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.
This week, with plenty of Spring Tours happening throughout the years, we have plenty of music to play, spanning the years 1972-1990.
Week of March 26-April 1
This week, we’re going to continue with some gems from the Spring Tour of 1990, as well as music from throughout the band’s career in regards to its recorded history as it exists in the vault.
Mid-March often the saw the band in full swing with East Coast touring, and we therefore have some great East Coast Dead to play this week, plus a bit of West Coast and Midwest for good measure.
Week of March 5-11
We’ve got some great material this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, plus a few extra tracks that we didn’t play in December, but which have significance in the history of the ban
By mid-February, the Grateful Dead’s touring year was really getting under way, with the usual March madness just around the corner.
There’s plenty to play from this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history, and in addition to loads of great material from the week of February 12-18, we also have a great jam from a week l
There’s plenty of great material that was played during this week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, much of which thankfully resides in the Grateful Dead’s vault.
Mid-winter occasionally saw the band playing shorter runs of shows around the country, including the exceptional six show tour in the Midwest in 1978, consisting of the three shows at the Uptown Th
We have some great music to play this week, spanning this week in the Grateful Dead’s recorded history from 1969 to 1993, with a cool studio jam from 1968 thrown in, just because we thought you
Another relatively quiet week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, although there were some great shows performed as the new year got rolling.
Like the previous week, the week of January 8 was also a less-than-prolific week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history.
As with us all, the week after New Year’s Eve was usually a quiet one in the Grateful Dead world.
Well, if there was one holy week in Grateful Dead performing history, it certainly was the pre-New Year’s Eve week, culminating with the big New Year’s extravaganza hosted by Bill Graham and hi
The week before Christmas was usually a quiet week for the Grateful Dead, as they needed their rest, too, before the big annual New Year’s festivities, which often ran the entire week from Decemb
December moves along in the Grateful Dead recorded-history world to the tune of some outstanding shows.
One of the most intriguing short tours in Grateful Dead history took place in the first two weeks of December, 1971, and featured the return of Pigpen, who had been resting himself the previous cou
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