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Phil Lesh, The Grateful Dead Bassist, Reveals Bladder Cancer Diagnosis


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Phil Lesh, the bassist for The Grateful Dead, revealed his cancer diagnosis on Friday (16th October). The 75-year-old announced he was cancelling two performances in October and, in a letter apologising to fans, revealed he has bladder cancer.

Phil LeshPhil Lesh (L) and Bob Weir (R) at a fundraising event for The Grateful Dead: Now Playing exhibition at the New York Historical Society in 2009.

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Grateful Dead's Last Ever Shows Available Through Online Streams


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To celebrate their last ever live shows, The Grateful Dead have announced that their concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago – dubbed ‘Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead’ - are to be broadcast live around the world.

In January this year, the four remaining members of the ‘60s legends – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir – announced that they’ll be playing the three final shows at the home of the Chicago Bears, in front of 70,000 ‘Deadheads’, as the group’s fans call themselves.

The Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead will be making their final shows available through online streams and cinemas in the U.S.

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Magic Trip Trailer


Back in 1964, Author of classic novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', Ken Kesey, set off on a famous road trip across the USA to the New York World's Fair. He was accompanied by what came to be known as 'The Merry Band of Pranksters', a rebellious group of truth-seekers, one of which was Neal Cassady, an icon celebrated in Kerouac's 'On the Road', and the man in charge of decorating and driving their transport - the Magic Bus.

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Festival Express Review


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In 1970, a bunch of popular stoner funky folk bands got together, rented a train, and zipped across Canada, playing mini-Woodstocks along the way.

The name of the train was the Festival Express, and filmmaker Bob Smeaton was on hand to film it [er, or not -- see below].

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