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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.

26 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Release a Live Album Together

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Columbia

Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989.

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45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead’s Infamous ‘Truckin’’ Drug Bust

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The Grateful Dead's drug bust referenced in 'Truckin'' took place on Jan. 31, 1970.

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Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Compilation and New Archival Live Set

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Rhino

While they're saving up for tickets to the band's upcoming 50th anniversary reunion shows, Grateful Dead fans may also want to set aside some money for a pair of new albums drawing from the Dead's extensive archives.

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Grateful Dead Fan Reported Missing After 20 Years

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YouTube

A woman has filed a missing person's report on her son, whom she last saw in 1995 when he left to follow the Grateful Dead.

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Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Reunion Shows

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The four surviving original members of the band will reunite for three special shows in Chicago.

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Jimi Hendrix vs. the Grateful Dead – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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Ultimate Classic Rock

They made it through the first round, and now Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead face off in the semifinals of the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Grateful Dead vs. David Bowie – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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Ultimate Classic Rock

The first-round battle for induction into the completely fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame continues, with the Grateful Dead and David Bowie facing off.

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36 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

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YouTube

The Winterland Ballroom closed on December 31, 1978, with an epic Grateful Dead concert.

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Former Grateful Dead Manager Rock Scully Dies at 73

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Ben Gabbe, Getty Images

Rock Scully, the longtime manager of the Grateful Dead and a fixture on the Bay Area rock scene, has passed away at the age of 73 following a struggle with lung cancer.

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Little Girl Starts Subway Dance Party With Help From the Grateful Dead

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YouTube

A new viral video shows a little girl dancing on a subway platform to the Grateful Dead's 'Me and My Uncle.'

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