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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.

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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Grateful Dead Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

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The Grateful Dead are an American institution, one of very few bands that did exactly what it wanted and still managed to be incredibly successful.

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10 Things You Need to Know About a Possible Grateful Dead Reunion

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Sara D. Davis, Getty Images

Rumors of a possible return by the Grateful Dead have heated up ever since Furthur, the band formed by the Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, called it quits in early November.

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45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Improvised Classic ‘Live/Dead’

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Back when the Grateful Dead recorded their first live album during the early part of 1969, they weren't yet known for the fluid set lists and deep exploration of their songs that would soon define their career.

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, News

Furthur Break Up, Fueling Grateful Dead Reunion Rumors

Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

As the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary approaches, Furthur, the band formed by the Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, have called it quits. And the news is fueling rumors that the Dead may reunite next year to celebrate their golden anniversary.

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25 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Built to Last’

Grateful Dead Built to Last
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When the Grateful Dead released ‘Built to Last’ on Oct. 31, 1989, hopes were high for a successful follow-up to their big hit, 1987's ‘In the Dark.’

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Filed Under: Category: Anniversaries, Longform, News

Martin Scorsese Producing Grateful Dead Documentary for Band’s 50th Anniversary

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The Grateful Dead will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, and they're marking the occasion with a film executive produced by Martin Scorsese and billed as "their first official career-spanning documentary."

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Win a Limited Edition Grateful Dead Vinyl Box Set

ORG Music
ORG Music

Attention, Deadheads! Ultimate Classic Rock and ORG Music are giving away a copy of a new limited-edition vinyl set devoted to the Grateful Dead's July 4, 1989, show at Rich Stadium in Buffalo.

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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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Filed Under: Category: Contests

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