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Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, and space rock—and for live performances of long musical improvisation. “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.”

The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as “Deadheads” and are known for their dedication to the band’s music. Many referred to the band simply as “the Dead”. As of 2003, the remaining band members have toured under the name “The Dead” Remaining band members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh formed “Furthur” in 2009. Drummer “Bill Kreutzmann” formed 7 Walkers with Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne in 2009. The Grateful Dead’s musical influences varied widely; in concert recordings or on record albums one can hear psychedelic rock, blues, rock and roll, country-western, bluegrass, country-rock, and improvisational jazz. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world.” They were ranked 55th in the issue “The Greatest Artists of all Time” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Discography

Studio Albums

1967 The Grateful Dead – http://www.bopping-elf.co.uk/grateful-dead-the-grateful-dead/

1968 Anthem Of The Sun – http://bopping-elf.co.uk/grateful-dead/grateful-dead-anthem-of-the-sun/

1969 Aoxomoxoa – Coming soon 28/08/2017

Live Albums

Europe 72 – http://www.bopping-elf.co.uk/grateful-dead-live-in-europe-1972/

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