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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead Trailer


The Grateful Dead championed the psychedelic movement and still to this day are seen as one of the most important bands to come out of the 60's. 

Having formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, lead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia and fellow band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh Ron McKernan and Bill Kreutzmann wanted to create music unlike anything else around at that time. At the time their music was genreless; they touched on so many different musical styles that they really did fulfil their desire to be part of a band that was continually dynamic. The jam band was born and The Grateful Dead didn't only immerse themselves in their music, they also became heavily involved in the acid scene. Drugs - particularly acid - played a huge role within the band. Though Jerry Garcia was always seen as the 'lead' member, their way of working and writing was actually very communal and that's one of the reasons why their legions of fans stuck with the band, they felt that they were all equal - the fans and onlookers in a crowd watching the band were just as important to the overall experience as it was for one of the band on stage playing. 

That mentality was at the forefront of their legendary live shows which just kept on growing in popularity. By the time 1974 came around, the band had turned their originally small jamming sessions into something that even modern day super groups would find hard to rival. To capture their sound in the best possible way the band (and their sound engineers) built a 'wall of sound', essentially six different sound systems combined that ran different instruments (down to individual elements) through different channels and different speakers in a bid to create a distortion free sound. 

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John Mayer To Form New Group With Grateful Dead Musicians


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John Mayer is to help carry on the spirit of the Grateful Dead, with the news that he’ll be forming a new band, called Dead & Company, with three of the now-defunct group’s four remaining members.

Guitarist Bob Weir and percussionists Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be teaming up with the 37 year old singer-songwriter, Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and Ratdog keyboard player Jeff Chimenti to carry on the legacy of the Grateful Dead, and will be making their live debut at a special Halloween show on October 31st at Madison Square Garden in New York.

John MayerJohn Mayer will be playing with three of the four remaining members of the Grateful Dead in a new group

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Mickey Hart - MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute To Bob Dylan at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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Mickey Hart - MusiCares Person of the Year 2015 honoring Bob Dylan - Arrivals at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Bonnaroo 2014 Announces Three Epic Superjam Lineups, Skrillex, Chaka Khan, Warpaint Plus Many More

Posted on 12 May 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Announces Three Epic Superjam Lineups, Skrillex, Chaka Khan, Warpaint Plus Many More

Mickey Hart and Evolution Wednesday 17th October 2012 performs at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, .

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Mickey Hart and Evolution
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Other Dream Team Trailer


Whilst the USSR ruled over the country of Lithuania, Olympic basketball players were forced to play for the victory of the Union, rather than their home country. Playing for their oppressive rulers was a painful experience, given that they felt as though they were representing the brutalities that were being inflicted on their neighbours. In the 1988 Seoul Olympics, they won the USSR Team a gold medal and Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis became symbols of the USSR victory in sports. By the time the next Olympic Games came round in 1992, the Soviet Union had fallen and those sportsmen became icons of freedom in the wake of the sudden financial meltdown. Psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead read their story of hardship in a newspaper and vowed to help the new Lithuanian basketball team with their quest to spread hope across their country by funding the team and sending them tie-dye sports kit in Lithuanian colours. The team achieved their dream of beating the Russian team for the bronze medal which became a point in history representing Lithuania's independence.

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The End Of The Road Review


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For The End of the Road, filmmaker Brent Meeske took a roving handheld camera on tour with The Grateful Dead, roaming the parking lots and campgrounds that made up the Deadhead scene during what wound up being the last three months of Jerry Garcia's life. In attempting to present the scene as realistically as possible, he foregoes narration and tries to show how the Deadhead scene was approaching an end even before Garcia's 1995 death made it official.

The shots of, and interviews with, the Deadheads are completely random for the first ten or fifteen minutes, and are nothing new to anyone who has ever been to a Dead show or had Deadhead friends. We see requisite shots of underweight tripsters with creative dentistry clad in dirty jeans and loose-fitting smocks and smoking weed and holding signs saying "I Need a Miracle" (Deadhead code for "I need a ticket"). A girl with "Dose Me" written on her forehead appears over and over again in montages until you want to scream at the screen, "For God's sake, someone dose her already!"

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead Trailer

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead Trailer

The Grateful Dead championed the psychedelic movement and still to this day are seen as...

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Other Dream Team Trailer

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