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.


Taper's Section

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    Week of October 23-29, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1978, and 1984.

    First up is some terrific music from 7/3/69…

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    Week of October 16-22, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1984, 1987, and 1993.

    Our first stop is the end of the second set…

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    Week of October 9-15, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1969, 1982, and 1984.

    Our first stop this week is on 8/30/69 at the…

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    Week of October 2-8, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1977, 1982, and 1984.

    Our first stop is on 12/31/77 at Winterland,…

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    Week of September 25-October 1, 2023

    Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1977, and 1981.

    Our first stop is on 1/2/72 at…