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The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead were San Francisco’s most representative rock band in the 1960s, when that city was at the center of a musical revolution. Combining an adventurous spirit that swung from one side of American music to another with a stage show that made their concerts a mind-altering experience unlike any other (all washed down with a large amount of drugs), the Dead’s influence and reputation far exceeded their mainstream popularity. They peaked in the early ‘70s with a pair of albums — ‘Workingman’s Dead’ and ‘American Beauty’ – that dug up old-school roots music for hippies. After that, they settled into a quarter-century career in which their records served as mere vehicles for the band’s onstage explorations of the music. By the ‘90s they had become one of the world’s biggest touring groups. Leader Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995 ended their long run.

Jay Blakesberg
Jay Blakesberg

Grateful Dead’s Second ‘Fare Thee Well’ Show Offers Broader Mix: Photos, Video, Set List

A clearly more relaxed Grateful Dead performed a mixture of songs from across their legendary repertoire during the Sunday, June 28, edition of their on-going Fare Thee Well reunion shows.

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Grateful Dead 50 Facebook
Grateful Dead 50 Facebook

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Show Ends With Rainbow, Prompting Conspiracy Theories

Rainbows were seemingly everywhere last week: all over social media, the White House and even in the sky during the closing moments of the Grateful Dead's first 50th anniversary reunion show on June 27.

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Jay Blakesberg
Jay Blakesberg

Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’ Opening Night: Photo Gallery

Check out over 30 photos from rehearsals and opening night of the Grateful Dead's 2015 'Fare Thee Well' reunion and farewell shows.

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Jeff Kravitz, Getty Images
Jeff Kravitz, Getty Images

Grateful Dead Kick Off ‘Fare Thee Well’ Shows With An Eye on the Past: Video, Setlist, Photos

The Grateful Dead's "core four" began their Fare Thee Well concerts on Friday in a fitting way, with the biographical "Truckin.'"

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Grateful Dead Records

41 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘From the Mars Hotel’

The Grateful Dead released their seventh studio album on June 27, 1974.

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Rhino

Grateful Dead to Release ‘Fare Thee Well’ Concerts on CD and DVD

The Grateful Dead have announced plans to sell audio and video of their final concerts.

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Grateful Dead Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Grateful Dead Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Even the Grateful Dead's most ardent supporters admit that making albums wasn't one the band's strengths.

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Warner Brothers Records/Dead.net
Warner Brothers Records/Dead.net

46 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Hint Toward the Future With ‘Aoxomoxoa’

The Grateful Dead were inching ever closer to capturing something essential in the studio with 'Aoxomoxoa,' which was released on June 20, 1969.

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Dead.net
Dead.net

Everything You Need to Know About the Grateful Dead Reunion Shows

Ultimate Classic Rock rounds up key information on the Grateful Dead's 2015 "Fare Thee Well" celebration.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Kick Up Some Rustic Dust on ‘Workingman’s Dead’

When the Grateful Dead returned to the studio in February 1970 to record Workingman's Dead, they didn't want to fuss over the songs.

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