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The Godfathers of the jam band world, Grateful Dead spread their one of kind musical style to millions of people around the globe over their 30-year career. The legendary band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California amid the rise of the counterculture of the 1960’s. Jerry Garcia on lead guitar/vocals, Bob Weir on rhythm guitar/vocals, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan on keyboards/harmonica/vocals, Phil Lesh on bass/vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann on the drums were the founders of Grateful Dead, later joined by drummer Mickey Hart. McKernan died in 1973 due to health issues, but the rest of the core played together for the entire history of the band. Influenced by rock, country, folk, bluegrass, and blues, their psychedelic musical style did not fit an established genre. Grateful Dead first performed in 1965 at one of Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests in San Jose, California. Their first major performance followed in 1967 at the Mantra-Rock Dance, a musical event at the Avalon Ballroom that included acts Big Brother and the Holding Company and Janis Joplin. Grateful Dead has sold 35 million albums worldwide, but it was always about the live performance. They constantly toured and their live improvisations differentiated them from other bands, who would rehearse specific setlists. Garcia stated in a 1966 interview: "We don't make up our sets beforehand. We'd rather work off the tops of our heads than off a piece of paper.” This created a unique experience every time they took the stage, for them and the audience. A world record, Grateful Dead played over 2,300 concerts and more free concerts than any other band in history. Initially, their live shows were primary in the San Francisco Bay Area, but they inevitably reached the rest of America as well as Canada, Europe, and even the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. They promoted a sense of community among their fans, and many would follow the band from venue to venue, spawning the birth of Deadheads. They were one of the first bands to allow fans to record their shows and trade them freely amongst each other. Impromptu communal marketplaces, known as Shakedown Street, were created by Deadheads at concert venues, allowing fans to buy and sell anything from food to home-made T-shirts while following the band. On August 9th, 1995, Jerry Garcia died from a heart attack after struggles with several health issues. The remaining members decided to disband, but there have been numerous reunions. Weir, Lesh, Kreutzmann, and Hart reunited in 2015 for five concerts called "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead.” Trey Anastasio of Phish joined them and the shows sold out stadiums in Chicago and Santa Clara. Weir, Hart, and Kreutzmann have teamed up John Mayer to keep the spirit alive today as Dead amp; Company. Grateful Dead was inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Maybe the best way to sum up their legacy is to use a quote from Hart: “The transformative power of the Grateful Dead is really the essence of it; it's what it can do to your consciousness. We're more into transportation than we are into music, per se, I mean, the business of the Grateful Dead is transportation.” Lately, it occurs to me; What a long, strange trip it's been…

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Woodstock '69

Woodstock is one of the most pivotal moments in rock and roll history. Attracting more than 400,000 music lovers, people from all over flooded to Bethel, New York in the summer of 1969 to celebrate peace and music over the 3-day party. The festival became a muddy mess with inadequate food, facilities and sanitation. Despite this, 32 acts performed including Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and Grateful Dead. The rain-soaked stage caused major problems for the band, as Grateful Dead members were being electrocuted by their instruments. Known as one of the best live bands of all time, this performance fell well short of expectations. Weir: “Some people made their careers at Woodstock, but we’ve spent about 20 years making up for it [laughs]. It was probably the worst set we’ve ever performed.”

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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain was composed by drummer Mickey Hart. An instrumental version titled Happiness is Drumming appeared in 1976 on the album Diga by Hart’s other band, Diga Rhythm Band. With lyrics written by Robert Hunter added, the song evolved into Fire on the Mountain. The song’s catchy rhythm was a perfect complement to Jerry Garcia’s playful guitar style. It was released on Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Street in November of 1978, even though the band was performing it live the year prior. It is often improvised and coupled with Scarlet Begonias during live shows, the pair being referred to as Scarlet Fire. The eternal partnership was immortalized by the 25-minute version performed at the famous Cornell University show on May 8th, 1977.

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