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Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead, ca. 1987 (L-R): Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Brent Mydland
Background information
Also known as The Warlocks, The Dead
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1965–1995
Label(s) Warner Bros. (1966–1972)
Grateful Dead (1973–1976)
Arista (1977–1989)
Rhino (Remasters) (2001–present)
Associated acts The Other Ones
The Dead
Jerry Garcia Band
Ratdog
Phil Lesh and Friends
Rhythm Devils
Donna Jean and the Tricksters
Missing Man Formation
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Old and in the Way
Legion of Mary
Reconstruction
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Kingfish
Bobby and the Midnites
Bruce Hornsby
Website Dead.net
Former members
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Bill Kreutzmann
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Mickey Hart
Tom Constanten
Keith Godchaux
Donna Jean Godchaux
Brent Mydland
Vince Welnick

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, space rock[2][3] and gospel—and for live performances of long musical improvisation.[1][4] "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists."[5] Grateful Dead or Grateful ghost is a folktale present in many cultures throughout the world. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Warner Bros. ... Record label of the Grateful Dead. ... Arista redirects here. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... The Other Ones (1998-2002) was a band formed by the surviving members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir) of the Grateful Dead after the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia. ... The Dead is a rock band comprised of former members of the Grateful Dead. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was famous as guitarist and primary singer of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... Phil Lesh & Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead. ... The Rhythm Devils is a super group comprised of Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and former The Other Ones, Heart of Gold Band, current band Zero and Steve Kimock Band member, Steve Kimock. ... Missing Man Formation (1998) is the name of a band put together by former Grateful Dead keyboard player Vince Welnick, featuring Vince, Steve Kilmock, Prairie Prince, Bobby Vega and others, and is also the title of their first (and only to date) album. ... New Riders of the Purple Sage New Riders of the Purple Sage was a 1970s country rock band from Marin County, California. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Legion of Mary was a side project of the Grateful Deads lead guitarist, singer, and defacto leader Jerry Garcia. ... Reconstruction was a band that John Kahn put together to play when Jerry was busy with the Grateful Dead. ... This article or section needs to be wikified. ... Kingfish is an American rock band led by Matthew Kelly, a musician, singer, and songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica. ... This article is about the band. ... Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician, songwriter, and artist best known for being the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and founding member of the rock band, Grateful Dead; he played bass guitar in that group throughout their entire 30-year career. ... Bill Kreutzmann (born May 7, 1946 in Palo Alto, California) was the drummer for legendary rock band the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year career. ... This page is about a musician. ... Mickey Hart (born September 11, 1943) is a percussionist and musicologist. ... Tom Constanten Musician, primarily keyboardist, born March 19, 1944, best known for his stint with the Grateful Dead from 1968-1970. ... Keith Godchaux (July 19, 1948 - 23 July 1980) (piano) and Donna Jean Thatcher Godchaux Mackay (born August 22, 1947) (singer) are best known for having been members of the Grateful Dead. ... Keith Godchaux (July 19, 1948 - 23 July 1980) (piano) and Donna Jean Thatcher Godchaux Mackay (born August 22, 1947) (singer) are best known for having been members of the Grateful Dead. ... Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the United States rock band the Grateful Dead. ... Vince Welnick (February 21, 1951 – June 2, 2006) was an American keyboardist, best known for playing for the Grateful Dead from 1990 until their end in 1995. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... This article is about the genre. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... For space rocks, see asteroid. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Musical improvisation is the spontaneous creative process of making music while it is being performed. ... Guitarist, composer and writer Lenny Kaye was a member of the Patti Smith Group and has been Smiths most frequent collaborator. ...


The Grateful Dead's fans, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as Deadheads and have been renowned for their dedication to the band's music.[1][4] Many fans referred to the band simply as "the Dead". As of 2003, the remaining band members who had been touring under the name "The Other Ones" changed their official group name to "The Dead". Deadheads continue to use the nickname to refer to all versions of the band.[6] A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ... The Other Ones (1998-2002) was a band formed by the surviving members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir) of the Grateful Dead after the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia. ... The Dead is a rock band comprised of former members of the Grateful Dead. ...


Their musical influences varied widely; in concert recordings or on record albums one can hear psychedelic rock (in the late sixties), the blues, rock nuggets, country-western, bluegrass, country-rock, and although they rarely played jazz music, the band certainly borrowed for their music the kind of long improvisatory sequences that jazz artists such as Charles Mingus and John Coltrane perfected in the 1950s and 1960s. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world."[7] Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... Coltrane redirects here. ... The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic rock-influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music. ...

Contents

Membership

Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia was often seen both by the public and the media as the leader or primary spokesperson for the Grateful Dead, but was reluctant to be perceived that way, especially since he and the other group members saw themselves as equal participants and contributors to their collective musical and creative output.[8][9] Garcia, a native of San Francisco, grew up in the Excelsior District. One of his main influences was bluegrass music, and Garcia also performed—on banjo, one of his other great instrumental loves, along with the pedal steel guitar—in the bluegrass band Old and in the Way with mandolinist David Grisman. Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician, songwriter, and artist best known for being the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. ... Musical collective is a phrase used in reference to a leaderless entity that is predisposed to performing music that may be considered experimental. ... The Excelsior District in San Francisco is the area along Mission Street, south of Interstate 280 and north of Geneva Avenue. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... David Grisman David Grisman (born March 23, 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a noted bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music. ...


