Coming to YouTube on June 23rd as part of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Stream” live archival video series, is the band’s July 14th, 1990 concert at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The never-before aired show will be posted in celebration of what would’ve been band lyricist Robert Hunter‘s 80th birthday.
Jambase.com reported, “One of keyboardist Brent Mydland‘s last concerts with the Dead, the Foxboro second set featured the band’s final performance of his song ‘I Will Take You Home.’ Mydland tragically died on July 26, 1990, at the age of 37, just days after playing the final show of the band’s 1990 Summer Tour. Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who co-wrote several songs with Hunter over many years, will appear on the “Shakedown Stream” pre-show with co-hosts David Lemieux and Gary Lambert.”
Not too long before the Foxboro gig, Jerry Garcia spoke about his time in the Grateful Dead: “A large part of my life, I’ve spent doing something, which has turned out being more fun than I thought it was going to be, and it’s lasted way longer than I imagined it might, and it’s taken me places that I would never, ever imagined. It’s hard to separate myself from the experience. After all, it is my life. For me, it’s 24 years of all kinds of stuff like everybody goes through — y’know, life and death, and kids grown’ up. And, y’know, the Grateful Dead has been this one, constant, continuous source during the whole thing.”