The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP “American Beauty” on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason…

Written by on November 5, 2017


The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP “American Beauty” on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason Ankeny in AllMusic said that the album is the Dead’s “studio masterpiece”, and in comparing it to Workingman’s Dead, it is “more representative of the group as a collective unit”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The American National Association of Recording Merchandisers placed the album at number 20 in its 2007 list of “definitive 200 albums”.

In 1991, Rolling Stone ranked American Beauty’s album cover as the 57th best of all time.

The song “Truckin'” made its appearance on this LP.

Would you agree that this album was The Dead’s studio masterpiece?

Happy 47th Birthday to “American Beauty”!!!




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