In May of 1968, promoter Bill Graham brought the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Paul Butterfield to New York for a free concert in Central Park. The Dead had been touring the East Coast, playing in Miami, Philadelphia, and New York in preparation for the release of their second album, "Anthem of the Sun". After this May show, Bill Graham joined concert-goers for a game of football in Sheep Meadows. Shortly after this free concert, the Dead moved their NY concerts indoors, usually playing for Graham at the Fillmore East.
Photographer, Joe Sia, captured moments by focusing on the faces of the performers, the crowd, and by giving the background, whether simple or wild, the importance it deserved in defining the artist and event. Sia's entire archive consists more than a quarter of a million photographs that document almost 35 years of music genre and giants.
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