History Music / TheGratefulDead

30th Jul '16 2:07:36 AM Smapti
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* EpicRocking: Most of their songs are epic jams of several minutes of length.

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* EpicRocking: Most of their songs are epic jams of several minutes of length. length; in concert, the group often strung several songs together into a single jam that could run nearly an hour in length.
30th Jul '16 2:05:29 AM Smapti
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* {{Mascot}}: The group has several, most notably a group of rainbow-colored dancing bears, a skeleton draped in roses, and "Stealie" the red-white-and-blue skull.
30th Jul '16 1:59:12 AM Smapti
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: After Jerry Garcia's death.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: After The "Grateful Dead" name was retired after Jerry Garcia's death.death, but various surviving members have continued to perform the band's music under other names since then, including "The Dead", "The Other Ones", "Furthur", and "Dead & Company", an incarnation fronted by Music/JohnMayer.
19th Jun '16 11:32:38 AM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: "Uncle John's Band" contains a riff in 7/4 (including the passage that closes off the song), and also frequently skips a beat during the verses, inserting a measure of 3/4 into passages that are otherwise in CommonTime.
16th Jun '16 12:36:24 AM WretchedThunder
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After Garcia's death and the Dead's disbandment, a band from Vermont called Music/{{Phish}}, which had existed for about ten years and had already started to become popular with college crowds, became [[SpiritualSuccessor the de facto jam band for people to follow]]. However, Phish and The Dead have very different sounds as fans of either band will point out - while both psychedelic bands, the Dead was more country and folk influenced, while Phish found their influences in jazz and alternative rock.

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After Garcia's death and the Dead's disbandment, a band from Vermont called Music/{{Phish}}, which had existed for about ten years and had already started to become popular with college crowds, became [[SpiritualSuccessor the de facto jam band for people to follow]]. However, Phish and The Dead have very different sounds as fans of either band will point out - while both psychedelic bands, the Dead was more country country, blues and folk influenced, while Phish found their influences in jazz and alternative rock.
23rd Apr '16 10:51:06 AM Goldfritha
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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The story that they found their name by one of them opening a dictionary are true. It was a folklore dictionary. "The grateful dead" or "the grateful dead man" occurs in fairy tales where the hero arranges for a stranger's funeral, usually with the last of his money, and is joined by a companion who saves the day and often marries him off to a princess before revealing that he is the ghost of the man who was buried.
8th Mar '16 4:39:19 AM bt8257
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The line-up was Jerry Garcia (lead guitar), Bob Weir (rhythm guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (drums - yes, two drummers, folks!) and a succession of keyboardists starting with Ron "Pig Pen" [=McKernan=]. Garcia and Weir were the primary vocalists in the group and were as different as night and day; while Garcia had a wispy, almost fragile sounding voice, Weir was best known for some of the group's most raucous rock and roll "shouters" and his fondness for "cowboy songs." Most of the band's songs were collaborations between Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, though Weir contributed many as well, particularly with the help of lyricist John Perry Barlow. They also had an enormous library of covers, especially traditional Americana and blues, plus more modern country and rock pieces.

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The line-up was Jerry Garcia (lead guitar), Bob Weir (rhythm guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (drums - yes, two drummers, folks!) and a succession of keyboardists starting with Ron "Pig Pen" "Pigpen" [=McKernan=]. Garcia and Weir were the primary vocalists in the group and were as different as night and day; while Garcia had a wispy, almost fragile sounding voice, Weir was best known for some of the group's most raucous rock and roll "shouters" and his fondness for "cowboy songs." Most of the band's songs were collaborations between Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, though Weir contributed many as well, particularly with the help of lyricist John Perry Barlow. They also had an enormous library of covers, especially traditional Americana and blues, plus more modern country and rock pieces.
6th Jul '15 7:11:10 PM TheHappySpaceman
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* AerithAndBob: Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill... and Pigpen.
30th May '15 8:50:53 PM Mdumas43073
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The Grateful Dead were a six-piece group formed in San Francisco in the [[TheSixties mid-1960s]], best known for their improvisatory style of rock music, taking elements of [[PsychedelicRock psychedelia]], country, folk, blues and whatever else they thought would fit. Essentially, they were the godfathers of the Jam Band genre. They appeared at the now famous Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and the even more famous original {{Woodstock}} festival in 1969 (however, band members admit they weren't at top form at either festival), and have a reputation for long tours and musically exploratory shows where one song often blends into another.

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The '''The Grateful Dead Dead''' were a six-piece group formed in San Francisco in the [[TheSixties mid-1960s]], best known for their improvisatory style of rock music, taking elements of [[PsychedelicRock psychedelia]], country, folk, blues and whatever else they thought would fit. Essentially, they were the godfathers of the Jam Band genre. They appeared at the now famous Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and the even more famous original {{Woodstock}} festival in 1969 (however, band members admit they weren't at top form at either festival), and have a reputation for long tours and musically exploratory shows where one song often blends into another.
30th May '15 8:50:37 PM Mdumas43073
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* RockstarSong: "Truckin'"
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