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Fathom Events Presents “The Grateful Dead Movie” For One Night Only On 4/20

The fine folks at Fathom Events are at it again with something special and their one night only showing of the 1977 classic “The Grateful Dead Movie”. The film will be 40 years old later this year and you can learn more about this event down below. I’ve even got the promotional trailer for you to make sure all the bases are covered. Check it out.

The Press Release:
On 4/20, meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads in cinemas nationwide for a Grateful gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Grateful Dead documentary, The Grateful Dead Movie. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, this concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical. Performances include “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing in the Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” among other Dead classics. Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve never seen the film as a whole, I am pretty sure that I have seen clips from this in various documentaries that have aired over the years. In 1977 I was only getting myself into my heavier music like KISS and whatever else was loud on WNEW radio station. I have to see if I am free to attend this movie on 4/20 since April is proving to be a very busy month for me but I wonder what you readers think about this one. Maybe I will try to get a contest going as well since I have done some of these for Fathom Events over the last few months. Those who don’t want to miss out on a ticket for this can check out THIS LINK to get a spot straight away.

Follow the activities of the members of the Grateful Dead care of their official link below and learn about the film via its Wikipedia entry. I’ve also embedded a link to the Blu-ray on Amazon.com

Official Website: http://www.dead.net
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grateful_Dead_Movie

“30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story” by Grateful Dead

CD - Grateful Dead - 30 Trips Around The Sun

Amazon.com says “30 Trips Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story features one unreleased live song from each year of the band’s career plus one special re-released track from the band’s earliest recordings, under the name The Emergency Crew. Every year from 1965 1995 is represented. Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection. “. It comes care of Rhino Records.

The Grateful Dead Announce “Fare Thee Well” Dates For 2015

The music world might have lost the great Jerry Garcia almost twenty years ago, but his spirit and sound lived on through his former band mates and their vast and varied projects since that sad day. There was “The Other Ones”, “Phil Lesh and Friends”, “Further” and sometimes “The Dead” and it was through these projects that the band’s music remained fresh in the hearts and minds of their worldwide fans. Earlier today, the remaining members of the band announced that The Grateful Dead would perform three final shows in celebration of their fiftieth anniversary. The press release and dates are below the super trippy poster.

Poster - Grateful Dead - Fare Thee Well 2015
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“Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989” by The Grateful Dead

Artist: Grateful Dead
Title: “Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989”
Label: Grateful Dead/Rhino Records
Release Date: 4/20/2010
Genre: Rock/Jam Rock
Rating: 4/5

Whether you are a long time fan or just one of those watchers on the wayside there is no discounting the impact on Rock and Roll and the art of Jamming that the Grateful Dead have offered up during their very lengthy career. Formed in 1965, the band had already been around for decades by the time this live concert recording was done, and by the looks of the crowd that was packed into the JFK stadium on that summer day in 1989, you could see that they had not lost an ounce of their fan appeal. For those followers of the Grateful Dead, they will agree that there is really no shortage of live concert recordings from the band and one need only look at the many volume sets under the banner of “Dick’s Picks”. That being said this particular show still stands a little special on its own based on its being the very last show performed at this stadium which was demolished in 1992. The Dead recorded this gig on what was labeled as the hottest day of the year and they would be supporting their “In The Dark” album along with many other cherished releases from their repertoire. The great thing about this release is how we get the entire concert and not just bits and pieces from a lengthy gig and that is why there are three audio CD’s making up the package. During this time in the band history, the group was made up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland, and Bill Kreutzmann. The production of the live show is amazing and crystal clear based on the use of today’s technology against the original analog tapes from the soundboard and as result give you the experience as if it was happening right now.
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