Grateful Dead

11:22pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Your Call: What explains the Grateful Dead's durable popularity?

  

On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Richardson about his new book, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.” For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway asks the simple questions: Why? Richardson argues that the band tapped three utopian ideals: ecstasy, mobility, and community. What explains the Dead’s continued appeal today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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4:53pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Touch Of Grey: Lecturing to retired Deadheads

Peter Richardson lecturing about the legacy of the Grateful Dead.
Jeremy Dalmas

I ask teacher Peter Richardson about a good introductory song to the Grateful Dead. He mulls the question over for a moment. 

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4:52pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Blank on Blank: Jerry Garcia on the Acid Tests

Watch the animated interview at www.blankonblank.org

It’s been 50 years since the original band members of The Grateful Dead began playing together in clubs around Palo Alto and San Francisco. In that time they’ve sold 35 million records. But more importantly, they inspired an unprecedented culture of fandom – 

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4:51pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Former Grateful Dead manager shares his "High Notes"

Attending a Grateful Dead concert during the 1970s was a powerful and positive experience for many fans, but what was it like for those who worked with the band backstage? 

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4:41pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Cryptical

Cryptical band mates: Mitch Stein, Stephen Ramirez, Barry Erde, Rich Brodsky, and Pete Lavezzoli

This music is by Cryptical -- a Grateful Dead tribute band from San Francisco.

They'll play next at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on January 8th, starting at 8:00 p.m. 

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