Grateful Dead

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The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musical improvisation. "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". They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine. They were 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 Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. 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 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. With the exception of McKernan, who died in 1973, the core of the band stayed together for its entire 30-year history. Other longtime members of the band include Mickey Hart (drums 1967–1971, 1974–1995), Keith Godchaux (keyboards 1971–1979), Donna Godchaux (vocals 1972–1979), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals 1979–1990), and Vince Welnick (keyboards 1990–1995).

The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as "Deadheads" and are known for their dedication to the band's music. The band and its following (Deadheads) 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, & Bob Weir & Ratdog.

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Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989 Live Grateful Dead 1
Fillmore West 1969 Live Grateful Dead 1
Live at the Shrine Auditorium 1967 Live Grateful Dead 1
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack Live Grateful Dead 1
View From the Vault III Live Grateful Dead 1
View From the Vault IV Live Grateful Dead 1
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings Live Grateful Dead 1
Woodstock '69 Live Grateful Dead 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 The Twilight Zone, Volume One Soundtrack Grateful Dead & Merl Saunders 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1966 Stealin' Grateful Dead 1
1967 The Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion) Grateful Dead 1
1968 Dark Star Grateful Dead 1
1969 Dupree's Diamond Blues Grateful Dead 1
1970 Uncle John's Band Grateful Dead 1
1971 Truckin' Grateful Dead 2
1972 Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead 1
1972 Johnny B. Goode Grateful Dead 1
1973 Eyes of the World Grateful Dead 1
1973 Let Me Sing Your Blues Away Grateful Dead 1
1974 U.S. Blues Grateful Dead 1
1978 Good Lovin' Grateful Dead 1
1987 Touch of Grey Grateful Dead 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Still Truckin' Interview Grateful Dead 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
79-12-28 Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA (Road Trips Vol.3 No.1) Grateful Dead 3
1972-10-28: Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH, USA Grateful Dead 1
1977-05-08 Barton Hall, Cornell U. - Ithaca, NY ***35th Anniversary Matrix*** Grateful Dead 1
1983-09-10: The Downs of Santa Fe Grateful Dead 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Two From the Vault Live Grateful Dead 4
2002 Postcards of the Hanging Live Grateful Dead 2
The Bill Graham Benefit Concert Live Grateful Dead 1

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