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Re: A Different Side Of Jerry#75704 2 years, 9 months agoI find it amazing that the interviewer (Al Frankin) a Harvard graduate, was recently elected to the US Senate (representing Minnesota). We are everywhere!
Here's a touch of an interview Al gave with jambands .back in 2006. You can read the entire interview at:
It’s a rare treat to interview someone who made your childhood that much brighter, but Stuart Smalley himself, Al Franken, was nice enough to take a break from his radio show to talk about his Grateful Dead experiences. He saw his first show after graduating from Harvard, and his last show while making Stuart Saves His Family in Las Vegas (I don’t care what anyone says. The movie is an American classic.).
“That last show was really special,” Franken said. “I took my daughter backstage and she got to meet Jerry.”
Franken, unlike the casual Deadhead (and casual Deadhead may be an oxymoron), knew the band, and worked with them, putting on sketches for NYE extravaganzas, getting the band on Saturday Night Live, and even writing a move entitled “One More Saturday Night.” He shared stories about being backstage, in front of the stage, and even in production with, the Grateful Dead.
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