Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to present a major exhibition devoted to a truly unique American rock and roll band, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip. The exhibit will open on Thursday, April 12, as a part of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week events.

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marye's picture
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This just in

Paul Grushkin and Steven Marcus will be doing a multimedia presentation around Dead Letters on June 13 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Road trip!

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DEAD RRHOF

I agree Cleveland has really bounced back the water front with the Hall of Fame and Football Stadium is beautiful. My one and only visit I was very lucky to have all of Jerry's Guitars on display in the entrance lobby. It was great remebering all the great shows with the Wolf (74), Dancin Skeleton (80) really brought back some memories. Will plan on going back to see this new display and catch a game at the Jake! Cleveland Rocks!!!!

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Define "Spring"

I'm planning catching the last 3 shows of Marillion's 2012 US Tour (they don't do Australia!) and will be in San Francisco on 6/29/12.

I was going to tack on a couple of days to browse Amoeba Music and re-fresh my Dead related TShirt wardrobe up on Haight Street but now I'm wondering if it's going to be worth a trip down to Santa Cruz. Let's see - CalTrain to San Jose and switch to a bus from there....can't be that hard to find.

Will it be worth my while? What exactly is being exhibited?

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I live in Cleveland

NE Ohio is an odd place that I really enjoy. Been HOF a few times. Family started buying me a membership in 99(fathers day gift). Go twice a year. Everytime I go I see something new. I'll be there on opening day(Ap.12).

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hey, I live in Oakland

you want flawed cities...

And yet, we had some shows here...

If they were to perfect the Star Trek transporter, I'd love to check out Cleveland. Given the current joys of air travel I lean to staying home these days, but I think there would be plenty to delight the visitor, especially with a local guide.

All else aside, my favorite Springsteen show of all time was played there in 1978! Just to bring this back to the Springsteen exhibit...

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Amen Marye!

Nicely put.

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Marye, I'm not going to repeat all that's been said above but I love Cleveland too. It's a really flawed city but has tons of great qualities and wonderful, kind people many of whom have been really screwed by the system. "You just gotta poke around!"

My only advice to one and all is to come during the summer or fall, and by summer I mean summer! Summer life along Lake Erie and in Cleveland's beautiful Metroparks is as nice as anywhere with tons of sun. Autumn days can be surprisingly awesome.

Come during the winter if you like always being cold and never seeing the sun, or for the adventurous, if you've never experienced a Great Lakes winter and want to. Come in the spring if you want to see and meet natives who are mostly miserable because they can't understand why it won't warm up already or if you have to be the first at the GD exhibit. (Unless you hit one of those miraculous warm April days that is like a food drop on a famine.)

Finally, if you're into history we've got it. Cleveland was a destination of choice for hundreds of thousands of immigrants and they brought a diversity that made for a great continuing saga with many new immigrants too. Lots of live classical, folk, and country music as well.

We'd love to have you all. Look me up. I'd love to give y'all a tour.

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I mean

in a world in which Phil and Bob are opening up nightclubs in Marin, we are not in the days when the boys were playing on the back of a truck on Haight Street! And yet, new ones coming as the old ones go. And then some.

Of all the bands I can think of, this one seems to have known from the beginning that something important was going on, or at least between the band and its followers, there is a whole lot of archived material for historians present and future to draw on (and, as Nick Meriwether said recently, what they've got and know about is just a tiny bit of what's out there), and there's still a pretty lively scene going on, artistically and otherwise. So I don't think any of this is going to stand still and coalesce into the One True Anything anytime soon...

And if it did we would all run away screaming, most likely.

So lots of people brilliant in their field, like say the R&R Museum, will do their interpretation. Who knows, maybe someday there may be Grateful Dead at the Opry, too, though I am totally making this up.

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Cleveland...

Ain't so bad. I've lived in Ohio most of my life and I still havent visited the HOF. I must check this out. It's fun for people to hate Cleveland, but it has some upside to it. Anyone who ever saw a Richfield or Blossom show knows what that's about.

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Of course it's Californian

I live here!

And frankly admit that my touring days are behind me, too. My point is that those whose touring days are not behind them, hey. There's another stop. It's different. Possibly comparable to the difference between, say, the Frost and MSG. No disrespect to either one. Things change. Different folks, different worlds, different opportunities.

I don't think it behooves those of us who got to see Jer PLAY those guitars to begrudge people's opportunities to see 'em, regardless of venue. I mean, what we want is to have Jer here playing them, and it's not like that's gonna happen. We were always the lucky ones; what the museum is about is much longer term than our audience generation, and so, for that matter, is the Grateful Dead, in ways yet TBD, I expect.

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