I may have mentioned this earlier, but Uncle John’s Band was my gateway into the Grateful Dead. The first Dead song that made me turn my head and say, “what was that?” As such, it holds a special place in my heart.
Ok, now for a totally random association with Uncle John’s Band and the Grateful Dead. When I was a kid I remember there was this short-lived TV show called Marker. It was only on for a season and I’m pretty sure I only saw a handful of the episodes that aired, but there was one episode where a hippy-ish woman had amnesia or something similar. She was a big Grateful Dead fan and the protagonist in the show bought a few Dead albums and used those to help her get her memory back. At least I think that’s what was going on – I saw it once twenty years ago! There was a scene though where the woman got on stage with a bar band and I’m pretty certain she sang Uncle John’s Band. While the memory is a bit fuzzy on the actual details, it certainly stuck with me over the years. I got into the Grateful Dead right around that time so it was one of my formative associations with the Dead, albeit a random one at that.
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