Grateful Dead

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The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams, and for their devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads". "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists." These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world". The band was ranked 57th by Rolling Stone magazine in its The Greatest Artists of all Time issue. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (May 8, 1977) was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

The Grateful Dead was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the rise of the counterculture of the 1960s. The founding members were Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). Members of the Grateful Dead had played together in various San Francisco bands, including Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions and the Warlocks. Lesh was the last member to join the Warlocks before they became the Grateful Dead; he replaced Dana Morgan Jr., who had played bass for a few gigs. Drummer Mickey Hart and nonperforming lyricist Robert Hunter joined in 1967. With the exception of McKernan, who died in 1973, and Hart, who took time off from 1971 to 1974, the core of the band stayed together for its entire 30-year history. The other official members of the band are Tom Constanten (keyboards 1968–1970), Keith Godchaux (keyboards 1971–1979), Donna Godchaux (vocals 1972–1979), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals 1979–1990), and Vince Welnick (keyboards, vocals 1990–1995). Pianist Bruce Hornsby was a touring member from 1990 to 1992, as well as guesting with the band on occasion before and after.

The band and its fans—Deadhead—are closely associated with the hippie movement and were seen as a form of institution in the culture of America for many years. Former members of the Grateful Dead, along with other musicians, toured as the Dead in 2003, 2004, and 2009 after touring as the Other Ones in 1998, 2000, and 2002. There are many contemporary incarnations of the Dead, with the most prominent touring acts being Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, RatDog, and the Rhythm Devils with drummers Hart and Kreutzmann. The group performed together again in 2015, with Trey Anastasio of Phish, to mark their fiftieth anniversary, in what the band announced would be their final concerts.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 3
1968 Anthem of the Sun Grateful Dead 4 5
1969 Aoxomoxoa Grateful Dead 4
1970 Workingman’s Dead Grateful Dead 4 6
1970 American Beauty Grateful Dead 4 15
1973 Wake of the Flood Grateful Dead 6
1974 From the Mars Hotel Grateful Dead 5
1975 Blues for Allah Grateful Dead 4
1977 Terrapin Station Grateful Dead 8
1978 Shakedown Street Grateful Dead 4
1980 Go to Heaven Grateful Dead 4 4
1986 Terrapin Station Grateful Dead 2
1987 In the Dark Grateful Dead 6
1989 Built to Last Grateful Dead 2
2015 Fare Thee Well (DVD Boxed set of Chicago 2015 shows) Grateful Dead 0
2015 Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead 9
2015 Fare Thee Well 20150703 Disk 3 Grateful Dead 1
2016 Dave's Picks Vol. 18 Grateful Dead 1
2016 Dave's Picks Vol. 18 (Disk 3) Grateful Dead 1
2016 Dave's Picks Vol.18 (Disk 2) Grateful Dead 1
Europe '72: Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany (4/21/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: City Hall, Newcastle, England (4/11/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland (5/10/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Grote Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland (5/11/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, West Germany (4/26/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Kongressaal, Munich, West Germany (5/18/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: L'Esplanade de Lille, Lille, France (5/13/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: L'Olympia, Paris, France (5/3/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: L'Olympia, Paris, France (5/4/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany (4/29/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf, West Germany (4/24/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Stakladen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (4/16/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Strand Lyceum, London, England (5/23/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Strand Lyceum, London, England (5/24/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Strand Lyceum, London, England (5/25/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Strand Lyceum, London, England (5/26/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Studio du Grand Theatre de la ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (5/16/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (4/14/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (4/17/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Wembley Empire Pool, London, England (4/7/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Wembley Empire Pool, London, England (4/8/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Wembley Empire Pool, London, England (4/8/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Europe '72: Wigan, England (5/7/1972) Grateful Dead 0
Postcards of the Hanging (Bonus) Grateful Dead 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Pop History vol. 13 : The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 1
1972 The history of The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 1
1974 Skeletons From the Closet: The Best of the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 3
1977 What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: The Best of the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 2
1996 The Arista Years Grateful Dead 1
2001 The Golden Road (1965–1973) Grateful Dead 3
2003 Birth of the Dead Grateful Dead 2
2003 The Very Best of Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 1
2004 Beyond Description (1973–1989) Grateful Dead 1
2005 Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966 Grateful Dead 1
2007 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 1
2011 Flashback With the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 1
2013 Complete Live Rarities Collection Grateful Dead 1
2013 Complete Studio Albums Collection Grateful Dead 1
2015 The Best of the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Live/Dead The Grateful Dead 5 9
1970 Vintage Dead Grateful Dead 1
1971 Historic Dead Grateful Dead 1
1971 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead 6
1972 Europe ’72 Grateful Dead 5
1976 Steal Your Face Grateful Dead 3
1977 May 1977 (Official Release Boxed Set) Grateful Dead 1
1981 Reckoning Grateful Dead 6
1981 Dead Set Grateful Dead 8
1988 History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1: Bear's Choice Grateful Dead 2
1989 Dylan & the Dead Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead 6
1990 Without a Net Grateful Dead 1
1991 One From the Vault Grateful Dead 1
1991 Infrared Roses Grateful Dead 1
1993 Dick's Picks, Volume 1 Grateful Dead 2
1995 Hundred Year Hall Grateful Dead 1
1995 Dick's Picks, Volume 3 Grateful Dead 2
1995 Dick's Picks, Volume 2 Grateful Dead 1
1996 Dick's Picks, Volume 4 Grateful Dead 1
1996 Dick's Picks, Volume 5 Grateful Dead 1
1996 Dozin' at the Knick Grateful Dead 2
1996 Dick's Picks, Volume 6 Grateful Dead 1
1997 Fallout From the Phil Zone Grateful Dead 1
1997 Terrapin Station: Live Grateful Dead 1
1997 Dick's Picks, Volume 9 Grateful Dead 1
1997 Fillmore East 2-11-69 Grateful Dead 1
1997 Dick's Picks, Volume 7 Grateful Dead 1
1997 Dick's Picks, Volume 8 Grateful Dead 1
1997 Terrapin Station - Live (Landover, MD, 3/15/90) Grateful Dead 1
1998 Dick's Picks, Volume 10 Grateful Dead 1
1998 Dick's Picks, Volume 11 Grateful Dead 1
1998 Dick's Picks, Volume 12 Grateful Dead 1
1999 Dick's Picks, Volume 13 Grateful Dead 1
1999 Dick's Picks, Volume 14 Grateful Dead 1
1999 Dick's Picks, Volume 15 Grateful Dead 1
1999 So Many Roads (1965-1995) Grateful Dead 1
2000 Dick's Picks, Volume 16 Grateful Dead 1
2000 Dick's Picks, Volume 17: Boston Garden 9-25-91 Grateful Dead 1
2000 Dick's Picks, Volume 18 Grateful Dead 1
2000 View From the Vault Grateful Dead 1
2000 Dick's Picks, Volume 19 Grateful Dead 1

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