Furthurmore Friday Week 101

Week 101

Q: In a masterful blast of inspiration, what Grateful Dead song about a specific cultural event was written and performed live within two weeks of the event taking place?

A: New Speedway Boogie, written about the Altamont concert and its aftermath. The concert took place December 6, 1969, and the song was debuted live by the Grateful Dead on December 20, 1969.

John Latimer
Lebanon, PA