Taper's Section

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    April continues to roll on strongly in the history of the Grateful Dead's recordings. We have a great variety of music this week, spanning 20 years, 1969 to 1989.In April, 1969, the band…

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    Like last week, we've got some very good early-1970s material from this week in the Grateful Dead's recorded history, as well as some nice early 1980s material and a taste of 1989.

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    This week, we have a nice selection of music from 1970 to 1991, with hopefully a little something that’ll suit everyone’s taste.

    Our earliest selection this week is from 6/12/70 in Hawaii,…

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    Once again this week, we’ll be covering more than 20 years of the Grateful Dead’s recorded history in the Tapers Section, from 1969 through to 1991, plus a taste of 1967. We’ll get started this week…
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    We’ve got almost 25 years of Grateful Dead music to cover in this week’s installment, so let’s jump right into it.Two shows in late-May, 1969, found the band playing at the Big Rock Pow Wow in…

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.