Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

American rock jam band
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Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, 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 in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (May 8, 1977) was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

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Origin
  • Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
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Genre
Rock
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Years active
1965–1995
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Label
Warner Bros. · Grateful Dead · Arista · Rhino · Sunflower · United Artists
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Associated acts
  • The Other Ones
  • The Dead
  • Furthur
  • Dead & Company
  • Jerry Garcia Band
  • RatDog
  • Phil Lesh and Friends
  • Rhythm Devils
  • Donna Jean Godchaux Band
  • Missing Man Formation
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Old and in the Way
  • Legion of Mary
  • Reconstruction
  • Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
  • Kingfish
  • Bobby and the Midnites
  • BK3
  • 7 Walkers
  • Billy & the Kids
  • Heart of Gold Band
  • The Tubes
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Go Ahead
  • Bob Dylan
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Mood
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[The employees who toured with the Dead will feel the pinch, as well.] There`s crew and there`s security guards, and the janitors at the Oakland Coliseum or whatever, ... They`re going to have a little less work.

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