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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
1972 Revelations: A Musical Anthology for Glastonbury Fayre Various Artists 5 2
1995 10 Great Artists 10 Great Songs Various Artists 1
2002 Road Rock Various Artists 1
2016 Hit Z Road Francis Zégut 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Various Artists 1
1985 Arista's Perfect 10 Rides Again Various Artists 1
1987 Classic Rock Various Artists 1
1987 Highs of the Seventies Various Artists 2
1988 Gold & Platinum, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1988 Stereoplay Highlights CD 34 Various Artists 1
1989 Greenpeace: Rainbow Warriors Various Artists 4 4
1989 Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 Various Artists 1
1989 Sounds of the Seventies: 1971 Various Artists 1
1991 Arista: A 15 Year History of Rock Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock II Various Artists 1
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock Various Artists 2
1994 Guitar Rock: 1970-1971 Various Artists 1
1994 Guitar Rock: The Early '70s Various Artists 1
1994 Let There Be Drums! Volume 3: The ’70s Various Artists 1
1994 Warriors KFOG Jam Various Artists 1
1995 10 Great Artists - 10 Great Songs Various Artists 1
1995 18 Free and Easy Hits From the 70's Various Artists 1
1996 Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 6: Remote Control Various Artists 1
1997 Mellow Rock Hits of the 70's: Ventura Highway Various Artists 1
1997 More Sun Splashin' Various Artists 1
1997 The Power of Rock Various Artists 1
1997 50 Hits of the Sixties and of Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
1997 Ocean of Sound 4: Guitars on Mars Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1998 The Number One's: Classic Rock Various Artists 4 1
1998 Classic Rock: 1970-1974 Various Artists 1
1999 CQC 40 Clásicos Originales Del Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Hard Rock Cafe: Rockin’ Down the Highway Various Artists 1
1999 Poplife Various Artists 1
1999 Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Musical Performances, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 The Very Best of Blues Various Artists 1
2000 Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1987 Various Artists 1
2000 Legendary Harley-Davidson Road Songs Various Artists 2
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1970-1971 Various Artists 1
2001 NASCAR: Full Throttle Various Artists 1
2001 75 Hits History of Pop Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: 1969-1972 Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: 1970-1974 Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: Mid-'70s Various Artists 1
2002 Songs 2: Best of Westcoast Various Artists 1
2002 Best Of Hardrock Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Hypnotized: The Ultimate FM Collection 1967–76 Various Artists 1
2003 Legends: Ultimate Rock Collection: Crank It Up Various Artists 5 2
2003 Legends: Ultimate Rock Collection: Get It On Various Artists 3
2004 Weir Here: The Best of Bob Weir Bob Weir 1
2004 Billboard #1s: The ’80s Various Artists 1
2004 Peace & Love: The Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2004 Las 101 mejores canciones del Rock Various Artists 1
2004 Legends: Livin' on a Prayer Various Artists 1
2004 Legends: Ultimate Rock Collection: Pluggin' In Various Artists 1
2004 The Peace & Love Generation Various Artists 1
2005 The '60s Rock Experience Various Artists 1
2006 I Walk the Line: An All‐Star Tribute to Johnny Cash Various Artists 1
2006 Ohrwürmer Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2006 Rock Steady Various Artists 1
2007 California Dreaming: The Cream of LA's Seventies Rock Various Artists 1
2007 Four Decades of Folk Rock Various Artists 1
2007 Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 Various Artists 5 1
2007 Rock Classics Various Artists 1
2008 Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. Records: The First Fifty Years Various Artists 1
2009 Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
2012 70s: The Collection Various Artists 1
2013 Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Duane Allman 1
2013 The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One Bob Dylan 1
2013 DAD The Collection Various Artists 1
2014 Legends: Crank It Up Various Artists 1
2014 Halloween: Music From the Dark Side Various Artists 1
2015 Greatest Ever! Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2015 Magic Bus Various Artists 1
2015 Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels - The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Volume 3: 1970 Various Artists 1
21 Great Songs by 21 Great Artists Various Artists 1
Casey Kasem Presents America's Top Ten: The 80s - 1980s, Rock's Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
Esta Noche Cruzamos el Mississippi Various Artists 1
La Repubblica: L'America del Rock, Volume 5: La musica della rivoluzione dei fiori Various Artists 1
ONXRT - Live From The Archives, Vol.4 Various Artists 1
Platinum Various Artists 1
Rock E X P L O S I O N Various Artists 1
Rockin' Down the Highway Various Artists 1
Take It Easy Various Artists 1
The Best of Woodstock and Flower Power Various Artists 1
The Old Grey Whistle Test: America Various Artists 1
Woodstock Various Artists 1
Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 ONXRT: Live From the Archives, Volume 11 Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Fillmore: The Last Days Various Artists 1
1991 Glastonbury Fayre Festival (1991) Various Artists 1
2005 Garcia Plays Dylan Jerry Garcia 3
2009 Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm Various Artists 2
Live at the Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Zabriskie Point Various Artists 4 9
1998 Great Expectations: The Album Various Artists 5
1999 A Walk on the Moon Various Artists 1
2003 Masked and Anonymous Various Artists 3
2004 The Dreamers Various Artists 2

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