June 30, 1971 ~ The Captain releases his second solo album. A few noteables stop by to lend a hand: Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. Hell, famed rock photog Henry Diltz even does some backing vocals work.
The Rolling Stones never appeased Garcia’s appetite in the same way that their compatriot’s The Beatles did: “Garcia thought, The Rolling Stones’ music was not that much of a surprise, because I’d listened to a lot of rhythm and blues, and early Rolling Stones was similar to that music, although not as well done. But the Beatles were doing something new and they had great musical ideas and a great thing going. Plus, seeing the movie Hard Day’s Night was a turn-on.”
~ David Nelson, New Riders of The Purple Sage
We’re all confused, what’s to lose?U.S. Blues, The Grateful Dead
You can call this all the United States Blues.
The Grateful Dead release their 7th album on June 27, 1974 …
The band were the archetypal hippies back in 1966. The group had not become master of the subverted hippie sound, they were born in it.
June 20, 1969 ~ The Grateful Dead release what many consider the class psychedelic rock album of the era. From the album cover to the music, it’s one for the ages.
Well, I ain’t right but I’ve never been wrong … Grateful Dead released their debut album on March 17, 1967 under the name San Francisco’s Grateful Dead.
Source: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
If you’re a Dead Head, you’ve got this in your collection. If you’re not a Dead Head and want a good start — get it. The triple-live album is released on November 5, 1972, and documents the Dead’s most expensive and expansive tour ever. Their label hoped to recoup costs so they recorded every damn thing the band did over the two-month tour. The result is arguably the best sample of what the Grateful Dead were all about. And probably their finest work.
The Grateful Dead release their live album on August 27, 1981. It’s the companion to Reckoning and both should be in your vinyl collection.