One More Saturday Night (song)

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This article is about the Grateful Dead song. For the Nils Lofgren song, see Nils Lofgren (album).

"One More Saturday Night" is a song written by Bob Weir and performed by the Grateful Dead. Weir is credited with writing "One More Saturday Night", although there is evidence that the song was originally written with Robert Hunter, with different lyrics. Weir wanted to call his version "US Blues", but Hunter did not agree and disavowed himself of the song.[1]

The song was first performed on 19 October 1971 by the Grateful Dead, and first appeared on Bob Weir's Ace album, and The Grateful Dead's Europe '72 live album. After that it became a regular part of the Dead's repertoire, and as might be expected, was frequently heard on Saturday shows; with its short, compact form and energetic crescendoes, it was a popular break from some of the Dead's more challenging pieces. It has continued to be regularly performed by post-Grateful Dead collaboratives, including The Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Dead, Furthur, RatDog, and various solo Weir projects.

U. S. Senator (D-MN), comedian and political commentator Al Franken, a Grateful Dead fan who used the group's music on his radio show, named his 1986 comedy film One More Saturday Night after the song. Basketball great and Deadhead extraordinaire Bill Walton's 2000s Sirius satellite radio show is named after the song.

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