November 12, 2007 |
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart says he and other members of the band never really understood the forces that turned them into a 30-year cultural phenomenon. "It was an alchemical thing," Hart said. "It's for other people to decide our fate in history, our place in the culture." That is exactly why fans, followers and some of those who were in the inner circle of the Grateful Dead plan to travel to the University of Massachusetts for three days beginning Friday. This is no music festival.
December 31, 2012 |
Grateful Dead experts can talk at length about the band's varying periods, be it the band's jazzy, never-ending folk excursions or its blues-rock roots. But regardless of the era, if you have ever listened and enjoyed any of it, and then thought, 'I wonder how this would taste,' now is your time to speak up. Delaware's adventurous Dogfish Head Brewery is in the final stages of soliciting ingredients from fans for its American Beauty, a pale ale it is concocting with the help of surviving members of the Grateful Dead.
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January 19, 1990
The Grateful Dead has agreed to postpone three concerts at the Forum in February to give authorities more time to improve security there because of the death of a college student at the group's concert last month in the Inglewood facility. The number of police officers and security guards will be increased outside the Forum at future Grateful Dead concerts. Officials also said restrictions on camping and selling merchandise in the parking lot will be more stringently enforced.
July 27, 1990 |
Brent Mydland, keyboard player for the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring of rock bands, died Thursday at his home, the band's publicist said. He was 38. It was not known how Mydland died, but he was pronounced dead at his Contra Costa County home northeast of San Francisco shortly after 10:30 a.m., authorities said. "We don't really know how Brent died and, as of now, we believe it was an accidental death," said Dennis McNally, longtime publicist for the band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1990
The future of Grateful Dead concerts at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood is in limbo this week as representatives of the city, the arena and the rock band hold discussions about last month's concert during which a Fountain Valley teen-ager died in police custody. Another fan's death was believed to be drug-related. The group has a city permit to perform Feb.
August 10, 1995 |
Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia, the enduring musical guru for legions of loyal fans over four decades, died early Wednesday morning, just a week after his 53rd birthday. Garcia died of an apparent heart attack while under treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility in Novato, Calif., where he was reportedly attempting to end a recurring heroin habit. His body was found in his room by a counselor at the Serenity Knolls drug rehabilitation center at 4:23 a.m. Attempts to revive him failed.