Classically trained trumpeter Phil Lesh played bass guitar. Bob Weir, the youngest original member of the group, played rhythm guitar. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan played keyboards and harmonica and was also a group vocalist until shortly before his death in 1973 at the age of 27. All of the previously mentioned Grateful Dead members shared in vocal performance of songs. Bill Kreutzmann played drums, and in 1967 was joined by a second drummer, New York native Mickey Hart, who also played a wide variety of other percussion instruments. Hart quit the Grateful Dead in 1971, embarrassed by the financial misdealings of his father, Dead money manager Lenny Hart, and leaving Kreutzmann once again as the sole percussionist. Mickey Hart rejoined the Dead for good in 1975. Tom "TC" Constanten was added as a second keyboardist from 1968 to 1970, while Pigpen also played various percussion instruments and sang. Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and founding member of the rock band, Grateful Dead; he played bass guitar in that group throughout their entire 30-year career. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... This page is about a musician. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Bill Kreutzmann (born May 7, 1946 in Palo Alto, California) was the drummer for legendary rock band the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year career. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Mickey Hart (born September 11, 1943) is a percussionist and musicologist. ... Percussion redirects here. ... Leonard Lenny Hart was a champion rudimental drummer, who owned and operated Hart Music, selling drums and musical instruments in San Carlos, California. ... Tom Constanten Musician, primarily keyboardist, born March 19, 1944, best known for his stint with the Grateful Dead from 1968-1970. ...


After Constanten's departure, Pigpen reclaimed his position as sole organist. Less than two years later, in late 1971, Pigpen was joined by another keyboardist, Keith Godchaux, who played grand piano alongside Pigpen's Hammond B-3 organ. In early 1972, Keith's wife, Donna Jean Godchaux, joined the Dead as a backing vocalist. Keith Godchaux (July 19, 1948 – 23 July 1980) (piano) is a musician best known for having been a member of the rock group Grateful Dead. ... A grand piano from Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Keith Godchaux (July 19, 1948 - 23 July 1980) (piano) and Donna Jean Thatcher Godchaux Mackay (born August 22, 1947) (singer) are best known for having been members of the Grateful Dead. ...


Following the Grateful Dead's "Europe '72" tour, Pigpen's health had deteriorated to the point that he could no longer tour with the Dead. His final concert appearance was June 17, 1972 at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, California. Keith and Donna Jean left the band in 1979, and Brent Mydland joined as keyboardist and vocalist. Keith Godchaux died in a car accident in 1980. Mydland was the keyboardist for the Dead for 11 years until his death in 1990. He became the third Dead keyboardist to pass away. Almost immediately, former The Tubes keyboardist Vince Welnick joined on keyboards and vocals. From September 15, 1990 to March 24, 1992, Welnick was joined by Bruce Hornsby on piano; Hornsby had previously appeared as a sit-in player beginning in 1988 and continued as such from 1992 until 1995. Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the United States rock band the Grateful Dead. ... For other uses, see Death (disambiguation). ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Vince Welnick (February 21, 1951 – June 2, 2006) was an American keyboardist, best known for playing for the Grateful Dead from 1990 until their end in 1995. ... Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. ...


Welnick died on June 2, 2006, reportedly a suicide.[10] Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow were the band's primary lyricists. Owsley "Bear" Stanley was the Grateful Dead's soundman for many years; he was also one of the largest suppliers of LSD.[11] All eleven members of The Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and Bruce Hornsby was their presenter. Robert C. Hunter (born June 23, 1941) is an American lyricist, singer songwriter, and poet, best known for his association with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. ... John Perry Barlow (born Jackson Hole, Wyoming, October 3, 1947) is an American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the LSD chemist and Grateful Dead soundman. ... Audio engineering is a part of audio science dealing with the recording and reproduction of sound through mechanical and electronic means. ... LSD redirects here. ...


History

Formation

The Grateful Dead began their career in Menlo Park, California, playing live shows at Kepler's Books.[12] Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Keplers Books, (1955 - ) is an independent bookstore in Menlo Park, California approximately two miles from the Stanford University campus. ...


They began as The Warlocks, a group formed in early 1964 from the remnants of a Palo Alto jug band called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions.[13] But as another band was already recording under the "Warlocks" name, the band had to change its name.[14][15] The Warlocks were originally managed by Hank Harrison, but Harrison went back to graduate school. After meeting their new manager Rock Scully, they moved to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco. Bands from this area became known for the San Francisco Sound; groups such as Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Santana went on to national fame, giving San Francisco an image as a center for the hippie counterculture of the era. The founding members of the Grateful Dead were: banjo and guitar player Jerry Garcia, guitarist Bob Weir, bluesman organist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, the classically trained Phil Lesh and jazzist drummer Bill Kreutzmann.[16] The Grateful Dead most embodied "all the elements of the San Francisco scene and came, therefore, to represent the counterculture to the rest of the country".[17] Hank Harrison (born on June 17, 1941 in Monterey, California) is an American author and estranged father of musician Courtney Love. ... Rock Scully, co-author with David Dalton of the book Living With The Dead, was the manager of the band The Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985. ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ... The San Francisco Sound refers to rock music performed live and recorded by San Francisco-based rock groups of the mid 1960s to early 1970s. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... This article is about the band. ... Janis Joplin on the cover of her posthumously-released live album In Concert Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. ... For the Costa Rican soccer player, see Carlos Santana (footballer); for the Mexican academic, see Carlos Santana Morales. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... Counterculture (also counter-culture) is a sociological word used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day,[1] the cultural equivalent of political opposition. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... This page is about a musician. ... Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and founding member of the rock band, Grateful Dead; he played bass guitar in that group throughout their entire 30-year career. ... Bill Kreutzmann (born May 7, 1946 in Palo Alto, California) was the drummer for legendary rock band the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year career. ...


