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  • Places At Grateful Dead Show
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    The culture of Grateful Dead fans is a recognized subculture in American society. The definition of a subculture is a religious, economic, or regional etc. group identified by shared patterns of behavior which differ from those of the surrounding culture (1). The Grateful Dead fans are called and call themselves Deadheads. The Deadhead subculture uses language to express the tone of the culture. The culture is a culture with a strong sense of community. This is tied into the lyrics of the Gratef...
  • Jimi Hendrix And Led Zepplin
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    The 60's music Small coffee shops a restaurants sound of a new type of music was emerging. The new artists like The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zepplin were making their mark on the modern rock scene. The Grateful Dead, or the Dead as they were also know, was a band that came together in the streets of San Francisco. They spent their early years playing for free in the parks around Fairfax. Along this time they were gaining popularity with the local people and began to tour a...
  • Garcia And The Dead
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    Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead Jerome John Garcia was born in 1942, in San Francisco's Mission District. His father, a spanish immigrant named Jose 'Joe' Garcia, had been a jazz clarinetist and Dixieland bandleader in the thirties, and he named his new son after his favorite Broadway composer, Jerome Kern. In the spring of 1948, while on a fishing trip, Garcia saw his father swept to his death by a California river. After his father's death, Garcia spent a few years living with his mother's ...
  • Garcia And The Grateful Dead
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    Throughout the years The Grateful Dead was forced to overcome many obstacles to arrive at the point in which they are today. In San Francisco, on August 1, 1942, Jerome John Garcia was born. This marked the beginning of a long strange trip (Mokrzycki 4) Jose Garcia, Jerome's father named his son after his favorite Broadway musical composer, Jerome Kern. Tired of the name Jerome, Jose and his family began to call him Jerry. Garcia was surrounded by music as a child. His father would play him to s...
  • Dead's Music
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    Throughout history there have been many musical 'influences'. One extremely important influence to modern music is The Grateful Dead. The group was formed in 1965 by bluegrass - enthusiast Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan on vocals and organ, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, classical music student Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums. From the beginning, they brought together a variety of influences, from Garcia's country background to Pigpen's feelin...
  • 1973 A Letter From Grateful Dead Records
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    One afternoon after Weir and Pigpen had left a recording session, Jerry ordered the band manager, Rock aside and ordered him to fire them both. That idea was ridiculous, and Rock knew it. You dont fire your lifetime friends and your partner, and if you do you do it yourself, and Garcia refused. Pigpen, whose legend grew as he himself began to dwindle away with liver disease, was a tougher case. He rarely came to band meetings, but he still did know how to work the crowd. As late as 1970-1971, wh...
  • The Music Of The Grateful Dead
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    Sex, drugs, and revolutionary politics are commonplace in North America, but rock and roll all melted it together, especially in San Francisco in the sixties. One notable band to come out of this era was the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead started out as a small rock and blues band, then would go on to stimulate an entire generation to prolong, and finally a whole population of people to follow them from concert to concert and enjoy their music through their whole lives. In just thirty years th...

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