1978 – The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of Egypt’s Great Pyramid. T

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1978 – The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of Egypt’s Great Pyramid. There’s more than just T-shirt sales at stake. The band intends to get the Arabs and Israelis to settle their differences to music. Using King Cheops’ tomb as an echo chamber, the Dead play with a team of Nubian drummers in heat that ends up welding their speaker cabinets together. Accompanist Ken Kesey said that the 700-strong audience of “government operatives and spoiled Saudis” enjoyed the show.

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