Choosing a name

The name Grateful Dead was chosen from a dictionary. According to Phil Lesh, in his biography (pp. 62), "...Jer[ry Garcia] picked up an old Britannica World Language Dictionary...[and]...In that silvery elf-voice he said to me, 'Hey, man, how about the Grateful Dead?'" The definition there was "the soul of a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial." According to Alan Trist, director of the Grateful Dead's music publisher company Ice Nine, Garcia found the name in the Funk & Wagnalls Folklore Dictionary, when his finger landed on that phrase while playing a game of "dictionary".[18] In the Garcia biography, Captain Trips, author Sandy Troy states that the band was smoking the psychedelic DMT at the time. The term "Grateful Dead" appears in folktales of a variety of cultures. 1913 advertisement for the 11th edition, with the slogan When in doubt - look it up in the Encyclopædia Britannica The Encyclopædia Britannica (properly spelt with æ, the ae-ligature) is the oldest English-language general encyclopedia. ... Ice-nine is a fictional material conceived by science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut in his novel Cats Cradle. ... Funk and Wagnalls is a publisher based in New York City. ... Fictionary, also known as the Dictionary Game, is a word game in which players guess the definition of an obscure word. ... Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), also known as N,N-dimethyltryptamine, is a psychedelic tryptamine. ... Grateful Dead or Grateful ghost is a folktale present in many cultures throughout the world. ...


A new type of sound

The Grateful Dead formed during the era when bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were dominating the airwaves. Former folk-scene star Bob Dylan had recently put out a couple of records featuring electric instrumentation. Grateful Dead members have said that it was after attending a concert by the touring New York City "folk-rock" band The Lovin' Spoonful that they decided to "go electric" and look for a dirtier sound. Gradually, many of the East-Coast American folk musicians, formerly luminaries of the coffee-house scene, were moving in the electric direction. It was natural for Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, each of whom had been immersed in the American folk music revival of the late 1950s and early '60s, to be open-minded toward electric guitars. But the new Dead music was also naturally different from bands like Dylan's or the Spoonful, partly because their fellow musician Phil Lesh came out of a schooled classical and electronic music background, while Pigpen was a no-nonsense deep blues lover and drummer Bill Kreutzmann had a jazz and R&B background. For comparison purposes, their first LP (The Grateful Dead, Warner Brothers, 1967), was released in the same year that Pink Floyd released Piper at the Gates of Dawn and the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... The American folk music revival was a phenomenon in the United States in the 1950s to mid-1960s. ... Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and founding member of the rock band, Grateful Dead; he played bass guitar in that group throughout their entire 30-year career. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The Grateful Deads first studio album, recorded on Warner Bros. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is Pink Floyds debut album, and the only one made under Syd Barretts leadership. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ...

The cover of the album American Beauty (1970), which is considered to be the Grateful Dead's studio masterpiece. In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The cover of the album American Beauty (1970), which is considered to be the Grateful Dead's studio masterpiece.[19] In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[20]

The Grateful Dead’s early music (in the mid 1960s) was part of the process of establishing what "psychedelic music" was, but theirs was essentially a "street party" form of it. They developed their "psychedelic" playing out of meeting Ken Kesey in Palo Alto, CA and subsequently becoming the house band to the Acid Tests he staged.[21] After relocating to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco, their "street party" form developed out of the many psychedelic dances, open-air park events, and closed-street Haight-Ashbury block parties at which they played. The Dead were not inclined to fit their music to an established category such as pop rock, blues, folk rock, or country/western. Individual tunes within their repertoire could be identified under one of these stylistic labels, but overall their music drew on all of these genres and more, frequently melding several of them. Often (both in performance and on recording) the Dead left room for exploratory, spacey soundscapes. Most connoisseurs believe that the Grateful Dead's true spirit was rarely well captured in studio performance.[citation needed] Cover of the Grateful Dead album American Beauty. ... Cover of the Grateful Dead album American Beauty. ... American Beauty is the fifth album by the Grateful Dead. ... Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Magazine Cover, November 2003. ... Kenneth Elton Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and as a counter-cultural figure who, some consider, was a link between the beat generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California), and... For other uses, see Acid test. ...


The early records reflected the Dead's live repertoire—lengthy instrumental jams with group improvisation, best exemplified by "Dark Star"—but, lacking the energy of the shows, did not sell well. The 1969 live album Live/Dead did capture more of their essence, but commercial success did not come until Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, both released in 1970. These records largely featured the band's laid-back acoustic musicianship and more traditional song structures. Dark Star is a song by the Grateful Dead. ... Live/Dead is a 1969 live album by the Grateful Dead. ... Workingmans Dead (Warner Brothers 1969) is one of the most commercially successful albums by the American rock/folk group the Grateful Dead. ... American Beauty is the fifth album by the Grateful Dead. ...


