The Grateful Dead's self-titled debut album from 1967 was a casserole of folk, rock, blues and psychedelia. But it didn't quite capture the live Dead experience. So on their second album, 'Anthem of the Sun,' they set out to bring their celebrated concert experience into the studio.
For fans of the Grateful Dead, their May 8, 1977 concert at Cornell University remains a touchstone moment, perhaps the most cherished set in a tapestry of legendary shows. Now, the band wants to expand that legend with a new ultra-rare 14-disc box set focusing on five complete shows from that '77 tour.
Two acts who were among the most famous musical explorers in rock history -- Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead -- are pitted against each other in the first round of our May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame poll. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
This summer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes is teaming with distinguished symphonies like the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony to bring the music of Jerry Garcia to fans in an entirely new way. The collaborators will approach the late singer's original compositions and Grateful Dead hits at nine different halls and amphitheaters across the country.
On March 27, 1973, Jerry Garcia was pulled over for what should have been a routine speeding ticket in New Jersey. The traffic stop turned into a full-on nightmare for the Grateful Dead leader when police searched his car, resulting in a charge for drug possession.
Rhino Records will celebrate Record Store Day with special vinyl releases focusing on the Band, the Grateful Dead and the hits-packed 'Dazed and Confused' soundtrack. These limited edition albums will be available at participating independent record stores on April 20.
On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan passed away at age 27. Better known as 'Pigpen', he was considered by many to be the heart and soul of the Grateful Dead, especially in the early days. The idea of starting the band was his, and soon, the Warlocks were born.
Monday night's (March 4) acoustic performance by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was cut short when Weir stood up and abruptly left the stage, mid-song. He was growing irritated with several chatty audience members, before leaving during Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall.'
What a long, strange trip it's been for <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/phil-lesh/"Phil Lesh. The legendary bassist -- who will be performing as part of the 2013 Mountain Jam Festival -- started out on violin
A Grateful Dead belt buckle designed with the iconic ‘Steal Your Face’ emblem sold for big money on eBay recently. Formed in the style of an Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley belt buckle, this custom made piece managed to steal more than face; it stole someone’s money, $2,000.00 to be exact.
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