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Cornell University Press director Dean Smith shares insights into Peter Conners book ‘Cornell ’77: The Music, The Myth And The Magnificence Of The Grateful Dead’s Show At Barton Hall.’
Read about one Deadhead’s experience at a historic Grateful Dead concert in 1977 along with rare photos and a crispy soundboard recording.
Listen to Duane Allman sit-in with the Grateful Dead on three songs at NYC’s Fillmore East on this date in 1971.
A new graphic novel entitled ‘Grateful Dead Origins’ documents the legendary band’s early days and formation. A deluxe edition comes with previously unreleased music from the era.
The Milwaukee Brewers are the latest Major League Baseball team to announce a Grateful Dead Tribute Night as part of their 2019 schedule.
One of the most memorable and successful collaborations the Grateful Dead facilitated happened on this date in 1990 when Branford Marsalis sat-in in Uniondale, New York.
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Grateful Dead at Soldier Field
- China Cat Sunflower
- I Know You Rider
- Estimated Prophet
- Built to Last
- Samson and Delilah
- Mountains of the Moon
- Throwing Stones
- Terrapin Station
- Unbroken Chain
- Days Between
- Not Fade Away
- Touch of Grey
- Attics of My Life
About Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band. Formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, “Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions,” the Grateful Dead were known for their unique and eclectic songwriting stylewhich fused elements of rock, folk music, bluegrass, blues, country, and jazzand for live performances of long modal jams.
Some of the band’s fans followed the band from concert to concert for years. These Deadheads were renowned for their dedication to the band’s music. Many followers referred to the band simply as The Dead.
The Grateful Dead’s career began under the name “The Warlocks” in Palo Alto, California. Eventually, they moved to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco. Many bands from this area, such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Santana, went on to national fame, giving San Francisco an image as a center for the hippie counterculture of the era. (Also see entry for the San Francisco Sound.) Of these bands, the Grateful Dead had the most “musicianly” background, including banjo and guitar player Jerry Garcia, blues musician “Pigpen” McKernan, the classically trained Phil Lesh and drummer Bill Kreutzmann. The Grateful Dead most embodied “all the elements of the San Francisco scene and came, therefore, to represent the counterculture to the rest of the country.”
The name “Grateful Dead” was chosen at random from a dictionary. Some claim it was a Funk & Wagnalls, others an Oxford Dictionary, but according to Phil Lesh, in his biography (pp. 62), “…Jer (Garcia) picked up an old Britannica World Language Dictionary…(and)…In that silvery elf-voice he said to me, ‘Hey, man, how about the Grateful Dead?'”
The Grateful Dead became the de facto resident band of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters, with the early sound heavily influenced by Kesey’s LSD-soaked Acid Tests, as well as R&B. Their musical influences varied widely with input from the psychedelic music of the era, combined with blues, jazz, rock and roll, and bluegrass. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world.”
courtesy of wikipedia.org
Watch Bob Dylan perform at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1998 to celebrate the singer-songwriter’s 78th birthday.
The Allman Brothers Band tribute act The Family Peach featuring Butch Trucks’ son and daughter played their first concert together on Wednesday night in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Watch Umphrey’s McGee dust off a Jane’s Addiction cover on Thursday night at Summer Camp that they last played on June 9, 2000 – a span of 2,251 shows.
Listen to Keller Williams’ new studio album ‘Add’ a week ahead of its official release.
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real fit a bevy of 2019 debuts into Thursday night’s concert in Eugene, including a pairing of “Cortez The Killer” and “Cinnamon Girl.”