[X-post] I’m Sam Cutler, former Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones tour manager – AMA!


***And we’re done! Thanks so much to Mr. Cutler for the insights into our favorite band. Thanks to all of you for the great questions! See you tomorrow night as Couch Tour ’17 rolls into the City of the Big Shoulders!***

"I’m Sam Cutler, former Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones tour manager – AMA!" from gratefuldead

[Who is Sam Cutler?](http://imgur.com/cXQTaXu) He’s the man who brought you Watkins Glen and Europe ’72. He spent decades on the road with some of the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll, and he’ll be answering your questions on all topics† starting at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 29.

Sam is the author of *[You Can’t Always Get What You Wanted: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00466HQW4/)*, and most recently he appeared in the documentary *[Long Strange Trip](https://www.amazon.com/Long-Strange-Trip/dp/B072HHSYTQ/)*. He’ll be discussing the film on the Rock N Roll Archaeology Project’s *[Long Strange Podcast](http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/long-strange-podcast/)* 2-3 p.m. Monday, July 3.

He’s already had this to say about the film:

> Where the hell to BEGIN? Well, let’s begin with love. I loved the film. I loved that so many of the people in the film expressed love, LIVED in love, loved one another, and MOST OF ALL, loved Jerry. I became for a few years another person in that psychedelic army of people all over the planet who loved that gentle and so-loving man and his band. I was just so amazingly fortunate to have been his tour manager, co-manager (with Jon McIntyre and David Parker) and his agent, through my company Out of Town Tours from 1970 – 74.

You can read more of his thoughts and follow Sam’s adventures on [his Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/Sam-Cutler-1419240388141325/).

More about Sam from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cutler):

> Following the events at Altamont, Cutler stayed in the U.S. to deal with the aftermath, was befriended by Jerry Garcia, and subsequently hired by the Grateful Dead as their tour manager. He went on to become a co-manager of the band (with Jon McIntire and David Parker) and eventually became their agent and tour manager.
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> Cutler organized the Dead’s appearances at a number of memorable events including: the 1970 Festival Express Tour of Canada, The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (at 700,000+ paid admission the largest single paid admission events in rock n roll history), and the 1972 European Tour of the Grateful Dead, the musical results of which can be heard on the Dead’s triple live album Europe ’72.
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> Through his company, Out of Town Tours, Cutler coordinated the appearances of many artists including: Grateful Dead, The Band, The Allman Brothers, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Sons of Champlin, Mike Bloomfield, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and others.

† Yes, including Altamont.



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