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25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Release ‘Dylan & the Dead’

Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989. In fact, he was pretty close to the bottom of his popularity, influence and creativity. And another live album -- his third in 10 years -- certainly didn't help matters.

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35 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

The Winterland Ballroom, where scores of memorable live albums and movies were recorded, went out in style on Dec. 31, 1978. The Grateful Dead headlined a farewell concert that stretched out for more than eight hours -- with Jerry Garcia and band playing a stunning six of them.

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40 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release ‘Wake of the Flood’

The Grateful Dead went three years between studio albums in the period leading up to 'Wake of the Flood.' Over that time, blues-soaked keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan had died, and his replacement, Keith Godchaux, would take the group into jazzier territory on the 1973 return.

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Grateful Dead Beer’s Secret Ingredient Is Something Very Grateful Deady

A new Grateful Dead beer will be hitting the market this fall. The band worked with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create American Beauty, a "bold pale ale made with 100 percent U.S.-grown ingredients." But it took a suggestion from a fan to get the mix just right.

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Grateful Dead’s 1972 Benefit Concert Set for Release

On Aug. 1, the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Dead Heads got a treat: a special one-time theatrical showing of a 1972 benefit concert the Grateful Dead performed in Veneta, Ore., for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. But if you missed it, you're in luck. The Dead are releasing the whole thing on CD, DVD, LP and via digital download.

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Grateful Dead And Love Vinyl Coming For Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event

It may feel like a struggle to get up off the couch and stand in line for all those sales the day after Thanksgiving -- but the folks behind Record Store Day are working overtime to lure you out to your local music retailer with a bevy of Black Friday exclusives.

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Former Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Wanted by Police After Alleged Attack

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is being sought by police for questioning after an alleged attack at a recent concert. TMZ reports that a warrant has been issued for Hart's arrest.

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What Do Jerry Garcia, Steve Jobs, And Warren Buffett Have In Common?

If you follow rock music and are familiar at all with the Grateful Dead, you might raise your eyebrow at the comparison Jerry Garcia's former manager is making.

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Owsley “Bear” Stanley Dies

Sad to see him go. Brings me back to the days of Haight-Ashbury and Timothy Leary.  You too huh?

Longtime Grateful Dead confidant Owsley “Bear” Stanley died in a car crash near his home in Australia earlier today. Though his exact age was not known, Stanley was believed to be 75.

Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the years, including manager, financier, sound designer and recording engineer.

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