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    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…

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    December moves along in the Grateful Dead recorded-history world to the tune of some outstanding shows. The 1973 and 1979 tours continue, as well as short three night run in Southern California on…

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    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…

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    Welcome to the first installment of the weekly feature, the Taper Section. In this space, every Monday, you will find information on the recorded history of the Grateful Dead’s music as it…

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    This week, with plenty of Spring Tours happening throughout the years, we have plenty of music to play, spanning the years 1972-1990. Applicable this week and next, it should be pointed out that the…

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.