous traffic jam. Created chaos for those who attempted to make it to the concert site. Long and narrow country roads forced fans to abandon their vehicles and walk 58 miles on that hot summer day. 10 each, but for all the other people it was a free concert. The crowd was so huge that most of the audience was not able to see the stage. However the sound from the stage speakers was doubled 200 feet from the stage by four delay towers, towers with speakers wired to the stage amps but with a 0.175 second delay built in, so that by the time the sound from the stage speakers reaches the tower area through the air, the sound from the delay towers will be synchronized with the stage sound. There were six more delay towers arranged radially 200 feet further from those towers – 400 feet from the stage – and six more towers 200 feet further out. Sixteen delay towers in all, plus the main PA. They were driven by about 24,000 watts of power. Although the concert was scheduled to start on July 28, thousands of music fans were already at the concert site on the 27th. Of The Band requested to do a soundcheck. But was perplexed that so many people were sitting in front of the stage. Allowed the soundcheck with the crowd of people in front, and The Band ran through a few numbers to the delight of the audience. The Allman Brothers Band did their soundcheck next, playing One Way Out. The Grateful Dead’s legendary soundcheck turned into a two set marathon, featuring their familiar tunes such as Sugaree. “, “Tennessee Jed” and “Wharf Rat. On July 28, the day of the concert, 600,000 music fans had arrived in Watkins Glen. Grateful Dead performed first, playing two long sets. They opened with “Bertha” and played many hits such as Box Of Rain. Playing in the Band. ” and “Eyes of the World. The Band followed the Dead with one two-hour set. However, their set was cut in half by a drenching thunderstorm, in a scene again reminiscent of Woodstock, people were covered with mud. During the storm, keyboardist Garth Hudson. Performed his signature organ improvisation “The Genetic Method”; when the rain finally let up, the full Band joined Hudson on stage, and segued into their signature song “Chest Fever”, in a manner similar to how the songs were presented on The Band’s live album Rock of Ages. Finally, the Allman Brothers Band performed for three hours. Their performance included songs from their soon-to-be-released album Brothers and Sisters. Along with their standards In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. “, “Les Brers in A Minor” and ” Whipping Post. Following the Allmans’ second set, there was an hour encore jam featuring musicians from all three bands. The jam featured spirited renditions of Not Fade Away. Although there were no reports of violence at Watkins Glen, the day was marred by the death of Willard Smith, 35, a skydiver. From Syracuse, New York. Smith dived from an airplane carrying flares. One of the flares ignited his body suit, and he was engulfed in flames. Smith’s body was eventually found in the woods near the concert site. There is also the unsolved disappearance of two high school teenagers (Mitchel Weiser and Bonnie Bickwit) from Brooklyn who were hitchhiking to the concert. If you want to know more about their disappearance listen to Ep. 41 of The Vanished Podcast. Many historians claimed that the Watkins Glen event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. In essence, that meant that on July 28, one out of every 350 people living in America at the time was listening to the sounds of rock at the New York state racetrack. Considering that most of those who attended the event hailed from the Northeast. And that the average age of those present was approximately seventeen to twenty-four, close to one out of every three young people from Boston. Was at the festival. In 2013, a maintenance crew from Watkins Glen International found abandoned cars from the event in the woods on track property. The item “ORIGINAL 1973 SUMMER JAM SHIRT Grateful Dead Allman Brothers Band Watkins Glen” is in sale since Sunday, April 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Apparel”. The seller is “radgarment” and is located in Manasquan, New Jersey. 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