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Jerry's Paycheck for December 12, 1966

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Geo, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Jerry Garcia's Payday

    A payroll check following the band’s trio of shows in December 1966 at The Fillmore, signed by
    Jerry Garcia and the band’s manager, went for $2,400 + the buyer’s premium in June 2017 at
    Heritage Auctions. Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions and Live Auctioneers.

    The $50 would be just a bit over $400 in 2020 for the 3 shows.

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    Who says RnR doesn't pay??? :D
     
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  3. dogmeat

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    doesn't seem like much even for 1966.

    I lived on Belvedere & 17th in 1970. about 6 blocks from that bank.
     
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    There was probably some prime directive from Jerry, like:

    66% of the take needs to be re-invested towards building the sound system into the best one in the world. Band/crew split the rest of the $, equally.
     
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    That’s why it pays to be in a smaller band=bigger piece of the pie

    I thought “jerry’s Paycheck” was a band name or something About a pacemaker
     
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    So per note played he made a penny? The way he plays anyway.
     
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  7. Geo

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    In '66 I played some one niters in a "standards band" and made $35 at each one.
    It was much more than what I made in rock bands.
     
  8. dogmeat

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    in 1970, in the bay area, we made at least 100 each or more per gig. especially when we were playing with "known" names. and yes, you would recognize those names. but even with no name top bill, the money was better if you could pull it off.
     
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