Grateful

9th August 1995, Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from The Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco aged 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]

36 people were taken to the hospital during a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on May 30, 1971. Turns out some one spiked the apple drink that was available with LSD. There are some sources that say or believe that the spiking was done by the band. These fine […]

A founding member of The Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Bill started playing drums at the age of 13. His sixth grade music teacher that he could not keep a beat. At the end of 1964 he co-founded the band the Warlocks, along with Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, […]

A founding member of and the bassist for The Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh is celebrating his 78th birthday today. When Phil met Jerry Garcia, he was a trumpet player and had never played bass before. So he agreed to be the bass player in Jerry’s new band The Warlocks. We guess it was the right […]

On Dec. 10, 1965, Grateful Dead played their first show at the Fillmore in San Francisco for concert promoter Bill Graham. We believe this was only the 2nd time they had played under that name having recently changed it from The Warlocks. This was one of Grahams earliest shows at the Fillmore and there isn’t […]

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 […]


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