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Jerry Garcia – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Get ready for a fantastic month of classic rock birthdays! Starting us out is none other than Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia.

This coming Aug. 1, fans will commemorate what would have been t

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Further Bassist Phil Lesh Expects More Touring, But No More Recording Albums

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Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

Since the Grateful Dead's tenure wound down, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir have kept their musical partnership going with the band Further. As touring was always the big draw for Grateful Dead, the same can be said for Further, and Lesh takes that assessment a step further.

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Audio Fidelity Announces Vinyl Reissue for ‘History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice)’

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Sara D. Davis

Nearly 40 years after the Grateful Dead used it to get out of their contract with Warner Bros. -- and flout the traditions of the "greatest hits" record while they were at it -- the live album 'History of the Grateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice)' is getting the vinyl reissue treatment.

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New Ebook Recalls The ‘Magnificent Roar’ Of The Grateful Dead

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Lately it occurs to me/ What a long strange trip it’s been.” Being a fan of the music of the Grateful Dead was certainly a unique experience and author Gene Sculatti captures what it was like from that angle in a new ebook called ‘Dark Stars and Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead.’

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Win the Grateful Dead’s ‘Europe ’72′ Vol. 1 and 2 on Vinyl

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Dead.net

This spring marks the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's legendary 1972 tour of Europe, and to celebrate Dead.net and Ultimate Classic Rock are giving away two gorgeous live vinyl collections from this epic trek.

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Previously Unseen Grateful Dead Concert Headed for Movie Screens

Bob Weir

Scheduling another opportunity for fans of the Grateful Dead to congregate nationally, the legendary San Francisco group will reach deep into the vaults to screen a previously unreleased concert performance for the first time ever.

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Grateful Dead Compiling Classic Concert Films on Massive New DVD Collection

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Sara D. Davis, Getty Images

Last year’s mammoth ‘Europe ‘72’ release might have left some Grateful Dead fans in need of some extra shelf space. The same goes for the new ‘Dave’s Picks’ series that recently launched. So what now? Well, it’s time to make room for a big time digital upgrade to your collection of Dead concert films.

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Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir Guitars Are Part of a New Grateful Dead Exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

When Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first sang the memorable 'Truckin' lyric "What a long, strange trip it's been," the Grateful Dead had only been together for about five years. Of course, the Dead's rich musical journey continued for another 25 years, effectively ending with Garcia's death on Aug. 9, 1995.

This spring, Deadheads can look back on the band's storied career in a new exhibit called 'Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip,' which opens to the public April 12 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh To Open Restaurant/Music Venue

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is about to embark on a different kind of trip. He is now the owner and operator of Terrapin Crossroads, a restaurant/music venue in San Rafael, Calif.. The new venue will be in the place of the old Seafood Peddler restaurant, a place near and dear to Lesh's heart as a Grateful Dead 'Steal Your Face' logo was already drawn on the building’s foundation.  The venue will consist of two main areas, the Grate Room, for music and The Dining Room for, well, you guess!

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The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia Subject Of Forthcoming Documentary

United Artists Records
United Artists Records

Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia is the subject of a new feature length documentary produced by Malcolm Leo (‘This Is Elvis,’ ‘The Beach Boys: An American Band’) and personal manager John Hartmann (The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash). According to Deadline, Leo, who will also direct the film, plans to build the documentary around a three-hour conversation that he conducted with Garcia in 1987.

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