July 9, 1995. Jerry Garcia would pass a month later.
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
… the lyricist did join the band during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him the only non-performer to ever receive such an honor.
One of — if not THE — greatest lyricists in rock history.
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.
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.
September 1, 1975 ~ The Grateful Dead release Blues For Allah.
Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1943 – August 9, 1995)
If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.”Captain Trips
Look what turns 50 today …
It’s one of the first albums to utilize 16-track recording technology.
The strain was potentially from Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley.
I did not know the half-life of LSD was comparable to that of uranium.