On this day in music history: December 31, 1978 - The Grateful Dead will headline the final show at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco, CA. The famed concert venue owned by rock promoter Bill Graham will also feature The Blues Brothers and New Riders Of The Purple Sage as the opening acts on the show. The eight hour long concert will be simulcast on local radio station KSAN-FM and the live broadcast is carried on local PBS television station KQED in San Francisco. The concert will conclude with a breakfast at dawn with the audience. The show will released on CD and DVD as “The Closing Of Winterland” in 2003. Following the closing of the venue, the building will finally be demolished in 1985, with apartment buildings being constructed on the site.