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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.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Grateful Dead Memorabilia Stolen After Auction

An assortment of one-of-a-kind Grateful Dead items auctioned off in April have been stolen from the auction house before they could be delivered to their new owners.

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John Mayer May Tour with Grateful Dead Members

Some members of the Grateful Dead may go out on the road with John Mayer after the final concerts this summer.

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Grateful Dead Confirm Plans to Simulcast Farewell Concerts

It'll cost you an arm and a leg (or perhaps a finger) to get your hands on tickets to the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary farewell shows this summer.

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Ken Friedman / Grateful Dead

Watch Trailer for Upcoming Grateful Dead Movie: Exclusive Premiere

The Grateful Dead aren't just coming to Chicago for some special 50th anniversary concerts this summer — they may also be headed for a theater near you.

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Grateful Dead Reportedly ‘Considering’ Adding Two More Reunion Concerts

Reports say the Grateful Dead may play two shows in the Bay Area.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Surviving Grateful Dead Members to Headline Jerry Garcia Tribute Show

There's a glimmer of hope for those who don't have tickets to the Grateful Dead reunion shows and don't have the funds for hefty scalper fees.

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Sara D. Davis, Getty Images

Grateful Dead Fans Can’t Camp Outside Soldier Field Before Reunion Shows

Word to the wise, Chicago residents: Be on the lookout for a marked increase in sleepy-looking Vanagon drivers this Fourth of July weekend.

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Craigslist

Grateful Dead Fan Tries to Sell ‘Jerry Garcia’s Finger’ for Reunion Show Tickets

With tickets to the upcoming Grateful Dead 50th anniversary reunion shows completely sold out and going for absurdly expensive prices on the secondary market, some fans have been forced to take desperate measures.

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Grateful Dead Reunion Show Tickets Are Making Scalpers Very Wealthy

The Grateful Dead song "One Thing to Try" cautions listeners "Don't be a collector of more than you need," but that doesn't apply to tickets to the band's 50th anniversary reunion shows, which are fetching absurd prices on the secondary market.

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Columbia

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

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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