Taper's Section

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972 and a double dose of Brent-era Dead from 1982 and 1987.

    Our first stop this week is on 8/12/72 in…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1982, and 1989.

    Our first selection is from 8/4/71, when the Dead visited the Terminal Island…

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    Our first selection this week is from the then-new Capital Center in Landover, MD, which had opened with an NBA game in December 1973. The NHL’s Capitals had not yet started play in the NHL, which…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1984, and a double dose of Summer 1989.

    First up this week is the entire first set from Ventura County…

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    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1974, 1984, and 1989.

    Our first selection this week is from 7/19/74 in Fresno, a show that was later…

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.