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    Trivia questions, who wrote that song, when was the last time the Dead played Deer Creek, etc.

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  • November 25, 2020 - 6:00am
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    ISO these shows for download?

    I am trying to track down the show I loved as a teen via cassette. It was 69, 70 or 71 and Sittin On Top of the World was at the height of the jam. It was part of a segue and I believe also included The Other One. VERY high intensity. From what I can find, it is probably one of these shows. But they most are not available for download from the Internet Archive. Is there another avenue to download these shows?

    12/10/71 Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO
    10/22/71 Auditorium Theater - Chicago, IL
    04/21/69 The Ark - Boston, MA
    1969-08-29 Family Dog at the Great Highway
    1969-04-15 The Music Box

  • October 23, 2020 - 5:54am
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    30 Days

    I am so stoked for November's 30 Days of Dead. My batting average for correct answers is low, but always enjoy the chase.

  • September 14, 2020 - 5:17pm
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    Hi! What's the best place to…

    Hi! What's the best place to find / watch a past live G Dead show / concert? Youtube? I rented a large projector screen and sound system for my g/f's birthday. Trying to give her some semblance of a Dead concert experience.

  • August 20, 2020 - 9:21am
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    1989 T-shirt Identification

    I'm wondering if anyone recognizes this t-shirt image. It's labeled "©1989 Big Pig Publications, Boulder, CO 80306 7123" I found it among my deceased brother's Grateful Dead shirts but can't figure out if there is a direct relationship. Google comes up empty. Any ideas?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/44384193@N04/50248632772/in/dateposted-pu…

  • August 7, 2020 - 7:10am
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    Garcia on UFOs/Aliens

    I just heard a Jerry quote on SiriusXM Days Between programming that went something like, "[UFO’s and Aliens] are part of the ecology; they are the carrot and stick in front of the mule of our consciousness." Does anyone have either a link to the interview or know the fuller quote?

  • June 16, 2020 - 12:02pm
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    R. D. Laing & The Dead--Did they meet on stage? Any details?

    Hi,

    Hope you're well.

    I've read in various places on the Net that The Dead shared a stage at some point with the radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing, who was a massive figure in the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. But I've never come across details of the encounter or a reliable source.

    If The Dead met Laing, and shared a stage with him, when and where was it? I'd love to find out. Not only do I love The Dead but I'm also a researcher writing about R. D. Laing... if anyone could help me, I'd be super-grateful.

    Would love to hear, too, if any of the band ever mentioned Laing in interviews. They'd have known of the books The Politics of Experience (1967) and Knots (1970), I'm sure. Laing, as I said, was big. E.g. in 1972 he gave a lecture at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and sold the place out a couple of weeks after Bowie had done the same. Can you imagine a psychiatrist doing that today?

    Here's hoping someone can help me here.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Who did poster art for Dead & Co, Jun 2017, Boulder , CO?

    Who did poster art for Dead & Co, Jun 2017, Boulder , CO? Amazing dragonfly graphic ( and funny 'Fire on The Mtn' background !!

  • October 28, 2019 - 7:08am
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    I'm looking for the concert…

    I'm looking for the concert where they played 'Attics of my Life' acoustic, but you could kind of hear the music from the ear piece. I heard it on the GD channel on xm, years ago. I cannot remember what concert it was from. Just thought I'd come here. Hugs!

  • October 8, 2019 - 4:46pm
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    Jerry Garcia Band Poster

    I bought a poster that I am sure is a repro, but it has a number and a signature in pencil. It is from a 1980 show that the JGB recorded live. I can't find a comparison anywhere. Anyone here a poster expert? Thanks.

  • September 25, 2019 - 11:28am
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    Tie Dyed Mardi Gras shirt

    I'm trying to figure out if this shirt has any value.

    It's a blue tie dyed 1995 Oakland Mardi Gras shirt. I've found the white version of this online going for $200-250 but barely a mention of the tie dyed one.

    White version - https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-90s-Grateful-Dead-Mardi-Gras-Oakland-Not-F…

    I inherited this one so I know nothing about it.

    Can anyone help? I can't post photos, can I?

