Editors’ Notes From the psychedelic firestorm of Anthem of the Sun to the pioneering folk rock of Workingman's Dead, The Grateful Dead recorded many classic studio albums. But they truly came alive onstage, inspiring generations of Deadheads to join their musical caravan. Formed in 1965, the group were a crucial part of San Francisco's hippie Summer of Love, but they were equally at home playing blues, country and jazz. And while they're the elder statesmen of the jam band scene, they took their musical journeys further into the unknown than any of their peers or followers.

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