As the band, and its sound, matured over thirty years of touring, playing, and recording, each member's stylistic contribution became more defined, consistent, and identifiable. Lesh, who was originally a classically-trained trumpet player with an extensive background in music theory, did not tend to play traditional blues-based bass forms, but opted for more melodic, symphonic and complex lines, often sounding like a second lead guitar. Weir, too, was not a traditional rhythm guitarist, but tended to play jazz-influenced, unique inversions at the upper end of the Dead's sound. The two drummers, Mickey Hart and Kreutzmann, developed a unique, complex interplay, balancing Kreutzmann's steady beat with Hart's interest in percussion styles outside the rock tradition. Hart incorporated an 11-count measure to his drumming, bringing a new dimension to the band's sound that became an important part of its emerging style.[22] Garcia's lead lines were fluid, supple and spare, owing a great deal of their character to his training in fingerpicking and banjo. Mickey Hart (born September 11, 1943) is a percussionist and musicologist. ...


For the band's primary lyricists, Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow, common themes in their work include those of love and loss, life and death, gambling and murder, beauty and horror, chaos and order, God and other religious themes, travelling and touring, etc. Less frequent ideas include the environment and other issues from the world of politics. Robert C. Hunter (born June 23, 1941) is an American lyricist, singer songwriter, and poet, best known for his association with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. ... John Perry Barlow (born Jackson Hole, Wyoming, October 3, 1947) is an American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. ...


Although he intensely disliked the appellation, Jerry Garcia was the band's de facto musical leader and the source of its identity. Garcia was a charismatic, complex figure, simultaneously writing and playing music of enormous emotional resonance and insight while leading a personal life that often consisted of various forms of self-destructive excess, including well-known drug addictions, obesity, tremendous financial recklessness, and three complex, volatile, often unhappy marriages.[citation needed] What is less well known about Garcia was the fact that he suffered for most of his life from a condition called sleep apnea. His sleep apnea was apparently diagnosed before he died, but it is unlikely that he ever took any steps to treat it. That his case might have been relatively severe may be surmised by the comments of his band mate, Phil Lesh. In Lesh's book, Searching for the Sound, My Life with the Grateful Dead, Lesh relates how he and others were impressed with Garcia's loud and widely fluctuating snoring. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. ...


Garcia's early life was profoundly affected by a series of tragedies. As a small boy, at the age of five, he witnessed his father's death by drowning in a freak accident while fishing in the Russian River. Earlier, at the age of four, in another accident, the middle finger on his right hand was accidentally amputated by his brother while the two boys were splitting kindling. Finally, as a young man, he was involved in a horrendous car accident which resulted in the death of a close friend.


Dissolution and continuation of the band

Further information: The Other OnesThe Dead (band)Ratdog, and Phil Lesh & Friends

Following Garcia's death in August 1995, the remaining members formally decided to disband. The main focus of the members was to pursue various solo projects, most notably Bob Weir's Ratdog, Phil Lesh and Friends, and Mickey Hart's music for the 1996 Olympics. The Other Ones (1998-2002) was a band formed by the surviving members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir) of the Grateful Dead after the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia. ... The Dead is a rock band comprised of former members of the Grateful Dead. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... Trey Anastasio and Phil Lesh in 1999 Phil Lesh & Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... Phil Lesh & Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead. ... (Redirected from 1996 Olympics) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ...


In June 1996 Bob Weir (with Ratdog) and Mickey Hart (with Mickey Hart's Mystery Box), along with Bruce Hornsby and his band, joined five other bands and toured as the Furthur Festival. In 1998's Furthur Festival, Weir, Hart, and Bruce Hornsby were joined by Phil Lesh to form a new band called The Other Ones. The Strange Remain is a live recording of The Other Ones during the 1998 Furthur Festival. The lineup of The Other Ones would shift, notably involving the addition of Bill Kreutzmann, the departure, then return, of Lesh, and the departure of Bruce Hornsby to pursue his solo work; however, the band settled on a steady lineup by 2002. Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. ... The Other Ones (1998-2002) was a band formed by the surviving members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir) of the Grateful Dead after the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia. ... The Strange Remain is an album by the rock band The Other Ones. ...


Phil, Bobby, and Donna Godchaux sang the National Anthem at the last Giants game ever at Candlestick Park on September 30, 1999 (against the Dodgers). According to The San Francisco Chronicle's Ron Kroichick, these former members of "the Grateful Dead performed the anthem with dispatch, taking 1 minute and 27 seconds. Jerry Garcia would have been proud."[23] Bobby and Donna walked off arm-in-arm as Shakedown Street was played over the PA system. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


The tour of The Other Ones in 2002 began with two huge shows at celebrated Alpine Valley and continued with a late October return to Shoreline Amphitheatre and an ensuing full Autumn and Winter tour culminating in a New Years Eve show in Oakland where the band played Dark Star among other fan favorites.[24] The tour that included Bob, Bill, Phil and Mickey, was so successful and satisfying that the band decided the name was no longer appropriate. On February 14, 2003, (as they said) "reflecting the reality that [was]," they renamed themselves The Dead, reflecting the abbreviated form of the band name that fans had long used and keeping "Grateful" retired out of respect for Garcia.[citation needed] The members would continue to tour on and off through the end of their 2004 Summer Tour - the "Wave That Flag" tour, named after the original 1973 uptempo version of the song "U.S. Blues." The band accepted Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, Jimmy Herring on guitar, and Warren Haynes on guitar and vocals as part of the band for the tour. Phish performing at Alpine Valley in the summer of 2003 The Alpine Valley Music Theatre is a 49,000-capacity ampitheatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. ... Shoreline Amphitheatre as seen from ground level Aerial photograph of Shoreline Amphitheatre, with the parking lots and the neighbouring golf course Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dead is a rock band comprised of former members of the Grateful Dead. ... Jeff Chimenti is an American keyboardist, best known for his ongoing work with Ratdog. ... Jimmy Herring was born January 22nd, 1962, is a guitarist originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and long time member of The Allman Brothers Band. ...


