The Grateful Dead sing The National Anthem on Opening Day, Candlestick Park, 1993

On April 12, 1993, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick (then a keyboardist with the band) did the honors on opening day at Candlestick Park, singing the national anthem before the San Francisco Giants – Florida Marlins game. If you thought the Dead could never carry a tune, you’re in for a little surprise.

A few key things to remember about this moment. 1) It was the first season of baseball for the new Marlins expansion team. 2) Barry Bonds was still skinny and lean and homered in his first at bat. And 3) it was the only time that Jerry sang the anthem at a ball game. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh made a return visit last fall.

Via Open Culture