valentine’s day, 45 years ago. dick’s picks 4 is renowned mostly for the dark star > other one > lovelight that comprises 90 minutes of definitive dead. this is my favorite part of the release too, but i also love the first track: “intro by zacherle.”
john zacherle was a radio and television host for horror films in the 50s and 60s. why he was introducing the grateful dead at a midnight concert in new york is beyond me, but introduce them he did, with one of my favorite sentences ever spoken:
haha. my boy. well, well, this is glorious sunday morning…
the grateful goddamn dead!