In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Grateful Dead #55 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[25] This article is about the music magazine. ...


On September 24, 2005, the Rex Foundation [2] of the Grateful Dead family, sans Phil Lesh who declined the invitation and instead opted to attend his son's orientation at Stanford, held the "Comes A Time" tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Greek Theater. Phil Lesh's absence led to fan speculation about a schism in the band, which was exacerbated by the highly publicized Archive.org music downloading PR debacle, which set tensions high within the community. Although differences of opinion were exhibited publicly by various band members, Phil Lesh helped clear the air about the "state of the band" by saying "A lot of our business disagreements are the result of poor communication from advisors. Bobby is my brother and I love him unconditionally; he is a very generous man, and was unfairly judged regarding the Archive issue." As for the future of the band, Lesh also said "The Dead is a big rusty machine that takes awhile to crank up. I am completely open to doing a Terrapin Station weekend and hopefully we will get it together for this summer."[26] In early May 2006 Phil Lesh announced plans for a 24 date summer tour with a band billed again as Phil Lesh & Friends. The tour began with Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival on June 18. is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rex Foundation [[1]] was started by members of the Grateful Dead and friends as a non-profit organization to proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. ... Greek theatre or Greek Drama came into its own between 600 and 200 BC in the ancient city of Athens. ... Internet Archive, San Francisco The Internet Archive (archive. ... ...


On August 19, 2006, Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, played together at the Gathering of the Vibes during the Rhythm Devils set.


On January 4, 2007 Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart reunited along with Bruce Hornsby, Mike Gordon (of Phish and the Rhythm Devils) and Warren Haynes to play two sets at a post-inauguration fundraising party for speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi. They were billed as "Your House Band" and performed some Grateful Dead classics such as "Truckin'" and "Touch of Grey". Other performers appearing at the event included Tony Bennett, Wyclef Jean and Carole King.[27] is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other persons named Mike Gordon, see Mike Gordon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... The Rhythm Devils is a super group comprised of Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon and former The Other Ones, Heart of Gold Band, current band Zero and Steve Kimock Band member, Steve Kimock. ... Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and long time member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... Truckin is a song by the Grateful Dead, which first appeared on their 1970 album American Beauty. ... Touch of Grey is a 1987 single by the Grateful Dead often known by its refrain I will get by. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


On February 10, 2007, the Grateful Dead received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was accepted on behalf of the band by Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.[28] The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...


On February 4th, 2008, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and Steve Molitz, performed a show entitled "Deadheads for Obama" at the Warfield in San Francisco, in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.[29][30][31] Jackie Greene Mid-solo in Sacramento, 2005 Jackie Greene (born on November 27, 1980 in Monterey, California) is a singer-songwriter and blues musician. ... John Molo is a rock and jazz drummer. ... The Warfield, also known as The Warfield Theatre, is an historic music venue in San Francisco, California. ... “Barack” redirects here. ...


Donation of archives to UCSC

On April 24, 2008, members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, along with Nion McEvoy, CEO of Chronicle Books, University of Californa, Santa Cruz chancellor George Blumenthal, and UCSC librarian Virginia Steel, held a press conference announcing that UCSC's McHenry Library would be the permanent home of the Grateful Dead's complete archival history from 1965 up to the present. The archive includes correspondence, photographs, flyers, posters, and several other forms of memorabilia and records of the band. Also included are unreleased videos of interviews and TV appearances that will be installed for visitors to view, as well as stage backdrops and other props from the band's concerts. Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based American publisher of books for adults and children. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC or UC Santa Cruz) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Cruz, California. ...


Chancellor Blumenthal stated at the event, "The Grateful Dead Archive represents one of the most significant popular cultural collections of the 20th century; UC Santa Cruz is honored to receive this invaluable gift. The Grateful Dead and UC Santa Cruz are both highly innovative institutions—born the same year—that continue to make a major, positive impact on the world." Guitarist Bob Weir stated, "We looked around, and UC Santa Cruz seems the best possible home. If you ever wrote the Grateful Dead a letter, you’ll probably find it there!"


Professor of music Fred Lieberman was the key contact between the band and the university, who let the university know about the search for a home for the archive, and who collaborated with Mickey Hart on two books in the past, Planet Drum and Drumming at the Edge of Magic.[32]


Touring

The Grateful Dead are well-known for constantly touring throughout their long career. They promoted a sense of community among their fans, who became known as Deadheads, many of whom followed their tours for months or years on end. In their early career, the band also dedicated their time and talents to their community, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco, making available free food, lodging, music and health care to all comers; they were the "first among equals in giving unselfishly of themselves to hippie culture, performing 'more free concerts than any band in the history of music'.[33] A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ...