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Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me the dates of the cancelled Ventura shows in 1986? They were scheduled to play there soon after Garcia went into the coma. While I'm at it -- does anyone remember the date that the news of his coma got into the newspapers? In case you're curious, this is fact-checking for a story I'm writing. Thanks!
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how vivid that time is in my mind, it is really weird I don't remember. But I'm asking around.
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We got the call about the coma on the night of Thursday, July10; the shows were going to be Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13. I presume papers probably got word on July 11 and ran it on July 12 (but I don't actually know...)
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Thank you! I remember the bracelets handed out at Ventura the following year, bearing the 1986 dates! I saved mine for a while, but despite my best efforts ...
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OK.Does anyone know which CD this is? In the very beginning of the show before the band starts playing someone is on stage introducing the band members. When he gets to Garcia he says "on sometimes guitar Jerry Garcia and on some other times guitar Bob Weir ladies and gentlemen for the deadheads of the world the Grateful Dead". It's one of the commercial releases I just can't remember which one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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I am in search of a CD with music by the GD. What I remember from the top of my head is that it was published by an Italian label and has one single track. The title of both should be IT. The article said that it is a mix from a number of recordings of something long and "nameless" the Dead used to play quite often (which does not help a lot) and simply called "IT". any ideas, suggestions ? andré
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i've been to two shows in george,wa usa at the gorge, but i couldnt find them in the shows and lyrics section. it was in the early 2000's can anyone help me so i can post 'em? thanks guys!
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1970's sometime and i cant remember where but my friend had that 4 disc set with the tyedyed cover and it has my favorite versions of and we bid you goodnight and bird song on it. i havent found it in stores, you're my last hope!
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It is Ladies and Gentlemen...The Grateful DeadFillmore East - New York City, April 1971 If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Those were the Dead, not the Grateful Dead. Only Grateful Dead shows with Jerry are listed here. I was at the 2nd of those, July 3, 2004. Robert Hunter, Allman Brothers and then the Dead. It was a Grate Day. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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i have recently been handed a very large stack of dead shows on cd's in shn format. what the heck am i supposed to do with them. i don't know how to listen to them or copy them to pass along. what the f*** is shn? it really is a big stack of music and i would really like to figure out how to hear it. any help out there?
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You are a lucky chimp, boffo! Thanks for sharing yor good news. These are likely to be files of live shows. .shn is a format for compressing and storing music files as data without losing data each time it is copied (=lossless). Most digital music trading uses this format (or .flac which does the same thing). What can you do with them? Here is my suggestion. You will need a fairly decent computer though 1. Find out what you've got. In each directory of shn files there should hopefully be a .txt. file which provides the show details. Open these files and and make a list of what you've got. 2. Some computer media player programmes will play shn files directly (foobar2000 can be downloaded for free) 3 Or you can download a package called 'Traders Little Helper' for free that will help you convert the shn files to a more accessible format for your own use. .wav for burning onto CDs or MP3 for ipods and such. 4. But you should not lose or wipe the shn files as these are what collectors and traders value most as a lossless source for making their own copies. A forum on this site provides much much more advice on this Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>Technical Discussions As for sharing, well you could post a list on the 'Tape Trading' Forum here Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>Tape Trading Topic and invite people to trade with you (for the SHN files). You should not sell them, but you can ask for help with blank CDs and postage. or you could put put some of your treasure trove as vines through this site Forums>Deadheads>Tapers>The Vineyard or you could upload rare shows to a file sharing site for the whole world to find or you could offer the whole lot to someone else to sort out, maybe in return for useable copies once they are processed that's some ideas! Good luck.
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Looking for a ride to Phil and Friends leaving from Orange County area!
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I am a new kind Dead Head and I don't know much about taping etc how do I get a copy of 1991 Las Vegas show? My mentor says its a must have. thanks!! And the road goes on forever.... BobbaLee
