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Taper's Section

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.


October 15 - October 21, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1980, 1983, and 1988.

October 8 - October 14, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1968, 1972, and 1991.

October 1 - October 7, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1987, and 1988.

September 24-30, 2018

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.

September 17 - September 23, 2018

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

September 10 - September 16, 2018

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 would come later in 1974.

September 3 - September 9, 2018

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

August 27 - September 2, 2018

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

August 13 - August 19, 2018

Our first stop this week is the final show of a six show West Coast run, which included the Pacific Northwest shows in June of 1973.

August 6 - 12, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1988, and 1990.

July 30 - August 5, 2018

Our first stop this week is at Alpine Valley on 6/21/85, the start of the Dead’s short but excellent summer tour of 1985, where we have the end of the show featuring

July 23 - 29, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1984, 1988, and 1991.

July 16-22, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1976, 1987, and 1992.

July 9 - 15, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1978, and 1990.

July 2-8, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1978, 1982, and 1984.

June 25-July 1, 2018

Our first stop this week is on 5/29/71 at Winterland, where we have this classic ’71 sequence of

June 18 - June 24, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead from 1973, 1977, and 1978.

June 11 - June 17, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1970, 1979, and 1981.

June 04 - June 10, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1978, 1979, and 1981.

May 28 - June 03, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1981, and 1984.

May 21 - May 27, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1981 and 1984

May 14 - May 20, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1984, and 1989.

May 07 - May 13, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1984, and 1986, with three versions of The Other One, one of the longest tenured songs in the band’s repertoire, present consistently from 1967 to 1995.

April 30 - May 06, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1982, and 1984.

April 23 - April 29, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, and a double dose of 1980s Dead.

April 16 - April 22, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll cover 20 years of Grateful Dead history, with music from 1973, 1987, and 1993.

April 09 - April 15, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from the second half of the Grateful Dead’s touring career, from 1981, 1991, and 1993.

April 02 - April 08, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1971, 1974, and 1992.

March 26 - April 01, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have some March Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1991, and 1993.

March 12 - March 18, 2018

Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have music from 1985, 1988 and 1993.