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Friday Jul 18 | WSJ Media and Advertising

Lyricist Robert Hunter On Finding Words for the Grateful Dead

Robert Hunter was a non-performing member of the Grateful Dead , a master lyricist who wrote the words to virtually every Jerry Garcia song.


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Robert Hunter, Folk, Country, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thu Jul 17, 2014


'California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness' is Released

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart once said, "There was a community in need of music, and music in need of a community."


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Xlibris, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Flashback | Jerry Garcia Sits In With Sting At RFK Stadium

In an unexpected pairing, the Grateful Dead chose Sting to open 11 stadium shows on their summer tour in 1993.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Grateful Dead, The Grateful Dead

Fri Jul 11, 2014


List | 10 Great Songs About Going Home

Earlier today basketball great LeBron James penned penned a poignant letter explaining the reasons why he will return home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers starting next season.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Classic-Rock, Blind Faith, Ozzy Osbourne


The Grateful Dead's fabled 1990 concert with Branford Marsalis to be released as special box set

In this Nov. 1, 1992 file photo, Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia performs at the Oakland, Calif., Coliseum.


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Wine, Drink, Music, Entertainment


Is Knute Berger just another stoned hippie?

Maybe it's because I have frequently been accused of looking like Jerry Garcia. Maybe it's because I went to Evergreen and people often assume I have a stoner's proclivities.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Drugs, Beer, Drink, Marijuana

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Live Music Blog

PHOTOS / RECAP: RatDog + Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ The Greek Theatre, LA 7.2.14

Hard to believe that the Grateful Dead offshoot, RatDog, has been at it for almost 20 years.


Related Topix: The Dead, Pop/Rock, The Grateful Dead

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield


THIS DAY IN 1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Kenny Rogers, Country, Blues, Mavis Staples, BJ and the Bear, Comedy Movies, Adventure

Post and Courier

Peace, love and kindness at funky Folly

Inspired by Jerry Garcia, the late guitarist and front man for the iconic hippie jam band the Grateful Dead, a Folly Beach city councilman has succeeded in having the first week of August dedicated to the ideals of the 1960s.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Grateful Dead, Folly Beach, SC, Life, Lughnasadh, Holidays, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Best Bets, July 7, 2014: David Murray Infinity Quartet

Tenor saxophonist Murray, founding member of legendary World Saxophone Quartet, has collaborated with musicians including Max Roach, Macy Gray, Cassandra Wilson, and Jerry Garcia.


Related Topix: Jazz, Pop/Rock

Something Else! Reviews

One Track Mind: Jerry Garcia Band, "The Night They Drove Old...

Jerry Garcia begins with a devastated cry, singing with a whispering hurt. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" has never sounded more confidential, never more personal.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Band, Jerry Garcia Band, Sebastopol, CA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Out and about: Bob Weir & RatDog, Sheila E., Ms. Lauryn Hill and more

The Grateful Dead is long gone, but Bob Weir & RatDog live on. Weir and Rob Wasserman, the Dead's rhythm guitarist and bassist , started RatDog as a side project.


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Sheila E, The Antlers

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Vail Daily News

Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, returns to State Bridge Saturday

Dark Star Orchestra was formed in 1997 in Chicago by John Kadlecik and keyboardist Scott Larned .


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Bob Weir

The Campbell Reporter

Mexican harbormaster, shipping agent, captain and owner of shipwrecked Erik charged with manslaughter

Charles Gibson, of El Sobrante, far left, Rich Ciabattari, of Pinole, Gary Hanson, of Novato, and Jerry Garcia, far right, of Novato, hold a life ring from the sportfishing boat the "Erik" outside a restaurant in Pinole, Calif., on Friday, June 27, 2014.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Novato, CA, Pinole, CA, Pop/Rock, El Sobrante, CA

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Exclusive Premiere | Jerry Garcia Band Covers The Band

The latest installment of the GarciaLive series of Jerry Garcia live archival releases features the Jerry Garcia Band's March 22, 1978 performance at Veteran's Hall in Sebastopol, CA.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jerry Garcia Band, Sebastopol, CA

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Business Wire

Harvey Milk Wax Figure Unveiled by Nephew to Celebrate Opening of Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Stuart Milk, Co-Founder and Board President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, revealed the figure, which is ready to meet guests in the attraction's Spirit of San Francisco area, alongside figures of Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia.


Related Topix: Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, CA), Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Milk, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Pop/Rock


Throwback Thursday | Grateful Dead Bust Out Casey Jones

"Casey Jones," a Grateful Dead song written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, was played over 300 times between 1969 and 1993, but disappeared from setlists between 1984 and 1992.


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock

Tue Jun 24, 2014


DSO & The Weight To Re-Create 1973 Dead & Band Sets

Jerry Garcia celebrated his 31st birthday on August 1, 1973 by performing with the Grateful Dead at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ as part of a stacked double-bill featuring The Band.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Grateful Dead, Jersey City, NJ