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35 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Perform in Egypt

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Eight years talking about the long, strange trip they've been on, the Grateful Dead took it to new levels. On Sept. 14, 1978, they performed the first of three shows at the Sound and Light Theater in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt.

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Top 10 Pigpen McKernan Grateful Dead Songs

Pigpen Grateful Dead
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Ron "Pigpen" McKernan was part of the Grateful Dead before it was even called the Grateful Dead, and as this list demonstrates his departure -- just before passing away in 1973 -- changed the band forever.

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Grateful Dead’s 1972 Benefit Concert Set for Release

Sunshine Daydream
Rhino Records

On Aug. 1, the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Dead Heads got a treat: a special one-time theatrical showing of a 1972 benefit concert the Grateful Dead performed in Veneta, Ore., for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. But if you missed it, you're in luck. The Dead are releasing the whole thing on CD, DVD, LP and via digital download.

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Weekend Songs: Grateful Dead, ‘Sugar Magnolia’

Grateful Dead, 'American Beauty'
Warner Bros. Records

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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45 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead’s ‘Anthem of the Sun’ Album Released

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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.

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Grateful Dead To Release Box Set of 1977 Tour

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Sara D. Davis

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.

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Jimi Hendrix Vs. the Grateful Dead – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
Ultimate Classic Rock

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.

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Warren Haynes to Lead Symphonic Celebration of Jerry Garcia

Warren Haynes
Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

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.

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40 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Arrested for Speeding and Drug Possession In New Jersey

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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.

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The Band, Grateful Dead + ‘Dazed and Confused’ Vinyl Announced for Record Store Day

Paul Hawthorne/ Cory Schwartz, Getty Entertainment
Paul Hawthorne/ Cory Schwartz, Getty Entertainment

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.

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