The Dead also toured with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as the house band for the Acid Tests, where Neal Cassady of On the Road fame, served as the Furthur bus driver. The Merry Pranksters are a group of people who originally formed around American author Ken Kesey in the early 1960s and sometimes lived communally at his homes in California and Oregon. ... For other uses, see Acid test. ... Cowboy Neal redirects here. ... This article is about the novel On the Road. ... Inside the bus, psychedelic and trippy paintings Furthur was a 1939 International Harvester school bus purchased by author Ken Kesey in 1964, for $1,250 from Andre Hobson in Atherton, California. ...


With the exception of 1975, when the band was on hiatus and played only four concerts together, the Grateful Dead toured regularly around the USA from the winter of 1965 until July 9, 1995—with a few detours to Canada, Europe and three nights at the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt in 1978. They also appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Their first UK performance was at the Hollywood music festival in 1970. Their largest concert audience came in 1973 when they played, along with The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, before an estimated 600,000 people at the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. [34] Many of these concerts were preserved in the band's legendary Vault and later released on CD. is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt in Africa, and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the World. ... Poster promoting the festival The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Poster for the event The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, also sometimes referred to as the Watkins Glen Festival, was a 1973 rock festival which received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for Largest audience at a pop festival. Up to 600,000 people came to the Watkins Glen... The Grateful Dead music group, of California, USA, 1965-1995, recorded many of their concerts. ...


Their numerous studio albums were generally collections of new songs that they had first played in concert. The band was also famous for its extended jams, which featured both individual improvisation as well as distinctive "group-mind" improvisations during which each of the band members improvised individually, while still blending together as a musical unit. Musically this may be illustrated in that not only did the band improvise within the form of a song, but also improvised with the form. The cohesive listening abilities of each band member made for a very elevated level of what might be called "free form". Their concert sets often blended songs, one into the next (a segue). For the illustrated magazine, see Studio Magazine. ... In music, segue is a direction to the performer. ...


Wall of Sound

The Wall of Sound was an enormous sound system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead. [35] [36] The band was never satisfied with the house system anywhere they played, so in their early days, soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley designed a public-address (PA) and monitor system for them. Stanley's sound systems were delicate and finicky, and frequently brought shows to a halt with technical breakdowns. After Stanley went to jail for manufacturing LSD in 1970, the group briefly used house PAs, but found them to be even less reliable than those built by their former soundman. In 1971, the band purchased their first solid-state sound system from Alembic Inc Studios. Because of this, Alembic would play an integral role in the research, development, and production of the Wall of Sound. The band also welcomed Dan Healy into the fold on a permanent basis that year. Healy, considered to be a superior engineer to Stanley, would mix the Grateful Dead's live sound until 1993. The Wall of Sound was an enormous sound system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead by legendary soundman and LSD chemist Owsley Bear Stanley. ... This article is about the LSD chemist and Grateful Dead soundman. ... In electronics, solid state circuits are those that do not contain vacuum tubes. ... Alembic Dragons Breath Custom Bass Guitar Alembic was founded in 1969 and is a manufacturer of high-end electric basses, guitars and preamps. ...


The Wall of Sound fulfilled the band's desire for a distortion-free sound system that could also serve as its own monitoring system. After Stanley got out of prison in late 1972, he, Dan Healy and Mark Raizene of the Grateful Dead's sound crew, in collaboration with Ron Wickersham, Rick Turner, and John Curl of Alembic combined eleven separate sound systems in an effort to deliver high-quality sound to audiences. Vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and piano each had their own channel and set of speakers. Phil Lesh's bass was piped through a quadraphonic encoder that sent signals from each of the four strings to its own channel and set of speakers. Another channel amplified the bass drum, and two more channels carried the snares, tom-toms, and cymbals. Because each speaker carried just one instrument or vocalist, the sound was exceptionally clear and free of intermodulation distortion. Rick Turner was an early employee and subsequently shareholder of Alembic. ...


Moreover, the Dead's Wall of Sound acted as its own monitor system, and it was therefore assembled behind the band so the members could hear exactly what their audience was hearing. Because of this, Stanley and Alembic designed a special microphone system to prevent feedback. This placed matched pairs of condenser microphones spaced 60 mm apart and run out-of-phase. The vocalist sang into the top microphone, and the lower mic picked up whatever other sound was present in the stage environment. The signals were summed, the sound that was common to both mics (the sound from the Wall) was cancelled, and only the vocals were amplified.


The Wall of Sound consisted of 89 300-watt solid-state and three 350-watt vacuum-tube amplifiers generating a total of 26,400 watts RMS of audio power. This systems projected high quality playback at six hundred feet with an acceptable sound projected for a quarter mile, at which point wind interference degraded it. The Wall of Sound was the largest portable sound system ever built (although "portable" is a relative term).[citation needed] The Grateful Dead had two stages for the Wall of Sound. One would go ahead to the next city and begin being set up as soon as possible while the other was being used; the other would then "leapfrog" to the next show. Four semi-trailers and 21 crew members were required to haul and set up the 75-ton Wall.


Though the initial framework and a rudimentary form of the system was unveiled in February 1973 (ominously, every speaker tweeter blew as the band began their first number), the Grateful Dead did not begin to tour with the full system until a year later in 1974. The Wall of Sound was very efficient for its day, but it suffered from other drawbacks besides its sheer size. Synthesist Ned Lagin, who toured with the group throughout much of 1974, never received his own dedicated input into the system, and was forced to use the vocal subsystem. Because this was often switched to the vocal mikes, many of Lagin's parts were lost in the mix. The Wall's quadraphonic format never translated well to soundboard tapes made during the period, as the sound was compressed into an unnatural stereo format and suffers from a pronounced tinniness. Although often uncredited, Ned Lagin played keyboards at a number of the Grateful Deads live shows between 1970 and 1975. ...


