Taper's Section

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    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.

    Our first selection this week is from 3/30/73 in…

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    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.

    Our first selection this week is…

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

    Our first stop this week is on 3/18/71 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where we…

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

    Our first stop is 3/18/77 at Winterland, featuring this very early…

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

    Our first selection this week is the entire first set from the last show the Dead would ever…

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.