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The Grateful Dead

Updated on August 27, 2016

Psychedelic, Deadheads And Great Music!

When thinking about the Grateful Dead, a few things come to mind. The Woodstock 1969 Three Day Music Festival that was a peaceful Vietnam War protest. Half a million people attended the Woodstock 1969 music concert on Max's dairy farm. The phrases Deadheads, and Psychedelic Era also come to mind.

This lens is about the Grateful Dead music and the history of the band. Not only the band but at Woodstock too! There is plenty of history about the Woodstock 1969 Music Festival music and the performers that played during that 3 day peaceful protest of the Vietnam war. Performers like Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, The Who.......and so many more, were a part of this era. For more on the "Lost Day of Woodstock, Day 4 visit Jimi Hendrix Revisited.

Did you know that the Grateful Dead were originally called The Warlocks?
The band's first show was at Magoo's Pizza in suburban Menlo Park, California on
May 5, 1965.

The first show with the new name of the Grateful Dead was in San Jose, California on December 4, 1965, at one of Ken Kesey's Acid Tests. Earlier demo tapes have survived, but the first of over 2,000 concerts known to have been recorded by the band's fans was a show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on January 8, 1966.

The Grateful Dead

Some Of The Best

The Grateful Dead were enjoying a late-career renaissance in 1989 when the band steamed into Philadelphia on one of the hottest days of the summer to play the last concert ever at John F. Kennedy Stadium. The July 7 show in the City of Brotherly Love highlights the band's exuberant resurgence, a peak that rivals any that came before it.



More Grateful Dead Fun Stuff - Grateful Dead Merchandise

While you're sitting around listening to some great music, sit back and enjoy a drink with these fun retro Grateful Dead glasses. Or the boxer shorts are a gift idea for him! Sure to bring a smile to your face!

Wow! Check These Dead Head Cookies Out!

Dead Heads - Share!

The followers of the Grateful Dead Band were known as "Dead Heads" are you one of them? Let people know how you feel and share.

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"Touch of Grey" Video - Band In Bones

"Touch of Grey" by the Grateful Dead was the only single hit to reach the top 100 charts and was their biggest single commercial hit in 1987. It is best known for the refrain "I will get by, I will survive". The music written by Jerry Garcia, and the words by Robert Hunter, were also released as a music video, the first ever music video by the Grateful Dead.

First performed as an encore on September 15th, 1982 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, it was finally released on "In the Dark" in 1987, and shot to the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. The only song by the band ever to hit the top of the charts. It was released as a single with "My Brother Esau" and later "Throwing Stones", and has appeared on a number of albums by the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead Downloads - Some great music

Some great music from the Grateful Dead.

Songs that bring back memories and fun times.

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      Dan 4 years ago from CNY

      You should read The electric Kool Aid Acid Test...it documents the Dead's early shows.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      The Dead is one of my favorite bands of all time. Truckin' is the song that comes up in my mind when I hear the "Grateful Dead" just out of nowhere. I have been a fan since I read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test many years ago.TonyB

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Grateful Dead is one the best bands in history.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Never heard about this band. I'm grateful that you brought it to my attention :)