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I am kinda new, too. And in case none of the seasoned folks steps up and points you straight to the show you must have (and in case the shop on dead.net does not have it), you might go to http://bt.etree.org That's a website where you can download a few large harddrives of Grateful Dead and other music. The files all are in lossless formats (shn and flac). And in case you are not familiar with these, have a look at what cosmicbadger wrote above. Or check what other seasoned people have posted about it under Forums> Tapers> Technical-Discussions. At etree you will also find links to sites where you can download the software you need to decode the lossless ones. In case you already know about these things, you can go straight to http://bt.etree.org/?search=&cat=8 That's a list of almost 500 files (said to contain more than 1,300 shows) in an amazingly unchronological order. So Happy wading and good luck ! Maybe prepare to loose your last silver dollar on blank CDs. And never let them catch you, no ... andré p.s. : I have read that the GD 02/11/70 show is with Duane and Greg Allman. Have not gotten there. But ... one of them midnights
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Hi Bob, after getting active on the eurotraders mailinglist yesterday (thanks for founding it), I asked about "IT" and within no time some happy mail bombing began. I got dizzy and then ordered Grayfolded, after checking about the difference to Greyfolded and although each average human will have no reason to label a one hours mix of Dark Star "IT", beause the base of one of the two Greyfolded discs has a title since the first GD live LP. andré
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For the past few days I have not been able to log on to this site-it keeps telling me to download a certain software.I will look into all of the info you have written I live in Miami and saw the GD once in 1968 at Gulfstream pop festival I was in 14 and hated them-I was waiting for the Mothers and Jimi wish I would have sat next to the stage. And the road goes on forever.... BobbaLee
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So sorry about your login problems; it was a disturbance elsewhere in the force but should be history by now.
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Hello, I wouldn't exactly call my self a dead head, because I'm 17 and never went to a show (sadly) but I'm a huge fan. In my english class we are doing research papers on poets. I chose Robert Hunter, I'm have some problems with finding biographical information on him. Does anybody know of any accurate website or book with good information on him. I read what was on the site but i need things more like "Robert Hunter was born ____ and had 3 dogs and a hamster" any help would be very appreciated.
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Your post made me feel awesome. Keep the music Playin! Anyway, maybe you could try answers. com & the Robert Hunter Archive. Good Luck & Let us know how your search goes PEACE
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this has to be the friendliest forum ever. I looked him up and found his birth day, which is a start, i just need more on his childhood, things like that, it's so easy to find Grateful Dead information, not so much Robert Hunter with no mention of the Grateful Dead. thank you for the help, it's better than nothing ^.^ i'll keep looking!
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I am a big Robert Hunter fan and have never seen much of his bio in one place.Wish I could help you Louise. Hello Blair Jackson, this could be a companion to the Jerry bio. The other part of the incredible songwriting team. How about it? f the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Hal R & Marie, right on ! Thanks, Louise PEACE
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I wanted to know if there has been a compilation of very exquisite Space jams? Is this the best forum for this? I want to either find a compilation or put one together, just enough for maybe 1 -2 CD's. Maybe people here can tell me their favorite space jam. I could listen and put it on a CD or whatever. I thought of it being a nicer way for me to relax. It seems since I play the Grateful Dead quite a bit, I'm always singing it outloud and with the band and what not, but when Drums come on I feel like a drummer, but Space I notice I like to relax. Thanks a load!! A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago... ________________________ www.autoquoteresearch.com
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One such effort is called Infrared Roses compiled by Bob Bralove from 89/90 shows I think. Happens to be a discussion topic on Eurotraders at the moment. I am not sure if the GD store offers it, but you can pick it up on Amazon.................. ......and they might actually succeed in sending it to you (he added wistfully)
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hello louise_nicole... i have sent u a private message with some information which may be helpful to u on this project. good luck and we sould luv to see ur final report! stay safe and feel good! >><<<< :>
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Ha! Forgot I have that double disc set. I should pop it in again. A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago... ________________________ www.autoquoteresearch.com
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Hey, I have hardly popped in any GD CD's in a long time. I've converted to MP3 and havn't turned my CD's into MP3 yet. I have plenty of live in MP3 from my computer...Anyways. I've listened to Greyfolded last evening and started to listen to my Infrared Roses this evening. Thanks a ton! Now that I've opened my CD collection (prolly 95% of what's been released) I need to put these in my iPod. Hell it holds 80G. A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago... ________________________ www.autoquoteresearch.com
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Just curious. There's some great video, b&w, of the 4/27/77 show in Passaic on You Tube. It is credited to "Brokedown House Productions." Anyone know the original source of this video? It was on WNEW radio. Was the show on tv somewhere? Was it a fan's tape? ??????? Enlightenment Please.
