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The Grateful Dead

News about the Grateful Dead. Commentary and archival information about the Grateful Dead from The New York Times.

The Grateful Dead.  Yes, I love their music, but I admire them for helping the Lithuanian basketball team raise funds so they could participate in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. There, they won the bronze medal for beating the Russian team.  They wore tye-dyed shirts supplied by the "Dead" when they were accepting their medal.

For all deadheads. The Grateful Dead in their early years. Check out Jerry Garcia in front!

Two of the Grateful Dead's most powerful songs, Terrapin Station and Estimated Prophet, were born on this day.

Two of the Grateful Dead's most powerful songs, Terrapin Station and Estimated Prophet, were born on this day.

Jerry Garcia

Buena Onda Hippie

Jerry Garcia was a folk and blue-grass obsessive who started playing guitar at fifteen. It was those roots, as well as a lifelong love of Chuck Berry, that gave his astral experiments with the Grateful Dead a sense of forward momentum.

Peanuts dancin' to Sugar Magnolia by The Grateful Dead

Dead Peanuts dancing to the Grateful Dead's Sugar Magnolia from the Boston Garden, September

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