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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.

Win the Grateful Dead’s ‘Live at the Cow Palace’ Box Set

Grateful Dead
Friday Music

We're giving away a copy of the upcoming 'Live at the Cow Palace' box set by the Grateful Dead.

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

Grateful Dead Records

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

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45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Aoxomoxoa’

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

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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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Joined the Avett Brothers at Mountain Jam

Chris Kissel
Chris Kissel

Modern-day folk rockers the Avett Brothers just wrapped an epic set at Mountain Jam.

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Bonnaroo SuperJam To Include Members Of The Doors And The Grateful Dead

Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images
Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Skrillex will collaborate with classic-rock superstars Robby Krieger and Mickey Hart.

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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Release ‘Dylan & the Dead’

Columbia
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. In fact, he was pretty close to the bottom of his popularity, influence and creativity. And another live album -- his third in 10 years -- certainly didn't help matters.

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Bob Weir Calls for Grateful Dead Reunion

Bob Weir
Vince Bucci, Getty Images

With the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's formation coming up in 2015, Bob Weir is urging the group's surviving founding members to put aside their differences for some sort of commemorative event.

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

YouTube
YouTube

The Winterland Ballroom, where scores of memorable live albums and movies were recorded, went out in style on Dec. 31, 1978. The Grateful Dead headlined a farewell concert that stretched out for more than eight hours -- with Jerry Garcia and band playing a stunning six of them.

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40 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Wake of the Flood’

Grateful Dead
Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

The Grateful Dead went three years between studio albums in the period leading up to 'Wake of the Flood.' Over that time, blues-soaked keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan had died, and his replacement, Keith Godchaux, would take the group into jazzier territory on the 1973 return.

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Grateful Dead Beer’s Secret Ingredient Is Something Very Grateful Deady

American Beauty
Dogfish Head Brewery

A new Grateful Dead beer will be hitting the market this fall. The band worked with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create American Beauty, a "bold pale ale made with 100 percent U.S.-grown ingredients." But it took a suggestion from a fan to get the mix just right.

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