Taper's Section

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    Like the previous week, the week of January 8 was also a less-than-prolific week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history. There were a few good exceptions, but with so few shows to choose from…

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    As with us all, the week after New Year’s Eve was usually a quiet one in the Grateful Dead world. There were, of course, a few exceptions, and we’ve got some great music played in the days after…

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    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 his…

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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…

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.