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What is Your Favorite GD Era?

1965 - 1966 Warlocks & Beyond
No votes
0%
1967 - The summer of Love
No votes
0%
1968 - 1969 Rolling Thunder
3
16%
1970 - 1971 Pigpens Last Stand
3
16%
1972 - Europe and Beyond
1
5%
1973 - 1974 The Wall of Sound
8
42%
1975 - 1979 Dead is Jazz
1
5%
1980 - 1984 Bring On Brent
2
11%
1985 - 1990 Ups and Downs
1
5%
1991 - 1992 Bring on Bruce
No votes
0%
1992 - 1995 This was the Last Time
No votes
0%
1995 - now Ratdog, TOO, The Dead, Phil & Friends, ect.
No votes
0%

 #3997  by mikeohiostate
 Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:44 pm
tigerstrat wrote:I don't know the story or anything, but on the recording of 12/31/75, Hopkins gets on the mic and acts outrageously drunk and crass. Over the top.
I see what you mean! He was very drunk... I just got down listening to the recording and he couldn't even countdown to midnight properly.


"15..14..thirte...err.. 9.8.7.6.4.3.2.1.. Merry New Year! God bless em!"

 #4024  by Shaggy
 Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:56 pm
Hopkins finest moment when working with Jerry came on Reflections for me, listen to his playing on Tore Up Over You and I'll Take A Melody. He was a brilliant player, even better than Keith was. But he was messed by the time he worked with Jerry, too far down the track to stay on board for long. If he only he got him in the late 60's. Look at all the sessions he did. Great talent.