The Grateful Dead’s Greatest Live Shows In Rock History

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In one of the cradles of hippies-m, the San Francisco native, called The Grateful Dead was created and made up of lead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir, bassist and vocalist Phil Lesh, drummer Bill Kreutzmann and keyboardist and vocalist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.

Initiated in the blues and folk, the quintet was characterized by interpreting long and acid jams that caught in their concerts a large number of fanatical followers called “deadheads”.

Below are the Grateful Dead’s Greatest Live Shows In Rock History:

Live/Dead (1969)

The movement that the psychedelia represented inspired many groups to compose in relation to this counterculture. The Grateful Dead, along with Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, among others, led that movement musically in its early days. And it is that the success that these groups obtained was more than deserved, considering that in those years famous music had an irrefutable quality.

In my opinion, good groups are those that, in addition to being able to sink in and make music with a unique personality, know how to transport this essence and quality outside the studio. In this case, the San Franciscans, whose soul resided in Jerry Garcia, knew how to overcome the experience of the study to unsuspected limits. They set it all around the “Acid Tests” (many people use LSD to experiment in unison), but not all the musicians in the band needed hallucinogens, rather than setting was aimed at their audience, generally hippie. These spectators were offered small enclosures for health or food and, on some occasions, they even offered accommodation. It is one of the groups that have the freest concerts behind it.

Family Dog at The Great Highway

If there is a year remembered by the members of the Grateful Dead, it is 1970, the year in which Americans found worldwide success and media recognition for the two albums Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, in which, without losing an iota of the originality and the eclecticism that characterized them, they began to work with more acoustic backing and somewhat more traditional structures, conceiving their, for the vast majority of opinions, two best studio albums.

Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA is a live album. It was taped at the Family Dog concert hall in San Francisco on April 18, 1970, and was officially released on November 29, 2013. The show was a “stealth” performance by the group when the band played one set of acoustic music, including some rarely performed songs.

Fillmore West 1969

The live album which includes one of our favorite versions of Turn On Your Lovelight increased over 20 minutes. A record that establishes the base of the Dead on psychedelic and experimental music at the start of 1969.

Ladies and Gentlemen… The Grateful Dead (1971)

THE best of the Dead live for us, a display and availability of the band most successful in terms of recording, mixing, sound, the band’s repertoire … it’s a must-listen absolutely!

Dick’s Picks, Volume 22: Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, CA February 23-24, 1968

The live concert that will acidify your head just with the opening track! The Viola Lee Blues and Turn On Your Lovelight are the most incredible tracks on this concert although everything else is too! A live album to listen to in a daze for a spiritual roller coaster guaranteed.