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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 rock, psychedelia, experimental music, modal jazz, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, and 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 a recording of their May 8, 1977, performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2012. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

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Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Phil Lesh played Radio City with Trey Anastasio (review, videos, setlist)

The second set of the second night saw Bobby & Phil joined by Trey, and it was one major Dead fave after the next, all from their classic late '60s / early '70s period. Continue reading…

via Brooklyn Vegan at March 4, 2018

Roots of Creation Share Stephen Marley-Featuring 'Fire on the Mountain,' From Grateful Dead Tribute Album: Exclusive

Going to back to the days of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, reggae music was brought to the world with authentic songs of freedom and a rock n' roll...

via Billboard at March 2, 2018

Remembering Grateful Dead Lyricist And Internet Activist John Perry Barlow

Barlow, who died on Wednesday, was associated with the Grateful Dead since its early days. He went on to become a proponent of a free and open Internet. Originally broadcast in 1996.

via NPR at February 9, 2018

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