Taper's Section

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1982, and 1987.

    Our first selection is from the tour-opening show from the first leg of the Fall…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1979, and 1982.

    Our first stop this week is on 9/7/73, the first show of the Fall Tour of 1973,…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1980, 1983, and 1988.

    Our first stop this week is at Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit on 8/27/80…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some music from 1983, 1985, and 1991. Our first stop this week is at Silva Hall at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR, on 8/31/83,…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1968, 1972, and 1991.

    Our first stop this week is at the Fillmore West in San Francisco on 8/21/68, where we have…

In this space, every Monday, you will find information on the recorded history of the Grateful Dead’s music as it pertains to that week, specifically focusing on the shows for that week, through the band’s 30 year performing history, that reside in the Grateful Dead's storied tape vault. Although not everything is in there, with more than 1,600 of the band's 2,400-odd shows represented, there is plenty about which to talk. Check back weekly for new entries and insight into the vault, as well as exclusive audio clips relating to that week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history.