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Stagger Lee
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Stagger Lee was first performed by the Grateful Dead in August 1978. It was then played regularly through 1978 and 1979 but hardly at all in the first half of the 1980's. The song returned to the repertoire in 1985 and thereafter it was played on average just under 10 times a year through to 1995. In total the Grateful Dead played the song just under 150 times.

Stagger Lee is Robert Hunter's take on a story that is told in many other songs. There are no cover versions of the Garcia/Hunter song but there are many hundreds of recordings of traditional songs that form a family of Stagger Lee songs. A list of some of these recordings is provided on the traditional Stagger Lee page.



Grateful Dead

info Shakedown Street, 1978
info Good Lovin' / Stagger Lee, 1978, Arista 0383
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 9, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 21, 2001
info The Closing of Winterland, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland (DVD), 2003
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo, 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD), 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 5: 3/27/88, 2005
info Shakedown Street, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 4: Winterland 1978, 2008
info Road Trips Download: Philadelphia, Nov 5, 1979, 2008
info Formerly The Warlocks, 2010

The Dead

info Saratoga Springs, NY, June 20, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 27, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 8, 2003
info Indianapolis, IN, August 5, 2003
info Mountain View, CA, September 19, 2003
info Portland, OR, July 2, 2004
info Boston, MA, July 31, 2004
info Camden, NJ, August 8, 2004
info Bristow, VA, August 15, 2004
info Dead '09: Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 22, 2009

Furthur

info September 18, 2010, Redmond, WA
info November 8, 2010, Minneapolis, MN
info March 25, 2011, New York, NY
info July 30, 2011, St. Augustine, FL
info Oct 1, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Nov 18, 2011, Rosemont, IL
info January 17, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info April 20, 2013, Port Chester, NY

 
Robert Hunter

info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004

Ratdog

info New York NY, March 8, 2007
info New York NY, March 9, 2007
info New York NY, March 10, 2007
info Norfolk VA, March 20, 2007
info Athens GA, March 22, 2007
info Lowell MA, August 12, 2007
info Westbury, NY, October 31, 2007
info Raleigh, NC, November 11, 2007
info Wilkes Barre, PA, November 11, 2008
info Boulder, CO, August 30, 2009

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL
info Instant Live: July 1, 2006, Holmdel, NJ
info Instant Live: July 19, 2006, Kansas City, MO

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