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The Family Dog on The Great Highway Discography

After the Avalon lost its performance licence at the end of 1968 the Family Dog relocated its Bay Area performances to a building on Great Highway just north of Balboa Street. The building was possibly 660 The Great Highway. This building probably dated from the 1880's and over the years its activities had included a 1920's/1930's eatery (Topsy's Roost), a dance hall (the Surf Club) and an amusement race track. The Family Dog used this venue regularly for about a year between June 1969 and June 1970. The building has now been demolished.

This page is an attempt to document all albums or part-albums recorded live at The Family Dog on The Great Highway.

The Family Dog on The Great Highway: 1969

At the Family Dog Ballroom, Jefferson Airplane, 2007

Archive live material from September 1969. Jerry Garcia sat in with the Airplane during the jam that closes the CD.

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Devil's Kitchen, Devil's Kitchen, 2011

Limited edition vinyl release of live recordings from 1969.

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Fly Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Airplane, 2004

One track on this DVD of live recordings is from the Family Dog in 1969.

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Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes, Velvet Underground, 2001

Three CD set of live recordings at the Family Dog and Matrix in San Francisco and Washington University in St.Louis in 1969.

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The Family Dog on The Great Highway: 1970

Grateful Dead Download Series: A Night At The Family Dog 2/4/70, Grateful Dead, 2005

Download only release of the Grateful Dead set at the Family Dog on February 4, 1970.

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A Night At The Family Dog DVD, Various Artists, 2007

Performance footage of Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Santana at the Family Dog on February 4, 1970. Originally broadcast on National Educational Television Network (NET) in 1970.

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Family Dog at the Great Highway, 4/18/70

A limited edition 2 LP release of acoustic Dead and solo Pigpen from the April 18, 1970 show at Family Dog On The Great Highway. This album was released on Black Friday Record Store Day in November 2013.

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Rock Festival, The Youngbloods, 1970

Live 1970 recordings from The Family Dog on the Great Highway; Provo Park, Berkeley; University of Santa Clara; Euphoria, San Rafael; Pacific High Recording, San Francisco; and the Barn, Marshall.

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Live At The Family Dog, Danny Cox, 1970

Live recordings from 1970.

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Last updated October 2013