Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – High Grass Dogs: Live from the Fillmore DVD was filmed on March 15 & 16, 1999 at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California.
While watching the concert on TV the other night, I noticed a subtle yet appropriate tribute to one of the performers that made The Fillmore the legendary venue it is today. In this photo, sitting right behind Mike Campbell on top of a guitar amp is a cool looking Jerry Garcia doll.
The doll known as “The Jerry Doll” (SOLD OUT) was a Limited Edition officially licensed product sold by Liquid Blue.
Garcia and The Grateful Dead played The Fillmore and The Fillmore West countless times in their career. One of their most famous live albums is Fillmore West 1969, a three-CD album composed of selections from four concerts performed at Fillmore West. Petty often covers The Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” live in concert as a tribute to Garcia. Here’s another screen cap of Campbell & Petty with “The Jerry Doll” looming behind them.
Petty also paid a subtle tribute to John Lennon on the “Hard Promises” album released shortly after Lennon’s murder, check it out…