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How the Warlocks Became the Grateful Dead

Despite Bill Graham's objections, the Warlocks changed their name to the Grateful Dead in December 1965.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Play Their First Show as the Grateful Dead

One of rock's longest, strangest trips took an important turn on Dec. 4, 1965, when the Grateful Dead played their first show.

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Dead.net

Listen to the Grateful Dead’s ‘The Best of Fare Thee Well’

Grateful Dead fans are being offered their first listen to the band's upcoming Fare Thee Well live set more than a week before it arrives in stores.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Rise Above Hard Times To Find ‘American Beauty’

They'd release bigger hits and wander further musically afield, but 'American Beauty' has always remained a highlight of the Grateful Dead discography.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Dead and Company + John Mayer Play Madison Square Garden: Videos + Setlist

Dead and Company, featuring John Mayer, arrived at Madison Square Garden with something to prove – and not just because of Jerry Garcia's obvious absence.

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Grateful Dead Built to Last
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The Story of the Grateful Dead’s Final Studio Album, ‘Built to Last’

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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Cory Schwartz, Getty Images
Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead Has Bladder Cancer

Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

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Dead.net
Dead.net

Grateful Dead Reveal Track Listing and Complete Details for ‘Fare Thee Well’ Release

The Grateful Dead will bring their wildly successful 50th anniversary "Fare Thee Well" concerts home to fans this fall.

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Dead and Company Giving Away Free Tickets to New York Concert

The Grateful Dead spin-off group, Dead & Company, have added another date to their upcoming tour.

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Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead

37 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Perform in Egypt

On Sept. 14, 1978, the Grateful Dead began the first of three nights in Giza, Egypt.

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