The rising cost of fuel and personnel, as well as friction among many of the newer crew members (and associated hangers-on), contributed to the band's 1974 "retirement." The Wall of Sound was disassembled, and when the Dead began touring again in 1976, it was with a more logistically practical sound system.


Deadheads

Main article: Deadhead

Fans of the band are commonly referred to as Dead Heads. While the origin of the term may be shrouded in haze, Dead Heads was made canon by the legendary notice suggested by Hank Harrison and placed inside the Skull and Roses album: A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ... A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ... Grateful Dead is an eponymous live double album by the Grateful Dead, released in 1971. ...

"DEAD FREAKS UNITE

Who are you?      Where are you?
How are you?
send us your name and address
and we'll keep you informed
Dead Heads

PO Box...".

Many of the Dead Heads would go on tour with the band. As a group the Dead Heads were considered very mellow. "I'd rather work nine Grateful Dead concerts than one Oregon football game," Police Det. Rick Raynor said. "They don't get belligerent like they do at the games".[37]


Tapers

The Grateful Dead allowed their fans to tape their shows like several other bands during the time. For many years the tapers set up their microphones wherever they could. The eventual forest of microphones became a problem for the official sound crew. Eventually this was solved by having a dedicated taping section located behind the soundboard, which required a special "tapers" ticket. The band allowed sharing of tapes of their shows, as long as no profits were made on the sale of their show tapes.[38] Recently, there was some dispute over what recordings archive.org could host on their site. Currently, all recordings are hosted, though soundboard recordings are not available for download, rather in a streaming format.[39] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Artwork

Dancing bears
Dancing bears

Over the years, a number of iconic images have come to be associated with the Grateful Dead. Many of these images originated as artwork for concert posters or album covers.

  • Lightning bolt skull: Perhaps the best known Grateful Dead art icon is a red, white, and blue skull with a lightning bolt through it. The lightning bolt skull can be found on the cover of the album Steal Your Face, and the image is sometimes known by that name. It was designed by Owsley "Bear" Stanley and artist Bob Thomas, and was originally used as a logo to mark the band's equipment.[40]
  • Dancing bears: A series of stylized dancing bears was drawn by Bob Thomas as part of the back cover for the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice).[41] The bear is a reference to Owsley "Bear" Stanley, who recorded and produced the album. Bear himself wrote, "... the bears on the album cover are not really 'dancing'. I don't know why people think they are, their positions are quite obviously those of a high-stepping march."[42]
  • Skull and roses: The skull and roses design was composed by Alton Kelley, who added color and lettering to a black and white drawing by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. Sullivan's drawing was an illustration for a nineteenth century edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Kelly's design originally appeared on a poster for a 1966 Dead show at the Avalon Ballroom. Later it was used as the cover for the album Grateful Dead. The album is sometimes referred to as Skull and Roses.[43]
  • Uncle Sam skeleton: The Uncle Sam skeleton was devised by Gary Gutierrez as part of the animation for The Grateful Dead Movie.[44] The image combines the Grateful Dead skeleton motif with the character of Uncle Sam, a reference to the then-recently written song "U.S. Blues", which the Dead are seen performing near the beginning of the film.

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Impact

Throughout their 30 years, the Grateful Dead spent their career at the edge of the "official music industry" creating a business model that was antithetical to the model of creating a polished album and then touring to support its sales. The model they evolved was based primarily on touring. Their tours included playing multi-night runs at large arenas and stadiums from year to year. Their shows, usually longer than two hours, rarely featured the same song twice in succeeding nights and never played the songs in exactly the same way. These unique qualities made the Grateful Dead the most viewed rock band during their 30 year run. It spawned a faithful following of Deadheads that came from all parts of society, many of which went on to become influential artists themselves. They condoned the live taping of their shows which virally spread their music and added to the number of Deadheads. They proved that a touring rock band could be successful and self-sustaining outside of the standard music industry business model. A black-and-white photo of the above symbol was featured inside the album jacket of the self-titled Grateful Dead album along with the address below. ...


Their dissolution left a void which was filled by a variety of jam bands as their fan base sought out other alternatives, causing the 1990s jam bands boom.[citation needed] The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic rock-influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Lineups

Grateful Dead lineups (by year)
(1965–1967)
(1967–1968)
(1968–1970)
(1970–1971)
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(1971–1972)
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(1975–1979)
(1979–1990)
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(1992–1995)

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Discography

Further information: Grateful Dead discography

The Grateful Dead in the early 1980s. ...

See also

Record label of the Grateful Dead. ... Several cameras captured the Grateful Deads Final run at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco, CA. Filmed over 4 nights in October of 1974, released in 1977. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... Relix Magazine was launched in 1974 under the name Dead Relix. ...