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Hello. I need a miracle. I have had the 100 dead songs poster for a while. It is in my cubicle, as is a statue of Jerry, to bring me serenity during work hours. However it is now a source of torment. I can't get all 100 songs. Is there a solution to this poster anywhere? I can get about 90 of them. The last 10 are killing me. What song is that spider from? I just can't think of it. Any help will be grately apprecited. Thanks. Gratefuldad
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ha, ha....I haven't seen it for a while, but I do have a guess on the spider.....For some reason, the album 'Jerry Garcia', where it's just he and Bill Kruetzmann playing on the whole thing, comes to mind. Maybe a song from that album? Now you got me wondering;) Justin and I would put that CD on really loud in his grandfather's garage on Halloween night and just let it play through the valley in Mill Valley, CA. That was tons of fun! -L.Wing
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I think you're right, Wing. But I would never have gotten 90 of 'em, so my hat is off to dadhead.
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I haven't seen on of those since jr. high, is that the b&w poster with the scribbly line drawings, bertha the fan, ship of fools pretty obvious? I remember a few nights of trying to count our way to 100...Ami
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I had all 100 at one point, but that was years ago. If I saw the poster again, I bet I could do it! is the spider not Spider Gawd?
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Thanks to all who have reponded so far. I still don't have 100 but I at least have Spider Gawd. I was keeping it to just Dead songs and not the solo stuff but it is the only thing that fits. Thanks again. Maybe together we can all solve this thing. Dadhead
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The NFA - GDTR segue on "Grateful Dead" is from (I believe) a show in 1971 at the Manhatten Center. The CD (even the bonus CD in the box set) has a version that cuts off right after Goin Down The Road wraps up, but I have heard a version that continues, in a much slower pace, for another 2 - 3 minutes, then segues back into Not Fade Away. Does anyone either know, definitively, where I can find that "extended long" version, or know of a site that I could query to try to get to the bottom of it?
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I am 30 years old but unfortunately new to really listening to the dead. I was wondering where to get some taper style dead. I am looking for something I can get without having to worry about viruses or preferably not torrent. I would appreciate any suggestions including continuations (i.e. Phil & Friends, J.G. Band). Thanks
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check out the selection in the Vineyard. I have been here since were were vining (sending concert CD's to one another to rip and burn and pass along) and I have not gotten any viruses or problems with this process. You can find JGB, Phil & Friends, RatDog, and all manners of transportive aural Dead (and other) music for the cost of mailing ($2 and up). Check it out, you will be glad you did!
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I used to have a show on tape years ago, and it is long gone. It had my favorite version of Lost Sailor and Saint of Circumstance. I believe Lazy lightning came right before or possibly after. It has been rolling through my head for days now, and I need to find it. During Lost Sailor, Bob asks, "Where do you want to go now, what do you want to do now?" Does anyone remember this, and what show it came from? Thanks!
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According to setlists.net Sailor/Saint and Lazy Lightin/Supplication appeared in the same set three times only (but never consecutively) 05/06/80 Rec Hall (Penn State University) - State College, PA 05/08/80 Glenns Falls Civic Center - Glenns Falls, NY 07/01/80 San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA suggest you go to Archive.org and check out which one you are thinking of. good luck
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Link --> images.google.com/imgresBlack Throated Wind Fire on the Mountain Franklin's Tower Wake of the Flood Mountains of the Moon Jet to the Promised Land Smokestack Lightning Dark Star Brokedown Palace Truckin' New Speedway Boogie El Paso Deep Elum Blues Help on the Way Playing in the Band Hard to Handle I Know You Rider Sittin' on Top of the World Saint Stephen I'm a Hog for You Loose Lucy New Potato Caboose Greatest Story Ever Told Terrapin Flyer Casey Jones Monkey & the Engineer It Takes a Lot to Laugh (It Takes a Train to Cry) Dark Hollow Hangin' Boy Blues The Faster We Go (The Rounder We Get) Dire Wolf China Cat Sunflower Ramblin' Rose Terrapin Station Weather Report Cold Rain & Snow Looks Like Rain Bertha Lady With a Fan Operator Big Boss Man Mexicali Blues What's Become of the Baby The Wheel Candyman Good Morning Little School Girl Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) Chinatown Shuffle Shakedown Street We Bid You Good Night Tennesse Jed Born Cross Eyed Crazy Fingers The Eleven Turn On Your Love Light Dupree's Diamond Blues Alabama Getaway Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad Ship of Fools Row Jimmy, Row U.S. Blues Ripple Lost Sailor Alligator China Doll Eyes of the World Kings Solomon's Marblese Washed My Hands (Muddy Water) To Lay Me Down Doin' That Rag Loser Money Money Samson & Delilah Cream Puff War High Healed Sneakers Sand Castles and Glass Camels Blues for Allah Good Lovin' They Love Each Other Friend of the Devil 83968 Slipknot! Unbroken Chain Deal Cosmic Charlie Box of Rain Morning Dew Spider Gawd Big Railroad Blues Big River Wharf Rat Dancin' in the Street Black Peter Stealin' Bird Song Saint of Circumstance Golden Road High Time Lazy Lightnin' You Win Again Throwin' Stones Black Muddy River
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I loved that stuff... "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."