Grateful Dead

Dick's Picks

Vol. 2: Ohio Theatre, Columbus

Oct 31, 1971

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Dick's Picks 02

Ohio Theatre, Columbus OH 10/31/71

There were friendly spirits indeed at play on this Halloween night, a gem of a show from early in Keith Godchaux's tenure with the Dead.


  • Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
  • Keith Godchaux - keyboards
  • Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
  • Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals


  • Recording - Rex Jackson
  • Tape Archivist - Dick Latvala
  • Design - Gecko Graphics
  • Artwork - GDM

Ben 10/31/2023 8:10:07 AM

"The best single CD in the bands catalog. "

Eric 12/4/2022 5:28:08 PM

"A gem. There’s a reason Dick picked this as #2. Sure 16 was his fave and that second frame is some hot tunage, but this just has that it. The dark star is can’t miss stuff. Great playing all the way through that will entertain the fans of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s dead and let’s face it, very few pre 72 shows can say that. "

Gold Pannin 8/5/2022 3:56:33 PM

"Incredible, I’m from Indiana and saw them a couple times. I wish I would have just traveled one one state and heard this. "

bamoroso 3/29/2015 7:06:21 PM

"Ok then, well I bought this Dick's Picks sometime ago and for some reason I hardly ever play it. But what a sheer delight it is to listen to after a long hiatas, especially the sound of Jerry's guitar, which i think was his Gibson SG (custom or special) which was somehow stolen from what I heard. I come from N.Y.C. and witnessed many Fillmore East shows with the Dead and I find this particular show very special and very glad Dick, in his spacial wisdom released it, thanks very much. Would love to hear more of this show but it seems that this is the second set. Anyway to know if the first set is floating around somewhere? Love to hear from folks who witnessed this show in Columbus Ohio. By the way I was at the Hell's Angels sponsored show at the Anderson Theater in NYC and that was quite a scene with the invasion of a Philadelphia biker club battling it out with the Angels out front befoe the show, lasted five minutes then went inside a rundown Yiddish theater from another time, same vintage Dead as this show. "


Setlist at Dick's Picks, Vol. 2: Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH on Oct 31, 1971

Set Two

Dark Star 1394


Sugar Magnolia 393


St. Stephen 430


Not Fade Away 445


Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 638


Not Fade Away 199


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