References

  • Garofalo, Reebee (1997). Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA. Allyn & Bacon. ISBN 0-205-13703-2. 
  • Lesh, Phil (2005). Searching for the Sound. Little, Brown and Co.. ISBN 0-316-00998-9. 
  • McNally, Dennis (2002). A Long Strange Trip: the Inside History of the Grateful Dead. Broadway Books. ISBN 0-7679-1186-5. 
  • Ward, Ed; Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker (1986). Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll. Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0-671-54438-1. 
  • Harrison, Hank (Various Editions 1972-1992). The Dead Vol 1 & Vol 2. Arkives. ISBN 0-918501-12-1. 
  • Silver, Murray, 2005. "When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama," (Bonaventure Books, Savannah), in which the author recounts promoting the Dead's first appearance in Atlanta in 1970, and the band's attempts to dump LSD in the city's water supply.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Santoro, Gene (2007). Grateful Dead. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved on 2007-02-04.
  2. ^ "purveyors of freely improvised space music," -- Blender Magazine, May 2003
  3. ^ ""Dark Star," both in its title and in its structure (designed to incorporate improvisational exploration), is the perfect example of the kind of "space music" that the Dead are famous for. Oswald's titular pun "Grayfolded" adds the concept of folding to the idea of space, and rightly so when considering the way he uses sampling to fold the Dead's musical evolution in on itself." -- Islands of Order, Part 2,by Randolph Jordan, in Offscreen Journal, edited by Donato Totaro, Ph.D, film studies lecturer at Concordia University since 1990.
  4. ^ a b Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – Grateful Dead detail (asp). Inductees. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. Retrieved on 2007-01-16.
  5. ^ Kaye, Lenny (1970). The Grateful Dead – Live/Dead. Music reviews. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2007-01-16.
  6. ^ Selvin, Joel. "Marin Icons Now The Dead", San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2003
  7. ^ Garofalo, pg. 219
  8. ^ "The way it works is it doesn't depend on a leader, and I'm not the leader of the Grateful Dead or anything like that; there isn't any fuckin' leader." Jerry Garcia interview, Rolling Stone, 1972
  9. ^ "Garcia's influence on the overall chemistry of the band was surprisingly subtle, McNally tells NPR's Scott Simon. 'Jerry was not the leader, except by example... He was a charismatic figure.'"Simon, Scott. "'A Long Strange Trip': Insider McNally Writes a History of the Grateful Dead", NPR Music, January 11, 2003
  10. ^ Carolyn Jones, (June 3, 2006). Grateful Dead's last keyboardist, Vince Welnick, dies at 55. San Francisco Chronicle.
  11. ^ McNally, Dennis, "A Long Strange Trip", New York 2002, p.118-19. ISBN 0-7679-1185-7 and Brightman, Carol, "Sweet Chaos", New York 1998, p. 100-104. ISBN 0-671-01117-0
  12. ^ Bove, Tony. Rockument's Rise and Fall of the Haight-Ashbury (html). Rockument.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
  13. ^ [1]The Music Box, May 1999.
  14. ^ Stanton, Scott (2003). The Tombstone Tourist. Simon and Schuster, 102. ISBN 0743463307. 
  15. ^ Herbst, Peter (1989). The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980. St. Martin's Press, 186. ISBN 0312034865. 
  16. ^ Rolling Stone, pg. 332
  17. ^ Garofalo, pg. 218
  18. ^ Weiner, Robert G. (1999). Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings By Robert G. Weiner. Greenwood Publishing, 145. ISBN 0313305692. 
  19. ^ Ankeny, Jason. American Beauty review. Allmusic. All Media Guide LLC. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  20. ^ Rolling Stone Magazine (2003). Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  21. ^ Wolfe, Tom (1968). The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Farrar Straus & Giroux
  22. ^ Cavallo, Dominick. A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History. St. Martin's Press (1999), p. 160. ISBN 0-312-21930-X.
  23. ^ Kroichick, Ron. "Farewell Candlestick", San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 1999
  24. ^ OtherOnes.Net - The Other Ones & The Dead Information Archive
  25. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  26. ^ Phil Speaks Out
  27. ^ Relix: Dead, Phish, Allmans Members Serve as “House Band” for Pelosi-palooza
  28. ^ Reuters article by Sue Zeidler, February 11, 2007
  29. ^ "Grateful Dead, Deadheads reunite for Obama", Reuters, February 5, 2008
  30. ^ Selvin, Joel. "Grateful Dead Bury Hatchet, Reunite for Obama", San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2008
  31. ^ Selvin, Joel. "Grateful Dead Reunite for Barack Obama Benefit Show", Rolling Stone, February 5, 2008
  32. ^ Scott Rappaport (April 24, 2008). Grateful Dead Donates Archives to UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz News and Events.
  33. ^ Garofalo, pg. 219, quote in Garofalo, cited to Roxon, Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia, 210
  34. ^ McNally, Dennis, "A Long Strange Trip", New York 2002, p.455-58. ISBN 0-7679-1185-7
  35. ^ Pechner Productions- powered by SmugMug
  36. ^ Alembic History - Long Version
  37. ^ Brock, Ted. "MORNING BRIEFING: IN OREGON, THEY'RE GRATEFUL FOR ALL EXTRA CASH THEY GET", Los Angeles Times, 1990-06-26, p. C2. 
  38. ^ Internet Archive: Grateful Dead
  39. ^ http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=47634>
  40. ^ Creation of the lightning bolt skull, as told by Owsley "Bear" Stanley
  41. ^ Back cover of History of the Gateful Dead Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) on Dead.net
  42. ^ Creation of the dancing bear, as told by Owsley "Bear" Stanley
  43. ^ Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) on DeadDisc.com
  44. ^ McNally, p. 499

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